smart homes Archive

The IoT threat to privacy

As the Internet of Things becomes more widespread, consumers must demand better security and privacy protections that don’t leave them vulnerable to corporate surveillance and data breaches. But before consumers can demand change, they must be informed — which requires companies to be more transparent. The most dangerous part of IoT is that consumers are surrendering their privacy, bit by bit, without realizing it, because …

Man hides TV in sliding door

Man hides TV in sliding door / Boing Boing This tiny computer isn’t just cutest thing we ever did see, it’s actually incredibly powerful too. If you play your cards right, you can program Raspberry Pi (no relation to actual, delicious pie) to control physical objects on your command.You’ll just need a Raspberry Pi (duh) and a few courses to learn how to use  …

Tech trends that will impact your home

Imagine walking through the bathroom door at 7am and the shower starts itself at optimal water heat and pressure. The thermostat adjusts when you enter the room. Want a new bathroom tub? What if you could 3D print it? High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live. While interior design once relied on color schemes and playful accents, new tech trends are completely …