Alexa type "home helps" - anyone here got or getting one?

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Alexa type "home helps" - anyone here got or getting one?

Postby Powehi » 11 Mar 2019, 09:18

It's a big 'nein danke' from me, I'm afraid. The likes of google, amazon et al are already able to harvest quite enough of my personal data without them gaining a foothold in my living room.

Anyone here got - or thinking of getting - one?

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Mar 2019, 09:32

I've got an Alexa. Actually, it was my wife who ordered one, which given her general antipathy towards tech and gadgets was really strange. I wouldn't really put it in he "home help" category, it's more just a really good quality speaker for streaming music while in the kitchen. The most 'home helpful' thing it does, is set a timer to help when cooking.
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Postby clive gash » 11 Mar 2019, 15:51

Coming soon from caramba:

Microwave technology - anyone here got or getting it?
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Postby HEN » 11 Mar 2019, 16:20

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Postby Powehi » 11 Mar 2019, 16:33

clive gash wrote:Coming soon from caramba:

Microwave technology - anyone here got or getting it?


To think that posters here thought BCB would die from being deprived of wit and spark when you and coan went to perineum!

And yet ere you are spreading what you imagine passes as sunshine and laughter all day every day!

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Re: Alexa type "home helps" - anyone here got or getting one?

Postby Snarfyguy » 11 Mar 2019, 17:33

No.

My seven year-old was on my phone the other evening, verbally cajoling Google into telling her jokes, which was making me really uneasy.

Almost time to start setting up the dreaded "parental controls." :|
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Postby Samoan » 11 Mar 2019, 19:28

Does it hoover floors yet ? I'm holding out for her going mobile at floor level.

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Postby Six String » 11 Mar 2019, 21:04

I care less about Alexa than I do a microwave, just.

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Postby Positive Passion » 11 Mar 2019, 21:38

We have an echo spot and an echo dot. We play music, check facts etc. My son did his homework the other day by asking alexa questions (how far is lagos from london). We also have a blue tooth light bulb, so can tell alexa to turn on the light - it will even do this while we are away.

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Postby The Red Heifer » 11 Mar 2019, 22:57

clive gash wrote:Coming soon from caramba:

Microwave technology - anyone here got or getting it?


My dad didn't want us to have a microwave for years and years because he thought it'd give us cancer. I should sign him up here really.
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Postby Still Baron » 11 Mar 2019, 23:47

No.
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Postby Hightea » 12 Mar 2019, 21:12

yes I've got Ms Alexa. I only use it to turn off lights, keep time when cooking, turn up/down the volume and when I'm lazy to play music or change song.

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Postby bobzilla77 » 12 Mar 2019, 21:51

I won an Echo in a raffle but was too creeped out to set it up. It became a popular item at that years white elephant exchange. I don't have any smart appliances, I do have a nice portable speaker, don't need no echo
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Postby Sneelock » 16 Jul 2019, 17:31

my old Droid froze so I got a new Droid - a Samsung. Every other time I turn it on my phone insists that I set up "Bixby". I don't know Bixby but I already hate him/her. Fuck Bixby.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 17 Jul 2019, 13:06

Sneelock wrote:Fuck Bixby.


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Postby Still Baron » 17 Jul 2019, 13:10

I’m actually going in the opposite direction. With the exception for foreign trips, google maps is off my phone and I only use their search engine very rarely. These spying bastards can fuck off!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 17 Jul 2019, 14:15

Still Baron wrote:I’m actually going in the opposite direction. With the exception for foreign trips, google maps is off my phone and I only use their search engine very rarely. These spying bastards can fuck off!


In fairness, you already share a house with a female who when quizzed will be more than happy to tell you what you should do.
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