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Old 02-12-17, 06:19 PM   #451
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the only problem is people say "computer" a lot more in regular talk.

I read an article about how you can set up "Alexa ask Google ..." for questions that alexa cannot answer. seemed like a lot of work, though

http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-add-g...o-and-fire-tv/
Set this up today. It works! Here are a couple of tips: if you have to start over like I did, you'll need to re-name the role or you'll get a error the next time you go through the steps. I added a 1 to the end of the word "execution" and it worked. I don't recall which step it was, but you'll know what I mean as you go through the steps. Also, at one point you'll have to set your region to either Virginia or Ireland to make the steps work. If you're in the U.S., of course you'll pick Virginia, but this means if you ask Alexa to ask Google for a weather update, she'll give you the weather for Virginia instead of your local weather. Not really an issue because most likely you'd just ask Alexa for a weather update. One annoying thing when you ask Alexa to ask Google for an answer is she'll sometimes spell out a long web address after her response. She doesn't always do it, but I noticed she'll sometimes mention the address for a video after her answer.
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Old 02-14-17, 05:53 PM   #452
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Re: Amazon Echo

Ask this: "Alexa, are you part of Skynet?"

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Old 02-16-17, 09:53 AM   #453
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meh has a first generation Philips Hue Lux refurb starter kit w/2 white bulbs for $30 today. Grabbed one to play around with.
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Old 02-16-17, 10:15 AM   #454
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I picked one up as well. Even though it's refurbished, I'll try it out to use with my Alexa/Dot.
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Old 02-26-17, 04:45 PM   #455
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Can you use this as a speaker for your laptop?
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Old 02-26-17, 05:18 PM   #456
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They have Bluetooth, so I would imagine so.
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Old 02-26-17, 05:48 PM   #457
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It does pair with my Lenovo laptop.
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Old 02-26-17, 06:53 PM   #458
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Cool I was just looking into bluetooth speakers because my laptop speakers are under powered. Also had my eye on the echo for a bit now so I kill two birds with one stone.
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Old 02-26-17, 07:48 PM   #459
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I do have the Echo and Dot, and I'll tell you right now the Echo sounds fairly good while the Dot does not. The Dot isn't bad, it just doesn't have a lot of range due to its size. I'll add that I also have a Heos 1 speaker which I got free when I bought my Denon receiver. That Bluetooth/wireless speaker sounds outstanding next to the Echo. I do tend to use the Echo a little more to listen to Prime music, but if you're going to connect your laptop to a wireless speaker, you may want to look into a Heos or Sonos.
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Old 02-26-17, 08:59 PM   #460
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I agree. Instead of getting an Echo, I would recommend getting the Dot and a separate Bluetooth speaker of your choice. The combination would sound better and may be cheaper, depending on what speaker you get. The speaker can also be paired to the Dot, so you can get decent sound out of it too.
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meh has a first generation Philips Hue Lux refurb starter kit w/2 white bulbs for $30 today. Grabbed one to play around with.
And now Meh has the second generation starter kit for $40 today. Ugh, I brought 2 of the first gen sets a month ago.
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Old 03-20-17, 12:17 PM   #462
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Old 03-20-17, 12:18 PM   #463
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The same people who started Woot. Like Woot of old, they sell one item a day. I picked up the Phillips kit last time. Works very well so far.
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