First Ring Daily 529: Hues of Xbox

Posted on December 17, 2018 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 11 Comments

On this episode of First RIng Daily, Brad talks about all the Xbox codenames, Paul fights with a lightbulb, and time is slowing down.

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11 responses to “First Ring Daily 529: Hues of Xbox”

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    jaredthegeek

    I have some cheap Feit electric wifi lights from Costco and thus far I have had no issue. I have 7 of them. I named them all in Google home and the Feit electric light app.

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    Daekar

    Somehow I feel Paul's experience with Philips Hue newly entitles me to feel smug about not jumping on the IoT bandwagon yet. Thank you for taking one for the team, Paul!

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    Patrick3D

    If the Philips Hue bulbs turn out to be too unreliable replace them with TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi bulbs. They are currently on sale at Amazon for $24.99 each. They work over 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, no hub required. Also, they work with Google, Alexa, and Cortana. (No Homekit support)

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    nehr

    The problem with your Hue lights are any of the following:


    1. 2.4 GHz interference
    2. Range issues


    To solve the interference issue, disable any 2.4 GHz wifi (can be a pain, I understand).


    To solve the range issue, move the Hue hub closer or place hue bulbs/lightstrips between the hub and the problematic light. Hue uses the zigbee system to build a mesh network on the 2.4 Ghz band, more devices improves the reliability of the network.

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    drjohnnyray

    I once saw a nature documentary where a Tapir wandered into a river and was eaten by a school of Piranha.

    Could this be applicable to these devices?

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    iantrem

    Security updates for lightbulbs, these truly are the best of times!

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    DavidSlade

    Even though the solstice is on Friday, we Aussies have decided we are not giving up Summer anytime soon.

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    chiwax

    Considering I can't get an Echo Dot to do anything but play Spotify, I'm not surprised by the light fiasco. This podcast was just one big advertisement for plain LED bulbs.

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