Saturday, January 21, 2017

Noted: Internet Of Things? Fishino!

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Noted: Hidden Bookshelf Door Shows Incredible Motion

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Noted: Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug review via C|Net

I recently purchased a set of RF Remote power switches which can be retrofitted in to smart switches to work with Siri and Alexa, but it is good to know that these types of switches are coming down in price and can be used to retrofit older homes on an ad hoc basis. — Douglas

Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug review via C|Net

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GOOD

At $35, the new WeMo Mini is competitively priced, and the smaller design won't block adjacent outlets. Native compatibility with IFTTT, Google Home, and Amazon's Alexa make it one of the most well-connected smart plugs you can buy.

THE BAD

WeMo gear won't work with Apple HomeKit (or with Siri), and the WeMo app is still woefully glitchy at times.

THE BOTTOM LINE

WeMo's always been a solid smart home starting point, and at just $35, the WeMo Mini is the line's best offering yet.

Read the complete review — Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug review via C|Net

Wemo Mini Smart Plug, Wi-Fi Enabled, Works with Amazon Alexa

The units I purchased a few months ago

Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Noted: Cayenne for Arduino Beta

Easily and quickly connect your Arduino boards and manage your projects with the Cayenne web dashboard (mobile app support coming soon).

Features Include:

  • Drag and drop widgets to create a customized project dashboard
  • Create widgets for any connected sensor or actuator
  • Sketch files provided to quickly get started with minimal effort
  • Visualize Arduino sensor data
  • Create triggers & alerts between Arduinos and Raspberry Pi’s

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Noted: 3 Robots That Help Kids Learn to Code

Give gives the power of the future but letting them learn about robotics and programming in friendly and fun environments.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Noted: Slack adds threaded messages to take the clutter out of public channels

I use Slack for several communities and threaded comments has been a feature I have really been waiting for. 

Good to see Slack adding this this week. I know I will make great use of it. — Douglas

Read Slack adds threaded messages to take the clutter out of public channels via The Verge


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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Noted: 10 Classic Make: Projects

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