3 Things You Should Add to Your Smart Home NOW

1. Voice Control

Voice assistants like the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are ushering in a completely new way to interact with your smart home devices. Both the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini are under $50, and every major smart home platform natively supports them. If you haven’t yet integrated voice control into your system, now

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Three Reasons why the IoT should matter to you

So, although you’ve heard and read a lot about it, you’ve managed to go your whole life without the Internet of Things (IoT). You’re perfectly capable of flipping a light switch. When you see water dripping under the sink, all you have to do is call a plumber. If the room is too hot or too cold, you just get up and walk to the thermostat and adjust

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Living In a Smart (Aleck) Home

My smart alarm clock went off this morning, 15 minutes earlier than the 6:30 a.m.I had it set for. “What’s going on?” I wondered out loud, apparently loud enough for my clock to hear.

“You know what traffic is like on Mondays, Jason,” my clock responded in asoothing yet affirmative tone. “Leaving 15 minutes earlier will make a huge difference.”

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The "Hierarchy" of Needs and the Connected Home

Back in 1943, humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced his now- famous concept of a “Hierarchy of Needs.” In short, he theorized that people are motivated to fulfill various basic needs before moving on to other, more advanced needs.

While he produced several versions, the most prevalent form of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs includes five m

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IoT Solutions: Build, Buy or Hybrid?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the way that companies are developing products. Organizations looking to implement IoT into their products have several options when building a new solution. They can build their own solution from scratch, buy a complete turnkey solution, or choose a hybrid model that is customized to meet their need

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