June 18, 2020

Upload - Amazon Prime

Looking at the previews for this new TV series, I wasn't sure if this would be something I would find entertaining.  But here's the catch, Its about dying and your consciences is uploaded into a virtual reality.  Only if you can pay for the everlasting life.  Made me go Hmmm, so I invited Alicia to watch it with me.  Also as a added bonus, It was from Greg Daniels the creator of The Office, Parks and Recreation

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This Amazon series was heavily advertised and touted as a great SCI FI  series.  From the works of a Swedish artist Simon Stalenhag, These 8 episodes were crated.  Obviously nothing I imagined it would be, and this is much more emotional and story based than your typical extravagant science fiction.  

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April 23, 2020

Hunters 2020 (Amazon)

We sit down this week to look at a show that I really didn’t think would be worth my while. I’m not a big fan of Nazi and Jewish history unless its a bit unique and interesting. So when I saw some of the reviews and being a big fan of Al Pacino. I decided to sit down to see this Nazi hunter show to see if I would be able to sit through the whole 10 episodes.

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We sit down and watch the Hanna series after we have enjoyed the Hanna movie released in 2011. This Amazon series expands the scope of the story and fills in gaps that the movie couldn’t do within a hour and 51 minute movie. Decent reviews for the movie and the Amazon series gets us to our review.

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December 5, 2018

Homecoming (Amazon Series)

Alicia and I take a quick binge trip with this very interesting Amazon series converted from the podcast series of the same name. Beautifully done directed by Sam Ismail better known for his work with the Mr. Robot series. This conspiracy military, rehab center, DOD suspense thriller takes you on a slow burn with corporate corruption, deception and pharmaceutical poisoning to a very real story line for profit

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Heidi Bergman is a caseworker at Homecoming, a facility that helps soldiers transition back to civilian life. She leaves Homecoming to start a new life living with her mother and working as a small-town waitress. Years later, the Department of Defense questions why she left, which makes Heidi realize that there's a whole other story behind the one that she's been telling herself. Oscar winner Julia Roberts stars as Heidi in the first regular TV series role of her career. "Homecoming" is based a podcast of the same name.

 

 

So for the last couple of days I sat down and watched three of 5 Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan movies. To prepare me for the Amazon series “Jack Ryan”. I wanted to have a perspective before I started watching the series in case there was an unconscience bias about the character and the stories.

 

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Author Tom Clancy introduced the character of Jack Ryan in a series of books before Ryan headed to the big screen in several films. Now the former U.S. Marine is featured in an episodic series for the first time, with John Krasinski portraying Ryan in this Amazon original thriller that centers on Ryan as an up-and-coming CIA analyst. He is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication. That launches him into the middle of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale

Today I review a nice accessory to the Amazon Echo family.  a portable speaker name Dox.  Decent sound but very easy use and very useful.  Don't forget to check out the YouTube video on what the product looks like and how to put it together

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The new Ninety7 DOX is a portable battery for the 2nd Generation Amazon Echo Dot , designed to provide rechargeable, cord-free mobility at home or on-the-go. With up to 10 hours* of cordless use, you can unplug and take Alexa anywhere you choose without the hassle of cables and outlets

 

Today I get into a product I felt I needed, to track my sleep habits as well as incorporate comfort and warmth when I sleep.  The Eight Sleep tracker is a mattress cover that tracks the whole bad (two sides to accommodate two people) sleep patterns (awake, lite sleep, deep sleep Rem sleep) into an app that has great summaries and detail to improve your sleep.  It also is a comfortable mattress pad with a heater incorporated.  Here's my review because I had to order a new one.

 

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A sensor layer that fits over any mattress and instantly turns your bed into a smart bed. Review your sleep data, use the dual zone warming feature for an extra cozy bed, connect to almost any wifi-enabled device in your house

Alicia and I take a visit to this well advertised Amazon experience center where all the automated services we installed a year ago. Is being rolled out into to new homes.  The one exception is the home delivery options that is way too expensive to just have scheduled on a regular basis.

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Amazon has transformed homes intoAmazon experience centers you can control with your voice through Alexa, featuring the benefits of Prime, Home Services, Automated deliveries, and more

iRobot's Roomba 690 vacuum offers lots of functionality for the price, including control via smartphone and support for voice commands through smart home devices. I finally had my wood floors down and I wanted something that could clean them every day.  We try out the Roomba 960 and the affordable 690 and go through our test.  These are Amazons best pick for vacuums.   irobot5.jpg

  • Clean and schedule from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App; compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • Patented 3-Stage Cleaning System and Dual Multi-Surface Brushes pick up everything from small particles to large debris
  • Dirt Detect sensors alert Roomba to work harder on concentrated areas of dirt, such as high-traffic zones of your home
  • Full suite of intelligent sensors guide the robot under and around furniture to help thoroughly clean your floors. Filters captures fine dust and debris
  • Auto-Adjust Cleaning Head automatically adapts its height to effectively clean carpets and hard floors

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