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Jasper | Control everything with your voice

Jasper | Control everything with your voice | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Jasper: open source always-on, voice-controller. "Jasper: Play Deathgrips" - Home automation fun. http://t.co/GHz0eRF4Uf
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potential!...think the feed back could be improved...if only they could make it sound like Cortana!

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Internet of Things Relay For Home Automation Using An Arduino Microcontroller (video)

Internet of Things Relay For Home Automation Using An Arduino Microcontroller (video) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Makers, developers and hobbyists who enjoy making projects from home automation using different Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi mini PCs

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Loks useful but no mention of UK model

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Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show

Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show | Home Automation | Scoop.it
CARLSBAD, Calif.-The Z-Wave Alliance will make its presence known at ISC West in a big way this year-including broadcasting a live home automation demonstration from the top of the world. For the first time, it will have a booth presence.
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Creek Smart Home Hub Offer Both Security And Home Automation (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Creek Smart Home Hub Offer Both Security And Home Automation (video) - Geeky Gadgets | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Lark-wi has created a new smart hub called Creek that it has designed to provide a number of features including home security and home automation
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remind anyone of the O2 Joggler?

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Integrate Distributed Audio & Video- with Apple Products into Your Home Automation System | Duprey Home Automation's Blog

Integrate Distributed Audio & Video- with Apple Products into Your Home Automation System | Duprey Home Automation's Blog | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Today I would like to talk a little about distributed A/V, and integrating it into your home automation system. Distributed A/V refers to having a central
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It's true we often overlook the usefulness of some devices in search of more complex solutions.  Most of the time simple is best.  Only bug bear with these things is most plugs are pretty visible and with all those cables, could get quite messy.

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RS-485 board controller 16 Outputs 12V Relays Home Automation Arduino breakout

RS-485 board controller 16 Outputs 12V Relays Home Automation Arduino breakout | Home Automation | Scoop.it
US $4.99 Used in Business & Industrial, Electrical & Test Equipment, Electronic Components
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looks a bit big compared to http://r.ebay.com/AIVpJ9 but look at the difference in price.

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Synology announces Annapurna SoC powered NAS systems at Cebit - myce.com

Synology announces Annapurna SoC powered NAS systems at Cebit - myce.com | Home Automation | Scoop.it
At Cebit, Synology has showcased three new NAS devices powered by a System on a Chip (SoC) of the company Annapurna.
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Android TV apps to offer smart home control, Nest integration - Inside CI

Android TV apps to offer smart home control, Nest integration - Inside CI | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Look out Smart home guys> Android TV apps to offer home automation control, including Nest integration http://t.co/rkTujZDT5g #InsideCI
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Just totally missing the point with this one.  Nest control from my TV?

Why don't they connect the TV to the Kettle so it can start boiling just before the ad break, that would at least make a little sense!

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Zenno Voice Controlled Home Automation System Unveiled (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Zenno Voice Controlled Home Automation System Unveiled (video) - Geeky Gadgets | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Using your smartphone or other wearable devices such as smartwatches the Zenno home automation system is capable of providing easy and natural interaction
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Wow ... voice control really taking off now, 2 in one day!

This one looks interesting though integrating voice to IR.

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Wireless Home Automation | Smart Home Technology | Home Automation | Bluetooth Smart Home | Bluetooth Technology Website

Wireless Home Automation | Smart Home Technology | Home Automation | Bluetooth Smart Home | Bluetooth Technology Website | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Learn how Bluetooth technology is by far the most successful of any short range wireless technology used in the home, with more than 2 billion Bluetooth enabled chips shipped every year.
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This just simply isn't true.  I also don't see anywhere in this article any mention on how it works.  What about mesh connections does it do that?  I know it's getting a lot better but Z-Wave and ZigBee have been designed for this functionality from the  ground up.

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Secure Home Automation with SAP HANA Cloud Platform and openHAB - Part 1

Secure Home Automation with SAP HANA Cloud Platform and openHAB - Part 1 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
It all started last year when I replaced my old NAS drive with a new, more powerful device. I chose the single board computer Cubietruck, which is the third generation of the Cubieboard, a slightly mo...
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Interesting solution.  Alot of god things happening with OpenHab.  For data logging I use Xively...

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Hackabot Nano, Plug And Play Arduino Robot Kit Unveiled (video)

Hackabot Nano, Plug And Play Arduino Robot Kit Unveiled (video) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Makers, and hobbyists that would like to learn more about robotics maybe interested in a new Arduino robot kit that has been developed by Funnyvale based in California

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Top 12 Linux-Based Home Automation Systems | Linux.com

Top 12 Linux-Based Home Automation Systems | Linux.com | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Linux.com - For the community, by the community, Linux.com is the central source for Linux information, software, documentation, how-tos and answers across the server, desktop/netbook, mobile, and embedded areas.
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Some great systems here and a good place to start if you're just arriving at HA.  There's something about the Belkin brand that really puts me off their products...superstition I guess, from all their perceived #fails at making wireless routers.

