Alexa can now control my DirecTV

I spent several hours researching how to gain access to control my DirecTV from over my network and DirecTV offers not-well-supported SHEF services (REST web services). I was able to use these services and build a custom Alexa skill to ultimately create a voice controlled multi-room DirecTV system. My code can be found on my GitHub repo. Feel free to …

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New iOS Keyboard

Google recently released a very intuitive keyboard for iOS devices, called Gboard. This isn’t just another swipe keyboard. Google integrates all of its search capabilities directly into the keyboard itself. This allows users to search for people, places, and anything in between and send the results directly to a recipient. Aside from this added functionality, Google’s Gboard incorporates swiping from …

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