House of the Future

Episode #38 December. 24, 2015 45m 50s Download
In this episode: Joseph Darnell, Joshua Peiffer, and Katie Floyd
Home automation is significantly improving ever so slowly. With us is an avid home automator, Katie Floyd, to discuss her sweet setup.

Highlights and Show Notes

This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by special guest, Katie Floyd, to discuss her home’s automation. Apple’s HomeKit has enabled developers to get devices and apps unified to perform smart tricks to save energy and improve efficiency, so where do we stand? What are we using, intrigued by, and looking forward to home automation in 2016?

Show Notes & Links


Katie’s website

Mac Power Users Podcast

David Spark’s first appearance on TechTonic, #9: A Better Learning Mechanism

Katie’s podcast app of choice: Overcast

Huffduffer ~ “Like Instapaper for podcasts”

Katie’s first computer

Macworld, the magazine and so much more

Steve Jobs announces switch to Intel & Podcasting - WWDC (2005)

Steve Jobs Demo Picks Podcast that Mocks Apple during Demo

Power Mac G5

Apple: Intro page to HomeKit

MacStories: The First HomeKit Enabled Devices Begin Shipping

iMore: HomeKit details

Apple: Getting started with HomeKit

Apple: HomeKit tools for developers

Katie’s ‘House of the Future’

Nest Thermostat

WeMo smart appliances

Philips’ Hue lights

Smart WiFi Ecobee3 Thermostat

Open Sesame

Kevo bluetooth enabled deadbolt

Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt

Mac Power Users #176: Everyday Automation

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