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    Default Open Source Alternative to Google Home / Amazon Alexa etc

    Been having a nosey at alternatives to Google Home, Amazon Alexa etc as the wife and kids are kind of bugging me about getting one.
    Read up on Beermans Google home thread.

    Came across this open source alternative called [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] which can apparently run on pretty much any hardware , eg Raspberry, PC, Car etc
    Not looked into very much myself yet but like the idea as I am a paranoid chap at best and dont like the idea of Google, Amazon harvesting my every word.

    Figured some of you tech savvy lot might be interested. Trying to figure out a way it will satisfy my inner Nerd which must constantly make pointless shit I dont need by actually making something useful lol, maybe even the kids and wife will approve.

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    Default Re: Open Source Alternative to Google Home / Amazon Alexa etc

    Here's another. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - It uses Amazon's Alexa service though so don't mention the war
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    Default Re: Open Source Alternative to Google Home / Amazon Alexa etc

    Hardware has already been the issue for me on this. Making something that looks good with a decent microphone array soon costs more than the off the shelf options

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    Default Re: Open Source Alternative to Google Home / Amazon Alexa etc

    Mine arrives this month or next. I'll let you know what's what when it arrives and if it can operate with no internet access.
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    Default Re: Open Source Alternative to Google Home / Amazon Alexa etc

    Would be interested about this as the way things are at the moment it seems to be convenience at the expense of privacy with a lot of these devices, I have a couple of echos.


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    Default Re: Open Source Alternative to Google Home / Amazon Alexa etc

    Keep us informed. Got a Google Home after trying the Alexa for a month and being disappointed. The Google home is better in my humble opinion but I still want to open it up and tinker software wise so to speak.

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    I bought three for some reason.
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