Tag: Google

That Cheap Garage Door Opener From eBay

I have to admit since I purchased my Google Home, I’ve been trying to find ways to automate various things around the house. One of the easiest/quickest things to do is to purchase the smart outlets or smart plugs. Recently, I was looking at smart options for garage door openers. I went looking through eBay …

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PlexPy is now Tautulli

For those who run a Plex Media Server, you know that one of the weakest points of having a Plex server is not having statistics baked into the application. You don’t have information about how many users you’re serving up how many streams, how many transcodes and what are the peak hours of the day. …

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Using Mini Smart Sockets

Over the past year or so, I’ve been getting into using the Google Home (assistant). It’s nice to be able to turn lights on, ask general questions and set appointments just by talking. But one of the most disappointing things about the Google Home habitat is the ancillary devices/switches. A lot of them are fairly …

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AI, Robotics and Automation vs. Human Worker

I don’t normally write stories about stuff like this, but it’s becoming strangely apparent that artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, and how it affects the human worker needs to be addressed; we need to talk about it. I’ve been seeing a lot of stories about robotics, artificial intelligence and automation in general. The combination of …

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Blocking BS News starts at the browser level, at least for Google Chrome – BS Detector

On the heels of the post-presidential election, arguably one of the most stunning upsets in American history, people have become angry with websites that spread misinformation or flat out lies. In my previous article, I mentioned that Facebook and Google are going to be making efforts to try to weed out fake news. But the …

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Fake News Sites Are Going To Be Punished

At least 50% of America is unhappy with the latest US elections. Some people are extremely excited about having a Donald Trump presidency while the other half are unanimously disgusted. The overall consensus in America is that the two choices that we had for president were not good; it was like having to choose between …

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Wire Pushes Open Standards And End-to-End Encryption For Video Chat

I like trying to keep track of applications that gives users the ability to do video chat, and Skype and Google Hangouts are probably the most common right now among most users, but last year the Scott co-founder Janus Friis launched a new project called Wire. The application is compatible with modern-day browsers such as …

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So now Google wants Chromecast built into TVs, like Roku

At the beginning of 2014, Roku was able to work out some deals with Hisense and TCL TV manufacturers to incorporate the Roku abilities; TVs from 32 inches to 55 inches. At the time, I thought it was a bad move considering all the number of streaming media devices that people can use nowadays. Albeit, …

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Facebook Gives Their Users 5 More Like Options, But No ‘DISLIKE’

It seems like it’s only taken forever for Facebook to get around to adding additional responses to people’s posts. I think one of the most awkward things you can do on Facebook is when someone announces a death in the family or when someone is seriously ill that you had to LIKE the post or …

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Using Speech Recognition With Google Docs Is Really Impressive

If you’ve ever wanted to use speech recognition to create documents or to see how productive you might be with using a service like that, you might want to check out Google Docs. As of yesterday, February 26, Google Docs now has dictation, by way of their “Voice Typing” future they been using on all …

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