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Zelda Plus Raspberry Pi Equals Ocarina-powered Home Automation – Geek

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Long before Breath of the Wild, there was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It’s one of the best games (if not the best game) ever to hit the Nintendo64, solely because it featured a freaking ocarina with phenomenal magical powers. Not really, obviously. OOT had tons going for it, but the spell songs were definitely one of the things that made the game so memorable. If you’ve ever…

Premier Holding Corp.’s The Power Company Expands Sales to Include Home Automation – Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TUSTIN, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 22, 2017) – Premier Holding Corporation ( OTCQB : PRHL ) today announces that its subsidiary, The Power Company (TPC) successfully launched another pilot program to sell home automation along with deregulated power. Premier’s motto of “Everything Energy” continues with its success by helping homeowners reduce energy with automation. The corporation’s mission is to help its clients reduce and manage their energy expenses, whether for a…

‘Legend of Zelda’ fan builds ocarina-controlled home automation system – UPI.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 21 (UPI) — A fan of the Legend of Zelda video game series created a home automation system based around the magical ocarina featured in the games. Allen Pan, who operates the YouTube channel Sufficiently Advanced, connected a microphone to a Raspberry Pi miniature computer and programmed it to recognize songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to complete household tasks. “With Zelda: Breath of the Wild…

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No? – CEPro

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The DIY market for home automation is growing, and home-technology specialists are wondering what to do about it – cling to their traditional custom-oriented business models, or embrace aspects of the mass-market IoT movement? It’s a little of both for most integration companies, judging by discussions at the Azione Unlimited spring conference last week in San Antonio, Texas. Most of Azione’s 183 dealer members attended the event, where an afternoon…

Are advanced video analytics on the horizon for smart homes? – SecurityInfoWatch

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Traditionally, the use of video analytics has been reserved for specific applications within the security industry, such as providing early warnings of perimeter breaches at critical infrastructure facilities or delivering business intelligence to retail stores. One place where analytics has not been widely used to this point is in the residential and small and midsized businesses (SMBs) market, but that could be about to change.       Last week, Alarm.com…

StratIS Brings Home Automation And Energy Management To Multi Unit Housing – Nibletz

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Home automation, energy control and security is one of the fastest growing categories in technology. Through smart home devices and iOT, there’s an app to control just about everything, even your toaster. Home automation is more than just convenience. Smart thermostats, entry control systems, sensors and detectors are all helping people control costs and conserve energy. There’s a segment missing though, until now. StratIS is a Philadelphia startup that is…

‘Legend of Zelda’ fan builds ocarina-controlled home automation system – UPI.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 21 (UPI) — A fan of the Legend of Zelda video game series created a home automation system based around the magical ocarina featured in the games. Allen Pan, who operates the YouTube channel Sufficiently Advanced, connected a microphone to a Raspberry Pi miniature computer and programmed it to recognize songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to complete household tasks. “With Zelda: Breath of the Wild…

Brookfield Residential Building on Success of Smart Home by Offering Voice-Enabled Home Automation in More … – Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fresh off a successful grand opening of The Smart Home powered by Amazon Alexa, Brookfield Residential is spreading its industry-leading home automation initiative throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Home shoppers at select communities in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware can now choose from tiered Smart Home packages as they personalize their new homes and integrate the latest new home technology. The Smart Home is open for…

‘Legend of Zelda’ fan builds ocarina-controlled home automation system – UPI.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21 (UPI) — A fan of the Legend of Zelda video game series created a home automation system based around the magical ocarina featured in the games. Allen Pan, who operates the YouTube channel Sufficiently Advanced, connected a microphone to a Raspberry Pi miniature computer and programmed it to recognize songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to complete household tasks. “With Zelda: Breath of the Wild…

Connected Smart Homes and Well-Founded Security Concerns – ChipIn

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A recent survey has revealed that despite popular belief, the majority of consumers worldwide are not so excited at the thought of connected smart homes. This comes as a surprise, especially after the amount of campaigning companies have invested in with the purpose of increasing the people’s interest in the Internet of Things. Then again, the news regarding the American government spying on people through their devices may have been…

