Early last Friday morning, a phone call from an unknown number woke me up. I silenced my ringer and let it go to voicemail. A second later, the phone rang again with a call from the same number. I assumed I was the target of a particularly persistent telemarketer,...
So, you’ve secured your email, Facebook and other social media accounts. Cybersecurity checklist complete, right?Unfortunately, that’s probably not the case. As we take more and more of our activities online, our list of security requirements grows right along with it.Even if you’ve taken extra steps to protect...
So you’ve decided to venture into a brave new world: you want to become an Airbnb host. We wouldn’t blame you.According to Priceconomics, Airbnb hosts rake in an average of $924 a month — and according to Airbnb’s own surveys, FastCompany says, a full 87 percent of Airbnb hosts...
The ability to trigger events based on outdoor and indoor environmental conditions is particularly useful in home automation routines, and one of the best environmental monitoring solutions we've seen is Netatmo's Weather Station system, which not only provides the usual temperature, humidity, air pressure, and air quality monitoring across...
Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is now compatible with a wider variety of home automation products, and also now works with the IFTTT home automation platform.Microsoft recently announced the expansion of Cortana's skills on its blog. Cortana is a virtual assistant for Windows and Windows phones, but it's also available...