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Whatever you do...don't bring home a woman called Alexa if you have one of these. My router fused, the heating won't switch off and 150 copies of 'Yes' magazine arrived 3 days later.

She struggles to answer most questions I ask her ask she uses a database of knowledge rather than searching the internet. When I use my defined phrases to run a routine such as 'Alexa, boil the k

Pretty soon humans will have no legs and enlarged thumbs...mark my words

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Got them all over the house, they're awesome.

We use them for getting questions answered, timers and alarms, playing music, etc. Kids even used them as timers when practicing music.

Oh, and we use them to control the lights and turn on heating etc

Biggest pitfall is it needs an internet connection... so if yours is flakey you might have issues ...

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9 hours ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

It might send a recorded copy of a conversation to a rando in your address book.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/24/17391898/amazon-alexa-private-conversation-recording-explanation

 

That is bollocks BB

 It records commands after the wake up word,

You know better than that, you are no stranger to IT

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1 hour ago, quilp said:

Did you even read that link Dilli..? It happened, admitted by Amazon. 

Yes I read that so called case.More to that than meets the eye, that's for sure.

 Some folk believe their iPhone is recording them too , even filming them.

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13 hours ago, Owen said:

Got them all over the house, they're awesome.

We use them for getting questions answered, timers and alarms, playing music, etc. Kids even used them as timers when practicing music.

Oh, and we use them to control the lights and turn on heating etc

Biggest pitfall is it needs an internet connection... so if yours is flakey you might have issues ...

There are even a few Isle of Man specific skills available

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