Hello to all you out there in Internet land,
In your search for entertainment and tech advice; Thank you, so much, for taking a moment to check out what we’re all about. Every week we have a great meeting with friendly faces and interesting topics. You are always welcome to join us.
Currently, We are using Google Meet code: [rgb-rrgc-gqp] for our weekly meeting.
Today’s meeting covered the following topic:
- Poldark is available in Mexico adding a subscription service called acornTV to your prime account.
- The Verge: Google Maps finally works with CarPlay’s excellent dashboard mode.
- The Case of the Top Secret iPod.
- No, Your Phone Doesn’t Have a ‘COVID-19 Sensor’.
- Mapquest – recommended route planning software.
Paul recommended Lobster War – award-winning feature film about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. Available on Amazon Prime in the USA.
Now, a couple of recurring themes from our weekly meetings:
NOTE #1: The Google Meet is scheduled on Google Calendar. If you want to be on that invitation, then provide me your Google account id. Also, provide your email address, or follow the appropriate accounts to see a reminder on the day of our meeting sent out by email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress.
NOTE #2: A CHALLENGE: Can you design a phrase or dialog to trigger and execute a smart speaker commands, while masquerading as conversation? #speakerhacker – Any command execution counts, for example: play a song, get the weather, turn on/off a light. The goal is to covertly execute the command with conversation. We’ll play with our speakers and check back in next week. (see article: Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.)
The YouTube video is available at: https://youtu.be/7xsh94zQodE.
Special thanks to all of you that have been helping in my endeavors. Without your support these things would not be possible.
Remember, you can always show your support by taking a moment to go on YouTube and iTunes to review, like, and subscribe. When you do this, it gives our efforts greater exposure. It is as valuable, and as appreciated, as any contribution to the work I’m doing. Thank you.
Can’t wait till next week!
Everyone take care and #techOn!
Scott, headNerd at International Computer Solutions (internationalcs.net)
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