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Healthy Humidity with Venta Airwashers and Alexa, Siri and Google

We are mainly composed of water. The air we exhale is completely saturated with water. But, do you know the humidity of the 2,641 gallons (10,000 liters) of indoor air that you inhale, per day? It starts with a dry nose and throat. We notice scaly skin, itchy eyes or cracked lips. It can cause respiratory … Read more

Breathe! Dyson Pure Cool with Siri, Alexa and Google

We spend about 90% of our time indoors. The last couple of months maybe even more and primarily at home. And while we’re at home, we breathe around 10,000 liters (2,641 gallons) of air, per day. Breathing is the only function we can perform consciously as well as unconsciously. Still, we rarely think about the … Read more

Alexa Alarms, the Smarter Alarm Clock!

Illustration of Alexa waking up

But, did you know, that an Alexa alarm has a built-in alarm fallback, which can replace our music and radio alarms with regular Alexa alarms? And those regular alarms work even when there’s no connection to our WiFi or the internet? And did you know that we can activate our still amazing Alexa morning routines simply by dismissing these reliable regular alarms?

Alexa and Philips Hue: Setup, Voice Commands and New Tips and Tricks!

Illustration of Alexa and Philips Hue - Setup and Voice Commands

In this post, we will teach Alexa to talk to your Philips Hue lights. You will find all the voice commands to control your lights just by voice! And we’ve also added the Philips Hue Zones (beta) feature, which works now nicely with Alexa and added some brand new Alexa smart light tips and tricks.

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

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 surface on your screen, since Siri first needs to learn what you are frequently doing, and when, and where, and how … Read more

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

Siri Falling Asleep with Smart Lighting

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 smart lighting help us to sleep better and wake up more energized? For a general introduction to smart lighting, please see Introduction … Read more

Natural Smart Lighting: Feeling Better With Smart Light

Natural Smart LIghting

We have already looked into the impact of light on our sleep in the “Sleeping Better with Smart Lighting” post. But what about the rest of the day? Can smart lighting help us to “feel better”, maybe by resembling natural light? For a general introduction to smart lighting, please see Introduction to Smart Lighting: A Very … Read more