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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2017, 01:30:29 PM »

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2017, 12:58:03 AM »
Not hands free but here is a two minute video of Alexa, which comes built into the Huawie Mate 9 phone.
https://youtu.be/4y-vqWl4ErI

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2017, 11:43:06 AM »
Google tries to go after the Dot's low entry price.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/google-hardware-leaks-50-google-home-mini-and-a-1200-chromebook-pixel-3/

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2017, 01:56:13 PM »
Looks like a dog chew toy.

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2017, 05:18:13 PM »
>Debbie: Day late, dollar short.

I also wonder if the masses trust having an Amazon speaker over a Google one anyway. (Or is that just us?)

Our Echo has arrived. I have handed it off to management and will report back.

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #50 on: September 22, 2017, 07:17:15 PM »
>management

There be trouble coming right thar  :D
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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2017, 01:42:11 AM »
> just us?

Yep.

>masses

A George Carlin quote keeps coming to mind.  Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2017, 11:35:56 AM »
reddit thread worth a read just to get a feel for the lure of the jabbernet

https://www.reddit.com/r/amazonecho/comments/72nn6b/why_dont_hotels_have_alexa/

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2017, 01:00:46 PM »
>reddit thread

Oh yeah, Amazon is so going to push Alexa out everywhere: mobile, cars, appliances and the loo.

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2017, 01:13:54 PM »
>everywhere

The other day, I caught myself just before trying to set the timer on the rice steamer by voice.

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2017, 05:57:10 PM »
Amz called a surprise Alexa device roll-out meeting today and the tech web is having an orgasm.  Reminds me Apple announcements of a decade ago.

Buzzfeed is live-blogging it

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mathonan/hello-alexa

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2017, 06:16:29 PM »
That’s a lot of stuff.  RC, you were right, they were clearing out old inventory and this explains why.

Now they are hitting their price point with Echo.

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2017, 06:22:29 PM »
>lot of stuff

Still rolling. 

Don't miss this one: Alexa is getting more useful in the smart home with a few updates

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2017, 08:59:49 PM »
I almost missed this big API announcement in all the product hub-bub;

new API that lets developers build multi-step routines into simple Alexa commands.

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In a demonstration, Amazon device VIP Dave Limp said “Alexa, good morning,” which triggered a sequence of events in the faux-home setting that Amazon set up in its headquarters for the event. First, the lights came on in the demonstration room. Then, a smart window shade rolled up, and Alexa began reading the news. Finally, a teakettle began to boil water.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/27/16375050/alexa-routines-echo-amazon-2017

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Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2017, 12:07:11 PM »
2 big features added recently

Support for custom lists

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/17/alexa-adds-support-for-custom-lists/


Recognize Different Voice Profiles (with caveats)

https://lovemyecho.com/2017/10/16/alexa-can-recognize-different-voices-now/