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"Once I connect with my server over there, I can turn my lamp on and off."
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"The name's Alexa, Who's Siri?"
Tags:virtual assistant, virtual assistants, ai, artificial intelligence, voice command, voice commands, brand, brands, competitor, competitors, tech company, tech companies, silicon valley, tech, technology, smart technology, smart home, smart homes, wrong name, cheat, two-timer, two-timers, two-timing
"We named her Alexa - thinking forward to when she'll be taking care of us."
Tags:alexa, digital assistant, digital assistants, virtual assistant, virtual assistants, baby name, baby names, baby, babies, parent, parents, old age, old-age, daughter, daughters, gadget, gadgets, smart house, smart home, smart homes, smart houses, technological advances, technological advancements, planning ahead, forward planning
"Apparently our smart house decided it didn't need us anymore."
"Alexa, would you like to say grace?"
A case against talking furniture
Evolution of Ordering Pizza
Tags:pizza, pizza, ordering pizza, ordering pizzas, food, food delivery, food deliveries, food delivered, ordering food, ordering take-out, take-out, delivery, delivered, modern life, modern times, technology, technological evolution, digital life, digital world, internet, computers, computer, smart phone, smart phones, smart home, smart home, smart devices, smart device, digital assistant, digital assistants, virtual reality, vr, virtual, convenience, convenient, human interaction, human interactions, isolation, isolated, isolationism
"Our smart car may be a little too smat. It says if we think it's going out in this rain, we're crazy!"
"No, our home wasn't stolen. Since it's a 'smart home', it keeps having itself moved to a nice neighborhood."
"That's the problem with these 'smart' appliances. When one breaks down, they all experience sympathetic malfunction."
"I know you haven't been flossing. Your electronic toothbrush has been tweeting me."
Well, you and I know it's our home, but our 'smart home' doesn't know it's our home
Tags:home, homes, locked out, phone, phones, smart phone, smart phones, technology, holiday, vacation, holidays, vacations, returning from holiday, returning from vacation, key, lock, locks, smart technology, men, man, tired, grumpy, exhausted, smart malfunctioning technology, tech, broken technology, broken phone, new technology, smart house, smart home, home security, smart houses, smart homes, security, burglary, break in, burglaries, locksmith, locksmiths
"My computer crashed, and took the TV and the refrigerator with it!"
"Get lost! I don't want to wash your rags made by child labour!"
"I synchronized the complete household with the computer and the smartphone. Now I don't have to feel lonely when nobody is at home because I can talk to the loo."
'This app lets me remotely control every aspect of my house...except the crabgrass.'
"The only thing left in our house that's not wireless is my mouth."
"I think our 'Smart TV' might have overheard us..."
Tags:iot, internet of things, smart tv, smart tvs, smart telly, smart tellies, smart television, smart televisions, domestic espionage, spy, spies, spying, insurance, contents insurance, insurance bill, insurance premium, insurance premiums, smart house, digital age, smarthouse, smart home, inter-connectivity, privacy rights, privacy law, privacy laws, gadget, gadgets
"And this smart kitchen gadget coordinates and disciplines all your other smart kitchen gadgets."
"I wonder if this thing can read my mind..."
Tags:privacy, data, privacy right, privacy rights, privacy law, privacy laws, mind reader, mind readers, mind-reader, mind-readers, digital assistant, digital assistants, digital age, personal assistant, personal assistants, gadget, gadgets, internet of things, smart house, smart home, smart-house, smart-home
"What does the word 'privacy' mean, honey? Why don't you ask our virtual assistant?"
"We may have to live outside for a while. I forgot the password to our smarthome."
"That thermostat I bought is smart. It knows how cheap I am, so it keeps our home freezing."
Tags:thermostat, thermostats, temperature, temperatures, cheap, cheapskate, cheapskates, cheapness, freezing, winter, winters, wintertime, winter time, winter-time, smart home, smart homes, smart house, smart-house, cheap, ai, a.i., artificial intelligence, heating system, heating systems, heater, heaters, snowfall, snow fall, utility bill, utility bills, heating bill, heating bills
"The place is full of smart-tec. I'll show you around when it's finished downloading updates."
Tags:smart tech, smart home, smart homes, smart house, smart houses, internet of things, download, downloads, property viewing, house viewing, house viewings, home computing, gadgets, home gadgets, wi-fi, on-line, internet, down loads, down loading, housing, homes, home sales, estate agents, real estate, property, property ladder
"A watched kettle never boils, so I'm covering up Alexa."