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Google home released today - £125.05 with voucher @ Currys

£125.05 @ Currys
Only released today £129.00 on website there is a code that gives you free next day delivery GOOGLEDELIVERY which it does but it also takes the 3.95 delivery of total order giving a total of 125.05 :… Read More
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Only released today £129.00 on website there is a code that gives you free next day delivery GOOGLEDELIVERY which it does but it also takes the 3.95 delivery of total order giving a total of 125.05 :) I know it's not a massive saving but every little helps. Plus you get 3 months free Google play music!
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53 Likes
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.

How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
35 Likes
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
26 Likes
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day

And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?
13 Likes
priv19
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
Nothing stupid about it, however, still we see lots of criticism of people who want to protect their privacy by those that have given up trying. They spew criticism because no one else having the privacy they gave up makes them feel better.

I wear a tin foil hat and a mask when I go out in public. And then I heard that London Underground can actually find you from your signature gait. So I now walk all funny on purpose. So I'm the funny looking one with the funny walk.... Good lord, I've revealed too much!
12 Likes
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.


comical

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35 Likes #1
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
53 Likes #2
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.

How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
12 Likes #3
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.


comical
26 Likes #4
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day

And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?
3 Likes #5
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?

These types of services have been around since 2012 so it's hardly new and shiny. So yes, It is wrong.
#6
hum, can the speaker be used as sonos? i've got google assistant on my phone
1 Like #7
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day

And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?


yes, yes it is.
1 Like #8
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day

And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?


I agree, but you're wrong. I'm sure other items have so much access to my data. But I've made that trade-off as the convenience is so fantastic.
#9
redmouse2
hum, can the speaker be used as sonos? i've got google assistant on my phone


afaik currently no but by Q2 I heard.
4 Likes #10
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?

I agree the smoke comment wasn't the smartest response, but I was making a point. I work in the industry and am fully aware of the potential of these devices. but the "Big brother" comments become tiresome, everytime you search, walk and move, the device knows exactly what you are doing. At least with this, it's sat in one place and the most exciting conversation it will get from me and my wife is how our days went and what were having for dinner. After using Alexa for 9 months, but selling ourselves to the google eco-system, for me this is a benefit along with the power of google to support it.

I agree new tech like this needs to be approached with caution in some instances.
1 Like #11
redmouse2
hum, can the speaker be used as sonos? i've got google assistant on my phone

https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7174267?hl=en

Looks like you can do multi room with Google home, according to their website but you have to set up groups of speakers.
3 Likes #12
Slim2k
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?
I agree the smoke comment wasn't the smartest response, but I was making a point. I work in the industry and am fully aware of the potential of these devices. but the "Big brother" comments become tiresome, everytime you search, walk and move, the device knows exactly what you are doing. At least with this, it's sat in one place and the most exciting conversation it will get from me and my wife is how our days went and what were having for dinner. After using Alexa for 9 months, but selling ourselves to the google eco-system, for me this is a benefit along with the power of google to support it.
I agree new tech like this needs to be approached with caution in some instances.

That's fair enough, my initial comment was deliberately provocative. Basically, I just don't like talking to devices, I'm all for technology, enjoy the benefits and I am not even particularly paranoid about my data being harvested as it will be pretty dull; but, I don't want to talk to it and don't want it listening for me to do so.
#13
pootymagooty
Monkey.nuts.2
redmouse2
hum, can the speaker be used as sonos? i've got google assistant on my phone
https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7174267?hl=en
Looks like you can do multi room with Google home, according to their website but you have to set up groups of speakers.
Yes indeed you can, and you don't need to have multiple google homes either. You can buy chromecast audio and use that on most speakers to make them wifi enabled.

I like chromecast audio, and have even just set up one in my car, but you cannot plug it directly into a speaker - it needs to plug into an amplifier. For the best results, use the optical output and an external DAC.

