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Belkin's Smartphone-Controlled Crock-Pot Doesn't Dish Enough Features

“OMG, you’re such a nerd.”

That’s the response I got from my brother when I told him I was testing a smartphone-controlled Crock-Pot this week. But I couldn’t have been more excited. 1,138 more words


The Smart Device Scoop Without the Buzz: Five Resources for Foundational Knowledge

Let’s be honest, all of the talk about smart devices, the Internet of Things and smart or connected homes can sound like a mashup of buzz words without meaning. 459 more words

Connected Home

THP Entry: Cut Energy Consumption by 30 percent with this WiFi XBee Setup

Let’s be honest. Paying electricity bills sucks. The amount paid is always too much, and the temperatures in the building are rarely set at a comfortable level. 299 more words


Is Google Panic?

Let’s check the companies Google purchased in 2013 to guess from VIKI.



The company Google purchased



March 12th,2013

DNNresearch Inc.

Neural Networks… 440 more words

Home Automation

Understanding The Automation Spectrum

There’s an Automation Spectrum, and it’s helpful to understand when you’re trying to chose between Smart Home platforms.  

On one side of the spectrum is Security and environmental controls, like climate and blind control.   143 more words

Setting-up your Home Network (Wired/Wireless): Nigerian peculiarity

At its recent WWDC conference in June, Apple unveiled a scaffolding of sorts that allows developers to control smart home devices like light switches, thermostats, garage doors and more. 1,390 more words

Help & How-to

Programming The Beaglebone Black

The book I read to research this post was Programming The Beaglebone Black by Simon Monk which is a very good book which I bought from kindle. 321 more words