Articles tagged 'internet of things'

HomeKit-ting out the House
HomeKit-ting out the House

I've always dreamed of having a "smart" house, where I can control the home environment through technology. I've had this dream for longer than I've owned a mobile phone, so it started out with wanting to control my bedroom lights from my PC. I dimly recall building a breakout box for the parallel port, wiring it up to some relays, and writing some x86 assembly to control them. For some reason, my parents weren't too keen on me switching mains electricity though, so the project never made it to completion. Read more…