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Motion Controlled Cabinet Light

Motion Controlled Cabinet Light | Home Automation | Scoop.it
In our kitchen, the light that falls on the counter is blocked by the kitchen cabinets. It would be nice to have some light when preparing food, but often when you need light, your hands are dirty.

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Finally a useful task for HA.

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Your home automation things are a security nightmare

Your home automation things are a security nightmare | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Veracode tests leave lazy devs red-faced
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...and will remain so for thr foreseeable future!

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With Parse for IoT, Facebook Could Have the Next HomeKit Home Automation ... - CEPro

With Parse for IoT, Facebook Could Have the Next HomeKit Home Automation ... - CEPro | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Facebook subsidiary Parse has launched an IoT SDK for cloud-enabling IP devices, and eventually could link all these newly smart devices with cloud-based rules engines a la HomeKit or IFTTT.
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Noooooooo!!!!

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Veho - Latest News and Events

Veho - Latest News and Events | Home Automation | Scoop.it
#Veho are pleased to announce the launch of KASA Smart Home automation product range: http://t.co/vJMuRTM4lN #KASA http://t.co/TcIdA8xUnP
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I'm looking for the USP on these and it's not really in the message.  What they do have going for them is an eye for design.  Maybe we are about to see some attractive HA devices for the UK home at last.

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Exclusive: The ‘Flow Energy’ Boiler That Heats & Makes Electricity Too

Exclusive: The ‘Flow Energy’ Boiler That Heats & Makes Electricity Too | Home Automation | Scoop.it
When the guys from Flow Energy got in touch we were intrigued by their patented MicroCHP (combined heat and power) central heating boiler that makes electricity while heating your home.
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now that's clever.  I've always thought we should generate electricity from the water flow coming into the house?

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From LPC810 to LPC812

From LPC810 to LPC812 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
No, I haven’t abandoned the Micro Power Snitch!
But some projects are trickier than others, and this one didn’t want to play along when I tried it again on my new PCB design. I fixed one glaring wiring mistake so far, but there’s more going on.
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bit more advanced!

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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Let’s start exploring a bit more about Intel Edison. As you may already know, Intel provides 2 different hardware platforms to work with Edison development board: the core module is called Intel Edison Compute Module, while the 2 extension boards are called Intel Edison Arduino Board and Intel Edison Breakout Board respectively. We refer to them as the Arduino module and mini-breakout board, respectively. The tutorial of this week is called Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board:

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New Apple TV with Siri, App Store, and Home Automation at WWDC 2015: Reports - Inferse

New Apple TV with Siri, App Store, and Home Automation at WWDC 2015: Reports - Inferse | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Apple TV will be getting a significant update this June, as the company is setting up to announce some improvements in home automation, a potential service, and updated hardware.
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Logitech Harmony gains voice control from Ubi, Ivee smart home devices | Electronista

Logitech Harmony gains voice control from Ubi, Ivee smart home devices | Electronista | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Logitech Harmony gains voice control from Ubi, Ivee smart home devices | Electronista http://t.co/BXLOOHxZRR via @po_st
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Logitech devices usually a little over priced but great quality none-the-less.  Dissapointed to see no Squeezebox integration...

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Boaters- Protect Your Investment with Home Automation! | Duprey Home Automation's Blog

Boaters- Protect Your Investment with Home Automation! | Duprey Home Automation's Blog | Home Automation | Scoop.it
RT @DupreyHomeAutom: Boaters- Protect Your Investment with Home Automation! http://t.co/TDL2s4Nuoa
#smarthomes
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At the very least motion detector linked to SMS or NMA

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Arduino Zero Pro 32 bit Cortex M0 Arduino Now Available From Adafruit

Arduino Zero Pro 32 bit Cortex M0 Arduino Now Available From Adafruit | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Makers and developers that enjoy building projects using the Arduino platform might be interested to learnthat the new Arduino Zero Pro is now available to purchase

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Bluetooth Arduino Speech Recognition And Relay Board Modules (video)

Bluetooth Arduino Speech Recognition And Relay Board Modules (video) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Patrick Thomas Mitchell has been once again been creating awesome Arduino speech recognition and relay board modules which have launched over on the Kickstarter website

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Not so keen on the relay board but the speech recognition look useful.

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Engimusing DIY Home Automation Modules Are Managed with openHAB installed on ODROID-C1 Board (Crowdfunding)

Engimusing DIY Home Automation Modules Are Managed with openHAB installed on ODROID-C1 Board (Crowdfunding) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Engimusing has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their home automation solutions comprised of tiny modules (20x20mm) based on Silicon Labs Gecko EFM32 MCUs, some sensor modules and...

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Only 5 days left on this project...think it will need a big backer...I do like the open nature of the project, the inherent flexibility and reasonably low cost.

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