Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

Internet of Things let you connected, let you control physical devices, but this Internet of Things here does not. It is not ‘useless’ either. Instead, it has a unique and interesting pitch: it wants to put a digital bird in your house. Aptly called Birdhouse, what makes thing fun is, you can’t see the ‘bird’; you can only hear it and what’s more, this ‘bird’ is not always in the birdhouse. The idea is, it will ‘fly’ from Birdhouse to Birdhouse like a real migrating bird does. It will never know when it will come by; it is random and that’s precisely what makes Birdhouse interesting. You can, however, try to coax it to your home by touching the peg on the Birdhouse. Continue reading Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

Microsoft Brings Cortana To Thermostat Via Johnson Controls

Windows Mobile which originally touts Cortana may have died, but this voice control technology from the Redmond software giant continues to live on, more recently, on a la-Amazon Echo Harman Kardon speaker. Prior to that, the software juggernaut has also introduced Cortana to another home IoT device and it was a climate control system, AKA smart thermostat. Like the speaker, Microsoft did not dive into it on its own; it has collaborated with long-time thermostat maker Johnson Controls to realize the other home for Cortana. Continue reading Microsoft Brings Cortana To Thermostat Via Johnson Controls

This Tiny Cube Will Make Your Home Smarter Without Additional Sensors

So you never gotten around home automation yet? Probably because it sounds like a complicated business? I am afraid it is. Home automation is never simple. It involves a host of other stuff, which honestly, you really have to know what you are doing to get it going. However, lucky for you, all-in-one solution exists for home automation and the Oomi home automation system is one of the newer entrants. The basis is simple: to create a system that works and dead simple to setup. Dead simple. That’s the key that differentiates Oomi from its competitions. Continue reading This Tiny Cube Will Make Your Home Smarter Without Additional Sensors

WiFi-enabled Battery Wants to Turn Your Smoke Alarm into a Connected Smoke Alarm

For connected freaks who are irked by the fact that your plain smoke detectors in your high-tech home aren’t connected, well, a startup has the perfect solution called Roost Smart Battery. Shape and weight like a 9V battery typically used in smoke detectors, Roost Smart Battery is WiFi connected and when installed, turns your humble smoke detector into a smart, connected smoke detector that will do the following: warn you in advanced when the battery is low and send you alerts when the smoke alarm is triggered and offer you with one-touch access to important pre-programmed emergency numbers such as the police, fire department or persons. Naturally, all these will work in conjunction with a companion app installed on your smartphone. Continue reading WiFi-enabled Battery Wants to Turn Your Smoke Alarm into a Connected Smoke Alarm

ALYT DIY Smart Home Manager

instead of making life a little more easy, separate home automation products can really get to our head and makes us even more busy. so what you really need is one device, a digital butler of sort, to manage all those connected devices, which is exact what the ALYT DIY Smart Home Manager set out to do. out-of-the-box, this Android-based smart home manager wants to have your home security and home automation covered, and in the process, manages your energy consumption to trim your utilities and also prevent potential home accidents such as fires and water leaks. Continue reading ALYT DIY Smart Home Manager