you know, they still need the voice technology for you to set the start time, but it annoys the **** out of me that they don't include the technology on a single chip that lets the clocks on devices set themselves through a choice of sources (a gps signal, a WWV radio signal, even a wifi connection when the home has one). it's got to be cheaper than voice recognition technology, and we wouldn't have to do it each time the power went out! Chip -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn Evans Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 12:55 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: [fcb-l] Voice-interactive Coffee Maker At $99 that is a lot of beans From: Easy Talk <mailto:easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:42 AM Subject: [tabi] Fw: [fcb-l] Voice-interactive Coffee Maker ----- Original Message ----- From: sheila <mailto:sayoung125@xxxxxxx> To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@radio.acb.org Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:53 AM Subject: [fcb-l] Voice-interactive Coffee Maker This voice-interactive coffee maker sounds interesting. The web site for this product is: http://www.hammacher.com/Product/77305?source=CJ&cm_mmc = CJ-_-1408768- _-1830967-_-Hammacher+Product+Catalog Here is the description from the web site. This is the first voice-interactive coffee maker that asks, "Would you like to set the clock or set the coffee brewing time?" and operates in response to your verbal commands. Simply saying, "Set the coffee brewing time," or "Set the clock," will prompt the machine to reply, "Please say the time, including AM or PM." It uses an advanced voice recognition system to identify any time of day you speak, eliminating the hassle of fussing with buttons. The included reusable, dishwasher-safe plastic filter is specially designed to allow the water to thoroughly saturate coffee grounds, maximizing the richness and aroma of coffee. The coffee machine brews up to 10 cups at once and allows you to remove the carafe during brewing to pour a cup. To prompt the coffee maker to speak, simply press the "Talk" button; can also be operated manually. Stainless steel housing. 13" H x 9 1/2" D x 6" W. (4 3/4 lbs.) Item 77305 $99.95 Available for Immediate Shipment. ________________________________ _______________________________________________ fcb-l mailing list fcb-l@xxxxxxx http://www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/fcb-l Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.