Category Archives: A. I.

Darn robots taking our jobs

All this talk about robots or A.I. taking our jobs starts to be funny. Same old story. So Bill Gates wants them darn robots getting taxed, really I was not expecting this from the guy who helped to probably replace the most number of people with computers. My opinion is summed by the following “urban… Read More »

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#Fakenews : is #Matrix already born ?

Fake news is a fact these days. You can win elections (see Trump) , you can invade neighbours (see Ukraine), you can crash a stock value or increase a stock value all aided by fake news. In an interesting article from Scientific American When the Big Lie Meets Big Data we see that the same… Read More »

IoT: House climate monitoring

It is very important for me to monitor the climate in the house. The solution that I have chosen is the Netatmo Weather Station for Smartphones Amazon DE , Amazon UK , Amazon US features: – main sensor that measures temperature, CO2 levels, humidity and noise levels. – indoor sensors that measure temperature, CO2 levels… Read More »

IoT: Car monitoring

Is not enough to monitor the house you need something for the car also. He er the solution has two components: – the hardware: Bluetooth Diagnose Interface Software ELM-327 Canbus OBD 2 Plugs Car – the software: Dash – Drive Smart The hardware is a simple OBD device that I keep plugged in my OBD… Read More »

IoT: House Alarm

An IoT house alarm is just great. You get all the control and monitoring from a mobile device you always carry around. I have chosen as a solution: iSmartAlarm ISA3G Home Security Alarm System Features: – has a build in node station with siren – supports contact sensors: iSmartAlarm Accessories – Contact Sensor – supports… Read More »

IoT: House climate control

This is one of the best applications for IoT devices and I think one of the first applications I know of. An intelligent thermostat that controls the heating in the house. My solution is based on NETATMO Thermostat for Smartphone/NTH01 NetAtmo web based dashboard: NetAtmo monthly report: Features: – is compatible with any gas heater… Read More »

IoT: Intelligent power sockets

There are old devices that do not have the logic in them so they are not intelligent devices. This legacy hardware can be controlled using intelligent power sockets. My solution was to get a bunch of Belkin WEMO sockets. They are fully supported by IFTTT so lost of nice use for them. I use them… Read More »

IoT: Human monitoring

If you really want to monitor everything that includes you also, the human. The easiest monitoring is done using the smart phone. Obviously a smart phone is fully IFTTT compatible and has a lots of location and notification sensors already included. It is also one of the notification and control hubs for the other IFTTT… Read More »

My IoT setup

The IoT (internet of things) is one of the new craze around. There are so many interesting devices but also many useless devices that are part of the IoT universe that it can be confusing. To try to list bellow my IoT collection of devices and say some words about them. House Alarm: IoT: House… Read More »