Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 22:44 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

My thoughts tend to go to dark places these days. And so when I watched Google on Wednesday trot out one after another of its homegrown computing devices for every task and every nook of our homes, I went straight to dystopia: R.I.P. digital competition.

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RE: Voice
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 6th Oct 2017 18:14 UTC in reply to "Voice"
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I'm not sure I agree with the premise that voice assistants are more restrictive. Amazon has opened up their platform to allow third party skills. They are so open that most skills are garbage.

I understand the default to amazon is bad and may be a barrier to many people. But, I'm not convinced its worse than ios restrictions. With out being able to set default applications for maps, mail, browser etc, its kind of the same thing. You can do things the apple way and other ways, but apple will try to reduce the friction to stay in apple world. Yet, people do still use non Apple services. So, I have hope for Amazon echo.

But also, I have no idea why anyone want's/ needs echo. It seems like such a gimmick. Plus I have my voice assistant on my phone that can do almost everything as well. And its on my phone which is always with me.

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