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Taerak's Void
by M. R. Mathias

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Taerak's Void
(Book One of Fantastica)
A new series by multiple award winning author, M. R. Mathias

After finding a strange medallion and some maps with markings that no one in his village can understand, Braxton Bray decides to take it all to the Hall of Scholars in the kingdom's capital. But greed is everywhere. Braxton and a tough young female caravan guard named Nixy are forced to run for their lives, for someone else wants what Braxton found and is willing to go to great lengths to take it from him.

With a hefty, kingdom wide, bounty on their heads, not even the great wizards of the Sorcerious can help them. Left with nothing but each other, Braxton and Nixy have no choice but to get on a ship and go on an adventure that will take them places they would have otherwise never imagined. Elves, dwarves, giant gothicans, and trolls, treacherous forests on distant shores, love, death, terror, and magic all await...

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https://www.wired.com/2017/01/alexa-conquering-world-now-amazons-real-challenge-begins/

 All sorts of devices are integrating Alexa into them.  But how do things work when a roomful of devices hear you start a command with "Alexa"? I can understand why Amazon wants to require command start with that word. PReserve Brand  integrity! But it could be confusing. And learning a list of commands separately for each of a room full of devices is a bad thing also.

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Re: Alexa is conquering the world, which creates a possible problem
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 10:19:05 AM »
We have two different dots under two different accounts. One is mine and the other belongs to my grandson. He has to be careful when talking to his that his door's closed. I tried to get him to change his Alexa to echo , but he wouldn't do it . Of course I'm not changing mine because I'm used to the original name for the one I have at my mother's.

 Right now, I have no plans to get any of the other add-ons. I'm happy with her the way she is.


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Re: Alexa is conquering the world, which creates a possible problem
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 08:04:01 PM »
 I bought a second echo for the bedroom before the smaller and cheaper versions came out. Are used to have trouble with the second echo interpreting or misinterpreting my command even though it's on the other end of a two bedroom apartment. Doesn't happen as much. I think they have set up comparisons between multiple echoes on the same network to make sure that only the closer one respond.

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Re: Alexa is conquering the world, which creates a possible problem
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 06:08:44 AM »
I'm in an average size one bedroom condo.  I have two Echos -- one in living room, Echo, and one in bedroom, Alexa.  I've never had a problem.
 
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