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Make A Dumb TV Smarter with a Chromecast, Roku, and Home Assistant

Starting my Smart-Home with a Broadlink RM-Pro was such a great first step because it gave me control of my IR devices at a fraction of the cost of the other devices out there, but it left me wanting more. 702 more words

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Twitter Tightening; WPA3 WiFi Security; Alexa Voice Hits iOS; Motion Sickness Fix for Self-Driving Car Riders

It’s widely known that Twitter has had ongoing issues with spam accounts and malicious automation. Twitter is saying that now, using AI, they are able to identify a lot more spam accounts and deactivate them more quickly…9.9 million a week, up from 3.2 million last September. 492 more words

Phillips Hue Outage

Phillips Hue appears to be having some issues today related to remote connectivity which includes out-of-home connection and voice control.

Phillips via Meet hue in Twitter announced that they are aware of the issue, working to resolve it and will keep us updated.


Alexa And Particle Modernize Coffee Machine By One Iota

When ’s girlfriend got a tea kettle that takes voice commands, he suddenly saw his fancy bean-to-cup coffee machine as a technological dinosaur. It may make good coffee, but getting the DeLonghi going is inconvenient, because it runs a self-cleaning cycle each time it’s turned on or off. 233 more words

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Here are all the things Google Assistant now does that Amazon Alexa can't

Amazon started the current trend of voice assistants when it launched the Amazon Echo four years ago. But the first-mover advantage doesn’t last all that long in tech, and Google has been pouring its considerable artificial intelligence resources into the Google Assistant ever since then. 590 more words


Alexa, Can you replace Google Assistant on Android?

The answer to this question is now yes, Alexa can now replace Google Assistant on your Android! This is something I have wanted for a long time because frankly I hate saying “Okay Google” or “Hey Google”, I mean who wants to call anything Google? 121 more words