Amazon Echo - Siri thing from Amazon because their phone bombed


#527

Ooh, that’s nice!

must not be tempted to get one. must not be tempted to get one. must not be tempted to get one


#528

Google has always been able to do that if you let it.


#529

My phone does this. I think it’s the Amazon shopping app.


#530

Yep the phone will send you notifcations also. I just set up my echo’s in the house to allow notifications, they glow yellow when a message is waiting.


#531

My issue with the notifications on Echo is the packages. Seems like I get notified every time someone in the warehouse touches the package.

Or maybe I order too much stuff from Amazon.


#532

This kinda feels like it belongs in the “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” thread. “Alexa, tell Cortana del /F /Q C:\*”


#533

“Alexa, tell Cortana I do not want to use fucking Bing.”


#534

So say we all


#535

I think Windows is getting the bargain in this one. The only reason Cortana is not disabled on this machine is I think they removed the easy way to do that with some update.


#536

If you right click the Cortana icon on your task bar you can hide it. :)


#537

Yeah I’ve worked my way around it, but remember when they had a slip on/off slider and then they just… took it away with some bs reason. Now compare that to Amazon where I chose to deal with Alexa… that’s a big difference.


#538

Never did I want a like button more than right now.


#539

#540

“Our evil microphone is non-negotiable!”


#541

The cube is pretty pitiful. Maybe they should focus on what they’ve already released.


#542

All this and more


#543

I bought and Echo Plus and Dot last month and have been pretty pleased with them. I wonder if the Echo Input will work with a PC, if it does, the PC which already is connected to a good set of speakers, can be turned into an extension of Alexa.


#544

x8 New Echo entries.

This is known as over-branding, and it’s taught in just about any college level marketing class. It runs the danger of adding confusion to potential customers.

I wish them well.


#545

There’s also this wall clock, which displays your Alexa timer statuses, which I admit I’m sorta interested in (also sync’s the time like an atomic clock would):


#546

Yeah I had a coworker come up to me and ask, “Hey I know you have one, which Alexa do I get?”

Even I struggled to tell him which model he actually needed. That is not the fulfillment of the KISS principle by their product team.