i would have to agree. i am really digging the nest. as a systems admin / it director, i have little to no desire to get invested in a raspberry pi lol.
Amazon reveals how to build an Echo speaker with the Raspberry Pi | The VergeThere are a lot of things on the market that I find silly. The things companies sell to make a smart home are neat, but there isn't anything as robust and can be scaled as well as a raspberry pi. Sure, amazon Echo is neat, nest is neat, all the remote control plugs are neat, but unless you're purchasing a home security system from ADT or the like (which is just silly), you're not going to be able to beat what a RasPi can do to build a smart home. Granted, you need to be a little techy, but there are tons of write-ups on how to make smart home sensors.
couldnt read it, the site bitched about my ad blocker.It just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Anyone else here have one?
The iPhone’s Biggest Threat Isn’t Androidâ€”It’s Amazon’s Echo | WIRED
I have ad blocker (not ad blocker plus) and was able to read the article. And then I read your response. I clicked on the link and sure enough got the ad blocker "lecture".couldnt read it, the site bitched about my ad blocker.