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Weekend of March 8, 2024

Tech News and Commentary

Dave, Chris, and Tim discuss Dexcom’s G7 and the Apple Watch, “5.5G” speeds, a free Nintendo Switch, a Target gift card, and Verizon, Gen Z shoppers and Ai, and more.

Lex in Bossier City, Louisiana used the AskDave button at and asked: “I have Alexa in my home and it works well. But I bought an air conditioner system, a window unit, and inside the box – Lo and behold, there was a Google Home device that came with it. And I’m wondering, are these two things compatible with Alexa or would they work even in the same house, or do I need to be in separate rooms? What’s going on there?”

Lex, no theyre not compatible with Alexa. Google Home is a direct competitor to Alexa. Its basically Google creating a database on you rather than Amazon creating a database on you.

You can run them both in the same house and they will for the most part stay out of each others way since they respond to different triggers, but you could potentially start having issues with them in the future as trigger words start going away.

If you just want to use it for your air conditioning, then you can just plug it in and pretend that your A/C has its own voice assistant and only ask Google to deal with it and keep using Alexa as you are now.

At least right now, you shouldnt have any issues at all using both in the same room.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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