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Download. 10 Things You Should Know about Voice Control in the Home - Electronic House. Voice control platforms like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Google Assistant are taking the smart home industry by storm.

10 Things You Should Know about Voice Control in the Home - Electronic House

Home loudspeakers, light fixtures, thermostats, and more recently complete home automation systems are integrating the technology to provide consumers with a hand-free mode of managing the electronic devices in their homes. Sounds easy, and for the most part it is, but voice control isn’t perfect. How to get a smart home on a budget. It's 2016, and simply having a home is no longer good enough.

How to get a smart home on a budget

Now it needs to be a smart home and the coolest new gadgets like the Nest smart thermostat or Amazon Echo often come with an out of reach price tag. What if you want a smart home but don't have the funds to buy the high end stuff? Good news, there are plenty of smart home devices on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. The Easy Way to Make Your House or Apartment a Smart Home. Whether it's lighting, cleaning or temperature control, there are lots of ways to start automating your home and connecting the devices you use most frequently.

The Easy Way to Make Your House or Apartment a Smart Home

And, while the reality of a truly "smart home" is still a few years off as standards are worked out, more and more companies are integrating technologies like Apple HomeKit and Amazon Echo, making it easier than ever to add some smarts to your devices. Here are our top smart devices to help turn any home into a smarter home. Getting connected. 6 Types of Home Automation You Can Actually Afford. Advertisement Are you ready to join the smart home revolution but worried that it’s beyond your budget?

6 Types of Home Automation You Can Actually Afford

Have no fear! VoxCommando – Downloads. Documentation. Linux Format Archives. Click here to see all available PDFs.

Linux Format Archives

Note: PDFs are (C) Future Publishing and may not be redistributed without permission from the editor. Subscribers: click here to get access to more PDFs and full issues! Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source applications. Alfresco is easily the most comprehensive and extensible way to manage documents and other digital assets across enterprise repositories, thanks to integrations with the likes of SharePoint, Salesforce, Amazon S3, and Google Drive.

Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source applications

Additions in the latest release, like Smart Folders metadata, let you more easily search and access content without knowing its location. New tools like the Model Manager guide nontechnical users through tasks that used to require techs, such as shaping a consistent content repository. Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source datacenter and cloud software. One of the big challenges of distributed systems is managing lots of log files.

Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source datacenter and cloud software

You could spend time collating log files from each and every microservice instance, every container, and every VM in your cloud infrastructure, or you could implement a unified logging layer to collect, collate, and store that data for later analysis. Fluentd is a commonly used data logging layer with a large and growing community of developers, as well as support from key cloud service providers, including Amazon and Microsoft. InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners. Imagine if the files, processes, and events in your entire network of Windows, MacOS, and Linux endpoints were recorded in a database in real time.

InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners

Finding malicious processes, software vulnerabilities, and other evil artifacts would be as easy as asking the database. That’s the power of OSquery, a Facebook open source project that makes sifting through system and process information to uncover security issues as simple as writing a SQL query. Facebook ported OSquery to Windows in 2016, finally letting administrators use the powerful open source endpoint security tool on all three major platforms. On each Linux, MacOS, and Windows system, OSquery creates various tables containing operating system information such as running processes, loaded kernel modules, open network connections, browser plugins, hardware events, and file hashes.

When administrators need answers, they can ask the infrastructure. Go.newsfusion. A Beta release for Linux Mint 18.1 'Serena' KDE is here.

go.newsfusion

There are already versions available featuring other desktop environments, such as Cinnamon, Mate, and Xfce. You'd think that would be enough, but no! Apparently a fourth edition is needed. Some people feel that a KDE version is a waste of resources, but either way, here we are. OpenHAB. Free and open source project management software. OpenHAB. Free and open source project management software.

Apps & Software. IoT Software Platform. The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity in 2017. Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity in 2017

Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins that add functionality to your browser. There are a ton of them that can help you get more work done in short order, while consuming less system resources than standalone apps and integrating more tightly into your workflow. We’ve rounded up 28 of the best extensions to help you take notes, plan your day, tame your email inbox, research like a pro and stay on top of your workload, all without leaving your browser. Tip: Although these are designed for use with Chrome, you can actually use them with Opera too. Advanced Threat Prevention Built on Artificial Intelligence. Blue Apron: Fresh Ingredients, Original Recipes, Delivered to You. Coming Soon.