Ketan Shirodkar

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Turn Down the Bed, Turn Down the Lights

Home automation seems to be working its way to a computer-controlled future in which humans will be little more than an afterthought. Eventually they …

Setting Up Your First Smart Home

Getting started in the world of home automation may seem daunting, but it’s actually fairly simple. Depending on your goals, it can also be quite …

11 ridiculous ‘smart’ gadgets that totally exist

1/<p>Quirky Egg Minder<p>Quirky<p>The Quirky Egg Minder solves a question as old as time itself: "Why can't I connect my <i>egg tray</i> to the internet?"<p>Made in …

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Compact Controllers Automate Window Blinds

Commercially available motorized window blinds are a nice high-end touch for today’s automated home, but they tend to command a premium price. Seems …

Here's What Actually Goes into Creating Artificial Intelligence

Artist Sebastian Schmieg visualizes the image outlines created by Amazon Mechanical Turk workers for Microsoft’s COCO project.<p>People could be forgiven for thinking the building of neural networks and artificial intelligence <i>isn’t</i> labor intensive. That these things are simply the work of creative …

Amazon launches AWS IoT service out of beta

Cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services today that its AWS IoT service for working with data from Internet-connected devices is now generally available.<p>Amazon first announced the beta launch of AWS IoT at the AWS re:Invent conference in October. Part of the appeal of the service is that …

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How to stream files from Raspberry Pi to a smartphone

User authentication<p>Since we've given the ownership of the /mnt/usb/public directory to the transmission user, it'll automatically create any new …

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Is this the future of the Internet of Things?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with SAP Community Network.</i><p>Imagine that your home security system lets you know when your kids get home …

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5 reasons why your next light bulb should be a smart bulb

Smart bulbs aren't your average LED. They don't just sit in a socket and light a room like your basic bulb. That's boring. Smart bulbs can do so much more.<p>Smart bulbs are called smart for a reason. They can wirelessly connect with phone apps, a capability that opens up major possibilities.<p>Here are …

'Anonymous' Hackers Declare War on ISIS in Video Message

The hacker group Anonymous has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by posting a video declaration of war against ISIS.<p>In the as-yet-unverified video, posted on YouTube, a spokesperson wearing the group's signature Guy Fawkes mask said the group of hackers would use its expertise to wage …