“Cease!” Pixies Apologize for Preemptively Turning Off Google Alarms
“Cease!” That’s the phrase that opens Pixies’ iconic “The place Is My Thoughts?” and it’s additionally the phrase that’s making some people’ morning routines a bit of trickier. That’s as a result of Google Pixel telephones have a function in which you’ll flip off alarms just by saying, “Cease,” and if “The place Is My Thoughts?” occurs to be your alarm, then it’s going to actually flip itself off.
One Redditor found the phenomenon just lately. The person reported that their morning alarm makes use of songs from a shuffled Spotify playlist, however some mornings the alarm didn’t go off. Waking up early to see what the problem was, they caught the offender: the spoken “Cease” through the intro of “The place Is My Thoughts?” The clarification thread rose to the highest of the Google Pixel subreddit, incomes a write-up from Android Police that Pixies themselves shared.
“Sorry about that!” the band wrote, tweeting the hyperlink to the article. Take a look at video proof of “The place Is My Thoughts?” turning off a Google Pixel alarm beneath, adopted by the tune itself.
The function inflicting the error was added to Google gadgets a couple of years again, and was delivered to their telephones with the discharge of the Pixel 6 in 2021. The concept is that customers solely must say “Cease” or “Snooze,” and their alarms will reply in type. Mockingly, this function doesn’t work when there’s music within the background, particularly as a result of Google needed to keep away from a state of affairs like this one during which alarms might flip themselves off. Nonetheless, Pixies’ remoted, spoken-toned “Cease” effortlessly does the trick — possibly the band might make a remix that begins with “Snooze” as an alternative?
Past by accident extending the mornings of some Google Pixel customers, Pixies have been busy just lately, and are presently on the street for his or her 2023 tour. They may even be hitting the street this fall for a co-headlining tour with Modest Mouse. Seize your tickets right here.
Sorry about that! ⏰📱🛑https://t.co/EtCQ2FPkIJ
— PIXIES (@PIXIES) Could 3, 2023