Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Giveaway: Win an Alexa

Happy Valentine's Day! In honor of the holiday, we're giving all our readers a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot (also known as an Amazon Alexa). The giveaway is being hosted on Ellie's personal blog, NashvilleWife.com. Click here to visit the giveaway post, where you can enter through the Rafflecopter widget.

20 comments:

  1. Wary about a listening device in my home, though...

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    1. I am more wary about the CIA listening through this device in my home.

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    2. Ask Alexa if she shares information with the CIA and watch how she turns off right away.

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    3. You all know your smartphone is probably listening in too?

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    4. You mean the old flip phone that's in my purse, turned off 99% of the time? Guess I have a dumbphone, not a smartphone. It can't hear a thing. :(

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  2. Sweet-we have never used one

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  3. No thanks, I'm holding out for Amazon's new Smart Mirror, which will let you virtually try on the clothes Amazons sells, before you buy them. Nothing weird about a mirror in your house that has the ability to make a virtual image of you and connect it with Amazon... Not making this up. They got a patent for it in January. There's also the Alexa Look, which is part camera, part fashion critic. You snap a picture of yourself in your outfit and it supposedly helps you decide what to wear based on season, what you wore recently, etc.

    Pretty soon our brains will be obsolete, and nothing in our homes will be private.

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    1. If you want a machine spying on you that's your call. I don't need any more machines spying on me. It's bad enough having a new washing machine that if it doesn't like the detergent I put in it will not only foam over and flood my utility room but will complain about me to any repair person that works on it. The guys from Lowe's that brought it here warned me and told me to only use detergent with the magical "he" symbol on the label to keep it happy.

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  4. I would never have one of these things

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  5. No thanks, I can do without Amazon listening to everything that happens in my home.

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    1. Amazon doesn’t care what happens in your house. It’s silly that you think that.

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  6. I block the mic on my desktop and also cover the forward facing cameras on all my devices when not in use. Mark Zuckerberg does the same thing -- there's a photo of him with his laptop -- the camera and mic are taped up..

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  7. I would be interested in this .

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  8. I would be very careful about allowing any listening device in my home. My brother has an echo dot and was talking with his wife and it commented to him. They absolutely can pick up a conversation you are having. We also know people who have security cameras in their homes and they can watch on their cell phones what is going on inside their homes while they are at work. If you can watch on your phone so can any hacker. Please research any technology that you are bringing into your home. Your personal information can be stolen, you can be blackmailed if intimate things are said or seen. We don't keep our cell phones on us at home, but instead we put them in our kitchen in a small basket on top of our refrigerator. Never give up your privacy, it is your right to not have anyone invade it. Please be careful.

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  9. I live in a rural area and make purchases from Amazon. They pelt me with e-mails trying to sell me everything I look at on the site. I don't need to have them listening to me too.

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  10. I want this Amazon Echo Dot. It would be
    Cool to ask Alexa to order something from
    Amazon Prime!

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