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...]
Smart home homesick at college? Make a smart dorm room.
Earlier this week, I read about St. Louis University equipping every dorm room on campus with an Amazon Echo Dot. It’s a great idea and not just a simple device deployment: SLU has a custom Alexa Skill that provides answers to more than 100 questions … [Read more...]
Podcast: Amazon’s Alexa Blueprints, home robots and more
This week’s show finds me in Sweden pondering Alexa Blueprints, the Amazon Echo for kids and Amazon’s smart robot plans. Kevin and I talked about all of that, before showcasing new research for IoT out of Carnegie Mellon, the University of … [Read more...]
Podcast: The Nest doorbell is a great video doorbell
Microsoft plans to spend $5 billion on the internet of things, and it’s more than the usual shell game that big firms play with these sorts of announcements. We discuss its plans on this week’s podcast. We also talk about Qualcomm’s new vision chips … [Read more...]