I have been using a WyzeCam for a while (well actually a couple WyzeCams) and have been very happy with the video quality and the app functionality. You can read … Continue Reading OpenIPC…Making the WyzeCam More Useful?
One of my readers recently mentioned he favorite thing to do with a Raspberry Pi was to set up Pi-hole. Having played around with Raspberry Pi for a while now I have … Continue Reading Open Your Pi-hole
I have been a long time user of the ecobee3 and have always been very happy with it. Shortly after getting the ecobee3 setup and running in my house I … Continue Reading My Switch to the Ecobee 4
I have been playing around with Raspberry Pi’s for some time now mostly just tinkering and learning. The Raspberry Pi is a great tool and has the flexibility to work … Continue Reading PiThings? Or SmartPi?
Amazon has just added a new feature to Alexa that should make Android users pretty happy, you can now send SMS messages from Alexa to your contacts! Currently this feature … Continue Reading Amazon Alexa Wants to Send SMS Messages
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The home security and smart home industries change every year. 2018 will surely bring even more changes and adaptations to the industry. Guardian pays…
Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Wehe Project has released the Wehe App and I have to say it is pretty interesting now that we are facing the end … Continue Reading Check for differentation in Network Traffic with Wehe
Hello, my name is Mike and I am an addict. I am addicted to Alexa. I had been thinking for.a while now that I might have a problem, I ask … Continue Reading I Think it Might be Time for an Intervention
I am a big fan of Ring, I have been hooked since my first Ring Doorbell and now I have 2 Ring Video Doorbell Pro’s, a Ring Floodlight Camera, a Ring … Continue Reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor? My Thoughts On Ring Neighborhoods
I had not planned on talking about anything political on this site and I will try to keep this relevant to IoT as much as I can, but Net Neutrality … Continue Reading The Loss of Net Neutrality and What It Could Mean for IoT
Let’s face it IoT and connected lifestyle products and services are still in their infancy, and as such there are still a lot of bugs that need to be worked … Continue Reading Should I Be a Beta Tester
Location tracking a presence/arrival sensing not lonely makes people connected but is an easy way to trigger automation…or at least it should be. There are a lot of options out … Continue Reading Who is Present?
The Smart Home can be a very confusing to get into. In my opinion there are just too many hubs and communication protocols. This confuses most people when they first … Continue Reading A Big Ol’ Pile O’ Hubs
I was very excited when I first heard about the AIY Voice Kit and rushed all over to try and find issue number 57 of TheMagPi but had no luck … Continue Reading The Start of AIY Projects
I am a recent convert from Wink Hub 2 to Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub. This required me to set up a lot of automations and controls for a second … Continue Reading Dumb “Features” of Smart Speakers
A little over a year ago my wife and I upgraded our townhouse to a single-family home. Our townhouse had a very basic automation system that consisted of a Schlage … Continue Reading “Manual” Home Automation