How to completely disable the camera on the the Amazon Echo Spot
March 27th, 2019 | Answers, Internet of Things
How do you make sure that your Amazon Echo Spot camera is never going to record your every move in the bedroom? It's a fantastic bedside clock, but people are often not comfortable with a camera staring at them beside their bed. We've got it totally disabled. Here's how!
How do I integrate Dialogflow V2 API with HTML and JavaScript?
January 5th, 2019 | Answers, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Assistants
One of the most common questions I receive at the moment is — how do I integrate the new Dialogflow V2 API with front-end HTML and JavaScript? V1 had a JavaScript API, which I've used for a range of examples online for Dialogflow apps... but V2 doesn't have an API like that. So, what are our options?
Using Dialogflow to make smarter Twitch bots
March 5th, 2018 | Answers, Artificial Intelligence
Twitch bots can be a whole lot of fun, they respond to key words, commands like !shoutout and common actions like users joining chat. However, what if they could be smarter? Have a conversation? Chime in on conversations happening in stream? That's what I tried to make possible with my Dialogflow Twitch Bot Bridge — available for free on GitHub.
Are we living in a simulation?
October 18th, 2017 | Answers
With all of the technological advancements emerging today, could we one day simulate a universe complete with consciousness? If so, are we already living in that universe? Here are the arguments put forth so far for the fascinating question — are we living in a simulation?
How do I fix the Onion Omega2 when seeing “Index of /console/”?
April 4th, 2017 | Answers, Internet of Things
The Onion Omega2 is a new platform for makers and tinkerers to build some pretty neat things. It provides a web console to manage everything over Wi-Fi, however, if something goes wrong and you end up with a screen that just says "Index of /console/" — here's how to fix that.
How to build your own HTC Vive carrying case for carry on luggage
February 6th, 2017 | Answers, Virtual Reality
If you are travelling around a lot with your HTC Vive and looking for a way to pack it more tightly and securely, I've put together a step-by-step guide on how I built my own Vive hard case using a Pelican 1500. It now has a way to be locked, has a secure handle and should be small enough to count as carry on luggage with most airlines.