FarmBOX is a DIY plant management system: It’s hard to believe that a meager $15 Raspberry Pi Zero 2 can help you grow indoor plants like a master gardener. OK, it takes more than just the $5 compute board; you’ll need a compatible camera sensor, a … [Read more...]
Why the once exciting smart home is now boring
During a long trail walk this weekend, my wife asked me, "What's new in the smart home these days?" I took at least 20 steps in silence before answering her, saying, "Not much, to be honest. It's kind of... boring." Oh, I know that Matter will soon … [Read more...]
Maybe we should be talking to our connected devices instead of our smart homes
Last week, I read reports of Sonos creating its own voice assistant for the company's audio speaker products. My first reaction? "That's just stupid," I thought. What's the benefit of doing that when there are already several capable digital … [Read more...]
Why are fewer people chatting with Alexa?
Smart speakers with voice assistants have accomplished one key goal. At a low cost, consumers were able to bring some smarts into their homes on the cheap. And that has led to a surge in the sales of other connected devices to actually control by … [Read more...]
Can you limit who voice controls your Google Home devices?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Jonathan called in to our voicemail hotline with a smart home question. He uses Google Home along with various smart lights. And his sons keep turning off the lights in Jonathan's bedroom. So he's wondering: Is there a … [Read more...]
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