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Re: Automation with Alexa
« Reply #345 on: December 10, 2018, 12:43:59 AM »

You don't have to convert any thing just rename the file from "GarageDoorWarning.wav.txt" to "GarageDoorWarning.wav"

My setup won't allow me to change the file name (extension). It's stuck as a text file for me. 
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Re: Automation with Alexa
« Reply #346 on: December 10, 2018, 07:13:24 AM »


My setup won't allow me to change the file name (extension). It's stuck as a text file for me.
Setup?  ??? what did you download to? In Windows you right click on the file click rename all but the extension gets highlighted but you can still delete the .txt part. Just tap the up arrow on the keyboard and move the cursor to where you wish to delete from highlight and hit delete.
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Re: Automation with Alexa
« Reply #347 on: December 10, 2018, 07:43:26 AM »

Windows 10, Firefox recognizes it as a .wav file and among the options offered is to open it in Windows Media Player.
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Re: Automation with Alexa
« Reply #348 on: December 10, 2018, 07:47:32 AM »

My Windows 10 doesn't recognize it as a wav file till I rename it.
But I do recall previously running files like this with out renaming on a older windows version but it may have been from a browser like firefox as well.
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Re: Automation with Alexa
« Reply #349 on: December 12, 2018, 09:02:23 PM »

Getting offers for holiday deals. The latest offer from Amazon has their (little puck sized) 2nd generation for $19. Or their Amazon plug-in module (see image below) for $19. OR BOTH for $17.49 each (plus tax). What a great chance to check out Alexa... if you haven't done that yet.


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« Reply #350 on: January 05, 2019, 12:28:28 PM »

And now (drum-roll please).. Worlds first Amazon Alexa bike

So much for my plans to have the first Alexa enabled bike. Using a 12v power source, my mobile phone as an Internet hot-spot, and the new (to be released soon) Echo for a car (I am on the waiting list).

The virtual companion isn't getting here soon enough. He/she/they/ It will increase human productivity, prevent injuries, and maybe even save lifes.







actual link:    https://ebiketips.road.cc/content/news/worlds-first-amazon-alexa-enabled-bikes-will-be-hitting-halfords-stores-this-summer?fbclid=IwAR3MTPT52rjVF0-Owp15kQYlM1ioRkcGKBhQaSnWJavlQ6LFXr9eUVSGffA
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« Reply #351 on: January 05, 2019, 01:24:08 PM »

WOW! What a technological breakthrough!  They built a cellphone holder into a bike frame!  -:) AND, they included the cell phone!  :)%
And when the bike is parked the screen flashes STEAL THIS BIKE!!  rofl
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« Reply #352 on: January 05, 2019, 05:30:29 PM »

.. And when the bike is parked the screen flashes STEAL THIS BIKE!!  rofl

My plan is a backpack mounted setup (like Sergeant Johnson's).

Of course... it's silly.... as with the right apps the virtual companions will use the phones we already carry... and nothing more. The need for Amazon or Google or any addition PC-like device will just be redundancy. The cloud will handle everything.... more and more as it does now. 
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Re: Automation with Alexa
« Reply #355 on: January 05, 2019, 09:01:51 PM »

Soon you won't need the phone.
https://www.infowars.com/a-chip-in-the-head-brain-implants-will-be-connecting-people-to-the-internet-by-the-year-2020/

The retro future (from October 30, 2013) which was 3 years past the Al Gore predicted 2010 future of a water-world ocean covered Earth.

I was at the Bank the other day.... stood in line behind a man with a Cochlear implant. The very 1st time I've ever seen one of those new fangled hearing devices that all my hearing impaired friends seem to think are somehow.... evil. And BTW.... they were invented about 40 years ago.


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« Reply #356 on: January 12, 2019, 12:21:02 AM »

Is everyone getting, reading the "What's New" email updates for Amazon? The most recent one I received lists some nice (and new features) like:

"Alexa, remind me to pick up the dry cleaning when I leave work tonight."
Now you can create location-based reminders to get a notification when you arrive at or leave a location.
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"Alexa, read a sample of Educated from Audible."
Listen to the unforgettable memoir that dozens have named one of the best books of 2018.
I've used Alexa to read me (digital) books I bought at Amazon... that I otherwise read on my phone.
"Alexa, did the Saints make the playoffs?"
"Alexa, announce that I'm running late."Make an announcement to all your household devices while you're out, from your Alexa app.
I've used the drop-in function to get an immediate reply to a text.
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"Alexa, start 7-Minute Workout."
"Alexa, do you like cats or dogs?"

START OFF THE YEAR ORGANIZED

"Alexa, when is my dentist appointment?"
It's now easier to remember upcoming or past events and tasks. To start, connect your calendar in the Alexa app.
"Alexa, remind me to change my toothbrush in three months."
"Alexa, what's on my to-do list?"
I've been using a digital (Google) calendar for sometime. The only way to go... merged with Alexa... is even better. 
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Re: Automation with Alexa
« Reply #357 on: January 12, 2019, 12:40:44 AM »

...and in other news from Amazon today...
https://nypost.com/cover/covers-for-friday-january-11-2019/?
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« Reply #358 on: January 12, 2019, 12:44:41 PM »

The funny part is... his new woman looks a lot like his wife. For $68 billion... and upgrade might be nice.
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Re: Automation with Alexa
« Reply #359 on: January 12, 2019, 05:16:59 PM »

Mid-life crisis. Most guys will buy a sports car but I'm sure he already has a fleet of those. In fact, for half his fortune he could buy a fleet of bimbos too! (...and maybe he already has!) "Alexa, which girlfriend is closest to me?"
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