A few weeks back, I wrote about the decision to retire my Wink Hub. At the time I figured I'd just plug the Samsung SmartThings Link USB stick I previously bought into my Nvidia Shield TV, which turns that set-top box into a SmartThings Hub. But word … [Read more...]
Hello Mistral: Google Nest WiFi expected to include Google Assistant capabilities
Back in November of last year, I posed the idea of merging Google Wifi with the Google Assistant. I doubt the company took my input into consideration, but it appears that this is exactly what is happening. According to 9to5 Google's sources, we'll … [Read more...]
Where does your connected device data go? Firewalla tells you that and more.
If you’re reading this post, chances are you have one, if not several, IoT devices in your home. So how do you know that these connected devices are sending your data to the servers that you’d expect? The companies that make our video doorbells, … [Read more...]
Does Google WiFi work without outdoor network extenders?
This week on the podcast our IoT Podcast Hotline received a voicemail from Jeff. He has a Google WiFi mesh network system in his home and wants to extend that network outdoors. Unfortunately, this can't be done with Google WiFi products for two … [Read more...]
Is it time to merge Google Home and Google WiFi?
Today, Google Home and Google WiFi products are completely independent of each other. One is for your smart home controls and digital assistant needs while the other forms the backbone of a mesh network for all of your devices. Should they … [Read more...]