Watch Your Favorite YouTube Creator with a Touch of a Button using Action Blocks

Want to use the full power of Google Assistant to access the YouTube Content Creator of your choice? You can do this with Google Action Blocks. The Action Blocks service was just released by Google in the last few weeks. Talk about saving time. You can get your latest video from your favorite YouTube creator with a touch of a button on your Android home screen. I’ll show you how.… Read More Watch Your Favorite YouTube Creator with a Touch of a Button using Action Blocks

Having Fun Automating here on automatelife.net – May 29, 2020 Update

May 29, 2020 – It’s been a good month of interesting Smart Home News Updates. I’m amazed at the number of ways we can save time and money by integrating all these devices. I’m just going to walk through some of my experiences in the last month or so. We’ve been generating so much content lately that it’s time to look back and see summarize.… Read More Having Fun Automating here on automatelife.net – May 29, 2020 Update

Create Action Blocks and Build Them Into Your Android Home Screen

You can use Google Action Blocks to create awesome routines and buttons straight from your home screen your Android phone or tablet. Google made Action Blocks to be a part of the Accessibility program to help people to navigate through the settings to get what they need. They made it really simple to use. Why not use Action Blocks it for every day Home Automations!? Let’s get some awesome automation working straight from your tablet or phone. More ways to create your own Home Automation Command Centre. You don’t need voice commands. You’re basically creating your own Voice Command through Google Assistant and making a button for it! How intuitive. Isn’t that exciting!?… Read More Create Action Blocks and Build Them Into Your Android Home Screen

Alibaba Making AI-Powered Smart Speaker Tmall Genie X1

Alibaba, one of the world’s largest companies, is making a 1.4 Billion investment into Artificial Intelligence for its new Smart Speaker. It will be called the Tmall Genie Smart Speaker X1. They are using the money to invest in Artificial Intelligence to boost their Tmall Genie line of devices so they can integrate and automate all their devices. However, this is not the first time we have heard about Alibaba making a push into full home automation. There were reports back in 2017 that Alibaba was in the process of making their own Smart Speaker to integrate into the Tmall Genie ecosystem. But, here we are in 2020 – Alibaba is creating its own AI ecosystem to complement its devices.… Read More Alibaba Making AI-Powered Smart Speaker Tmall Genie X1

What’s up with these services being no longer supported? Do this instead.

Has the business model changed? or is it just a revenue thing, period. Why is there a generalization that monthly subscription models are the way to go? It might mean steady revenue, but does it really encourage growth? Is it of value to the consumer to be paying a monthly fee for service?Why do we say that it is just the way it is when it’s not what is needed… Don’t needs drive business?
Who drives business? The consumer or the business?… Read More What’s up with these services being no longer supported? Do this instead.