October 2, 2017

Terracotta Army

Have you heard of the Terracotta Army that was discovered by farmers in a remote part of China in 1974? Last week the New York Times published an interesting article about a museum exhibit featuring some of the terracotta figures. The Franklin Institute is using augmented reality to allow visitors to see the clay warriors with realistic weapons and other implements. That seems like a […]
August 29, 2017

New Kid-Focused Stories

We’ve completely updated the stories in our popular interactive Listening Comprehension skill. You can access the skill from any Alexa-enabled device by saying “Alexa, ask Hutch for a story.” Hutch is 5th grader who enjoys sharing his daily adventures. He also likes making up his own tall tales to entertain his little sister Emma. Each quick story is followed by a set of questions designed […]
August 28, 2017

August Tricky Genie Stories

We’ve added a bunch of new stories to the Tricky Genie voice app this past month. If you haven’t played Tricky Genie on your Alexa device lately, see if you can outsmart the genie as he continues his trickery in these latest scenarios. Over just the past week, we’ve added a story about two friends who go to the beach to enjoy a night of […]
August 1, 2017

Amazon Alexa Spreads Fake History

You’ve heard of fake news. But what about fake history? And why is Amazon’s Alexa spreading fake accounts of important historical events? It turns out that it’s not part of some nefarious plan to take us down the rabbit trail of alternative universes. Whew! Fake History is the new interactive voice game from the team at Tellables. The game is patterned after their popular kid’s […]
June 28, 2017

Improved Tricky Genie!

It’s finally here! The new and improved Tricky Genie skill went live this morning on the Amazon Alexa platform. We’ve worked hard over the past month to make the popular Tricky Genie game even better and more entertaining. Now a player really gets two chances to pick the sack with the best solution. If you choose a sack on your first try that you think […]
May 25, 2017

Tricky Genie Usage

We’re thrilled and humbled by the recent spike in usage of our Tricky Genie skill. We launched the skill over a year ago. Our aim was to provide people of all ages, and especially families, with a fun voice-interactive experience. The tricky genie scenarios are designed to give you a little mental challenge, while still being enjoyable. We try to inject as much humor into […]
May 25, 2017


Welcome to our newly launched Tellables website. Not only do we have a new website, but we have a new name as well. For about the past year, Corey and I have been working under the name Hutchdotai. Our concept has been to build a virtual cabinet, or hutch, filled with engaging interactive content designed for talking devices. We also aimed to build a platform […]