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Comment: Plays Fruit Ninja as well as the Kinect (Score 5, Funny) 129

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#48330401) Attached to: Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device

You just shout "SLICE! CHOP! SLICE!" at it and it makes fruit slicing noises and tells you afterwards how well you did. When you're not using it, it quietly keeps a compressed log of human presence information and keyword flags that get sent to Amazon's supercustomers. Just like the Kinect, but no Xbox required. Awesome innovation.

Comment: Gadget users who think they are nerds... (Score 1) 47

...are gradually replacing computer operators, even on communities like Slashdot, because time and aging and dying and stuff. Those gadget users who don't understand GPOS's and don't want to...they want stuff like this. To me, it looks like a waste of time, but maybe they'll make some money. Not with my help, though.

Comment: Re:I can't speak for others, obviously (Score 1) 39

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#48273649) Attached to: Signed-In Maps Mean More Location Data For Google

The advantage is that all of the Google maps-based map pages you see embedded at various sites will now be configured the same way, and any pins you've stuck in or any other notes you've made will now be consistent across sites. The disadvantage is that now sites don't have a means of utilizing a Google map without their customers being tracked by Google.

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