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Z Wave Garage Door Open Closed Detector

Z Wave Garage Door Open Closed Detector | Home Automation | Scoop.it
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The Z-Wave Garage Door Open/Closed Detector is a battery operated tilt switch which you attach to your garage door. As your garage door opens and tilts the detector sends out an alert to your Z-Wave controller.
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Won't sell here in London!

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Logitech Pop Review: A smarter button for the IoT

Logitech Pop Review: A smarter button for the IoT | Home Automation | Scoop.it
It's an awkward fact of life: the smart home, and the Internet of Things in general, is meant to make life more streamlined but can often just leave us poking
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erm...no comment...OK...I'll comment...it looks ridiculous but actually I can see a couple of good use cases for this.
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IoT manufacturer caught fixing security holes

IoT manufacturer caught fixing security holes | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Smart lock maker August fails to ignore flaws
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What a totally irresponsible spin on this from TheRegister
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How to prevent your security camera from being hacked

How to prevent your security camera from being hacked | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Even the devices we rely on for security and privacy are susceptible to malicious attack. Use these tips to lower the odds of your security camera getting hacked.
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There are a couple of good tips in this article but I didn't notice it mentioning one of the most important ones or at least not very well.  DON'T allow access to the camera from outside your network ... AT ALL!  If you want to access it remotely, use a VPN to get access to your home network.  Most routers now support this.  Google it.
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IBM PC is 35 – let’s all go back to the 80s!

IBM PC is 35 – let’s all go back to the 80s! | Home Automation | Scoop.it
It didn't look like a home computer, but that meant it was easier to get one at work, so you could....could...heck, because you could!
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Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions - InformationWeek

Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions  - InformationWeek | Home Automation | Scoop.it
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting.
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Getting a lot of early hype for its potential. Hopefully a name change will come too.
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Samsung JerryScript is a Lightweight Open Source JavaScript Engine for the Internet of Things

Samsung JerryScript is a Lightweight Open Source JavaScript Engine for the Internet of Things | Home Automation | Scoop.it
RT @iv3unm: Samsung #JerryScript is a Lightweight #OpenSource #JavaScript Engine for the Internet of Things #iot https://t.co/pb9AY8rjyj
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Beloved Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Krikorian has died at 48

Beloved Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Krikorian has died at 48 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The Slingbox founder had been involved with Microsoft, Amazon and dozens of startups.
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Are you being watched? Artist uses webcam flaws to let you peer into other people's lives

Are you being watched? Artist uses webcam flaws to let you peer into other people's lives | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Nye Thompson's Backdoored lays bare security vulnerabilities in the cameras people install to keep them safe
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Please don't open access to your home network, to the outside world, unless it's through a VPN.  If you're not sure, phone a friend that does or ask online.
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2016 Hackaday Prize

2016 Hackaday Prize | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The 2016 Hackaday Prize, build something that matters.
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Calling all makers, builders, hackers, scientists and bedroom geeks! #HackadayPrize2016
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How to use Amazon Echo/Alexa in your next project

It's so easy to add voice recognition into your next project. This video will show you two ways you can add Amazon Echo or the Alexa Voice Service to
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While Mick's gags continue to entertain, his subject matter continues to educate.
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Nest's new outdoor camera is smarter at spotting people

Nest's new outdoor camera is smarter at spotting people | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Nest has added to its smart thermostat, smart smoke alarm, and smart security camera with a new Internet of Things device for outside the home.
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Magnetic mount and hardwired to a wall wart makes this an unsuitable device for outdoors even if the power adapter is water proof...what were they thinking?
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Onion Omega2 is a $5 Linux WiFi IoT Board (Crowdfunding)

Onion Omega2 is a $5 Linux WiFi IoT Board (Crowdfunding) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Onion Omega2 is a $5 Linux WiFi IoT Board https://t.co/tzIh9vyBzD
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This looks looks like a great little device and ecosphere at just the right price point.
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AI deep learning system helps keep lawn cat poop-free

