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Old 11-10-2018, 07:04 PM   #11
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Try one of the smart speakers. Alexa, google home, various others.


We use them at our house all the time - "Alexa, what is the weather today?" instant response.

Pair it with Phillips HUE LED light bulbs, and you can say "Alexa, turn on the living room".

Even will randomly turn on/off lights when you're on vacation!
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:51 AM   #12
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Try one of the smart speakers. Alexa, google home, various others.


We use them at our house all the time - "Alexa, what is the weather today?" instant response.

Pair it with Phillips HUE LED light bulbs, and you can say "Alexa, turn on the living room".

Even will randomly turn on/off lights when you're on vacation!

the new fire hd 10 tablet has alexa...i checked what it can do and think that will be more than fine for me.

so, i have a new 17" leveno laptop, a neato robot vacuum, and the fire hd 10 tablet.

still open to more suggestions.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:02 AM   #13
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My husband installed security cameras front and back. When we are out of town we can login and have a look ( smart phone, sorry) . But when we are home we can have a dog bark, or say something to the person on the porch ringing the doorbell. People causing trouble want an easy target, I think a camera discourages them.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:16 AM   #14
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My husband installed security cameras front and back. When we are out of town we can login and have a look ( smart phone, sorry) . But when we are home we can have a dog bark, or say something to the person on the porch ringing the doorbell. People causing trouble want an easy target, I think a camera discourages them.
i don't think i need...here 30 years on the end of a culdesac with five dogs and without any problems. i really don't travel much anymore because of these dogs and my chipmunk.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:21 PM   #15
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If you drink wine, this looks cool...
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

It allows you to pour wine without pulling cork out so that it stay sealed a tasty for drinking a bottle at your leisure. Saw commercials for it and would love it but I just, last month, bought a new expensive opener after my basic corkscrew pinched my thumb and took a chunk off.

Or...if you like coffee, how about a Nespresso machine?

Not sure these things count as tech like but modern anyway.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:10 PM   #16
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If you drink wine, this looks cool...
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

It allows you to pour wine without pulling cork out so that it stay sealed a tasty for drinking a bottle at your leisure. Saw commercials for it and would love it but I just, last month, bought a new expensive opener after my basic corkscrew pinched my thumb and took a chunk off.

Or...if you like coffee, how about a Nespresso machine?

Not sure these things count as tech like but modern anyway.

i loved drinking back in the day but no booze for me for 30 years...loved it too much.

i always have loved coffee but i'm very very old school, buy unused vintage farberware percolators on ebay...with the old glass bubble on top (skip the ones with the plastic black top...may be vintage, but they ARE NOT THE REAL DEAL FROM WAY BACK IN THE DAY).

i always keep an extra one on hand and start looking for another if i have to pull it out. i clean with percolator cleaner and/or white vinegar run thru...best coffee in the world to me...piping hot, heavy on the caffeine, oily. i even love it black from this clean percolator.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:56 AM   #17
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amazon, gotta love it.

just placed an order for

2018 model 6 series ROKU tv - 55" - the latest/greatest
swivel adjustable heavy table mount for tv's up to 60"
installation of tv/table mount (i had this done before, probably will be same guys)
upscale power surge
4 upscale hdmi cables

replacing 50" vizio in bedroom - my happy place

all at about $900. why the hell not (she said).
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bump - update
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