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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:56 
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Mimi wrote:
Watch that it doesn’t make your speaker start buzzing.



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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 14:25 
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Mine does my cooking alarms, tells me the weather when I get up, and turns my lights on and off.

It seems to be getting a bit mutton as time goes on though...


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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 23:28 
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Mimi wrote:
Watch that it doesn’t make your speaker start buzzing.

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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:03 
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We have a couple of these from both Amazon and Google, and both types activate now and then when I fart or burp. I'm not sure whether to be amused or disturbed. Maybe I just have really articulate burps and farts?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:15 
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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 13:41 
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We have a couple of these from both Amazon and Google, and both types activate now and then when I fart or burp. I'm not sure whether to be amused or disturbed. Maybe I just have really articulate burps and farts?

Mr C: Uuuuuuuuurp

Alexa: You pig.

Google Home: What she said.

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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 20:17 
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:D That exact combination hasn't happened yet, but you do get the two devices talking to each other. Still doesn't explain why a burp can sound even close to "OK Google"


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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 20:47 
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I have a ring doorbell and an echo show. When the doorbell rings the Show announces it, but doesn’t display the feed unless you ask Alexa to show it.

I’ve since bought a new TV that also has Alexa built in, so I’ve now set a routine so that when the doorbell rings, if the TV is on, Alexa on the TV says “Alexa, Show the front door” which then opens the feed on the Show.

I am overly proud of this achievement.


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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 13:44 
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The discovery that Alexa can run a game of musical statues is a just brilliant. On a par with eradicating smallpox.

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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 13:16 
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I got some smart plugs. For bedroom lamps.

If In the room you just have to say turn on lamps. If In another room. You have to use the room monicker.

Can even turn them off and on at mrs kovs house.

I am amazed

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 14:51 
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I got some smart plugs. For bedroom lamps.

If In the room you just have to say turn on lamps. If In another room. You have to use the room monicker.

Can even turn them off and on at mrs kovs house.

I am amazed


Which did you get? That sounds simple enough for my family to handle.


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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 17:34 
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I'm not sure how Kov thought they were going to work :)

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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
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You have to give them instructions out loud in binary

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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 21:24 
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I'm not sure how Kov thought they were going to work :)


I was not sure.

The voice recognition works well too. I am easily impressed.

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I got some smart plugs. For bedroom lamps.

If In the room you just have to say turn on lamps. If In another room. You have to use the room monicker.

Can even turn them off and on at mrs kovs house.

I am amazed


Which did you get? That sounds simple enough for my family to handle.


Some smart link ones from amazon.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 21:28 
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KovacsC wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
I got some smart plugs. For bedroom lamps.

If In the room you just have to say turn on lamps. If In another room. You have to use the room monicker.

Can even turn them off and on at mrs kovs house.

I am amazed


Which did you get? That sounds simple enough for my family to handle.


Some smart link ones from amazon.


Cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 21:59 
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Nest Mini is down to £29 for Black Friday. I've got one to upgrade the Home Mini in the kitchen as that's where we play all our music and the new one is supposed to have better sound. The old one can go near the TV.


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 Post subject: Re: Smart Speakers - Google Home
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 23:22 
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We did similar with the Alexa, with a deal a week or two ago where you could get an Alexa and four Tile things for £60 because I keep on losing my jets and wallet. Now I can ask Alexa to find my keys, phone, wallet, headphones and glasses.

Best one is keys when I have to leave the house for the nursery. Reminds me of a little keyring my grandad used to have where you could whistle and it would whistle back.

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So, I worked out how to link new Alexa to the old one now in the kitchen and the other one in ten bedroom and play music through them all simultaneously, so when I’m moving around the house doing things I can hear it everywhere. It’s aces.

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