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Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,443 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2018, 11:56:57 PM »
I had a huge laugh at the Google Home Mini yesterday.  I was supposed to pick up Megan, on my way by the house, and she wasn't responding to text messages or answering her phone.  I assumed she was listening to music on the Home Mini, so I used the Broadcast feature to break into the music and ask her if she was ok.

Scared the crap out of her as it records my voice on the phone and plays the recording on its speaker.

Now I have to resist the urge to get it to say something creepy in the middle of the night!

Def

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2018, 12:08:53 AM »
I had a huge laugh at the Google Home Mini yesterday.  I was supposed to pick up Megan, on my way by the house, and she wasn't responding to text messages or answering her phone.  I assumed she was listening to music on the Home Mini, so I used the Broadcast feature to break into the music and ask her if she was ok.

Scared the crap out of her as it records my voice on the phone and plays the recording on its speaker.

Now I have to resist the urge to get it to say something creepy in the middle of the night!

Def
Oh it’s good, just like the little story I posted a little bit ago about the Mrs and the neighbors kids, that was fun!
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2018, 12:41:53 AM »
Just imagine drifting off to sleep in a quiet house, then hearing a creepy, disembodied voice saying "I liiiiike to watch you ssssleeeeeeeepppp."

She'd never sleep again!   :ahhh

Def

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2018, 12:45:22 AM »
Just imagine drifting off to sleep in a quiet house, then hearing a creepy, disembodied voice saying "I liiiiike to watch you ssssleeeeeeeepppp."

She'd never sleep again!   :ahhh

Def
Lol :rofl:
Yeah but would be so good to get recorded, lol..
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2018, 10:00:40 AM »
My house is completely filled with Apple stuff, including the HomePods. But on the second floor there's no one to 'talk' to for turning on the lights.
I can get a Home Mini for €39,-. Go for it?
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #65 on: December 23, 2018, 11:20:33 AM »
use your phone?

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #66 on: December 23, 2018, 11:55:50 AM »
Bought it…



My phone is mostly not in my pocket when I'm at home, it just lays on the coffee table.
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2018, 12:23:20 PM »
If you're  all apple why didn't you buy one of their pods? Or don't they do a small cheap version?
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2018, 01:00:47 PM »
If you're  all apple why didn't you buy one of their pods? Or don't they do a small cheap version?
I do own two HomePods. They're actually not available in The Netherlands, but I live near to Germany. But way too expensive for upstairs.
But a HomePod costs €349,- and this Mini €39,-.
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #69 on: December 23, 2018, 02:07:54 PM »
I am looking forward to hearing your thought!

Def

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #70 on: December 23, 2018, 03:26:26 PM »
For now I like it. Too bad there's no Apple Music on it, but everything else works great. Especially nice because I can speak Dutch. With the HomePods I stil l have to speak English.
Thinking of getting one for the living room also.
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #71 on: December 23, 2018, 07:34:14 PM »
Ouch, that's expensive, especially when you can't speak your native language to them to
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2018, 08:13:38 PM »
Ouch, that's expensive, especially when you can't speak your native language to them to
Yeah, Apple is not that fast with updates in The Netherlands. Same for Apple Pay…
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #73 on: December 24, 2018, 11:57:19 AM »
Yep, couldn't resist. Also got one for the living room.
Made a little movie. It's Dutch, but okay…

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #74 on: December 26, 2018, 10:29:57 PM »
Hey Google, self-destruct…
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #75 on: December 26, 2018, 11:03:55 PM »
The amazon system did on xmas day, it couldn't take all the traffic of the tens of thousands of new echoes going online and it overwhelmed the servers
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2018, 06:03:54 AM »
The amazon system did on xmas day, it couldn't take all the traffic of the tens of thousands of new echoes going online and it overwhelmed the servers
Oh really? Hahahaha!!!
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #77 on: December 27, 2018, 04:53:17 PM »
The amazon system did on xmas day, it couldn't take all the traffic of the tens of thousands of new echoes going online and it overwhelmed the servers
Oh really? Hahahaha!!!

Yep, but only for a short time.  It was only 5 mins for me, but they have reported people had difficulty up to 4pm
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2018, 06:51:58 PM »
Last Christmas I bought 2 of the Google Home Minies, one for myself and the other for my girlfriend. Gave both of them to someone when hers started having conversations with someone not there. Seriously creeped both of us out as I did witness hers going off twice. Not as bad as the laughter that the Amazon version suffered from a while back. Still not exactly cool. I also didn't like that it records all of your conversations to the cloud. Before I gave them away, we turned off the mic on our units...but that didn't exactly stop her's from having one sided conversations with someone.

Hope you enjoy yours and not have the somewhat paranormal stuff happening.  :hatsoff:

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #79 on: December 27, 2018, 08:29:47 PM »
You can use the Alexa app on your phone to remotely make an Echo say something.
I did it on my parents.  :D

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #80 on: December 28, 2018, 12:45:40 PM »
A friend of mine has a 3D printer. He made me a retro alarm clock stand for the Mini.



How cool is this?
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #81 on: December 28, 2018, 01:45:48 PM »
pretty neat

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #82 on: December 28, 2018, 01:48:08 PM »
That's pretty cool  :like:
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #83 on: December 28, 2018, 03:27:19 PM »
Ingenious! :like:
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #84 on: December 28, 2018, 06:36:28 PM »
Well this thread had my interest peaked enough that I ordered a couple of the google minis and a google home hub ::) hope I can get it all setup and use it well  :D probably be questioning you peeps on them :whistle: :D
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #85 on: December 28, 2018, 06:39:09 PM »
Well my Hive system has randomly logged me out again, I'm sure they carry out no testing on these apps before they release them smurfing smurfs  >:(

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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,642
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #86 on: December 28, 2018, 09:48:35 PM »
I haven't had any problems with my hive system
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #87 on: December 28, 2018, 09:51:39 PM »
The echo dot 3rd gen are £20 off on amazon uk again.

I just got 2 amazon plugs for xmas to add to my devices
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,581 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #88 on: December 29, 2018, 12:51:49 PM »
Buy 2 save 30eur here...

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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #89 on: December 30, 2018, 03:00:00 PM »
I got another one while they are on offer. This will be the beater one for in the garage.

 

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