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Old 12-12-18, 12:59 PM
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I'm hoping for the day it activates only to my voice.
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Old 12-13-18, 05:29 PM
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Has anyone received an invite for Echo Auto yet? Not sure what's happening with that.
Just what we need -- Amazon extending its reach from our homes to our cars to follow our every move *outside* the home as well!

And, the people are lapping it up, of course...

Next up -- Amazon's new and improved brain implant which will control our very thoughts and color them toward all things AMAZON!
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^ Weird how I totally guessed who posted that comment without even looking.
Old 12-13-18, 05:48 PM
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^ Weird how I totally guessed who posted that comment without even looking.
Me too.

I'm pretty sure this thing won't track my car and follow "my every move", unless it has a GPS built in (it doesn't). Just curious, do you have a GPS in your car zyzzle? Have a cell phone? If so, you can already be tracked, the Echo Auto won't do it by itself, it connects through your existing cell phone.
Old 12-13-18, 07:12 PM
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I know that I'm already tracked, since all cars (I think) since 2014-15 models have black boxes in them, which probably means GPS, so I can't get around that. But, the people who use that information, law enforcement or my insurance company, won't be tracking my movements purely for a profit motive, so I'm OK with it in the sense of acquiesence but I still don't like it as it's an invasion of my privacy rights. For that reason, I also don't own a cell phone, so there's no concern there.

I'm just happy that Amazon doesn't have access to that informaiton (yet!). But, they're trying with this Amazon auto device. You can bet that very soon it WILL include a GPS. I'm glad it doesn't have GPS yet -- thanks for correcting me on that mistaken belief!
Old 12-13-18, 07:24 PM
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Actually I would like for it to have a GPS so it knows to turn on my InstaPot when I am within 10 miles from home after work.
Old 12-13-18, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
I know that I'm already tracked, since all cars (I think) since 2014-15 models have black boxes in them, which probably means GPS, so I can't get around that. But, the people who use that information, law enforcement or my insurance company, won't be tracking my movements purely for a profit motive, so I'm OK with it in the sense of acquiesence but I still don't like it as it's an invasion of my privacy rights. For that reason, I also don't own a cell phone, so there's no concern there.

I'm just happy that Amazon doesn't have access to that informaiton (yet!). But, they're trying with this Amazon auto device. You can bet that very soon it WILL include a GPS. I'm glad it doesn't have GPS yet -- thanks for correcting me on that mistaken belief!
No problem, and I get you. Believe me, if the Echo Auto ever includes a GPS, there better be an option to disable it.
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I'm watching the Chiefs game on the Amazn Prime feed on my desktop. Every time there's a commercial break, the ads are making my Echo Dot on my desk play a playlist of music I hate.
Old 12-19-18, 07:40 AM
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Still waiting for the Echo Auto invite, I signed up the first day
Old 12-22-18, 09:43 PM
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Picked up a third echo dot and I have to say for 29 bucks on sale the new speaker is a lot better. I am still waiting in the auto invite as well.
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Picked up a third echo dot and I have to say for 29 bucks on sale the new speaker is a lot better. I am still waiting in the auto invite as well.
Man your avatar is giving me a gigantic erection.
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Old 04-19-19, 08:36 PM
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Damn, is the Echo Auto still even happening? I haven't heard a thing about it recently.
Old 04-20-19, 04:20 PM
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Re: Amazon Echo

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Damn, is the Echo Auto still even happening? I haven't heard a thing about it recently.
I got my invitation and bought one a month or so ago, so it's still a thing; however, I do have to wonder why it's been so hard to come by.
Old 04-20-19, 06:08 PM
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Ok, thanks for the info! So I guess I'll try to keep my fingers crossed then.
Old 06-14-19, 04:49 AM
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I made a new thread for it Got mine two days ago (asked for invite as soon as it was announced).
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Re: Amazon Echo

Has anyone bought the generation three Amazon echo? If so, how do you like it and how is it different from the second generation? Thanks.

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