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

 

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

April 12, 2018

Apple HomePod Review

I've had the Homepod for about a month,  so I'm a little used to having it and using it.  I decided its about time i give my opinion on this new addition to the Apple family.  I'm reviewing it from a sound, look and functionality perspective. I give my opinion on the pluses and minuses of the Homepod and what I hope Apple would be doing next with the product.

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HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing and adapts to wherever it's playing. It's the ultimate music authority, bringing together Apple Music and Siri to learn your taste in music. It's also an intelligent home assistant, capable of handling everyday tasks — and controlling your smart home.

September 19, 2017

Apple’s 2017 fall Keynote

Today as usual, Apples Fall keynote in September usually ushers in the new iPhone, maybe a watch or two, the Apple TV and any other throw ins Apple may have up their sleeves during this time.  Alicia and I watched the keynote and made our assessment of what what presented today.  Not bad of a keynote but not overly exciting as either.  Here's our opinion of the presentations and products.

This episode of Women Tech talk, Alicia and I go over the new calling features of the existing Amazon Echo devices as well as throw our opinions on the two new products Amazon has introduced to the market before Google or Apple had a chance to introduce any improvements or products during their conferences (Google I/O and Apples WWDC). Amazons new products are the Echo Look  a camera enabled device for fashion and the Echo Show that has a tablet size screen attached to it.   

We also put our two cents into the "Whole Foods" acquisition and what does it mean to the grocery market in the future. Whole Foods Market was acquired by Amazon June 16, 2017 at 13.7 billion dollars

 

On todays Women tech talk, Alicia and I talk about the new features of Google assistant and Google home that she got to experience while she was at Google I/O.  This was a good effort Google showed better thanthe previous year and a good challenge to the other two major players in the assistant realm (Alexa, Siri) as well as the home automation market.  We not only have a google home now but we both downloaded the the google assistant on our Iphones as well.

This is the first time in a long time I can become a tech lover and not a follower of just Apple products.  Should be a very enlightening conversation from Apple fans.

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July 3, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Review

This episode of Tech Talk we review the highlights and Alicia's visit during the Google I/O conference in Mountain View Ca.  Alicia compares the previous year's conference to the current one and highlights the standout issues she experienced.

Like always we break off topic comparing the other major players in their sector (Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Facebook) with the products and innovations that came out during this conference.

This episode, Alicia and I discuss the OS changes and the few hardware changes Apple presented during their conference in San Jose California.  This was a different feel compared to the other Apple conferences. and not just because it wasn't in San Francisco.  We mostly speak to our plus and minuses of what we saw and what we didn't see at the WWDC 2017 conference.

November 9, 2016

Tech Talk - Home Automation

This tech talk is on Home automation or home tech. We talk about the options and what we started with to make our home a tech haven. We have a few suggestions that are laid out, but we always want to speak to the laymen that may not be aware of any of the options out there. From Apple to Iris (Lowes)
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