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    Default Amazon Echo amazes!

    I hope someone was able to get this under the tree. I got mine a couple days ago...amazing in so many ways. Let me know if you got one and your thoughts. I find it to be so much more than in this video...for instance, free NPR news feeds, Amazon Prime free music, and over 100 internet radio stations. I adore music, so it's on constantly.

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    Amazing yes, but I am unsure of what I think about it, I am sort of just sitting in stunned silence right now.

    Echo how do I feel about this right now ? Echo ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxyzptik View Post
    Amazing yes, but I am unsure of what I think about it, I am sort of just sitting in stunned silence right now.

    Echo how do I feel about this right now ? Echo ?
    Seriously, stunned silence was my first reaction, too. Be sure to tell me your second reaction.

    I've learned the voice remote works via wifi, not infrared. So, I can keep it in my adjoining bedroom, Echo in livingroom, and I can request songs and dial up the volume from bed!
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    God, if I hear "I don't know the answer to your question but I've added a link to a Bing search in your Echo app" one more time, I think I'm going to eat my cat.

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    Just what I need. Another know-it-all yapping at me.
    If everybody wanted peace instead of another TV, then there would be peace.
    -John Lennon-

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    I don't know a whole lot about this device beyond the CNET review, but what little I do know reminds me a bit of the movie "Her." Hope you and Alexa are enjoying the holiday!

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    OMG I just realized that Big Brother actually lives in The Cloud.... so will our RFID chips be paired to ubiquitous versions of this after we have accepted how convenient and useful they are? "Hear you anywhere"... and where does the camera fit? The NSA is brilliant.
    I should be curling up with a good uke, a book and my dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teek View Post
    OMG I just realized that Big Brother actually lives in The Cloud.... so will our RFID chips be paired to ubiquitous versions of this after we have accepted how convenient and useful they are? "Hear you anywhere"... and where does the camera fit? The NSA is brilliant.
    True, Teek.

    Unless we put our smartphones in a soundproof box whenever we're not on them, they hear us, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeray1940 View Post
    I don't know a whole lot about this device beyond the CNET review, but what little I do know reminds me a bit of the movie "Her." Hope you and Alexa are enjoying the holiday!
    Thank you, friend. Same to you, please. �� I wish I were in sunnier climes like your California. You and I and Alexa could play ukuleles on the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepetergal View Post
    Just what I need. Another know-it-all yapping at me.
    ������ funny, Steve. happy Kwanzaa to you, my friend.
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