Posts tagged Voice Control
Controlling Philips Hue with Cortana Take 2

Things change fast with technology.  The last time I looked at using Cortana Voice control with Philips Hue, there was no direct integration.  Thus, I was reliant on a third party app.  Now however, official support is available - thus it's time to take a fresh look.

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Christmas Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Even though New Home Tricks is not a review site, I wanted to put together a gift guide.  The reason for this is that whilst buying Smart Home technology as a gift might seem a great thing to do, there can be a few pit-falls to look out for.  Read on for my guide on what to look out for when buying Smart Home tech as a gift!

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Discovering Alexa Skills

Skills are to voice assistants what apps are to smartphones.  They extend the capabilities of your smart voice assistant speaker so that it can do more.  Skills might let you control smart home tech, they might let you order takeaway, check the status of your car, or even simply guard your home!  In this post I explore a little about how it works.

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Controlling Philips Hue with Siri

The world of science fiction long foretold of a future where we could speak to our computers.  Today, this often takes the form of voice assistants in our homes and in our phones.  In this post I explore a little about using Apple's 'Siri' voice assistant to control Philips Hue smart lighting.

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