Why you shouldn’t buy Amazon’s programmable IoT Dash button


Last week, Amazon released a new kind of Dash button we’ve all been waiting for: one you can program to merge just about any internet-connected devices together. It all sounds great in theory and seemingly affordable for $ 20 – until you realize that the battery is not rechargeable or replaceable, and only lasts 1,000 pushes. That’s two cents a push. Amazon suggests that some things you can do with the button is pizza ordering or Airbnb check in and outs. Two cents a push for these activities are somewhat reasonable, but Philips Hue lights? Do you really want to spend two cents to turn on…

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We’re hosting a week of 100+ tech events – including Amazon’s AWS Summit

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By now, you’ve probably already seen our amazing lineup for TNW Europe, the festival bringing you top-flyers from the likes of Facebook, Google, Adyen, Booking.com, Uber, Thuisbezorgd, Reddit, Zalando, Blendle, WeTransfer and many, many more. But did you know that a ticket for TNW Europe is so much more than a simple, all-access pass to one of the world’s favourite two-day conferences: it’s also the key to free registration and 50 percent discounts for a week of incredible side events running from May 23-27, 2016. Amazon’s AWS Summit, Young Creators Assembly, Crowdfunding Day Europe, The Next Women and many more are all on-board for…

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