Hey! You POS!

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I have to admit, I have grown fond of the voice assistant on my Pixel 2 XL phone over the last several months. It has become somewhat of a game around my house with the wife and kids to see what I can actually get the phone to do while it is still in my pocket....because hey, no phones at the dinner table. Anyway, the "OK Google," hotwords to activate it somewhat emasculating however. Not really sure why, just makes me feel like a wuss. So, then Android added, "Hey Google," which I have to admit is a whole not better. But if what 9 to 5 Google is reporting is true, the Google Assistant phone game is about to a lot more fun while out in public. Hey! You POS! We can dream can't we.

    Check out the video.

    Last month, Assistant on phones added support for the “Hey Google” command found on smart speakers to complement the existing “Ok Google” hotword. Now, the Google app is prepping support for custom hotwords. (In the strings below, \”%1$s\ refers to a placeholder for either upcoming text or a user-defined phrase.)
     
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  2. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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  3. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    I did this in the office once...nobody got it. So sad.
     
  4. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    Oh well, younger generation. Some old farts like me became enamored with the idea of talking to computers because of Star Trek. It's interesting how the ST vision of computer voice interaction is very much in line with how it's working in reality today. I use voice control all of the time now on my phones and even PCs.
     
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    T4rd [H]ard as it Gets

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    Moto had custom launch phrases for a while on Google Now, but had to kill it when Assistant came out for whatever reason. My wife had her Moto Z Play answer to "Hey motherfucker" for a while. :D
     
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  6. mashie

    mashie Mawd Gawd

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    That is the word I would use for my Google Home's given the opportunity.
     
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  7. Spire3660

    Spire3660 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I cant stand voice assistants. I want voice COMMAND. You cant even program any of these assistants, hook up scripts, change their responses, nothing...

    The star trek computer never ever said 'thank you' or had any 'personality'. Thats what i want.
     
  8. Dullard

    Dullard 2[H]4U

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    She got tired of you answering instead of her phone? :p
     
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  9. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

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    You can hook Alexa up to IFTTT and make recipes that are similar to scripts.

    I'd love a more programmable and scriptable Alexa. It'd open up a ton more opportunities (for good and bad).

    Even grown up, self proclaimed 'Trekkies' or sci-fi nerds don't get that reference most of the time. Or the nuclear wessles.
     
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    Spire3660 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Alexa+IFTTT means two logins and needs internet connectivity to work. Further, i cant control its responses. If i ask it to play music, i do not want it to speak a reply. ITs more than just about script-ability, these assistants are too familiar. I want servants, not 'buddies'. I want a degree of detachment and coldness to the machine to always remind us it is a machine.
     
  11. rudy

    rudy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Since Alexa uses skills nothing is stopping you from programming your own skills AFAIK. Skills is just a name for their API.
     
  12. ccmfreak2

    ccmfreak2 Limp Gawd

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    I'm really looking forward to custom trigger words! I really hope this comes to the Google Home Mini - something my wife got me for Christmas. I've wanted to change it's name to something like GlaDos or HAL or even the more Trekkie name of Computer.
     
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    WhoMe Gawd

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    So how long before you have to say, "Hey Google Brand" so they don't lose their trademark?
     
  14. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    Why do you think they made Alphabet ;)
     
  15. WhoMe

    WhoMe Gawd

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    Because they are evil? :)
     
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  16. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    Basically, rofl

     
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    Gasaraki_ Gawd

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    You can tell Alexa to not reply... That's just in the settings.
     
  18. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    This is a really low quality post here guys. The countless grammatical errors, and the useless video, just adds up to content that is crap.

    I expected more from you [H]...
     
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    prtzlboy [H]ard|Gawd

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    A keyboard. How quaint.
     
  20. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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  21. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    Sorry, can't handle realistic criticism? Do you need to dismiss what I have to say by linking to a stupid music video? That's really a dick move dude. This is a news site. If it's shit, I'm going to say so.

    You can't handle that? Too bad.

     
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    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    steakman1971 2[H]4U

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    Yes - if you write a skill, you control the possible responses. I'm writing one now. I realized some of the phrases I added get annoying damn quick.
    I also realized it's not as easy to guess at how people (including me) will use the skill. If I say it out loud, it's different that thinking of what I might say. Weird.
     
  24. Spartacus

    Spartacus [H]ard|Gawd

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    You've been here since 2005 and this is the thread that pushed you over the edge?

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    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

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  26. Parja

    Parja Whineologist

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    Wut?

    It was a lighthearted post about something tech related.

    You must be new here if you expect every news post to be hard-hitting serious journalism.
     
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    CaptNumbNutz Bulls[H]it Master

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    It has nothing to do with being able to handle criticism. Its just that no one gives a fuck.

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  29. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Point of sale?
     
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  30. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    lol you guys are so angry I don't like this, tell me more, please.

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  31. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah, and I'm still waiting for my transparent aluminum!
     
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  33. Spartacus

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    Not angry.... just amused that you've blown a seal over this thread.

    (sure, we believe you..... it's just ice cream)

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    Very cool. It must be expensive to manufacture. Probably used by the military.

    Found a .50cal ballistics video!
     
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  36. Evil Timmy

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    I always wanted to use "Yo Goog" as an activation phrase, I guess my dreams are fulfilled and I can die a happy man.
     
  37. Ranulfo

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    Meme wars, how quaint.
     
  38. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    It's called gorilla glass.
     
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