New Budget friendly Nest Thermostat E review and install

This is my review of the newer Nest thermostat E. It also includes an unboxing, and full instructional video of what I did for the install. You can find out more information at or at I have gone smart home crazy, and have been adding more and more to my home to be controlled with my Alexa. The newest addition was the Nest thermostat E. … Continue reading New Budget friendly Nest Thermostat E review and install

Storytelling with Voice :: Google Home Experiment

At the Immersive Storylab, http://immersivestorylab.com/ , we’ve been absolutely fascinated with the potential of voice as an input for mediated experiences, particularly given that the voice activated speakers, such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home, starting to become a more common feature in our homes. So when the chance came along to spend some time experimenting with a personalised narrative using Google Home we took … Continue reading Storytelling with Voice :: Google Home Experiment

TimeOut AR Car Customization Tool – Winner of the 2017 SF AppWorks Hackathon

Every year our team holds an internal hackathon where we spend 24 hours brainstorming ideas for clients, then building prototypes of those ideas. We do it to infuse creativity and fun into the development process, and to give us a chance to experiment with new technologies. This year we had 7 teams participate, building prototypes that used AR, VR, home bots, machine learning, and progressive … Continue reading TimeOut AR Car Customization Tool – Winner of the 2017 SF AppWorks Hackathon

SF AppWorks Hackathon – Extended Footage

Bonus footage from our 2017 Hackathon. Prototypes included Agora, which allows users to revisit recorded versions of Senior Center Without Walls, Memoirs, an app to help people record their dearest memories for their grandchildren or loved ones, Dr. Helper, which takes passive notes on the condition of a patient with the help of sensors from smart home devices like Google Home, a platform to utilize … Continue reading SF AppWorks Hackathon – Extended Footage