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« on: March 31, 2015, 04:50:35 PM »

https://www.amazon.com/oc/dash-button/ref=br_imp_ara-1
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 04:59:36 PM »

Damn US. Hours ahead! I think they should do it for real.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 05:17:06 PM »

I'm not sure if it's an April fool or a brilliant real device.

They'd be cheap enough to make, easy enough to use and pay for themselves a hundred times over. It's also in the one area Amazon need (and want) to expand in.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 05:55:20 PM »

I don't think it's a joke. Looks to be some sort of RFID or chip transponder on a button that appears (best I can tell) to update your account's cart.  I don't want it -who needs YET ANOTHER Amazon dependency?- but I think this is right on target for our convenience-driven lifestyle in the US.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 07:44:30 PM »

I hope they have security in mind. Ordering 10,000 rolls of toilet paper would be an excellent/costly prank.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 07:46:37 PM »

> 10,000 rolls of toilet paper

in this house that's known as Wednesday's use of the stuff!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 07:51:14 PM »

Indeed, sometimes it may not be possible to press the button quick enough Smiley

With their drone service and this, it could be the new way of doing things.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 07:53:55 PM »

Don't order chocolate spread at the same time...

http://heavy.com/social/2014/05/nutella-bathroom-prank-poop-youtube-video/
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2015, 12:07:11 AM »

>10k rolls

We raised 4 girls. Don't even talk to me about toilet paper.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2015, 12:18:18 PM »

Amazon starts selling quick-buy Dash Buttons for $5 each

http://www.techspot.com/news/61569-amazon-dash-buttons-5-dollars.html
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2015, 02:13:09 PM »

If someone could make something like this for beer and alcohol they would make a fortune. Push a button and someone shows up at your door 15 minutes later with a 6 pack.

One of the big pizza chains or fast food restaurants that want to deliver could make a killing as well.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2015, 04:30:39 PM »

Doc, you are right.  I bet Amazon has a dozen or so patents on the concept though.  So, who ever does this will need to either give them a cut or lawyer up.
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2015, 05:16:26 PM »

>If someone could make something like this for beer and alcohol they would make a fortune.
>Push a button and someone shows up at your door 15 minutes later with a 6 pack.
>One of the big pizza chains or fast food restaurants that want to deliver could make a killing as well.

Open source clones have already appeared and commercial equivalents already exist. The hardware, based on the stuff I read, is almost identical. It needs some polish, but I bloody love the idea.

I learnt about the Photon, when I was looking to see if there was such a thing as an "internet button" - In practice what I wanted was a 2FA thing that sat on a desk and had to be pushed to authenticate. All I'd need it to do was to ping a defined URL with some information.

Press button, turn on, ping, turn off.

I never got there, but..... I still love the idea.


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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2015, 07:23:56 PM »

we're looking at the app side of this for a client - so a virtual 'panic' button but actually the same ultimate mechanism, just straight to app.  don't think they can have patented that bit Smiley

From a "wow" POV, I love that they're allowiing manufacturers to build a physical button into their products - very clever way to tie companies in!
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2015, 11:19:46 AM »

>we're looking

Python Code To Hack Amazon's Dash buttons to do things other than buying stuff

https://medium.com/@edwardbenson/how-i-hacked-amazon-s-5-wifi-button-to-track-baby-data-794214b0bdd8

http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/17/hack-amazon-dash-buttons/
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