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Home Automation For Dummies

IT Books
The easy way to control your home appliances Do you want to control common household appliances and amenities from your smartphone or tablet, wherever you happen to be? Home Automation For Dummies guides you through installing and setting up app-controlled devices in your home, such as heating and air conditioning, lighting, multimedia systems, game consoles, […]

Building a Virtual Assistant for Raspberry Pi: The practical guide for constructing a voice-controlled virtual assistant

IT Books
Build a voice-controlled virtual assistant using speech-to-text engines, text-to-speech engines, and conversation modules. This book shows you how to program the virtual assistant to gather data from the internet (weather data, data from Wikipedia, data mining); play music; and take notes. Each chapter covers building a mini project/module to make the virtual assistant better. You’ll […]

The Internet of Things: Key Applications and Protocols Book

IT Books
An all-in-one reference to the major Home Area Networking, Building Automation and AMI protocols, including 802.15.4 over radio or PLC, 6LowPAN/RPL, ZigBee 1.0 and Smart Energy 2.0, Zwave, LON, BACNet, KNX, ModBus, mBus, C.12 and DLMS/COSEM, and the new ETSI M2M system level standard. In-depth coverage of Smart-grid and EV charging use cases. This book […]

Red Hat Delivers on Vision to Automate the Enterprise with Ansible

Red Hat
Red Hat integrates Ansible automation into management solutions and shares plans for Ansible integration across product portfolio Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its vision for the automated enterprise powered by Ansible, the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. By bringing native […]

IoT Fundamentals: Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things Book

IT Books
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly coming of age. Billions of devices are already Internet-connected. Standards and protocols are stabilizing. Increasingly, network professionals are being called upon to integrate real IoT devices and applications, and solve real problems with IoT technologies. IoT Fundamentals: Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things […]

Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) Book

IT Books
Use Raspberry Pi with Java to create innovative devices that power the internet of things! Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) fills an important gap in knowledge between seasoned Java developers and embedded-hardware gurus, taking a project-based approach to skills development from which both hobbyists and professionals can learn. By starting […]

Enterprise IoT: A Definitive Handbook

IT Books
The fourth edition of the Enterprise IoT book is out now.The most comprehensive guide on understanding Enterprise IoT and how to implement IoT applications using IoT cloud offerings from Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, GE Predix and open source software. For complete details about the book, visit http://enterpriseiotbook.com “Internet of Things is a vision where every object […]

Internet of Things (A Hands-on-Approach) Book

IT Books
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to physical and virtual objects that have unique identities and are connected to the internet to facilitate intelligent applications that make energy, logistics, industrial control, retail, agriculture and many other domains “smarter”. Internet of Things is a new revolution of the Internet that is rapidly gathering momentum driven by the […]

Flexera Software Named Internet of Things (IoT) Enablement Company of the Year

Flexera Software
IoT Breakthrough Awards Recognize Flexera as an Outstanding Internet of Things Company Flexera Software, the leading provider of open source security and compliance solutions, today announced that IoT Breakthrough selected Flexera as the IoT Enablement Company of the Year. Entries were judged by an independent panel of experts, representing a cross section of the industry […]

Cisco: IoT that hits close to home

I am incredibly excited about IoT in general. But IoT applied to cities—so called “Smart Cities”— is particularly exciting because it hits so very close to home. This is not about sensors in some faraway manufacturing facility. It is stuff that can profoundly affect the quality of the air you breathe and the safety of […]

Internet of Things (IoT), Home Automation, & Smart Homes – A Getting Started Guide

Jason Samuel
Want to bring your house into the modern “smart everything” age? Here’s a “cheat sheet” guide I wrote on getting started with home automation and IoT (Internet of Things): http://www.jasonsamuel.com/home-automation-internet-of-things-iot-cheat-sheet/ I plan on keeping the guide above updated on a regular basis so bookmark the link and come back to it for the latest info. […]

Home Automation with the Raspberry Pi: Build Home Automation Systems Using The Power of The Raspberry Pi

IT Books
Build Home Automation Projects Using the Raspberry Pi! What if you could use the power of the Raspberry Pi board to completely automate your home? What if you could use this single-board computer to not only build customised home automation systems, but also learn about electronics & programming? In Home Automation with the Raspberry Pi, […]

How To Smart Home: A Step by Step Guide to Your Personal Internet of Things

IT Books
The book explains the key concepts of smart homes and provides a step by step instruction to build an Internet of Things for personal usage. It covers all major technologies and vendors: from Apple HomeKit to Z-Wave, from Google Nest to Bluetooth LE, from OpenRemote to ZigBee. It walks the reader through an actual implementation […]

Control MyStrom smart plug by a trigger (ifttt or octoblu)

Sacha Thomet
Some weeks ago I bought my first smart plug from MyStrom. If you are living  in Switzerland you have only a limited choice of smart plugs because of the non EU standard plug (T13). MyStrom is pretty cool because it mets almost all my requirement, there is a possibility to measure to power consumption within two […]

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