Problems with digital home assistants

For the last several months, I have been testing both Siri and the Google Assistant as voice controllers for my home automation products.  While neither product is really very good at this point in time, I have less overall problems with Siri than I do with the Google Assistant.  In this post I will outline…

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Are you using LastPass yet?

Passwords suck. When was the last time you said: “Yeah! Another password!”? Yet, what else can we use? At the moment, there are many viable approaches to eliminating passwords from single sign-on solutions, biometrics, mobile device-based alternatives to more out-of-the-box style approaches (see SQRL for an interesting idea). While these are interesting and a few…

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Arcade cabinet modification time.

As Spring finally approaches here in the North-East, I think it is a good time to do some Spring cleaning of my game systems.  In particular, this year I want to focus on my arcade cabinet.  My goal is to add a full Windows PC, an XBOX 360 and a raspberry pi to the cabinet…

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Comments on Ring Doorbell

With all the hysteria in the media about Internet of Things (IOT) recently I thought it might be a good idea to initiate some discussion on some of the higher end items as the media seems to only focus on routers and items that no one has ever heard of. On to my comments on…

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