On a recent Internet of Things Podcast episode, we took a question during our Voicemail hotline segment about wireless battery-powered lights. This particular question was submitted via email by Jon, who wants to add some smarts to the lights. He … [Read more...]
Do you need third-party apps to update HomeKit device firmware?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Sean called in to the voicemail hotline with a HomeKit question. He appreciates the ability to add HomeKit devices to his smart home directly through Apple’s Home app. He wants to know if the device maker’s … [Read more...]
IoT device makers: You have some interface design opportunities
This week began my quest for a Masters degree in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. What does that have to do with the Internet of Things? Nothing by itself. But my first and only class this semester is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and I’m finding … [Read more...]
With CHIP on the horizon, what does the future hold for Zigbee and Z-wave?
On our most recent IoT Podcast episode, Alan called into our voicemail hotline asking about the future of Zigbee and Z-wave. He notes that we often discuss how WiFi and Bluetooth fit in with Project CHIP, which announced recent news about its … [Read more...]
Why there aren’t any smart double cylinder locks on the market
There's a reason people want to equip their homes with double cylinder locks. These locks require a key to lock or unlock the door both from the outside and the inside, making them a little safer, in one regard. For example, if there's a window on … [Read more...]