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The smart home is still pretty dumb, but that doesn’t mean we should give up or write whiney diatribes in PC Magazine. This week, Kevin Tofel and I discuss this article about one writer’s frustrations with the NEst thermostat and why it’s not a great indictment o n the connected home. We also discuss what Wi-Fi connected sensor Kevin might use to track vibration. He thought my Twine and WigWag suggestions were a bit too pricey.
In general on the show we spend a lot of tim discussing how we can automate our homes , but this week’s guest J Schwan, CEO and Founder of Solstice Mobile discusses how he’s using Beacons, Wi-Fi connected cameras and other tools to build a connected office. He’s built some pretty cool functionality into a suite of software called SmartOffice, that can show who’s in a conference room and may one day help him eliminate his receptionist. We discuss that and the concept of privacy for employees in this week’s show.
Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guest: Kevin Tofel and J Schwan, CEO and Founder of Solstice Mobile
- Why this article gets the smart home wrong
- Using hubs to automate my holiday lights and Kevin’s search for a vibration sensor
- The connected office is real and sounds pretty sweet
- If you can track your employees using the itnernet of things, where do you draw the line?
- Is a a creepy hologram receptionist the future of the connected office?
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