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How Alexa Listens for Wake Words

Alexa is always listening but not continually recording. It doesn’t send anything to cloud servers until it hears you say the wake word (Alexa, Echo, or Computer). But listening for wake words is harder than you might t...

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The Bundy family from the sitcom Married with Children was named such after pro wrestler King Kong Bundy. King Kong had two cameo appearances in the show. Once as Peg Bundy’s brother and once as himself.

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Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States, would only allow female reporters to attend her press conferences; in doing so, she forced newspapers to hire women as reporters in an era when the vast majority of reporters were men.

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Iconic action hero Sylvester Stallone’s memorable speaking style is the result of an injury sustained during birth; the delivery forceps the doctor used severed a nerve in his jaw and caused permanent paralysis of some of his facial muscles.

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