IFA 2017

IFA 2017

IFA, Smart Home
Hi from the IFA 2017, besides being there with Linkdesk showing the Room Locator which was a lot of fun...               I could also have a look at some of my new upcoming favorites and other gadgets such as The Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung, which has a stunning borderless display, together with a video of Norway scenery playing, or by scrolling through Google Maps, it just feels amazing. Looking forward to the new generation of cleaning robots from Neato, the Botvac D8, where I can virtually create spots where the robot shouldn't go to, enables home cleaning automation to function without me helping him out with some obstacles here and there LaMetric seems to have a new generation of Time being tested, which is…
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Stocksy – my first Smart Mirror Module for Glancr

Stocksy – my first Smart Mirror Module for Glancr

Smart Home, Smart Mirror
Some time ago I finally build my personal Smart Mirror, with the operating system of Glancr called Mirr.os. With the possibility of creating your own modules and my personal need for a module where I can watch the Stockmarket, I implemented my first module for Mirr.os. I'm proud becoming a part of the developer community of Glancr and Stocksy being listed as an official module. Stocksy auf Glancr
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My Smart Mirror

My Smart Mirror

Raspberry, Smart Home
It took a long time, after I first wanted to build my own smart mirror. Today I received my last required piece, the mirror itself and built it all together. The parts you basically need are:  a screen, which can be from an old monitor or a screen without a case + a controller ( Monitor, amazon.de) ( Monitor Controller, amazon.de )  AC Adapter for it ( amazon.de )  Raspberry 3 ( amazon.de )  A two-way-mirror (Deutsch: Spionspiegel) Hardware Stores, ( order online Glas-Star.de )  And for the "case" get this from ( IKEA ) The OS to install on the raspberry pi for the daily use can be of your choice either:  MirrOS, which I currently use  Magic Mirror which I'm also gonna try out, since it seems to be…
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Linkdesk Room Locator

Linkdesk Room Locator

Smart Home
I'm excited to announce Linkdesk's brand new smart device called Room Locator. It allows you to trigger homekit devices as you enter or leave rooms. So for instance you can turn on/off your Bathroom Lights automatically, whenever you enter / leave the room. Compared to common Bluetooth Beacons, Room Locator was developed to only cover one single room. We have worked hard  to make it become easy to setup in the Devices iOS App and even implemented silent updates in the background for the Locator. (mehr …)
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