IoT

By Keith Barrows | Internet of things, geofencing, IFTTT, and more...

Any viewers for Azure service fabric related ETW logs (and stored in Azure table storage)?

I can enable the Azure diagnostics while creating service fabric cluster. I can also create my custom event types (for semantic logging) and log all …

There’s finally an affordable Alexa-enabled thermostat that looks even sleeker than a Nest

The Ecobee3 is easily our favorite smart thermostat, but even when it’s on sale, it still might be a bit expensive for many people out there. That’s …

Home Automation

Behold: The Alexa-enabled smart home controller of your dreams

The ability to control all of your connected devices from your smartphone is great. The ability to control all of your connected devices with your …

Home Automation

Internet of things with Azure

I have been working with a University on a course around IoT and wanted to share the resources with you.<p>Many developers are currently targeting IoT …

Heads Up Display

Product Description<p>A HUD is a transparent display, allowing the user to read information naturally as if it were displayed on the road ahead. The <b>Get</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Karl’s Home Automation Project – Part 1: Home Assistant & YAML, MQTT, Sonoff, and Xmas Lights

Karl here. I am here to write about my home automation project. First thing I want to say is that I am very cost conscious and I don’t mind putting …

Home Automation

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower

'Smartflower' claims to be the world's first "intelligent energy plant." It's a solar system that unfolds its giant solar panel petals in the morning …

Clean Energy

6 Ways to Make Philips Hue Lights More Useful

Advertisement<p>I have quite a few Philips Hue bulbs around the house, but I haven’t used the official app in over a year. Even though it’s recently …

Brilliant’s Control is poised to become a main control hub for smart home devices

With the surge of the smart home appliances and gadgets, the Brilliant Control is a San Mateo, California-based startup’s answer for the all-in-one smart home control panel. The Control is designed to easily replace a conventional light switch, with an installation designed to take no longer than …

Home Control with Google Pixel and Android Wear devices

Samsung SmartThings and Google have teamed up to bring you Home Control with Google Pixel and Android Wear devices! SmartThings is the only complete …

Google

Google Assistant on Pixel gets proper home control with multi-room support, no Google Home required

Google does weird things. Assistant for example has different capabilities if you use it on Google Home, in Google Allo, on the Google Pixel, or on …

Google

CES 2017: Microsoft Connected Car 2.0 rolls along

Microsoft's 'Connected Car' strategy now has a new name: Microsoft Connected Vehicle. But the goal is the same: Linking cars to Microsoft cloud …

New guidelines to protect smart home devices from botnets and privacy invasion

Are there Trojan horses in your home and in your neighbors’ homes and apartments waiting for signals to attack? The inherent vulnerability from …

Now the Internet of Things goes Lego, with C++, JavaScript, Python coding

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled SBricks Plus building blocks from Hungarian startup Vengit open up Lego to a far wider range of apps, coded in much more …

Lego

Bluetooth 5: It's All About the Internet of Things

Get ready for Bluetooth 5 because the Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially ratified the specification for the wireless protocol this week. …

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of business

With the adoption of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our home lives.<p>Many of us also use a smart thermostat to monitor the temperature of our living rooms, and maybe even a smart doorbell to keep an eye on the front porch.<p>But what about beyond our …

Internet of Things

Google will launch two flagship smartwatches early next year

The watches will be the first with Android Wear 2.0<p>Google will be launching two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of next year, according to Jeff Chang, product manager of Android Wear at Google. In an exclusive interview with <i>The Verge</i>, Chang said that the new watches will be the …

Samsung expands its fleet of Family Hub smart fridges

Samsung's family of Family Hub smart refrigerators is about to get a lot bigger, with 10 new touchscreen-equipped models making a CES debut.<p>A year ago, at CES 2016, Samsung swung for the smart fridge fences with the debut of its Family Hub Refrigerator, a $6,000 four-door fridge with Wi-Fi …

Automation

WeMo's smart home upgrades include a dimmer switch

Belkin is continuing its quest to cover virtually every aspect of your smart home. Its WeMo brand is kicking off CES with two devices that promise to be handy even for those devices that don't have any intelligence of their own. The centerpiece is the WeMo Dimmer, a light switch that promises more …

Home Automation

Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers

Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consumer electronics industry was locked up and no one could crack the case. Until those meddling Arduino kids …

GoTenna's new communicator crowd sources for a better signal

If you're a fan of exploring the great outdoors, especially in areas of devoid of cell service, you may have already sought out a GoTenna. These walkie-talkie-like enablers pair with your mobile device via Bluetooth so you can send messages and GPS data to others in the area using radio …

Wi-Fi

Gardeners, rejoice: GreenIQ has created a Nest for the garden

You may have already fallen in love with Nest, the smart home controller of the future, but what if you could bring this level of control to your …