‘Legend of Zelda’ fan builds ocarina-controlled home automation system – UPI.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21 (UPI) — A fan of the Legend of Zelda video game series created a home automation system based around the magical ocarina featured in the games. Allen Pan, who operates the YouTube channel Sufficiently Advanced, connected a microphone to a Raspberry Pi miniature computer and programmed it to recognize songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to complete household tasks. “With Zelda: Breath of the Wild…

Consumers, Connected Smart Homes and Well-Founded Security Concerns – ChipIn

Monday, March 20, 2017

A recent survey has revealed that despite popular belief, the majority of consumers worldwide are not so excited at the thought of connected smart homes. This comes as a surprise, especially after the amount of campaigning companies have invested in with the purpose of increasing the people’s interest in the Internet of Things. Then again, the news regarding the American government spying on people through their devices may have been…

This Zelda-inspired home automation video is legendary – Android Authority (blog)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Okay, file this one under totally impractical and entirely excellent. Allan Pan of the Sufficiently Advanced YouTube channel has released a video showing off a home automation system which is controlled by an ocarina. Taking cues from the Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pan plays melodies from the game on the flute to control the household, helped along by an Amazon Echo. Playing the Song of Time, for…

Home automation opens doors to disruptive future – Deccan Herald

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A few years ago, home automation was unheard of in India, at a time when smart solutions became the order of the day in many developed countries. But with increasing smartphone penetration and larger broadband connectivity, the home automation industry is now witnessing never-before-seen growth. According to research firm RedSeer Consulting, the home automation market in India is expected to reach Rs 8,800 crore by 2017. The firm’s report says…

Super Zelda Fan Creates Working Home Automation Ocarina – Gameranx (blog)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The ultimate Zelda fan has emerged from the dark corners of YouTube. You probably thought it was you all this time, with playing through the entire seasons, saving Hyrule over and over again, but you are gravely mistaken. It seems that YouTuber Sufficiently Advanced is the ultimate Zelda fan. He recently uploaded a new video titled “Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation | Zelda: Ocarina of Time “, where he shows…

StarHub makes foray into building smart homes – TODAYonline

Friday, March 17, 2017

SINGAPORE — StarHub is set to be the latest telco to collaborate with a property developer to build smart homes. Set to be announced soon, the project with the smart-home concept will not be “merely home automation” for residents, said chief executive officer Tan Tong Hai at the launch of StarHub’s new S$250-million facility on Friday (March 17). Smart-home innovations are part of the telco’s efforts at its 58,000-sqf facility…

This is what UAE’s smart homes will look like – Khaleej Times – Khaleej Times

Friday, March 17, 2017

 Think of controlling your home appliances, home curtains and lights, all through the touch of a button on your smartphone, that too from any part of the world. For UAE residents, it’s not a matter of future but smart homes are real and they are already here. Telecom provider du has announced the launch of its Smart Home Services which include home automation, home monitoring and home…

Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Friday, March 17, 2017

  By Neil Hughes Friday, March 17, 2017, 06:53 am PT (09:53 am ET) More than 80 percent of light fittings found in common households are now supported by Philips Hue connected lighting, thanks to the launch of new E14 candle/chandelier-sized sockets, in both multi-color and white ambiance versions. The new Philips Hue E14 candle bulb is a 40-watt equivalent —470 lumen at 4,000 kelvin. Like other Hue bulbs, it…

This is what UAE’s smart homes will look like – Khaleej Times – Khaleej Times

Friday, March 17, 2017

 Think of controlling your home appliances, home curtains and lights, all through the touch of a button on your smartphone, that too from any part of the world. For UAE residents, it’s not a matter of future but smart homes are real and they are already here. Telecom provider du has announced the launch of its Smart Home Services which include home automation, home monitoring and home…

This is what UAE’s smart homes will look like – Khaleej Times – Khaleej Times

Friday, March 17, 2017

 Think of controlling your home appliances, home curtains and lights, all through the touch of a button on your smartphone, that too from any part of the world. For UAE residents, it’s not a matter of future but smart homes are real and they are already here. Telecom provider du has announced the launch of its Smart Home Services which include home automation, home monitoring and home…