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1 hour ago, dilligaf said:

To show that I thought you were wrong to believe the hype.

Nothing is black or white anymore.

Yes, that does sound contrived!

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Just now, Bobbie Bobster said:

Yes, that does sound contrived!

You running in "safe mode" ? Wake up.

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On 8/11/2018 at 2:02 PM, TheTeapot said:

It listens to every conversation you have and targets adverts based on what you have been talking about. Also, it is the CIA.

PCs, laptops and iPhones do that already and have done since way before Alexa.

I believe the only way to stop it is to let the battery run right down ie. turning it 'off' won't necessarily do the trick. The other way is to wrap the item in tin foil.

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I have five of them around my house. I use them to control my TV, lights, heating, music, alarm clock, cooking timers, news, radio, intercom.

If you don't have Amazon Prime, Amazon Music, or Spotify you will be limited to how much use you can get out of it for music.

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 kettle' you have to say it 2-3 times before she gets it but is fine with non-routine phrases.

I only use the home automation skills, most of the others are fun for a while but soon lose interest quickly.

 

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On 9/10/2018 at 10:13 AM, Manxman27 said:

When I use my defined phrases to run a routine such as 'Alexa, boil the kettle' you have to say it 2-3 times before she gets it but is fine with non-routine phrases.

How do you get it to boil the kettle, don't you have to flick the switch on the kettle or do you have a smart kettle if there's such a thing?

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On 9/10/2018 at 10:13 AM, Manxman27 said:

I have five of them around my house. I use them to control my TV, lights, heating, music, alarm clock, cooking timers, news, radio, intercom.

If you don't have Amazon Prime, Amazon Music, or Spotify you will be limited to how much use you can get out of it for music.

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 kettle' you have to say it 2-3 times before she gets it but is fine with non-routine phrases. 

I only use the home automation skills, most of the others are fun for a while but soon lose interest quickly.

 

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 kettle' you have to say it 2-3 times before she gets it but is fine with non-routine phrases.

I assume that is the wife you are talking about, but we are talking about a robot here !!!!

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On 10/8/2018 at 2:24 PM, Katman said:

How do you get it to boil the kettle, don't you have to flick the switch on the kettle or do you have a smart kettle if there's such a thing?

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

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