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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:43 pm

I get mine tomorrow. It will go in my office at work to be used as a tv essentially fir yttv while I'm doing office work

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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wags and Corey. Is the Google nest home hub life changing?

My life has changed!

Not really, but it is neat. I like being able to see my Wyze cams on the hub just by saying "Show Front Yard" or whatever. It'll be neat to have a screen for casting YouTube videos or whatever else, although I haven't used that yet. Plus, Erin likes seeing the rotation of pics.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:12 pm

How fast do the Wyze cams show up? And it's like a 10 second delay once it does?

On the rare occasion I cook I use the 10" one for recipes and Gus Johnson

Did you make a new album for pics or doing random?
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:57 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post How fast do the Wyze cams show up? And it's like a 10 second delay once it does?

Yeah, it's a pretty long delay. We were kind of laughing at that. If you want to see a potential burglar on the security cam, they'll be gone by the time the video pulls up.
Tyler wrote:Source of the postDid you make a new album for pics or doing random?

I actually set it up to pull pics from Facebook albums since I have more and older pics there than I do on Google Photos.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:15 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post I actually set it up to pull pics from Facebook albums since I have more and older pics there than I do on Google Photos.

Ah. So just pulling random pics from FB? I am too much of a control freak. I curate all of my albums. I have Kitchen Display, my parents display, and my work one. I manually select different pictures for each one because I'm a lunatic. Google Photos makes it really easy though.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:56 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Ah. So just pulling random pics from FB?

Not completely random, I have select albums that it pulls from. But I didn't set up any new album specifically for the display, just using ones that I've already created over the years.
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Postby Corey » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:46 pm

I took the lazy route and include all pictures that include me, Meg, or Kirby.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:54 pm

Corey wrote:Source of the post I took the lazy route and include all pictures that include me, Meg, or Kirby.

That's going to be some very NSFW content and some bad (quality) ones. I hope you dont bring it to work!

After looking at mine all day I think I've decided the resolution is worse than the Lenovo, but the screen's auto brightness does a better job. It feels less like a screen, but idk if that is better or not.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:42 pm

Got mine set up in the living room in place of our OG Google Home. I'll take my other home to work so I can play some retail radio on it.

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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:25 am

bmyoungs wrote:Got mine set up in the living room in place of our OG Google Home. I'll take my other home to work so I can play some retail radio on it.

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But your plan was to bring the Google display to work to watch tv!
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:43 am

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bmyoungs wrote:Got mine set up in the living room in place of our OG Google Home. I'll take my other home to work so I can play some retail radio on it.

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But your plan was to bring the Google display to work to watch tv!
Guess I should have gotten 2!

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Postby Tyler » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:31 pm

I've had the mini Lenovo Google home for a couple months now. I like it a lot more than the Insignia nightstand Google that it replaced. This has an actual screen, but now somehow darker at night. It includes more weather information. My favorite feature is turning off the 3 smart bulbs in the room with it via touch. No need for my smart things button anymore, just swipe Lenovo from the top and puh Master Bedroom Off. If they are on sale for $30 again I'll find a reason to get one.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:39 pm

Wilkins. How are you liking your 8" Lenovo? Life changing yet? We use our 10" version daily in the kitchen for recipes, timers, YouTube, YouTube TV, or the occasional Duo call. I thought we would use it on Duo a lot, but I still prefer phone.

Seeing the timer countdown is worth the price of admission alone.

Brad, on tbe baby Lenovo do you swipe from the side every night for super night mode? I do. It's part of my routine now, along with turning off the smart lamps
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:42 am

Tyler wrote:Wilkins. How are you liking your 8" Lenovo? Life changing yet? We use our 10" version daily in the kitchen for recipes, timers, YouTube, YouTube TV, or the occasional Duo call. I thought we would use it on Duo a lot, but I still prefer phone.

Seeing the timer countdown is worth the price of admission alone.

Brad, on tbe baby Lenovo do you swipe from the side every night for super night mode? I do. It's part of my routine now, along with turning off the smart lamps
I hate duo on the displays so I turned it off.

I do not swipe mine glass, I turned on the night mode times in app and set the brightness to the minimum for those times. I can't imagine it could be any dimmer without being turned off

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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:14 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I turned on the night mode times in app and set the brightness to the minimum for those times

Maybe this is doing the same thing as swiping. I was surprised to learn it could get darker while still being readable at night, but I am guessing your method is achieving the same thing.
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:28 am

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I turned on the night mode times in app and set the brightness to the minimum for those times

Maybe this is doing the same thing as swiping. I was surprised to learn it could get darker while still being readable at night, but I am guessing your method is achieving the same thing.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:37 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wilkins. How are you liking your 8" Lenovo? Life changing yet? We use our 10" version daily in the kitchen for recipes, timers, YouTube, YouTube TV, or the occasional Duo call. I thought we would use it on Duo a lot, but I still prefer phone.

Seeing the timer countdown is worth the price of admission alone.

Brad, on tbe baby Lenovo do you swipe from the side every night for super night mode? I do. It's part of my routine now, along with turning off the smart lamps


I like it, but wish i had to ability to just like...send a recipe to it? The whole reason I got it was to use for recipes while cooking, but its hard to find the recipes I have in yummly. Still an improvement. Being able to do Duo calls while cooking and streaming to it like a chromecast is something im looking forward to.

The countdown timer is really nice. One of the most infuriating things in the world, is I constantly am setting timers, but sometimes I say alarm. So instead of hey google set a timer for 5 minutes, ill say set an alarm for 5 min. I'll say hey google, how much left on the timer. "Actually, there is no timer" "OKAY GOOGLE HOW MUCH IS LEFT ON THE F@#$ING alarm"

So anyway, I like that a lot.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:41 am

Wow. Amateur. Never say the word "alarm"

The recipe thing is kind of annoying. Jocelyn can usually find the same recipe on the Google as she had on her phone. Or she just starts with the Google and not phone at all.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:42 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wow. Amateur. Never say the word "alarm"

The recipe thing is kind of annoying. Jocelyn can usually find the same recipe on the Google as she had on her phone. Or she just starts with the Google and not phone at all.


I plan my recipes like 2 weeks in advance now because of all this Covid junk. I should just start using google recipes, but my yummly has like 3 years worth of shit on it, and my friends use my link to find stuff.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:15 pm

bmyoungs wrote: I can't imagine it could be any dimmer without being turned off

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I enabled night mode. Swiping from the side makes it darker. Night mode has the Moon, stars, and weather. Swiping from the side tryna everything black other than dimly lit numbers

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