Connected Home

3 Things You Should Add to Your Smart Home RIGHT NOW
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 is the time to do it! What can I do with voice cont...
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Smart Aleck Home
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. Seemed a little strange for my clock to be evaluating ...
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Maslow's Hierarchy
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 motivational needs, often depicted as hierarchical le...
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