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Home Assistant: an open source Python home automation hub to rule all things smart

We have Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Phillips Hue for smart actions in your home. But they are individual and require different controls. What...

Cortana and Alexa become best friends: Microsoft and Amazon release a preview of this...

Yesterday, Microsoft and Amazon announced a public preview of the integration of their intelligent digital assistants, Cortana and Alexa for US users. Both Cortana...
Apple IoT

Apple joins the Thread Group, signaling its Smart Home ambitions with HomeKit, Siri and...

Apple is now a part of the Thread Group’s list of members, alongside its top rivals - Nest (a subsidiary of Google) and Amazon....

Microsoft Surface Go is now shipping at $399

Microsoft’s tiny two-in-one tablet Surface Go is now shipping! Microsoft launched Surface Go last month, as the smaller, and cheaper version of its expensive...

Microsoft launches Surface Go tablet at just $399

Microsoft stepped up its tablet game by releasing the all-new Surface Go yesterday. The 10-inch Windows tablet looks exactly likes its expensive and popular...
Amazon Echo vs Google Home

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Next-gen IoT war

IoT has been around for a while now and big players like Google, Apple and Amazon have been creating buzz around smart devices over...

5 DIY IoT projects you can build under $50

Lately, IoT is beginning to play an integral part in various industries, be it at the consumer-level, or at the enterprise side of it....
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core: What you need to know

Windows 10 IoT Core: What you need to know

Microsoft had initially come up with Windows IoT which was formerly known as Windows Embedded. It was rebranded with the release of Windows 10...

Aquarium Monitor

In this article by Rodolfo Giometti, author of the book BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints, we'll see how to realize an aquarium monitor where we'll...

Getting Started with Intel Galileo

In this article by Onur Dundar, author of the book Home Automation with Intel Galileo, we will see how to develop home automation examples...