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Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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10/10/2015 | 10:22:25 AM
Re: Silly...but
@tzubair, I agree one hundred percent. I do not believe what advertisements say at face value EVER! I am definitely not gullable. I also think that Androids are user friendly, and I personally own one right now. I base whether something is easy and user friendly based on trying it out for myself and asking others that had or have such devices. I do not run out and buy the latest device immediately, because of my reservations in buying a device strictly off of advertisements.
batye
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10/4/2015 | 3:22:44 AM
Re: Chicken or Egg?
@Dave, I would always worry what if... as nothing private anymore... plus easy way to do create need for customer... pizza and netflix... or it just a message in the brain ??? now we never know for sure???
batye
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10/4/2015 | 3:19:39 AM
Re: Funny little buttons
@tzubair, I would say technology gives scarry ability of controlling end user via subliminal messages...
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9/30/2015 | 9:54:38 PM
"Netflix And Chill' Button Shows What's Wrong With IoT
I actually have a friend who went all-in on smartening up his home with an Amazon Echo and Hue lightbulbs. While it is amazingly cool, the bulbs were not cheap and not without headaches to set up. Now, that's execusable, if the long term convenience outweighs it, but the jury's still out on that one. Hearing him say 'Alexa, turn on the bedroom lights' is incredibly sci-fii, but when he's just going in there to grab his keys and then has to say it again to turn them off five seconds later instead of just turning them on himself, it's a bit silly. One time I went to turn them off myself and he said 'don't do that. You'll de-sync them.' Are you kidding me? This embodies your point exactly, Dave. Would we want that smart button to order food every time we sit down to watch TV (well, maybe some would)? It's all a bit cumbersome for now. I also want the record to show that I love 'Netflix and Chill' memes.
tzubair
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9/30/2015 | 3:49:10 PM
Re: Silly...but
"It is tons of buttons, unintegrated buttons that don't work together I have a problem with."

@David: Tons of buttons can rightly be a big nuisance, but who's there to integrate it? In other words, who's there to "talk" to Netflix, Some Pizza Service and Some Popcorn Service to invent one button or a set of similar buttons which the user can use together. I don't think any company is working on this at the moment.
tzubair
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9/30/2015 | 3:41:46 PM
Re: Funny little buttons
"Eventually we will get to the point where the things we do everyday, can be facilitated a bit better by the IoT. Until then we can tinker with funny little buttons."

@Kstarton: That's what I was also thinking while reading through it. If every company starts inventing their own "button", pretty soon we might have a huge collection of buttons all around and be utterly confused and cluttered. What you need is consolidation amongst the IoT services so that one common interface controls multiple applications.
tzubair
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9/30/2015 | 3:31:23 PM
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"From this point on, I only want to buy products that are convenient, user friendly, and super easy. Other than that, it's not worth my time, energy, or money"

@AngelFuego: At times, the products may seem to be very intiuitive and user-friendly because of the way they are marketed. In reality, that may not always be the case. Users may be led into beleiving that something is very user-friendly because of the way people perceive it to be. Take the example of Apple - in actual iPhones are not very different from let's say Android when it comes to the interface but they are marketed to be super user-friendly.
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9/30/2015 | 8:12:08 AM
Funny little buttons
There is a certain draw to being able to hit a button to get your pizza ordered , dim your lights and put on your queued up Netflix show after a long day. (and whether Netflix and chill is a code word for more than just sinking into the couch and vegetating is up to you.) I'm not going to make a button, but I can see why some might. Eventually we will get to the point where the things we do everyday, can be facilitated a bit better by the IoT. Until then we can tinker with funny little buttons.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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9/29/2015 | 7:36:24 PM
Re: Silly...but
Whoopty and Dave: Yes. I like that idea. is the buttons are in sync, it does make the experience more convenient and seamless. From this point on, I only want to buy products that are convenient, user friendly, and super easy. Other than that, it's not worth my time, energy, or money.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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9/29/2015 | 7:31:10 PM
Re: Silly...but
Dave, I agree. I find it frustrating to have many different devices, so I would definitely not want to have different remotes for devices with buttons for separate things. A universal button pad would suit me best. I think consolidating haven't been to one space would work better for me. I am the type of person who gets frustrated by all the different charging cord they have each of my different devices. I think that there should be a universal cord for all devices. it may seem like I'm getting off topic, but to me it's the same concept.
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