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As I Utahn, I can’t wait for this clown to get out of office. He’s up for reelection this year, and I pray to Mike Lee’s God that Utah will vote him out.
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P.S. Verge, give us an option to delete posts
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Gizmodo called it back in 2017: https://gizmodo.com/roombas-next-big-step-is-selling-maps-of-your-home-to-t-1797187829
Even calls out Amazon as an obvious buyer:
If a company like Amazon, for example, wanted to improve its Echo smart speaker, the Roomba’s mapping info could certainly help out. Spatial mapping could improve audio performance by taking advantage of the room’s acoustics. Do you have a large room that’s practically empty? Targeted furniture ads might be quite effective. The laser and camera sensors would paint a nice portrait for lighting needs that would factor into smart lights that adjust in real time. Smart AC units could better control airflow. And additional sensors added in the future would gather even more data from this live-in double agent.
And while Amazon seems like an obvious buyer—the kind that would pay huge money to shut out its competitors—don’t forget that Apple has its Siri speaker coming and it has a lot of catching up to do. The kind of data that iRobot is offering would give any developer a huge opportunity to fine tune the experience.
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Apparently the Verge comment system is cutting off comments when you use an apostrophe, or so I’ve heard