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January 15, 2021
ChatterOS Update v1.7.0

New ChatterOS Update released January 15th. We're very excited for this update because we've improved performance of Chatterbox by over 30%! Among fixes in this update are better speech handling, improved understanding and handling of date and time as well as block improvements. For full change log, please see below. To download update, you can […]

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November 30, 2020
Check Out Chatterbox on This Week in Tech!

We are so grateful to have been mentioned on our FAVORITE podcast This Week in Tech! Many thanks to Leo Laporte and Owen JJ Stone for the mention and Mike Elgan for the incredible plug. As mentioned on the show, the Chatterbox Cyber Monday special is going on all week! Use code CYBERMONDAY at checkout […]

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April 15, 2020
Tutorial 13: Build a dictionary skill

On day 13 of our 30-day skill challenge we will be building a simple dictionary skill to look up the meaning of any word. Have you ever come across a word and not know what it means? Today we are going to teach Chatterbox how to look up word definitions for you so you can […]

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April 12, 2020
Tutorial 12: What time is it in Timbuktu?

On day 12 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be learning about Date / Time objects and how we use them to teach Chatterbox to how to tell time around the world. So far we've learned how to get weather based on your location or find answers to complicated questions. But what if we wanted […]

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April 11, 2020
Tutorial 11: Search DuckDuckGo for Extended Answers

On day 11 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be teaching Chatterbox how to search Duck Duck Go for extended answers regarding topics. Learn about the Spanish Inquisition or learn about the American Revolution. We've previously taught Chatterbox how to answer specific questions about the height of the Empire State Building or the depth of […]

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April 10, 2020
Tutorial 10: Ask Wolfram Alpha

On day 10 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be teaching Chatterbox how to get answers to life's toughest questions. We'll be able to find out the distance to the moon, calculate the number of days until Thanksgiving and get the answer to what is the meaning of life. Today we are going to learn […]

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April 9, 2020
Tutorial 9: Make a Groovy Hand Wash Timer

On day 9 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be making a hand wash timer that you can groove to. We'll also be learning about Skill Design and how to make Chatterbox Stop Audio and Wait. I think it is safe to say that we all have been washing our hands more than ever before […]

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April 8, 2020
Tutorial 8: Create a magic spell to turn on lights

On day 8 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be learning to control smart lights with magic spells from Harry Potter. This is a great skill for all the Potterheads out there to understand how Chatterbox "listens" to speech. We know that many of you are huge Potterheads (aka Harry Potter fans). So we thought […]

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April 7, 2020
Tutorial 7: Build a COVID-19 Recovery Tracker

On day 7 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be tracking the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic using the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. It's hard to avoid all the news surrounding the pandemic that we are currently in. So we thought that we'd use this as a learning opportunity with a positive spin. […]

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