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Amazon Echo murder case amplifies the question of what ‘always on’ really means

(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #21

Oh and if the motion sensors tracked you to the kitchen and back to the bedroom… You must have been going to get a knife… Not a snack


(Ron Talley) #22

Oh this was good laughs for the close of my workday! Thanks guys! :joy:

I just figured out last week that I didn’t have to wait till the blue light came on to finish my Alexa phrase!

I use to say, "Alexa,…pause 2 seconds…"Turn on the Island Light"
Now I say, "Alexa Island Light on (all in one blur), a second later, light comes on.

I’d imagine this would be possible if there wasn’t some type of buffering pre the Alexa statement. I cool with that!

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(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #23

That doesn’t work so good with the dots… they seem to want you to wait for the blue light



My Dots all react the same as my main Echo unit.


(jkp) #25

Sorry to bring up an old thread but here is a recent story on Alexa but at least it does not involve a murder this time.


(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #26

You know this just screws men over worldwide for all time. Now their wives can just say, Alexa, what did Jason say on 12 August 2016 at 4:23 pm while standing in the kitchen?