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There was someone on twitter yesterday giving out about how amazon store all your alexa commands for ever.

No shit.
Last time I checked there was an option to review and delete them. Not too worried about 10000 “play todayfm” commands though.

It’s the stuff it accidentally picks up that wanst intended for it that I’d be more worried about.
 

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Last time I checked there was an option to review and delete them. Not too worried about 10000 “play todayfm” commands though.

It’s the stuff it accidentally picks up that wanst intended for it that I’d be more worried about.

Is it even any different to having a phone, or several phones in the house anyways?
 

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i now have it connected to the central heating

peak lazy bastard
 

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If they were smart they'd have a few light meters* and presets and an app backend. I think what we are looking at there are remote control blinds.

*i definitely didn't spend about six hours once considering an arduino based automated curtain for the sitting room.
 

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If they were smart they'd have a few light meters* and presets and an app backend. I think what we are looking at there are remote control blinds.

oh absolutely, but they integrate with the same controller as the Ikea """smart""" light system, which in turn integrates with google home / alexa etc. so you can add them in to Alexa routines and whatnot.

Actually on that note, one thing that i found disappointing is that I can't use IFTTT to trigger stuff via Alexa, i can only use Alexa to trigger IFTTT stuff.
 

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Yeah i wouldn't go near half that stuff because when boston dynamics finally burn your house down there will be an insurance loophole to do with third party electronics and mains electrics that you just know the insurance companies are playing soggy biscuit over every night as they have bro nights talking about how they aren't going to pay out on chinese stuff blended with american apps and swedish blinds that was added after the fact of the policy. Its all mains electric in delicious 240v connected to software, which as we know is the most reliable thing ever invented.
 

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i wonder why he removed it

He deleted about 150 videos at once and loads of people weren't impressed but his reason was something along the lines of getting too sucked into the gamification of information sharing / youtubing. I'm slightly annoyed as it was my go-to IOT video.
 

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