You must know Alexa : it's the name of Amazon Echo's voice assistant. After Amazon opened Echo's code to developers last year, an engineer created a web application to test Alexa's skills.
You might have heard about Google I/O, the 3 days developer conference was held this week by Google in San Francisco.One of the biggest announcements of these sessions was the release of a new home assistant for the end of this year : Google Home.
VIV is defined by its founders as the simplest way for the world to interact with devices, services and things everywhere. Behind the scene are the founders of Siri, the famous vocal assistant bought by Apple in 2010.
Scenario 1 : You're seating on your couch on a sunday afternoon, watching your favorite baseball team play. The game just finished and you wanna switch to another channel but the remote is just toooo far and you're just soooo comfortable. What if you could ask you TV to switch to channel 23 ?
As mentioned in the previous post, the protocols are the communication languages of your installation. So it is very important that your hub and your modules "speak" the same language. There are quite a lot of protocols, each with their strengths and weaknesses.
We have just heard the news last week : Google, who bought Nest in the beginning of 2014, is shutting down all the smart hubs.