On a recent Internet of Things Podcast, we took a voicemail from Marianne. She has Amazon and Google devices in her smart home and she's looking for a new video doorbell. The main requirement? Marianne wants a doorbell with low latency as she plans … [Read more...]
Which are better for HomeKit and in general: Smart bulbs or smart switches?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Aaron called in with a question about smart lighting. His question is for HomeKit but really applies to smart homes on any platform. He's looking for advice on which reliable smart bulbs to buy. And Aaron wants to know … [Read more...]
Just give me buttons! Flic buttons are convenient, fun.
Early in December, I took advantage of a holiday sale to pick up a Flic hub and three accompanying buttons, for a total of $149.99 plus tax, so I could cluster some of my smart home devices into a routine that could be triggered without using my … [Read more...]
Sharing a smart home with multiple digital assistants isn’t bad
We're finally approaching the end of 2021! I don't know about you, but perhaps the biggest change I made to my smart home this past year was transitioning to Apple HomeKit. When I started out on my digital assistant journey a few years back, it … [Read more...]
What’s in my smart home: November 2021
Note: This story was published in the newsletter on October 22, but never made it to the site. So we updated the headline and published it here two weeks later. Slightly more than a year ago, I shared what was in my smart home. I started out by … [Read more...]
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