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How do Smart Assistants Work Under the Hood?

Posted on 19th Aug 2020 01:44:57 in General, Smart

It seems every device these days include a virtual assistant, from mobile phones to desktop computers and more recently even regular looking speakers. All this is very nice and can surely come in handy now and then but what are they really and how do they work?

How voice assistants work

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The Ultimate Guide to Smart Plugs

Posted on 14th Aug 2020 14:42:04 in General, Smart

Smart plugs are pretty awesome. They allow devices that would normally have no smart capabilities to be controlled over the network by a controller or app. These versatile little plugs have so many uses and vastly different features that it can become confusing to try and navigate this space. Here are the most common smart plug questions, answered.

Smart plugs

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4 Great Ways to Setup Offline Home Automation

Posted on 9th Aug 2020 23:30:55 in DIY, General, Smart

Home automation is really awesome. Who doesn't want things to happen automatically around the house? One of the common questions about home automation is if it can be used offline. The answer is a resounding, yes! There are a lot of ways to do this, and they vary significantly in cost and difficulty, so I encourage you to really dig into each option to decide which is right for you.

Offline Home Automation No WiFi

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What are the Types of Smart Bulbs?

Posted on 26th Jul 2020 04:26:45 in General, Smart

Smart bulbs are a fascinating purchase that can make your home feel a lot interesting. One of the things that make buying these bulbs is the sheer amount of products available on the market. A quick search on Amazon returned thousands of results, and they all kind of look the same. So how do you know which one to pick? Today we're going to talk about the types of smart bulbs that are available and why someone might pick each one.

Incandescent bulbs

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What is HiSLIP? And How to Emulate It

Posted on 5th Nov 2018 19:39:16 in General

Sometimes when developing software it becomes necessary to develop different software to simplify the creation of the real project. Here this software is used to allow development without the hardware that would usually be required using the High Speed LAN Instrument Protocol (HiSLIP). While developing software with the intent of running automated tests on hardware, it became an issue when said hardware was unavailable due to various reasons. I didn't want to have to stop working...

DSOZ204A Infiniium Oscilloscope: 20 GHz

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