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AI-News – Episode 10 – Halloween Special – The Smart Treehouse of Horror

Spooky times ahead! This Halloween Episode is full of spooky stories and let's not spoil the Halloween party before you see it, spoilers are below the clip. Ok, just the Head-lines: Intro (very spooky) The...
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AI-News – Episode 9 – with Siri, Alexa and Google

Alexa invites us to her surprise party and demonstrates all the new Amazon products with Alexa inside. Google and Alexa are still crunching Q2 numbers to figure out who has the biggest market share....
iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts

AI-News – Episode 8 – Special: iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts

With the arrival of iOS 12, Siri finally released her "Siri Shortcuts". You've updated already to iOS 12 and now you're asking yourself: "Where are these Shortcuts?" Well, they will take their time to...
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AI-News – Episode 7 – with Siri, Alexa and Google

I need to name this longest episode ever a tragicomedy. (Actually, it's not that long, it will take you only about 8 minutes =) Why? Siri, Alexa and Google first entertain us with some figures on...

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iRobot Roomba and Google Home

How to teach your Logitech Harmony: Alexa, Hey Google turn on Roomba!

It must have been a strange moment for Mr. Colin M. Angle, CEO of iRobot, when he presumably announced summer 2017 his plans to sell the mapping data share maps for free with customer consent of his...
Logitech Harmony Alexa

Logitech Harmony and Alexa: Setup, Voice Commands and a Candlelight Dinner

This Valentine's post is a story of appreciation, harmony and ultimately ... love. In this post we are going to connect Alexa with our Logitech Harmony Hub, only to find one of the loveliest integrations...
Siri Falling Asleep with Smart Lighting

Sleeping Better with Smart Lighting: Smarter “Go to Bed” and “Wake Up”

We spend 36% of our lives asleep, and while the average sleep period has decreased over the last 60 years, neuroscience is discovering more and more how important sleep is for our well-being. Can...

The Many Ways of Controlling Smart Lighting

Smart lighting offers various ways to be controlled. Some initially appear traditional, like a simple light switch, but the options we nowadays have to switch to our preferred lighting scenes, go way beyond only...

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Hey Google, Play Some Music! All The Music Voice Commands

"Hey Google, play the album with a diving baby and a one dollar bill on its cover." "Alright, here's the album Nevermind" Seriously? There's a bunch of commands and features in this post, which will surprise you. In...
Google Home in the bookshelf

Google Assistant and Philips Hue: Setup, Review and Voice Commands

In this post, we will configure Philips Hue for Google Assistant. I have now updated this post to reflect the recent improvements of scene and room support. If you are not so lucky and can't...
Alexa sings and plays guitar

Alexa, Play Some Music: All The Music Voice Commands

If you are anything like me, you don't like to pull out your smartphone to browse for the music you'd like to hear. So you're standing there, in front of Alexa, wondering what you...
Google Assistant and Logitech Harmony

Logitech Harmony and Google Assistant: (Retired) Setup and Voice Commands

In this post, we will connect Google Assistant with our Logitech Harmony Hub. In case you have not already set up your Harmony devices, activities and favorites, it is a good time to do...
O Siri Mio

Siri and Apple Music: The Many Voice Commands for HomePod, iPhone, Apple TV, Apple...

If you are anything like me, the sound of your new HomePod somehow managed to make you fall in love with music, again. So you are sitting in front of your new speaker, wondering...
Logitech Harmony Alexa

Logitech Harmony and Alexa: Setup, Voice Commands and a Candlelight Dinner

This Valentine's post is a story of appreciation, harmony and ultimately ... love. In this post we are going to connect Alexa with our Logitech Harmony Hub, only to find one of the loveliest integrations...
Illustration of google home and logitech harmony

Logitech Harmony and Google Home: New Setup and Voice Commands

When it takes more than half a year for something to get released, after being officially announced, we can assume that this something is probably a Google feature. When this something involves working with another manufacturer, since...

Alexa and Philips Hue: Setup, Review and Voice Commands

Let's set up Alexa to talk to your Philips Hue smart lighting. You will be surprised, how simple and effective Alexa supports your Philips Hue lights by importing your rooms and scenes, as well as...
Drawing of Google Assistant using IFTTT to talk to Philips Hue

Workaround: Philips Hue Scenes in Google Assistant through IFTTT

Finally our Google Home supports Philips Hue scenes natively! Still, if this feature does not work for you, here's a workaround. Before we start, let me warn you that with this workaround you will need...

Google Home and Nanoleaf Aurora: Setup and Voice Commands

Make sure you have installed Aurora according to “Nanoleaf Aurora – Smart Lighting, Living Paint or Smart Art?”. In this post, we will setup Google Assistant to talk to your Aurora. Preparation To support Alexa and...

Siri and Philips Hue: Setup, Review and Voice Commands

With the Generation 2 bridge, Philips introduced HomeKit support for Philips Hue lights. The Philips Hue app manages to keep your lights and rooms configuration in sync between the Philips Hue app and Apples HomeKit,...
iRobot Roomba and Google Home

How to teach your Logitech Harmony: Alexa, Hey Google turn on Roomba!

It must have been a strange moment for Mr. Colin M. Angle, CEO of iRobot, when he presumably announced summer 2017 his plans to sell the mapping data share maps for free with customer consent of his...

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