On a recent Internet of Things Podcast episode, we took a call from our podcast hotline about smart home energy management. Thomas is looking for a whole home energy management solution but he has a specific requirement. He wants it to be open … [Read more...]
Home Assistant’s newest release is big and awesome
Although I've gone all-in on HomeKit for personal use, there are still other great smart home options out there. And one of them is Home Assistant, which often gets lost in the connected platform shuffle. If you're not familiar with it, Home … [Read more...]
Project Soli: a fading Ripple in the IoT waters?
Google’s Project Soli, the use of small radar sensors in devices, officially launched in 2015. And in six years, we’ve seen few products that actually use it. Now, Google has helped create an open-source API effort for the Soli technology called … [Read more...]
Meta’s flexible ReSkin sensor has untapped potential in the smart home
While looking for new research on robotics last week, I caught the news from Facebook — I mean, Meta — about its new flexible sensor. It unveiled what it calls ReSkin technology for tactile sensing, created in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon … [Read more...]
What the heck is the Home Assistant Amber and do you need it?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Todd called in to our voicemail hotline with a question about a brand new smart home device. He heard about the recently announced Home Assistant Amber, wondering if we were familiar with it and if we'll be reviewing … [Read more...]