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Richard Gunther
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Day: Tech guy with UX tendencies. Night: Media and home automation geek.
Day: Tech guy with UX tendencies. Night: Media and home automation geek.

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Over the past year, I've come to learn how poorly Amazon's Alexa app scales for managing large collections of devices. I wrote this piece to hopefully get some awareness around and momentum behind some solutions to this problem.

https://medium.com/@richardgunther/alexa-clean-up-your-smart-home-ui-b3b7c6372eb1?source=linkShare-2398e405bbde-1494086134

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Over the past year, I've come to learn how poorly Amazon's Alexa app scales for managing large collections of devices. I wrote this piece to hopefully get some awareness around and momentum behind some solutions to this problem.

https://medium.com/@richardgunther/alexa-clean-up-your-smart-home-ui-b3b7c6372eb1?source=linkShare-2398e405bbde-1494086134

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mpconverter is a new tool that can automatically convert your Windows Media Center recordings and gather metadata for use in +Kodi and +Plex, even if your shows aren't listed in popular online databases.

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Lowe's brings b8ta's disruptive retail sensibilities in house through a new partnership to sell connected home technology. It's a wonderful contrast to Lowe's typical connected home sections, which usually feature placeholder cards and plastic mockups glued to display shelves.

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+Lowe's Home Improvement brings b8ta's disruptive retail sensibilities in house through a new partnership to sell connected home technology. It's a wonderful contrast to Lowe's typical connected home sections, which usually feature placeholder cards and plastic mockups glued to display shelves.

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Here's an interesting #lighting product for people using Z-Wave at home...

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I wrote up a quick piece about this new product that caught my attention...it's a Z-Wave connected bulb.

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I lived with the original Ring Video Doorbell (review unit) for six months. I liked it so much, I ended up buying one of my own. Besides all of its convenience and security features, one of the things I like the best about it is it's designed to fit nicely with most home decors—including our more traditional door hardware.

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I wrote my first Medium post.

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Kevin Chen, a student at Columbia, points out the potentially negative impacts of excessive sensitivity. Are we getting to the point where we're actually stifling conversation to avoid conflict?
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