Twine for Connecting the Unconnectable

If you haven't yet come across it, you should check out one of the recent success stories from Kickstarter and start getting excited. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Well you'll soon [...]

Siri Flaunts its Home Automation Magic

siri_logoApple Siri is an intriguing piece of technology and it comes as no surprise that it has returned to demonstrate its home automation magic. What exactly is it that people are referring to? The answer to this question is the Siri Proxy written by Pete Lamonica. This small bit of code is allowing Siri to tackle [...]

Verizon Plans Home Connectivity Services Expansion

verizon_home_monitoring_controlIn October Verizon introduced its Home Monitoring and Control service that provides simple energy management and home automation choices, and is now looking to expand its services within the next 12 months. Verizon follows additional bug service providers Alarm.com, Vivint, Comcast and ADT into the remote monitoring and home control area, although with a reduced monthly [...]

Indigo 5.0 Released by Perceptive Automation

perceptive_automation_indigoThe top supplier of Mac-based home automation software, Perceptive Automation, has announced the instant accessibility of Indigo 5, an upgrade to the company’s automation server and intelligent home control for Mac OS X. With Indigo, users are able to easily monitor and control lawn sprinklers, thermostats, appliances and lights, as well as dozens of other [...]