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Alexa! Tell me a joke!

What makes Amazon’s Alexa a great device for home automation? They have made it possible to integrate voice commands with so many different devices from lighting control, thermostats, alarms, other larger automation systems, and of course their Fire TV devices. Alexa is not perfect, but she does a pretty damn good job.  Let's get the…
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Apple made movies – Coming soon

Why should the likes of Netflix and Amazon get all the fun in creating content and not be a part of the typical Hollywood studios? Netflix has won many awards in the years of creating their own content. Other streaming services have also joined the bandwagon. Apple is now one of them! They have announced…
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Control4 – Home Automation

If you are looking for a company that has dedicated themselves to Home Automation, then look no further! Control4 was launched in 2003 and attended CEDIA the next year. With a launch of their first product later in that year. Since then, they have had their fair share of ups and downs. With that in…
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Nest is the Best?

When you think of Nest, what do you think of?  Is it their futuristic thermostats? Or even better yet their smoke/carbon detectors? I know for me it was their thermostats. What about some of their other offerings?  Let’s break them down and start at, who are they? Would you be surprised to find out that the…
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