AI deep learning system helps keep lawn cat poop-free | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Motivated by the dual desires to learn about neural net software and keep his lawn cat poop-free, software engineer Robert Bond rigged up a system that detects when cats – and only cats – stroll into his yard, and responds by turning on the...
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Anyone else thinking there are better challenges  we could set AI  ... or is that Too deep?
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Creating your ultimate smart home

Creating your ultimate smart home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Are you looking to design and build a smart home, complete with connected devices in every room? Do you know whether to go HomeKit, Brillo or SmartThings? Do you even know what that means?
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The Smart Home Diary is definitely worth a scan through...
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ReSpeaker - Add Voice Interaction To Anything You Like

Seeed is raising funds for ReSpeaker - Add Voice Interaction To Anything You Like on Kickstarter!

Open Source, Modular design. Voice Interaction Development Board. IoT controller. Interact with the world, just using your voice.
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Looks like a nice bit kit but when you add up all the Addons, I think you'll be getting close to Echo or Home type prices
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11 DIY Projects To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

11 DIY Projects To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are stil
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Some of these are a little pointless but still fun.
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2050 - Year the housewife is obsolete?

2050 - Year the housewife is obsolete? | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Futurologist Dr Ian Pearson predicts that traditional housewife duties - such as cooking, cleaning and shopping - will be made obsolete by 2050 as homes become equipped with robots.
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Low brow title on this one and an overly simplistic sounding future.
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Meet the speedy car charger that locates your vehicle for you (40% off)

Meet the speedy car charger that locates your vehicle for you (40% off) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Find your car and charge your phone with surprising speed – all with the same device. Get the Zus Smart Car Charger and Locator, now for just $29.99.
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Very useful added function, just not sure about the USB port placement
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Security Holes Exposed In Smart Lighting System

Security Holes Exposed In Smart Lighting System | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Sylvania Osram Lightify vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to turn out the lights or ultimately infiltrate the corporate network.
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I imagine this is just a drop in the ocean.
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Nucleus is an Alexa-enabled touchscreen intercom

Nucleus is an Alexa-enabled touchscreen intercom | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Most people have smartphones and tablets (sometimes, in multiples) these days and don't actually need an intercom. But if you're looking for one and wan
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I'm not sure whether Alexa can activate these calls or not. At $500+ for a pair, it's a bit steep.
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Ubiquiti Networks - UniFi® Video Camera G3

Ubiquiti Networks - UniFi® Video Camera G3 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) provides a variety of high-end wireless networking products that utilize our innovative and ground-breaking wireless technology.
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This Cam is everything the new Nest Cam isn't.  What's more you're also allowed to use it without having to pay to use it after you've paid to buy it. #NoNestNo
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Stamp-Sized Sensor Can Accurately Identify Electric Consumption Of Every Device In Your Home

Stamp-Sized Sensor Can Accurately Identify Electric Consumption Of Every Device In Your Home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Reducing or eliminating unnecessary electricity consumption is an effective method of not only decreasing home energy costs, but also decreasing energy waste in the electricity sector, and the risi…
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OK but aren't we already controlling everything through a central control unit that only turns things on when we need them or ask for them?  Oh no that was just a dream!
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How to Get a Smart Home Like in Mr Robot

How to Get a Smart Home Like in Mr Robot | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Let's take a look a look at the smart home hardware featured scene-by-scene in a Mr. Robot tv episode, and see what we can figure out.
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Obsolescence as a Service

Yet another Internet of Things service has left its customers in the lurch. IoT devices (mostly lightbulbs) made by Greenwave Systems stopped talking to the outside world on July 1. Mor
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I'd buy that service.
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Sonos Opens Their First Retail Store in SoHo - Design Milk

Sonos Opens Their First Retail Store in SoHo - Design Milk | Home Automation | Scoop.it
New Sonos Store in SoHo invites shoppers to listen to Sonos wireless smart speakers and components inside designer themed tiny homes.
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Am I the only guy without a Sonos system now?
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