First Ring Daily 559: Mo Resolutions, Mo Problems

Posted on February 7, 2019 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 2 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Paul figures out how to annoy Brad, HP has a new headset that looks interesting, and Siri is worth a discussion.

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2 responses to “First Ring Daily 559: Mo Resolutions, Mo Problems”

  1. provision l-3

    This is the big blind spot that Paul and Brad seem to have when it comes to digital assistants:

    Google supports: English, Hindi, Indonesian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Mandarin, Tamil, Polish.

    Siri supports: English, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish.

    Alexa supports: English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish.

    So of the top twenty economies in the world:

    Alexa covers 10 (One of those is China which is the second largest)

    Google covers 16

    Siri covers 18

    So Alexa may be wonderful at what it does but is irrelevant to a huge part of the world.

    Google and Siri are close and though Google has the lower language count they do have Hindi which Apple doesn't. Given the relative size of India that's a sizable advantage. So as far as being competitive I would say Google has the clear advantage with its language coverage and capabilities and the Siri is far more competitive than our esteemed U.S. based pundits give it credit for.

  2. Patrick3D

    If I were to guess, a power setting on the USB bus used by the adapter that MiraCast is broadcasting through is turning it off. At work we have a USB camera microscope used by metallurgists that cost a few grand and uses custom software, it kept shutting off every time an image was captured with it, turned out to just be the power savings "feature" on the USB 3.0 root host controller.

    Disabled the setting in Device Manager and in Settings > System > Power > Additional Power Settings > Change Plan Settings > USB Settings > USB Selective Suspend... after that the problem completely disappeared. I've seen the same culprit cause webcams to randomly shutoff on Twitch streamers if they walk away from the camera (i.e. static image.)