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#141  Postby felltoearth » Jan 06, 2019 7:02 pm

I have deactivated Siri on all my devices. I haven’t found it convenient in the least and the potential downsides for privacy don’t make it any more attractive. I can access music well enough without it.
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#142  Postby laklak » Jan 06, 2019 7:18 pm

I've already got a wife who remembers everything I say, I hardly need a fucking robot to do the same.
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#143  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2019 7:20 pm

I don't find SIri very useful except for music.
Siri bears little resemblance to Alexa.
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#144  Postby felltoearth » Jan 06, 2019 7:36 pm

Macdoc wrote:I don't find SIri very useful except for music.
Siri bears little resemblance to Alexa.

Still not convincing.
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#145  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2019 7:44 pm

And ? .....commenting on something you have not used seems rather thin. Even my oh so skeptical Australian partner gets along quite happily with her Echo ....something she was quite certain she would not find useful ....and her sister now is a fan.
Step daughter opted for Google ...can't comment...I haven't used it other than our front doorbell which I do find useful but not voice controlled.
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#146  Postby felltoearth » Jan 06, 2019 10:07 pm

My comment is referring to the fact that nothing you have posted is compelling enough for me to even try it. Other opinions may vary.
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#147  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2019 10:41 pm

I have no interest in compelling you to do anything ...that is not the point, I don't sell this tech )( other than to clients who produce the media )...I use it and share experience with others that do as well across a number of forums for those that are interested...you aren't so why even comment?

I identify tech trends for my clients and for friends and they come for advice on some aspects..I've been in same aspect of tech audio/video and computers for nearly 50 years so have some insight.
If it's useful fine ....if not move on....you seem to think I'm making a case to buy it ...I'm not ...I'm providing information on trends.

What I do make a case for is NOT to buy tech that is rapidly being outdated unless it is dirt cheap.

4k and voice interaction are emerging tech fields with a high uptake and interest and 5g is lurking ( out in the US but barely ) and who knows how that will change the media landscape.

Again if you have no interest ...spend your electrons elsewhere. :coffee:
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#148  Postby felltoearth » Jan 06, 2019 10:54 pm

My interest is that I have no interest. I will comment on whatever I please within the bounds of the FUA, thank you very much.
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#149  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2019 11:11 pm

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#150  Postby felltoearth » Jan 06, 2019 11:15 pm

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#151  Postby Hermit » Jan 06, 2019 11:23 pm

The idea of voice activation is certainly attractive, but microphones have their downside; They can be hijacked. Despite firewalls, anti-virus programs and whatever other security measures are available, intruders keep finding backdoors to get in all the time. No system is impermeable. It's the biggest downside of the internet of things. That worries me.
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#152  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2019 11:42 pm

and just what do you think might happen?
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#153  Postby felltoearth » Jan 06, 2019 11:52 pm

Invasion of privacy. Blackmail. Ransomware already exists.
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#154  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 07, 2019 12:05 am

So Macdoc has clients with more money than sense. Big deal.
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#155  Postby felltoearth » Jan 07, 2019 12:07 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:So Macdoc has clients with more money than sense. Big deal.

That’s really not at issue here.
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#156  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 07, 2019 12:09 am

felltoearth wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:So Macdoc has clients with more money than sense. Big deal.

That’s really not at issue here.


No

I identify tech trends for my clients and for friends and they come for advice on some aspects..I've been in same aspect of tech audio/video and computers for nearly 50 years so have some insight.
If it's useful fine ....if not move on....you seem to think I'm making a case to buy it ...I'm not ...I'm providing information on trends.


I think so.
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#157  Postby Hermit » Jan 07, 2019 2:23 am

felltoearth wrote:Invasion of privacy. Blackmail. Ransomware already exists.

That's nothing compared to when governments get their tentacles into the IoT Prism style. They have the resources to engage in indiscriminate spying on a massive scale. I expect Microsoft, Google and Apple will cooperate with the likes of the NSA. Google is already opening back doors for the Chinese government. When money talks...
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#158  Postby Macdoc » Jan 07, 2019 7:08 am

Yikes 8k shot in space - first time I've seen an 8k stream available ...choked a bit even with my bandwidth...shows the limits even at 2 am
4k was smooth tho

Video can be downloaded for those with limited streaming ceilings
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#159  Postby Macdoc » Jan 07, 2019 5:45 pm

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Alexa with a screen, the Amazon Echo Show puts more of your senses to use when you use the voice assistant.


The Amazon Echo Show is a digital assistant with a 7-inch touchscreen that can show you movie trailers, calendar, news alerts, Yelp ratings, and pictures of cats (if you ask the right way). We got our hands (and eyeballs) on the Show to see if the screen opens up a whole new dimension to the voice assistant.


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https://www.digitaltrends.com/smart-hom ... review/#/1

The 2nd Gen is apparently a much improved device but hey ...I like cheap. :mrgreen:

SInce my staff swiped my HomePod ...I'm getting his Alexa Show to play with.
It's Gen 1 and he doesn't use it so might be a cheap aquisition
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#160  Postby Macdoc » Jan 08, 2019 1:36 am

Perhaps a step too far :roll:

Smart ovens, toilets and washing machines on display at CES 2019

Research firm IDC projects 1.3 billion smart devices will ship worldwide in 2022, twice as many as 2018
The Associated Press · Posted: Jan 07, 2019 8:51 AM ET | Last Updated: 8 hours ago


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As for that smart toilet, Kohler's Numi will respond to voice commands to raise or lower the lid — or to flush. You can do it from an app, too. The company says it's all about offering hands-free options in a setting that's very personal for people. The toilet is also heated and can play music and the news through its speakers.


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CES is in full swing and the Internet of things is expanding in some odd directions.. :what:
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