Edited By: M_z on Apr 06, 2017 11:50: typo
#14
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
It's not like they don't know it all already through my browsing habits and email content. Plus the fact that I use an Android phone, so they know the apps I download etc.
1 Like #15
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?
I agree the smoke comment wasn't the smartest response, but I was making a point. I work in the industry and am fully aware of the potential of these devices. but the "Big brother" comments become tiresome, everytime you search, walk and move, the device knows exactly what you are doing. At least with this, it's sat in one place and the most exciting conversation it will get from me and my wife is how our days went and what were having for dinner. After using Alexa for 9 months, but selling ourselves to the google eco-system, for me this is a benefit along with the power of google to support it.
I agree new tech like this needs to be approached with caution in some instances.
That's fair enough, my initial comment was deliberately provocative. Basically, I just don't like talking to devices, I'm all for technology, enjoy the benefits and I am not even particularly paranoid about my data being harvested as it will be pretty dull; but, I don't want to talk to it and don't want it listening for me to do so.
I'm the same. I'd much rather wave my hands and the lights come on, than have to say "OK Google... turn on the lights" each time. Some gestures baked into Android wear would make this sort of automation much more useful to me.
#16
Hmmm, but next day delivery is £3.95...
#17
does anyone now if this will work with the nest thermostat 3rd gen + nest protects?
I have not had a chance to look into this just yet but do have the nest, wow how lazy would I be then -
cannot be bothered to get up to turn heating on - use app / cannot be bothered to use mobile device - shout it out.
#18
Evostance
Hmmm, but next day delivery is £3.95...
Did you actually read the OP?!
#19
buddn07
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?
I agree the smoke comment wasn't the smartest response, but I was making a point. I work in the industry and am fully aware of the potential of these devices. but the "Big brother" comments become tiresome, everytime you search, walk and move, the device knows exactly what you are doing. At least with this, it's sat in one place and the most exciting conversation it will get from me and my wife is how our days went and what were having for dinner. After using Alexa for 9 months, but selling ourselves to the google eco-system, for me this is a benefit along with the power of google to support it.
I agree new tech like this needs to be approached with caution in some instances.
That's fair enough, my initial comment was deliberately provocative. Basically, I just don't like talking to devices, I'm all for technology, enjoy the benefits and I am not even particularly paranoid about my data being harvested as it will be pretty dull; but, I don't want to talk to it and don't want it listening for me to do so.
I'm the same. I'd much rather wave my hands and the lights come on, than have to say "OK Google... turn on the lights" each time. Some gestures baked into Android wear would make this sort of automation much more useful to me.


I bought a couple of these back from the states when they were released (for a lot cheaper than £129 btw - since when is the exchange rate like for like!?)

I see your point about actions rather than speaking, but the amount of times ive headed from the kitchen to the lounge with hands full of glasses of juice etc and using my voice over even flicking the lightswitch has been a godsend - a mixture of the 2 would be great

Edited By: e4kenndr on Apr 06, 2017 13:49
1 Like #20
sgtbarton
does anyone now if this will work with the nest thermostat 3rd gen + nest protects?
I have not had a chance to look into this just yet but do have the nest, wow how lazy would I be then -
cannot be bothered to get up to turn heating on - use app / cannot be bothered to use mobile device - shout it out.
https://nest.com/support/article/Learn-how-to-control-your-Nest-Learning-Thermostat-with-Google-Assistant-and-Google-Home
https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7073478?hl=en

It supports pretty much all smart tech and if not give it a couple months.
#21
Also V 2.0 may have wifi networksing built in which you might want to wait for: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/05/information-google-plans-release-google-home-mesh-networking/

They need to make a cheap microphone too like the echo dot for this to really take off
5 Likes #22
How many of you idiots post your every move on Facebook...

No point getting uptight about this.
Horse, stable door and bolted spring to mind.
2 Likes #23
FREEZIN_WOLF
How many of you idiots post your every move on Facebook...
No point getting uptight about this.
Horse, stable door and bolted spring to mind.
And then there is the pushed advertising... (beauty and the beast, anyone?)
4 Likes #24
Why buy something that goes on and on about nothing when you can just get married?
1 Like #25
sgtbarton
does anyone now if this will work with the nest thermostat 3rd gen + nest protects?
I have not had a chance to look into this just yet but do have the nest, wow how lazy would I be then -
cannot be bothered to get up to turn heating on - use app / cannot be bothered to use mobile device - shout it out.


Yes it does. Perfectly. I guess, as you would expect, as they are both Google owned :)
4 Likes #26
FREEZIN_WOLF
How many of you idiots post your every move on Facebook...
No point getting uptight about this.
Horse, stable door and bolted spring to mind.
Do you think it's the same people who post on facebook who are wary of putting an ever listening microphone into their home?

The people mocking those who have some care for their own privacy are being rude. Not wanting one of these is a perfectly reasonable opinion.
4 Likes #27
e4kenndr
buddn07
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
And your response about smoke signals isn't stupid? On my smart phone, only the phone app has permission to access the microphone. I just think we should be cautiously sceptical about these sorts of services, rather than rush to get them first because they are new and shiny, is that wrong?
I agree the smoke comment wasn't the smartest response, but I was making a point. I work in the industry and am fully aware of the potential of these devices. but the "Big brother" comments become tiresome, everytime you search, walk and move, the device knows exactly what you are doing. At least with this, it's sat in one place and the most exciting conversation it will get from me and my wife is how our days went and what were having for dinner. After using Alexa for 9 months, but selling ourselves to the google eco-system, for me this is a benefit along with the power of google to support it.
I agree new tech like this needs to be approached with caution in some instances.
That's fair enough, my initial comment was deliberately provocative. Basically, I just don't like talking to devices, I'm all for technology, enjoy the benefits and I am not even particularly paranoid about my data being harvested as it will be pretty dull; but, I don't want to talk to it and don't want it listening for me to do so.
I'm the same. I'd much rather wave my hands and the lights come on, than have to say "OK Google... turn on the lights" each time. Some gestures baked into Android wear would make this sort of automation much more useful to me.
I bought a couple of these back from the states when they were released (for a lot cheaper than £129 btw - since when is the exchange rate like for like!?)
I see your point about actions rather than speaking, but the amount of times ive headed from the kitchen to the lounge with hands full of glasses of juice etc and using my voice over even flicking the lightswitch has been a godsend - a mixture of the 2 would be great
pffft, having to even use your voice is an inconvenience. what if you're carrying glasses of juices etc. AND have a mouthful of biscuits. Hue sensors + bulbs is the ideal setup imho :p
7 Likes #28
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day

