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How smart home tech can help you avoid viruses?

Smart Home help you avoid virus and bacteria

Hand sanitizers and masks sold out, people asked to stay indoors and avoid social interactions – will this be enough to keep us safe from the virus? Most of us still need to go out for one or another reason, such as grocery shopping. Sure, we can wash hands and items bought from shops, but […]

How can smart home help with your Airbnb hosting issues?

Are you thinking about listing your home on Airbnb for some extra cash? While it seems easy to let a few tourists stay in your place, in reality, there are many inconveniences and issues. To name a few, guests arrive late at night, they leave the stove on, and they host loud parties. So how […]

My Ideal Smart Home Setup

My ideal smart home should allow me to automate my entire house and control all my devices with minimal apps necessary. Privacy is also a core requirement of mine. I would need most of my smart devices to work locally (aka internet independent) and store as few data in the cloud as possible.  My Home   […]

The practicality of smart lighting

Smart lighting allows you to set a schedule for your lights or control them remotely from your phone or voice assistant. Smart lights are the first option for most people. The types of smart lights include light bulbs, light strips, switches, dimmers, LED controllers, etc. Which types of smart lights are more practical in real-life […]

Which voice assistant is right for you: Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri, etc.

Winter is here! You’re on your bed comfortably wrapped up like a burrito watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones. After you finished watching, you are tired and ready to go to sleep. But wait! The light switch is on the other side of the room, and you don’t want to get out of […]

AIoT makes your smart home truly smart

AIoT

An Internet of Things (IoT) smart home system provides you a connected system that lets you set up automation routines and control smart devices from virtually anywhere. When you add Artificial Intelligence (AI) to that system, you get a connected and intelligent system that learns your preferences and act on your behalf to manage your […]

Mixtile now works with Google Assistant

Google Assistant You can now use Google’s voice assistant to control your Mixtile Hub’s devices. Any of your Google Assistant devices such as Google Mini, Home Hub, Home app, etc, can be used. This does NOT mean that we’ve eliminated Mixtile’s built-in voice assistant. Mixtile’s built-in voice assistant still works as normal. Why use this […]

Alexa skill for Mixtile is now available!

Mixtile Hub now works with Alexa

Alexa skill for Mixtile In the past few months, we’ve been developing and testing the Alexa skill for Mixtile Hub. Today we are happy to announce that Mixtile Hub now works with any Alexa-compatible devices. Using this skill, you can use Alexa to control the devices you have connected to the Mixtile Hub. For example, […]

5 Things to Know Before You Buy Your First Smart Lights

5 Things to Know Before You Buy Your First Smart Lights

Thinking to go and buy some smart lights soon? This article will share with you 5 tips for buying your first smart lights. Smart lights are getting cheaper and more available than ever. Most of us choose smart lights as some of the first smart home devices to try in their homes. You can buy […]

5 case studies of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the everyday physical devices that are collecting data and sharing them over the internet without the need for human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. When it comes to IoT, people usually think of a “smart home”, where typical household items such as lights, thermostats, locks, etc., are connected to the Internet […]