Rest of the Day: Amazon Sells Programmable Dash Buttons
Congratulations on Friday the 13th. Despite your triskaidekaphobic paranoia, you’ve made it to the weekend. Or you? There are more hours in a day. Joke around, relax, and try programming the Amazon Dash button for ordering pizza.
- Amazon sells a limited edition of Dash “blank” programmable buttons. They are designed to work with IoT (smart home junk) devices using Amazon’s web services, so you can program them to, for example, turn on lights or queue Netflix on your smart TV. In other words, it’s a Wi-Fi button and you can make it do whatever you want. [Amazon via Popular Science ]
- Want to bring back your old Instagram icon? Then you’re really bad at dealing with change, aren’t you? This is fine. Here’s a way to bring the icon back to its former skeuomorphic splendor . [BGR]
- Verizon is increasing the data limit for prepaid plans . Starting May 15, you can get 3 GB for $ 45 or 6 GB for $ 60, up from 1 GB and 3 GB respectively. [Verizon via The Verge ]
- You can now share PDFs in the WhatsApp web client . Damn it! I’m going to be throwing hot papers in chats all weekend. [Android Central]
- Roger’s Push-to-Talk app just got tons of new integrations that can make your voice work . You can now post audio recordings to Slack, Dropbox and other apps, and chat with Amazon Alexa. They call it the “voice platform”. Talking to Alex is especially noteworthy since you don’t even need to have an Echo. [ Roger ]
- A new web developer-focused browser called Blisk has just launched on Windows . It is based on Chromium and can mimic a range of mobile devices, so you can see how your site would look like on an iPhone. [Blisk via The Next Web ]