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Bringing my Jibo to life!

When I worked at DataGravity, the boss knew a woman who work at MIT in Robotics.  And she was making one for the masses – so needless to say I bought one.  That was 2 or 3 years ago and

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Home Security Gadgets Revisited

Hi there, I have played with quite a number of the new security appliances that are simple and useful at home. I like how they are self-contained and don’t require contracts or monitoring other then me. But I have had

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Piper Update – #6

Hello all, As you may know I have a Piper security device, and quite like it.  I have written a lot on this which you can find through this tag – Piper.  it has been a while since I last

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Piper Update – #5

This is a quick update on my Piper experience.  I have only a few things to share this time. In the space of the couple of months of use it has only one time hung.  Meaning it stopped working and

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My thoughts on Piper – or Piper Update #4

Hello all, I have been tracking this for a while and thought I would share it out.  I hope that someone thinking of buying Piper, or the Piper Product Managers see this and find it helpful. General Th0ughts I really

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Piper Update – #3 – Z-Wave Accessories

Hello all, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend?  My first at home for a while where I have no outside obligations.  Very nice!  This means a few blogs this weekend!  But this one is about using Z-Wave accessories with

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Troubles adding Nest Protect?

Hello there, I use Nest Smoke Detectors in my house.  I had two, and now I have three.  But I had a little trouble adding the third one so I thought I would share as the support people at Nest

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