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I Made an Alexa Knockoff That Doesn’t Spy on Me

DIY Raspberry Pi smart screen

Smart assistants come with a lot of baggage.

I like the idea of having a smart screen on my desk. It’s a decidedly sci-fi concept: A little dashboard that’s specifically coded to display up-to-date information from all different sources that I want to see, without distractions or extraneous features.



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Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.