Build Your Own Amazon Alexa Smart Speaker With a Raspberry Pi

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Suddenly, everybody’s talking to their tech. Smartphones, TVs, even lightbulbs—all capable of being controlled with a home assistant. As the Internet of Things takes over your home, you’ll find more devices are suddenly capable of responding to your voice, thanks to virtual assistants like the Amazon Alexa. If you’ve got a spare Raspberry Pi handy, you don’t need to buy an Amazon Alexa device like the Echo or the Echo Dot, because you can build your own. This tutorial will explain how you can set up the Alexa home assistant on your Raspberry Pi. Hardware You’ll Need Before you start…

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5 Reasons Why unRAID Is the Ultimate Home NAS Solution

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unRAID is one of the operating systems that is used by some of the biggest names in the tech YouTube industry such as MKBHD and LinusTechTips. But what makes it so special? In this article, we’ll cover unRAID’s unique way of storing data and why it’s so efficient. We’ll also cover some of the other core features that make it the best home NAS and media server. 1. unRAID Keeps Your Data Safe unRAID is unlike traditional RAID for a few reasons. In most RAID cases when you write a file to a RAID array more than one disk will…

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How to Host a WordPress Site on Raspberry Pi

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If you want the most hassle-free WordPress experience, a managed WordPress host like WP Engine handles all the setup and support so you can focus on your content. It’s what we use to run our own sister sites. But if you don’t have any funds, or just want to flex your DIY skills, then you can use a Raspberry Pi for your WordPress site. Here’s how to set up Apache, MySQL, and PHP on your Raspberry Pi and host websites, both locally and on the web. Why Use WordPress? If you’re looking for a way to host a website with…

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