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Re: The Official Technology Thread
« Reply #375 on: December 08, 2017, 10:59:10 AM »


You win!

They can eavesdrop all they want at my place.  All they're hear is "c'mon SHOOT!  Dammit Polak what are you doing!???"

Somehow, your next foray onto the internet has Polak jerseys' advertised :P

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« Reply #376 on: December 08, 2017, 11:02:12 AM »
Somehow, your next foray onto the internet has Polak jerseys' advertised :P

And if the microphone is a little static-y some of the things we say about the coach might lead to very interesting search results.
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« Reply #377 on: December 09, 2017, 03:22:50 PM »

I just upgraded my phone from a Galaxy Note 4 to a Galaxy S8+ and I have to say...phone technology isn't exactly leaping ahead the way it felt like it used to. The S8+ is nice and everything, and it cost me nothing as my plan had expired anyway, but I'm doing my best to find significant differences between it and the 3 year old phone I was using.
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« Reply #378 on: December 09, 2017, 03:53:08 PM »
Iím still using the IPhone 6 for much the same reason, Iíve had a free upgrade available for well over a year and just havenít seen anything that is miles better. 

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« Reply #379 on: December 10, 2017, 08:37:56 AM »
Well, the important thing is that you let either Google or Amazon have an always on microphone in your home.

Yes, like all household appliances, the Echo microphone does have the natural design flaw that it's on unless it's turned off.
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« Reply #380 on: December 10, 2017, 11:11:31 AM »
Well, the important thing is that you let either Google or Amazon have an always on microphone in your home.

Yes, like all household appliances, the Echo microphone does have the natural design flaw that it's on unless it's turned off.

I thought that the point of these things is that they were always on, at your beck and call to answer whatever you were wondering about at any moment?

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« Reply #381 on: December 10, 2017, 12:26:03 PM »
Well, the important thing is that you let either Google or Amazon have an always on microphone in your home.

Yes, like all household appliances, the Echo microphone does have the natural design flaw that it's on unless it's turned off.

Um, excuse me. I think your fair-minded practicality is interfering with my cheap and easy cynicism.
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« Reply #382 on: December 10, 2017, 12:52:32 PM »
Well, the important thing is that you let either Google or Amazon have an always on microphone in your home.

Yes, like all household appliances, the Echo microphone does have the natural design flaw that it's on unless it's turned off.

I thought that the point of these things is that they were always on, at your beck and call to answer whatever you were wondering about at any moment?

The Echo microphone does have the natural design feature that can be turned on.
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Re: The Official Technology Thread
« Reply #383 on: December 10, 2017, 01:13:58 PM »
Well, the important thing is that you let either Google or Amazon have an always on microphone in your home.

Yes, like all household appliances, the Echo microphone does have the natural design flaw that it's on unless it's turned off.

I thought that the point of these things is that they were always on, at your beck and call to answer whatever you were wondering about at any moment?

The Echo microphone does have the natural design feature that can be turned on.
Yeah there's an on/off listening switch for the Google home as well

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« Reply #384 on: December 10, 2017, 02:25:06 PM »
Well, the important thing is that you let either Google or Amazon have an always on microphone in your home.

Yes, like all household appliances, the Echo microphone does have the natural design flaw that it's on unless it's turned off.

I thought that the point of these things is that they were always on, at your beck and call to answer whatever you were wondering about at any moment?

The Echo microphone does have the natural design feature that can be turned on.

Yeah there's an on/off listening switch for the Google home as well

As there should be.
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« Reply #385 on: December 10, 2017, 03:25:40 PM »
As there should be.

This is true but, to defend my nonsense a little, they're not really being sold as things that you just turn on to use because then they're not really any more convenient than asking Siri or looking something up with Google Assistant or whatever.
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« Reply #386 on: December 10, 2017, 05:02:54 PM »
Iím still using the IPhone 6 for much the same reason, Iíve had a free upgrade available for well over a year and just havenít seen anything that is miles better.

The iPhone X is jump, but not necessarily the kind we saw in the earlier days of smartphones. Not having a home button takes some getting used to, but the wireless charging is a really nice addition, and being able unlock my phone with my face is pretty fun. There's a few hardware upgrades that they don't really have apps to fully take advantage of (the augmented reality stuff, the facial mapping with the front camera, etc), but there's stuff.

Really, though, as it's probably not one of the phone you can get for free, it's not worth the upgrade from the 6 to the 8 unless your phone is having issues.
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« Reply #387 on: December 10, 2017, 11:29:41 PM »
As there should be.

This is true but, to defend my nonsense a little, they're not really being sold as things that you just turn on to use because then they're not really any more convenient than asking Siri or looking something up with Google Assistant or whatever.

No, for sure.  I haven't turned off the microphone, other than to actually test pushing that button.
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Re: The Official Technology Thread
« Reply #388 on: August 10, 2018, 07:46:33 AM »
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 "Unpacking" event -- official unveiling:

https://youtu.be/zm5o8exbQN0

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Re: The Official Technology Thread
« Reply #389 on: September 15, 2018, 08:11:12 AM »
Apple introduces three new iPhones:

https://youtu.be/1kQ-mWgyZSQ

Compare Xs & Xs Max models in 3D:
https://www.hotspot3d.com
« Last Edit: September 15, 2018, 08:27:12 AM by hockeyfan1 »

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Re: The Official Technology Thread
« Reply #389 on: September 15, 2018, 08:11:12 AM »