Myo Armbands are raising eyebrows around the world and for good reason. Three years ago, Google announced “Gmail Motion“: a hilarious April Fools Day prank that led people to believe Google had finally developed spacial tracking technology that could detect movement and translate actions into words, phrases, and meaningful messages. The Gmail gestures were meant to be simple and […]
On Monday, Apple announced a new application called HomeKit which will allow developers to create new technology specifically designed to work with Apple’s iOS devices. This means there will be opportunities for your iPhone to control various parts of your home including your lighting systems, locks, doors, thermostats, televisions, speakers all with Siri integration. However, this new technology […]
Forget saving on your electric bill–why not make money off it? Honeywell, the inventor of the original coal furnace thermostat, is churning out a feature that alerts users of “Demand Response” energy events–times when everyone in your neighborhood is plugging in too many devices into the power grid, putting the community at risk for blackouts […]
What is home automation? When clients call Electronics Design Group for advice on how to automate their homes, oftentimes they’re unsure of what exactly automation is (and how it fits into the “smart home” model), let alone the level of automation that they want to attain. Drawing from almost 26 years of experience, EDG put […]
Nest Learning Thermostat learns a family’s schedule, preferences and is controllable from everywhere. What do you get when you take three of Apple’s best engineers and ask them to make something for your house? You get the Nest Learning Thermostat.
The term “pool house” no longer means the lonely, little building next to your pool that held the floaties, towels, pool cleaning supplies and if you’re lucky a mini bar. No, now a “pool house” can be an intricately designed massive building that holds a 19’ x 37” pool with an adjacent Jacuzzi, comprised of […]
Known for its relationship with Apple, Savant has always made control and access of the Savant TrueControl home automation app available from an iPhone, iPad or other iOS devices – however it was most recently that the home automation manufacturer unveiled the first-ever control and automation app available for Mac computers.
It’s easy to fall in love with the idea of total, whole-home control. Whether it’s the ability to provide remote monitoring and management that appeals to you, or the ease-of-use enabled through one-touch setting and high-powered user interfaces, home automation allows you to customize your living space to meet your unique needs.
Choosing to transform your home into a high-tech haven is the easy part – it’s actually deciding where you want begin that tends to be a bit more challenging. For many, the choice to upgrade your home
As an admirer of the smart home, your quest for total integration and control just got easier as earlier this week Sharp announced that its latest home theater projector has successfully been Control4® certified.
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