Smart Assistants: Demonstrating Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod

By Doug Sebring


The Internet of Things (IoT) describes physical objects (or groups of such objects) with sensors, processing ability, software, and other technologies that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet or other communications networks such as Bluetooth.


My house is working toward a PhD. Little by little, it's getting smarter.

Home automation or domotics is building automation for a home, called a smart home or smart house. A home automation system will monitor and/or control home attributes such as lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems.