Aurora0001
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How does the Nest Protect autotest?
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The Nest Protect seems to have three self-testing mechanisms: The Self Test, which runs every 200 seconds, and tests power, smoke/CO sensors and Wi-Fi The monthly Sound Check, which verifies that the ...

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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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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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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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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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Reducing the number of Hubs in a DIY Smart Home Automation project?
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Unfortunately, it doesn't look like your goal of just one hub is achievable. According to the Arlo documentation: When do I need a base station? You need a base station to connect Arlo Wire-Free and ...

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Can I use a US or UK SmartThings hub in Australia?
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No – it's illegal to operate a UK or US SmartThings Hub in Australia (or any US/UK Z-Wave device). US Z-Wave devices operate at 908.42 MHz, and UK devices at 868.42 MHz. Both of these frequencies are ...

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Does Google Home support any NFC use cases?
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Currently, there is no support for NFC on the Google Home. I couldn't find an authoritative source to say that there isn't support, but there are no known features as of writing that use NFC ...

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When setting up 'Things' in AWS IoT, can I have one thing, and then have many instances of that Thing?
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After doing some further research, I'm pretty sure Thing Types are what you want. Thing types allow you to store description and configuration information that is common to all things associated ...

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How does the Roost Smart Battery connect?
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From the context, I believe it is referring to interconnectivity with other alarms in the house. From earlier in the article: Most important, an alarm should connect wirelessly with other alarms in ...

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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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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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What is the 'auth token' in Blynk?
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The documentation for Blynk seems relatively clear about the purpose: Auth Token is a unique identifier which is needed to connect your hardware to your smartphone. Every new project you create ...

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Can I run Unity AR on a single board computer instead of a smartphone?
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You could potentially install Android 7 on a Raspberry Pi 3 if you wanted to run that, as described by the MagPi magazine. The binaries can be downloaded here, although I can't tell if the ...

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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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