First Ring Daily Live: Time to Poke the Google Bear

Posted on January 25, 2019 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 2 Comments

On this live edition of First Ring Daily, Microsoft has a new build of Windows, Apple looks at Air Pods 2, and Google Heads to the Supreme Court.

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2 responses to “First Ring Daily Live: Time to Poke the Google Bear”

  1. cadrethree

    So yeah, how's that scanner? Was it everything you hoped it would be? ??

  2. c.turk

    In regards to the automation for ceiling fans. For my office and bedrooms I have purchased the Haiku ceiling fans, while not as easy or cheap as a switch, I do love these fans. They have a motion sensor to automatically turn the fans on when someone walks into the room and off after a certain time of no motion. It also has temperature and humidity sensors in so it can adjust the speed of the fan to make you more comfortable. It's also quieter than my previous fans and it moves more air. It works with Alexa and it has apps for IOS and Android, I have not tried to see if it works with HomeKit, since once I set it I have not had to adjust it since. The one issue is that it's really expensive. If you can get past the price these are easily the best ceiling fans I have ever bought.

    Also I thought I would share another use for the Phillips Hue Light Strips. I have done this in my home office and living room. I used an aluminum channel for led strips that I bought off of amazon and installed them a few inches beneath the ceiling. After which I laid the hue strips into the channel to bounce the light off the ceiling. The hard part was cutting the aluminum channels for the corners. But I think it worked out pretty well. The light strips give off a nice amount of light with no dark zones in the room.

    Have a good weekend Paul and Brad