Smart Home appliances are not cheap, so it was a great surprise when I stumbled upon a free app called IFTTT. This app helped me take my home from smart to brilliant. IFTTT is a free app on IOS and Android that allows you to create “recipes” or conditional statements. The user links apps and… Read More The Most Essential Free App for Your Smart Home
This weekend I went down a deep rabbit hole with home automation. It started with me receiving my Amazon Echo, researching creative ways to use Alexa to its full potential, and it ended with me nearly registering for Raspberry Pi development courses online. (FYI: I didn’t register, so if you know even the basics of Raspberry Pi or other SBC hit… Read More Your Future Home is Going to Be Way Smarter Than You Think
I’ll admit I have been sucked into the Smart Home hype, its hard not to, who doesn’t want to change the color of their kitchen lights via an app? How about unlocking the front door with a finger tip, or commanding a voice controlled robot to call an Uber? These home functions are “cool” but… Read More An Industry in its “Wild West Stage”
During my sunday stroll through Kickstarter.com having my usual “Why didn’t I think of that!” moments. I stumbled upon this new window AC unit that is surprisingly sleek. Since I have been on a IoT kick lately I figured I’d share. Finally – A Smarter Way To Stay Cool Window air conditioners have been around for over… Read More Can Window AC Units Be Sleek?
There has been a lot of hype around IoT in the last decade. Converting basic appliances and daily task into data collecting technologies that help you make data driven decisions, while building a more convenient life. Bringing the internet of things (IoT) into households around the world seems like the next logical step for a progressive society, right beside… Read More Making a House a Smart Home