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Introducing Echo Show – Black

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
  • Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring and Arlo. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.
  • With eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Allrecipes, CNN, and more

 

ShowMe Video for 01/17/2017

  I am so far behind ..

I got two reviews that I need to do …  I forgot to take my meds last night and so busy that I just now took my morning meds at 1 PM.  I should have taken the AM meds about 9 AM.
I sold a HT on eBay and need to check it out before I send it.  I want to make sure the firmware is updated and need to check out that the DTML keys work on the radio.  Some older HTs had problems.  But the new firmware takes care of the problem.

I just got my monthly pill container filled. That takes half an hour to do.

My son just got his new laptop.  It is an Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop. It has a GTX1050 video card.  Yes he got a laptop.  I has 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive and a 8 GB SSD drive.  I wanted to do a unboxing of it.  But I was to busy.  He did show it to me.  It looks like a great laptop.  It even has a lighted keyboard.

 

No power for 6 hours

  The wind blows like hell here in west Texas often. Yesterday it was cold and the wind was blowing hard.  I heard it blowing extra hard and I was thinking this is not going to be good … bang off went  the power.
  I live in an apartment in west Fort Worth.  An all electric apartment.  The power went off at 4:15 PM.  It did not come back on until 10:15 PM.  OK I did not go crazy because of no porn Internet.  It was the cold that was my worry … I spent years working out in bitter cold … But now at 75 years of age .. I just do not do well in cold weather.
  It got down to 69 degrees at 7 PM.  I know a lot of people keep their homes at 69 degrees.  I do not.
At 10 PM it was 63 degrees. 
  The power came back on at 10:15 PM.  Thank God.
   I had about all the cold I could take.
  
   I have a APC BGE70 Backup-UPS.  This was the first real test of it.  It is a home network UPS unit.  It worked great.  My networking hardware was plugged into it. So the cable modem, router and Echo Dot still had power.  I think it lasted for an hour or two. I should have written down the times on it.  But after an hour of no power I could still talk to the Echo Dot. 

    I need a UPS for my computer.  Well I have two computers so I need two USP units.  I have one on my Amazon wish list and it is the CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD UPS.  I am not sure if it is the best unit for me or not.  It gets good reviews on Amazon.
    My main, bedroom, computer was not happy to lose power.  I got some errors messages for a bit after I got power back. But I think everything is working OK now.

     Well back to the no power.  This apartment is all electric. So when you lose power there is nothing you can do.  You can not turn on a gas oven or anything. 
     The apartment does have a fireplace.  But I, of course, did not have any logs.  I also do not have any way to even light a fireplace.  I do not smoke. 
      When I have some money I will see about ordering in some fireplace logs and whatever else a person needs. I have never used a fireplace. 

       I see I can get 10 pounds of wood products from Amazon PrimeNow for $22.54 and I will try and order the next time I place an order from PrimeNow.  Any idea how long 10 pounds of fatwood will last me? 
      
      

Warm now but back and neck hurting. Photo taken 12/18/2016.

Cyber Monday

  I do not think I have ever gone out or even online ordered anything on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. 
  I did today … I ordered an Amazon Echodot.  I have heard a lot of people talking about the Amazon Echo and now the Dot.  So I ordered one and it will be here in a few days.

  The normal price is $49.99 for the Echo Dot and it was on sale for $39.99 today.
  The normal price for the Echo is $179.00 but today you could get it for $139.99 and that is a good deal.

  I am going over to YouTube and going to check out some videos of people that have the Echo and what they do with it.

 

   

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