Nothing stupid about it, however, still we see lots of criticism of people who want to protect their privacy by those that have given up trying. They spew criticism because no one else having the privacy they gave up makes them feel better.
2 Likes #29
Sam_Crow
Why buy something that goes on and on about nothing when you can just get married?


Surely that costs a hell of alot more though than 129 quid
#30
I use google audio x4 multi room with Yatse rasp pi and nas, could I integrate this too?
13 Likes #31
priv19
Slim2k
M_z
Do I want to pay £125.05 to have Google snoop on everything said in my house. Hmmm, let me think ... nope, not really.
How's that smartphone of your's holding out or are you still using smoke signals? Such a stupid response when you actually assess the connected devices you interactive with throughout the day
Nothing stupid about it, however, still we see lots of criticism of people who want to protect their privacy by those that have given up trying. They spew criticism because no one else having the privacy they gave up makes them feel better.

I wear a tin foil hat and a mask when I go out in public. And then I heard that London Underground can actually find you from your signature gait. So I now walk all funny on purpose. So I'm the funny looking one with the funny walk.... Good lord, I've revealed too much!
6 Likes #32
Unless a recent update has gone over my head some of the comments on this topic seem silly. Sure, google home and amazon echo listen to everything you say, but only queries are sent to their servers. They have to listen to you telling your dog that you need a new tinfoil hat, but they don't store that on their servers unless you say 'ok google, buy me a new tinfoil hat'.

What they store on their servers is no different to your ISP (or google) storing your internet history. When you google 'cheap bras so I can get points on the internet' - that's stored, when you say 'ok google, I need more tin foil' - that's stored. When you say 'my hemorrhoids are back mum' - that's not stored.


Edited By: murtgurge on Apr 06, 2017 14:31
#33
s24adm
pffft, having to even use your voice is an inconvenience. what if you're carrying glasses of juices etc. AND have a mouthful of biscuits. Hue sensors + bulbs is the ideal setup imho :p

Plus from me for the Hue Bulbs & Sensors. It's awesome to be able to walk from room to room, floor to floor, with the lights just turning on/off as required.

Edited By: greatcapp on Apr 06, 2017 14:34
1 Like #34
mxer450
I use google audio x4 multi room with Yatse rasp pi and nas, could I integrate this too?
Are you speaking another language!? :|
#35
why do we need this in our life?
#36
e4kenndr
Also V 2.0 may have wifi networksing built in which you might want to wait for: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/05/information-google-plans-release-google-home-mesh-networking/
They need to make a cheap microphone too like the echo dot for this to really take off
Or put a microphone in the Chromecast Audio.
1 Like #37
shahidali47
why do we need this in our life?

Said people in 2007 when the iPhone came out.
#38
ei8hty5ive
sgtbarton
does anyone now if this will work with the nest thermostat 3rd gen + nest protects?
I have not had a chance to look into this just yet but do have the nest, wow how lazy would I be then -
cannot be bothered to get up to turn heating on - use app / cannot be bothered to use mobile device - shout it out.

Yes it does. Perfectly. I guess, as you would expect, as they are both Google owned :)
Not quite perfectly. If it's the same as Android Wear, then I can't get it to turn on my hot water using voice, nor through the Nest app on wear, nor using IFTTT. I have to go into the app, and manually boost the hot water for how ever long I choose.

The hot water thing isn't an option on the US version of the Nest, so I don't see them adding it any time soon either.
2 Likes #39
murtgurge
Unless a recent update has gone over my head some of the comments on this topic seem silly. Sure, google home and amazon echo listen to everything you say, but only queries are sent to their servers. They have to listen to you telling your dog that you need a new tinfoil hat, but they don't store that on their servers unless you say 'ok google, buy me a new tinfoil hat'.

And all of that information can be accessed by GCHQ thanks to Theresa May. That's why people are hesitant.

What they store on their servers is no different to your ISP (or google) storing your internet history. When you google 'cheap bras so I can get points on the internet' - that's stored, when you say 'ok google, I need more tin foil' - that's stored. When you say 'my hemorrhoids are back mum' - that's not stored.


And all of that information can be accessed by GCHQ thanks to Theresa May.


Edited By: cossy3 on Apr 06, 2017 14:53
#40
Seems pretty good

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