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Smart Home devices 3428

Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,727
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #120 on: January 03, 2019, 08:51:01 PM »
If you want to dim a lamp fit a smart bulb,  if you just want wireless control/timing or it has an obscure bulb, use a smart plug

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,190
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #121 on: January 03, 2019, 09:17:10 PM »
If you want to dim a lamp fit a smart bulb,  if you just want wireless control/timing or it has an obscure bulb, use a smart plug



Yes :tu: if not for the Christmas money I wouldn't have bought as much as I did :salute: wonder if brands will really matter a lot with the different bulbs :think: I know to a point it will but just how much of a difference  :think:
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,727
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2019, 09:38:08 PM »
If you want to dim a lamp fit a smart bulb,  if you just want wireless control/timing or it has an obscure bulb, use a smart plug



Yes :tu: if not for the Christmas money I wouldn't have bought as much as I did :salute: wonder if brands will really matter a lot with the different bulbs :think: I know to a point it will but just how much of a difference  :think:

As long as they are compatible with your hub it shouldn't matter.  I stick to the Philips hue and hive bulbs as they work on my hive hub 
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,759 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #123 on: January 03, 2019, 10:10:20 PM »
We've slowly but surely replaced most of our lighting with led bulb options.

I've been eyeing those sonoff smart switch/relays (and how customizable/hackable they are) and they really are an affordable option. Our living room light has a ir remote, but is pre wifi control, and it has multiple brightness and colour temperature adjustments, it'd be great to adjust that via app or home assistant, but looks like I'll need a smart ir control

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,471
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #124 on: January 03, 2019, 10:51:28 PM »
Stories like this are hilarious:

https://gizmodo.com/the-amazon-alexa-eavesdropping-nightmare-came-true-1831231490?fbclid=IwAR2OKUQ0IJBiobwGWT21FrbONAvNKY2DcdPTIdP5-Gmnb4B4173DjbkXQqo

A magazine, trying to get a story decided to stalk this poor bugger rather than simply writing about the concerns and respecting this person's privacy.  It was a mistake on behalf of Amazon- these things happen, especially with new technology.  I'm not saying it was right, but it was, in my opinion at least, made much worse by someone desperate to make a name for themselves by writing a story to take a shot at a giant.

I also wonder if there is any potential legal issues for the Amazon user who realized he received the improper information, then willingly passed that info on to another party?

Again, in my opinion, it isn't the tech that is bad, it is the lack of decency on behalf of the users, and society in general.   :facepalm:

Def
I have read the original article :D

First problem, when reporting it to Amazon the user who got the wrong files did not get a response. That is not a problem of new tech but a big NO GO. And in fact a crime, as they are legally bound to report an incident like this to the authorities AND inform the user who the files belong to. Amazon did neither.

The party that got involved, c't, is a fairly renown computer journal. They actually did what journalists are meant to do, they investigate and part of it is trying to find who those files belong to (something quite rare among journalists these days). Once they figuered out who these files belong to, they contacted the wronged person.  He did not only confirm that they identified him correctly, but also his partner and confirmed that Amazon has not informed him (This is critical information!!!). Only when c't contacted Amazon they acknowledged the problem and informed the wronged party (it is unclear if they informed the authorities of their error and their breach in data security).

The whole reaction of Amazon is not very much reassuring, they do not seem to acknowledge the problem. And quite frankly, their reaction to the incident was pathetic.

I wager right here, right now, there will be more stories like this and Amazon will do nothing about it.
And I have to contradict you in this case. The user in question did, with the help of journalists, uncover a crime. Isolated, it might seem like a small crime, but considering the enormous data-collection Amazon makes, this is a big issue. The way Amazon reacted to this is quite worrying, they do not seem to care much about people's privacy. I do agree though, the tech is not the problem, Amazons greed for data is.
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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,727
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #125 on: January 04, 2019, 11:42:23 AM »
There was a story of a google unit sending the conversation of a couple to one of their contacts when they had been talking crap about them
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,190
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #126 on: January 04, 2019, 11:57:42 AM »
There was a story of a google unit sending the conversation of a couple to one of their contacts when they had been talking crap about them

 :o I try not to talk bad about peeps but I didn't set up any type of calling on it yet either :D
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,727
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #127 on: January 04, 2019, 12:06:10 PM »
I just had another socket hangar/tidy arrive ready for my other dot that's coming at the end of the month.  Makes me wish I had a 3D printer so I could print some myself

Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,727
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #128 on: January 04, 2019, 12:09:50 PM »
There was a story of a google unit sending the conversation of a couple to one of their contacts when they had been talking crap about them

 :o I try not to talk bad about peeps but I didn't set up any type of calling on it yet either :D

I've only got drop in enabled on all my echoes so they can be used as an intercom between them
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,190
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #129 on: January 04, 2019, 12:41:50 PM »
The Dot hanger looks nice, Kev 8) :like: I have wondered about getting the google mini version for at least one of mine :think:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,190
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #130 on: January 04, 2019, 12:43:10 PM »
There was a story of a google unit sending the conversation of a couple to one of their contacts when they had been talking crap about them

 :o I try not to talk bad about peeps but I didn't set up any type of calling on it yet either :D

I've only got drop in enabled on all my echoes so they can be used as an intercom between them

Not really tried the intercom function yet :think: need to look into that when they all get here and set up :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #131 on: January 04, 2019, 12:43:40 PM »
I just had another socket hangar/tidy arrive ready for my other dot that's coming at the end of the month.  Makes me wish I had a 3D printer so I could print some myself

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So happy to have a friend with a 3D printer. Love my retro clock stands.
He now made me a wall mount for my iPad. Still have to pick it up, but then I can have HomeKit as 'buttons' on my wall.
No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #132 on: January 04, 2019, 01:03:38 PM »
Did I already show the white one?

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,190
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #133 on: January 04, 2019, 01:11:06 PM »
I think you showed the black one :think: they are both very cool looking though 8) :like:
No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #134 on: January 04, 2019, 01:14:57 PM »
Thanks! Really happy with them…
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,727
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #135 on: January 04, 2019, 01:36:10 PM »
They are great  :tu:
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,759 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #136 on: January 04, 2019, 06:22:33 PM »
they are cool, I'd be more tempted to do something like this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3260556

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,190
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #137 on: January 04, 2019, 07:59:52 PM »
Now that is a cool idea 8) :like:
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,635 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #138 on: January 05, 2019, 12:41:42 AM »
Well, it's no brush bolted to the wall, but the Alexa users have one up on us poor Google users....

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/kohler-numi-alexa-toilet,news-28957.html

Or is that one down?

Or maybe its number two.....

Def

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,190
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #139 on: January 05, 2019, 01:28:24 AM »
I don't think I like the idea of Alexa going to the potty with me :ahhh

 :rofl:
Hero Member Posts: 853
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #140 on: January 05, 2019, 01:33:40 AM »
I am sure NEVER going on any service calls for those,NEVER!

Just a crappy idea. :whistle:
No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #141 on: January 05, 2019, 05:27:51 AM »
they are cool, I'd be more tempted to do something like this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3260556
Is it bad that I have never seen a Starwars movie?
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Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #142 on: January 05, 2019, 10:06:53 AM »
Trekie?

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No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #143 on: January 05, 2019, 12:17:23 PM »
Trekie?
Nope, just not my genre of movies.
Hero Member Posts: 853
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #144 on: January 05, 2019, 03:00:26 PM »
they are cool, I'd be more tempted to do something like this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3260556
Is it bad that I have never seen a Starwars movie?

Bad for you! :popcorn: Literally!

At least the early ones,I have not seen any of the newer ones and have no desire to really but the first defined a Genre probably of their own and are worth the time for sure.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,190
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #145 on: January 05, 2019, 05:29:02 PM »
they are cool, I'd be more tempted to do something like this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3260556
Is it bad that I have never seen a Starwars movie?

Yes, you need to at least watch the originals :pok: :D I like the rest of them as well because it has expanded the original story though :cheers:
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,727
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #146 on: January 05, 2019, 06:46:40 PM »
they are cool, I'd be more tempted to do something like this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3260556

That's cool
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,759 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #147 on: January 05, 2019, 09:50:18 PM »


 :rofl:

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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,727
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #148 on: January 05, 2019, 09:55:29 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl:

That's great, I've already experienced that frustration. Sometimes I've got to talk really slow and clear.
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,759 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Smart Home devices
« Reply #149 on: January 09, 2019, 11:24:50 AM »
flash deal on amazon so I snapped up 4x sonoff basics

https://sonoff.itead.cc/en/products/sonoff/sonoff-basic

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