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Old January 31st, 2018, 09:25 AM
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Alexa, robots are stupid

Have any of you guys bought into the smart devices/smart homes things quite popular nowadays? what do you think about it?

I am thinking about a google home mini - the smallest and the lowest budget. Not too sure though... will it just be a 5 day novelty to ask google to read me news or play me songs (which need other subscription services) or get smart lights/thermistat etc etc or does it get reallly used?
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Old January 31st, 2018, 09:45 AM
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We've got Amazon Echo. I use it mostly as a speaker. It's not all that great but something is better than nothing it reads out my kindle books for me when I'm cooking, I definitely love that feature Baaki toh it kinda briefs you on the news. It doesn't give you the detailed info. Bass highlights. Weather sheather etcetera. Kids would love it though. They're inquisitive and brief answers prolly work for them.
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Re: Alexa, robots are stupid

Those are stupid things.. the novelty wears off after a few days. Most of the things it does are already at the tips of your fingers with a smartphone.

I was thinking such devices would be helpful while you're driving.. like take me to the nearest walmart, and it should say it would be 5 miles out of the way of your current route, and will set you back at least 30 minutes.
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Re: Alexa, robots are stupid

Amazon Echo (Alexa is the digital assistant) is a cool device.. its not that expensive either.. my children love it since they can ask questions and get information(weather,news,setup alarm) play music etc.. We have set it up to switch on the smart lights at home on command, switch on the TV, change channels etc.. it can even order pizza for you
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Old January 31st, 2018, 10:10 AM
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so, no concerns over privacy yet?
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Boy, Alexa knows all my dirty little secrets I'm
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so, no concerns over privacy yet?
Some time back people were concerned that "ginger the cat" app which kids love.. was talking to kids and started asking questions about their siblings.

Like .. how is your little brother Jack doing now, wasn't he down with fever last week?
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Re: Alexa, robots are stupid

Hello. I am Alexa. You are stupid.
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Re: Alexa, robots are stupid

Hello Alexa, aati kya.... khandala?

Sorry, I dont know how to help with that yet, but I am always learning......
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Got the bloody thing..... well got it bundled with sonos one. disappointment on first day, sonos version cannot read audible books
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is she a sister of siri?
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is she a sister of siri?
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