This week Kevin and I dig into two sets of best practices for privacy and data collection relating to track-and-trace programs enacted on our devices. One is from Microsoft, and the other is from MIT. We also talk about Ring asking users if they want … [Read more...]
What’s a good bedside table button for controlling lights as well as for other devices?
On our most recent podcast episode, Jason called in because he's considering the IKEA Tradfri lights for his bedroom and wants a button nearby to control them. There's a catch though: Jason may end up repurposing that button for controlling other … [Read more...]
What’s the best button to control scenes in a SmartThings home?
On the most recent IoT Podcast our voicemail hotline got a call from Jerry who wants to add a button, or buttons, in his home. These would be primarily be used to toggle pre-configured smart home scenes in Jerry's house. While you can use a voice … [Read more...]
Podcast: IKEA’s smart home arrives in August
Kevin was out of town this week, so I co-hosted the podcast with my former colleague Chris Albrecht, who is managing editor at the Spoon, a foodtech site and the head of the Articulate conference all about kitchen robots. We start the show with news … [Read more...]
Which Z-Wave smart home hub is right for you?
On this week's episode of the IoT Podcast, we received a voicemail from Monty, who is just getting started with his smart home and is looking for a hub that supports Z-Wave devices. There are several options available, ranging from simple … [Read more...]
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