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How can I get Google Assistant to talk to "TickTick" instead of "Tik tik"?
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Try asking "Speak to TickTick" instead. It looks like TickTick reacts to multiple invocations such as the above, whereas the clashing Tik Tik action only reacts to "Talk to Tik Tik". Ideally one or ...

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How to make Alexa change how she reads custom text?
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As far as I can tell, you can't change how Alexa speaks in the "Say" action of a routine. This reddit thread seems to agree, saying that you might be able to use homonyms to fix incorrect ...

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Is Google home an IoT Device or a WSN base station?
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This largely depends on the definitions you choose. The criteria for what makes a device an "IoT device" is contentious at best. Most definitions would call a Google Home an IoT device if you ...

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Traditional looking toggle switch that works with Hue (possibly through Alexa/google)?
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It looks like there are quite a few switches under the Friends of Hue range which have exactly the style you're looking for, instead of the more unusual switches like this one in the Hue range. ...

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Is it possible to use a CO2 sensor to detect how many people are in a room?
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It appears some research has been done on this already – Sensing by Proxy: Occupancy Detection Based on Indoor CO2 Concentration describes a model developed at the University of California, Berkeley ...

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How relevant is the energy consumption of IoT and RF home devices?
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Summary: Inevitably the additional smart switches will use some power, but it's probably going to be negligible compared to the other consumers in your home. I certainly can't imagine it being more ...

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Are there MQTT servers which allow for message log and retained messages TTL?
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In addition to hardillb's suggestion of Mosca, HiveMQ 3.3+ lists TTL as a feature: HiveMQ introduces Time to Live (TTL) on various levels of the MQTT lifecycle. Automatic cleanup of expired messages ...

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Do integrated smart plug sockets exist?
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Yes, "smart sockets" seem to be readily available on the market. Some examples include: UK: Lightwave. Particularly the LW260 1 gang socket, LW270 2 gang socket and the L42 2 gang socket seem to be ...

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By what mechanism are IoT widgets vulnerable to hacking?
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I'd say the risk is fairly low for your ESP8266, given that: you're not forwarding ports, so any attacker would have to be inside your network already to be able to access the ESP8266. This wouldn't ...

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How to configure Wifi on a headless smart device?
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It turns out that the Chromecast uses a fairly common method of getting Wi-Fi details—it acts as a Wi-Fi access point when turned on. The apps wrap the setup process up neatly, but essentially the ...

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How to convert messages between CoAP and MQTT protocols?
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You would need a 'gateway' that can translate from CoAP to MQTT (and vice versa). Various examples exist, such as: emq-coap which allows CoAP clients to communicate with an instance of the EMQ MQTT ...

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IFTTT: Use trigger from one applet with ingredient from another applet?
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To my knowledge, this is unfortunately not possible. The BatteryPercentage ingredient comes from the Android Battery trigger, so you can only get that data if you are using one of the Android Battery ...

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KeyError while connectiong to a MQTT broker
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If you haven't created /home/pi/bin/py.conf... that's your problem. config = configparser.ConfigParser() config.read('/home/pi/bin/py.conf') That code tries to open the file /home/pi/bin/py.conf and ...

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Is it possible to control a home appliance remotely as well as using the switch to which it is connected?
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There are a couple of popular options for 'smart lighting': Smart bulbs, like the Philips Hue, where the electronics are embedded in the bulb itself. Smart bulbs often have various features like ...

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Can MQTT be used for queuing?
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I'm not sure MQTT would really fit your needs well. MQTT has the concept of 'retained messages', kept by the server and sent to clients as soon as they connect. But you can only have one retained ...

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Can I use IRC protocol to talk to devices instead of HTTP? What are the pros and cons of it?
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Neither IRC nor HTTP are really optimised for usage as IoT protocols (though they could, in theory, be used). What makes a protocol suitable for usage in the Internet of Things? It's difficult to say ...

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Control arduino via MQTT
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What you've written all seems reasonable to me. MQTT traditionally runs over TCP1, but your browser does not allow webpages to open a raw TCP socket. There are proposals to allow that, but I doubt ...

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Z-Wave Plus Backwards Compatibility
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Vesternet claim that: The main consideration is the Z-Wave controller - if the controller is not Z-Wave Plus enabled then all devices added to that controller's network will default to acting as Z-...

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Is it possible to automate devices that are connected to electric switches in homes?
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As the other answers have pointed out, there are a few aspects here: Having a switch that can be controlled remotely. Having a system that can send a command to the smart plug/switch (this might be a ...

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Control Samsung Smart TV (Infrared Remote) via Hue / Zigbee?
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The Logitech Harmony Hub is a smart hub that can control devices via infrared (like your TV remote), and is compatible with Alexa. It doesn't work via ZigBee, though — it connects via Wi-Fi to your ...

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How to ask Multiple questions to Google Home
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This is now possible with the continued conversations feature is deployed, announced at Google I/O 2018. If continued conversations are enabled on your Google Home, the microphone will continue to ...

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Does an Internet of Things device need to directly connect to the Internet, or can they use alternative protocols like Bluetooth or ZigBee?
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Summary The actual protocol used doesn't matter—many smart devices connect to the Internet of Things using ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth or another protocol via a gateway which then connects the devices ...

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Ultra Low Energy point-to-point protocol choice
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As is often the case, it depends. There are many factors to consider, and a lot of options available to cover the many different use cases around. Range DigiKey suggest that you can expect the ...

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In IoT, Is it necessary to involve single-boards such as Raspberry Pi as the only communication devices?
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The device itself isn't really particularly important here. While the boundaries between 'IoT' and just a normal network connection are a bit fuzzy around the edges, the general consensus is that the ...

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Are there standardized MQTT topics?
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In general, no — there aren't any standards for topic naming beyond the MQTT specifications. There are plenty of opinions about how you should construct your MQTT topics, and not a lot of fixed rules. ...

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Can I play sound from my computer on an Echo Dot?
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You might be able to pair your computer with the Dot using Bluetooth: To pair your mobile device with Echo Dot: Open the Alexa app. Open the left navigation panel, and then select Settings. Select ...

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Is MQTT scalable with 1000+ clients?
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1,000 clients can easily be handled by any decent MQTT broker; there's a benchmark from Scalagent which shows that a PC with: a 3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor 4 GB of RAM could handle 60,000 ...

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How can I have my Google Assistant and Home devices play an MP3 in response to voice command?
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Google Assistant's Actions can return a subset of SSML, part of which allows you to instruct the device to play an audio file such as an MP3. An example is given of the SSML to use in the Actions on ...

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Do Hue bulbs need to be connected to an Echo Plus directly?
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The Hue bulb must be connected to the Echo Plus itself. Philips Hue bulbs communicate using a protocol called ZigBee (as explained in a little more detail here). The Echo Plus has a built-in radio/...

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Are there 6LoWPAN based smart home platforms?
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Thread is a 6LoWPAN-based protocol which is starting to get some adoption by manufacturers. As noted on their website, it's backed by various companies such as Nest, Yale, ARM and Qualcomm and is ...

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