I hope you are having a good day. If you are in the USA, you are probably getting ready for a couple days off from work. I am in the USA, but I don’t have any plans for the holiday here. I’m just enjoying the slow week.
Google and iRobot, the maker of Roomba robot vacuums, have announced they’re working together to use spatial data collected by iRobot to improve smart homes. Exactly how this information will be used isn’t clear, but Google says it won’t be feeding the information to its ad-targeting technologies.
It’s super creepy of Google to ask for the maps of your home. I don’t think most people with robot vacuums know these maps exist.
My new favorite podcast is Shedunnit. It’s fantastic! In the latest episode Caroline talks through the story of Dr Crippen and it’s really wild. I won’t be missing an episode.
The podcast that unravels the mysteries behind classic detective stories.
I am pretty intrigued by this new modular desk that is mix and match, can be extended anytime, and can do things like wirelessly charge your phone, provide a little lamp, hold little pots for plants, etc.