Today, we’re going to be talking about 5 ways to automate your home. We’ll share the tools and devices we use to save time and make life more convenient. Home automation is a relatively new topic and one we’re excited to explore with you today. If you’ve ever thought of purchasing an Amazon Echo, Google Home or Apple Homepod, but haven’t yet, then you’re going to learn how you can use them to save time and be productive. Or if you already have one of the devices, you’ll discover new ways to get the most out of them and in some cases even save money.
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- The automation devices that Thanh and Brooks use in their homes, and how they use them [4:50]
- How home automation ties into the TEA framework [9:31]
- The “old school” solution for efficient lighting in your home [10:06]
- Why automated home appliances can make your cooking easier and more consistent [13:46]
- The high tech route for efficient lighting in your home [21:15]
- Why smart technology is extremely helpful for when you aren’t at home to control analog devices directly [30:56]
- How to use smart assistants as the hub for all of your other smart devices throughout your day [35:07]
- How Thanh uses his smart assistant with his housekeeper to stay stocked up [38:12]
- Amazon Echo
- MD Live
- Deliveries app
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- Mac Power Users podcast
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- Vonchef egg electric cooker
- Instant Pot
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- Philips Hue
- Lutron Caseta
- Google Assistant
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