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Amazon Echo Discussion / Alexa talks too much
« Last post by jwlv on March 14, 2020, 11:29:53 am »
Is there a way to keep Alexa from talking too much?

For example, if I ask, "What time is it?" Alexa will tell me the time and then add Have a nice day.
Or if I ask, "What's the weather today?" Alexa will give me the weather report and then ask if I want the weather for the weekend as well. This isn't exactly the follow up mode that can be switched on or off. And this isn't brief mode either. I'm not even sure what to call it. Maybe the extra ramblings mode?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Turn on and off a Windows computer ???
« Last post by tuicemen on March 14, 2020, 07:43:09 am »
Have you tried Windows Cortana? Alexaand cortana are said to work together now.
Another method is to set your pc to reset to previous stat in the bios then plug it into a smart plug not the best but it does work.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Turn on and off a Windows computer ???
« Last post by urazyjazzy on March 14, 2020, 06:16:01 am »
Hi guys... Is there a way that I can turn on and off my computer using Alexa for windows 10. I have tried Connect skill but it does not turn it on because it shuts down the computer completely. I dont use ethernet so wake on lan is not possible after putting it to sleep either.. Is there a usb dongle which can connect to alexa and wake my computer via usb . My mouse can trigger my wake that's why I was looking for a solution for that. It would be awesome to create a scenario where I say Movie time and it turns on my pc and projector  turn the lights off before I even go to my cinema room ;) 
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Alexa New Technology Day 1 Editions / Re: Alexa Frames
« Last post by jwlv on March 14, 2020, 03:55:27 am »
What's even more amazing is that their lab is in New York and my shipping address is in California. And it only took 3 days.
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Alexa New Technology Day 1 Editions / Re: Alexa Frames
« Last post by Tzarcone on March 13, 2020, 11:22:59 pm »


The website says 2-3 weeks for standard service. I chose the standard service because I didn't want to pay extra. I placed my order on the morning of March 4. It was shipped via First Class Mail on March 5. It was delivered to me on March 7.

Damn got to love that 2-3 weeks, and you end up getting in 2-3 days :)

I've been wearing the frames for part of yesterday and today just to make sure they feel ok before I invest in lenses. Figure tomorrow I start looking locally if nothing else just to get a script for the lenses. I know my current lenses but they are a few years old. But honestly will probably order the lenses and diy it. Thanks for the quick response!
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Listening the doorbell and notify the user ????
« Last post by scottrods on March 13, 2020, 07:33:19 pm »
UNderstood... Central doorbell system is a problem for sure. You can always integrate a single Google Home to handle the doorbell issue, if they already have the capability...
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Listening the doorbell and notify the user ????
« Last post by urazyjazzy on March 13, 2020, 09:16:16 am »
You live in an apartment on the second floor? yet you have a soundproof studio? Buy the Smart doorbell... makes the most sense available... probably the least amount of work needed to notify you when someone rings the bell... You can already use the Alexas as a baby monitor, but *it* doesn't listen... you do (for specific sounds and noises). Nowadays a video monitor for the baby is relatively attainable for most folks as well.

Probably it is the language barrier again. When I say apartment I guess the term is flat in English. We have 10 Flats on the building which we call "apartment"  in our language and I live on the second floor and I have special room within my flat which is a soundproofed music studio  ;)  So no I can't use a smart doorbell where there is a central doorbell station at the entrance of the building. What I am asking is not out of the range of Alexa Echo's capabilities since it is able to recognise the glass breaking sound and notify you. Sound wave recognition is a pretty easy and common implementation on the software side. Shazam and google voice does this and they even take it further and recognize the whole song in a crowded environment ... Since all mics are listening to your house all the time hearing a specific soundwave and recognising it is not a difficult task....
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Listening the doorbell and notify the user ????
« Last post by scottrods on March 13, 2020, 08:30:35 am »
You live in an apartment on the second floor? yet you have a soundproof studio? Buy the Smart doorbell... makes the most sense available... probably the least amount of wrk needed to notify you when someone rings the bell... You can already use the Alexas as a baby monitor, but *it* doesn't listen... you do (for specific sounds and noises). Nowadays a video monitor for the baby is relatively attainable for most folks as well.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Listening the doorbell and notify the user ????
« Last post by urazyjazzy on March 13, 2020, 07:49:24 am »
Hello guys and girls. Do you think  a feature like listening to a specific doorbell and notifying in every speaker would have been a good feature ???
I mean it does it with a broken glass while it's set in the Guard Mode . Why not just let us register  a noise such as a doorbell and notify us that it hears it.
The reason behind this is ; when I am working in my soundproof studio I cant hear my doorbell ring. And instead of buying a smart doorbell why not use the capabilities of our devices ??? Buying a smart doorbell would not work for me anyways since I live in an apartment 2ND floor not a private home... We could also use it as a baby monitor for instance. We can program in such a way that if it hears a baby crying voice or any sound higher than required decibel it notifies us or lets us hear the microphone of that particular device...
What do you guys think  ;)
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Alexa New Technology Day 1 Editions / Re: Alexa Frames
« Last post by jwlv on March 12, 2020, 11:45:02 pm »
Just curious how long did it take to get the lenes from the time that you ordered? Just received my frames today, so going to look for a place this weekend near me first. Unless the other place is quicker because it seems easy enough to do yourself.

The website says 2-3 weeks for standard service. I chose the standard service because I didn't want to pay extra. I placed my order on the morning of March 4. It was shipped via First Class Mail on March 5. It was delivered to me on March 7.
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