Windows 10: Fun with Cortana

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  1.    31 Jan 2015 #21

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Edwin said: View Post
    Don't rush out to get that mic yet, I had some problems using a crappy webcam mic!
    It's just 6.50$, I wouldn't waste more than that on a mic. Erin would KILL ME!
    I once had one of those cheap headsets too. I threw it away. It was really no good. A reasonable one would go for around $40.
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  2.    31 Jan 2015 #22

    whs said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Edwin said: View Post
    Don't rush out to get that mic yet, I had some problems using a crappy webcam mic!
    It's just 6.50$, I wouldn't waste more than that on a mic. Erin would KILL ME!
    I once had one of those cheap headsets too. I threw it away. It was really no good. A reasonable one would go for around $40.
    I'm just getting a mic for now. I really don't need a headset.

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  3.    31 Jan 2015 #23

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    whs said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Edwin said: View Post
    Don't rush out to get that mic yet, I had some problems using a crappy webcam mic!
    It's just 6.50$, I wouldn't waste more than that on a mic. Erin would KILL ME!
    I once had one of those cheap headsets too. I threw it away. It was really no good. A reasonable one would go for around $40.
    I'm just getting a mic for now. I really don't need a headset.

    Would be nice if you reported back once you have it. I am wondering whether that will work. You can test it with the sound recorder which is in all systems.
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  4.    31 Jan 2015 #24

    whs said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    whs said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Edwin said: View Post
    Don't rush out to get that mic yet, I had some problems using a crappy webcam mic!
    It's just 6.50$, I wouldn't waste more than that on a mic. Erin would KILL ME!
    I once had one of those cheap headsets too. I threw it away. It was really no good. A reasonable one would go for around $40.
    I'm just getting a mic for now. I really don't need a headset.

    Would be nice if you reported back once you have it. I am wondering whether that will work. You can test it with the sound recorder which is in all systems.
    Will do.. Jeff
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       31 Jan 2015 #25

    Hmmmm, Cortana doesn't listen to me!

    Mic checks out ok - it isn't that she doesn't understand me, she isn't listening

    Not high on my list ... I'll play another day.

    Bill
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       01 Feb 2015 #26

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Hmmmm, Cortana doesn't listen to me!



    Mic checks out ok - it isn't that she doesn't understand me, she isn't listening



    Not high on my list ... I'll play another day.



    Bill

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    Did you turn on "Respond to Hey Cortana"?
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       02 Feb 2015 #27

    badrobot said: View Post
    Did you turn on "Respond to Hey Cortana"?
    I'm not sure, I poked around settings and thought I had everything up and running. As I mentioned, this is low priority - I've played with voice commands many times over the years and it is a neat trick, just not something I'd really use to operate a machine. Cortana is just the newest iteration.

    I recall a msg in Cortana that said my mic was not on ... but I could see the volume meter work when I spoke and could record in sound recorder.

    Thanks for the suggestion Badrobot- I might try to find that setting in a few weeks.

    Bill
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  8. Posts : 552
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       02 Feb 2015 #28

    Reminds me of the Star Trek film where Scottie talks to the old computer on earth and gets no response from the keyboard.
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  9.    02 Feb 2015 #29

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  10. Posts : 186
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       09 Mar 2015 #30

    Edwin said: View Post
    I'm gonna make a list of things you have to do to optimize Cortana's performance.
    Hey Edwin, did you do this?

    Nice video by the way. I'm pretty sure I won't really use Cortana, but it would nice to have a play.
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