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Networking 215+ Smart Home Devices

This post details problems homeowners face when trying to make their home a smart one. There’s a lot to learn and much to overcome.

Voice Assistants Are Taking Over Consumer IoT

The battleground of the virtual assistants took center stage at CES 2019. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant geared up for battle. Google armored up with Google Assistant ski suits. It’s no...

CES 2019 Recap: IoT Tech With a Social Impact

CES 2019 proved socially impactful IoT products are economically viable and technically impressive. Tech innovators should ask, “how can I help the world?”
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IoT Applications in the Fire Safety Industry

The automatic fire sprinkler has remained fundamentally unchanged since Frederick Grinnell invented the first practical sprinkler in 1882. In 1890, he invented the glass disc sprinkler, which is effectively the design...
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Smart Home Interoperability: A Fragmented Landscape

The smart home is broken. OK, maybe not shattered beyond repair, but the fragmented state of the connected home market is certainly creating challenges (and opportunities) for all involved—consumers, product manufacturers,...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Happy holidays from IoT For All! Here's our holiday gift guide, featuring connected gifts that we're sure will delight loved ones young and old.
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The Missing Ingredient in Building Valuations

Effective smart building platforms neither replace nor displace humanity; they reinforce it. IoT is the nexus between buildings and people.
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Building a $250 Automatic Chicken Coop Door Opener for $100

My parents wanted to automate the door to their chicken coop. I saved them money by building a cheap automatic door opener from scratch.
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What Makes a Building “Smart” Isn’t the Tech

This article argues a truly "smart" building is one that optimizes people's lives in a quantifiable and scientifically provable way.
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Standby Energy Isn’t Smart

Standby energy (or phantom load) is a little known but pervasive problem in many smart homes. The Solution? Intelligent energy management applications.

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