Alexa

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Alexa Routines are better than Google Assistant shortcuts

Chances are, that you have an access to at least one personal assistant. Whether it's a Google Assistant on your phone or Amazon Echo...

Getting Alexa to talk

Encouraged by my recent 'successes' with Amazon Echo and NodeRED, I came up with few more scenarios that I would find rather useful. Getting...
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Alexa and NodeRED integration

It's oh so good to walk into the office and completely ignore the light switch. Hey Alexa, please please make it shine! I guess...

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