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Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you tech projects that you can do yourself and explains everything from tech basics to advanced techniques.

Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you tech projects that you can do yourself and explains everything from tech basics to advanced techniques.
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Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you tech projects that you can do yourself and explains everything from tech basics to advanced techniques.

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@padresj

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English


Episodes

KH 399: Thneed IoT

9/13/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion discuss smart home devices that try to do more than one thing. Reviews include the Netgear Orbi Voice, GLAS by Johnson Controls, and the Dyson Pure Cool. Plus, they speak with Aaron Emigh, CEO and Co-Founder of Brilliant, connected home tech that aims to be for every room and everyone. Aaron shows off a demo of his Brilliant working to play music, display and announce weather information, and more. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with...

Duration:00:55:07

KH 398: IoT Fragmentation Frustration

9/6/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion from All About Android talk to Mike Soucie from Google about Works with Nest, Google Thread, and how Google certifies all the things of the Internet of Things. Plus, Stacey Higginbotham from This Week in Google and the IoT Show explains why the new standards for IoT are not what we hoped for. Florence shows off the Kangaroo motion sensor and Megan found a new home for her Echo Dot. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Guests: Mike Soucie and Stacey...

Duration:01:00:34

KH 397: Entertainment IoT

8/31/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion from All About Android show you how to entertain with your IoT. Megan uses an Android TV, Apple TV, Polk Command Bar sound bar, a HomePod and The Nanoleaf Rhythm. Florence uses Plex, a YouTube TV subscription, Hue lights, the Hue Disco app, PlutoTV, and an audio and video Chromecast. Plus, a new game by A-Champs gets kids moving with tech. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@meganmorrone@Ohthatflo

Duration:00:43:27

KH 396: Alexa Swallowed Cortana

8/23/2018
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Florence Ion and Megan Morrone unbox the new Samsung SmartThings Mesh Wi-Fi Router with a built-in hub. Plus, how to get Cortana to work on the Amazon Echo and Alexa to work with your Cortana enabled smart speaker or computer. Megan Shows off an iHome Spot for your Dot and Florence shows you how to set up a Samsung SmartThings Hub. And use the AnyPod Alexa skill to get more control over podcasts on your Amazon Echo. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with...

Duration:00:44:37

KH 395: IoT for the Enterprise

8/16/2018
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Bradley Chambers from 9to5Mac makes the case for HomeKit in the Enterprise and whether the Google Home smart assistant has a place in the classroom. Kevin Tofel talks about Android Things and the difference between Android and Google in the Enterprise. Plus, a police detective offers tips on creating DIY IoT security systems with Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT, and more. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Guests: Bradley Chambers and Kevin Tofel Connect with...

Duration:00:59:39

KH 394: IoT Security Cameras and Systems

8/9/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk about the best ways to secure your home with smart alarm systems, cameras, and locks. Florence reviews the Abode Essentials Starter Kit, the Ooma Home Security Kit, SimpliSafe Essentials, The Nest Secure, and others. Megan shows off the Ring Alarm System, TappLock, the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor security kit, the Amazon Cloud Cam, and others. Home Security Systems SimpliSafe Essentials ($259.95)Abode Essentials Starter Kit ($279)Ooma Smart Home Security Kit...

Duration:00:56:09

KH 393: Lenovo Smart Display vs. Amazon Echo Show

8/2/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion compare the first smart home device with a screen that works with Google Assistant to the Amazon Echo Show. Answers to your questions about HomeKit, WeMo, Hue Lights, and Ecovac robot vacuums that have minds of their owns. Plus, Megan reviews a WTF IoT device for all the Star Trek fans in your life. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@meganmorrone@Ohthatflo Sponsor:RING.COM/KnowHow

Duration:00:44:26

KH 392: Not-So-Smart Assistants

7/26/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion discuss the Google Home, the Echo Dot, the Echo Show, the Echo Plus, third-party speakers from Eufy and other smart speakers available for your home. Learn what they can and can't do and watch Florence program her Google Home with IFTTT to add more Zen to her life. Plus, how to make your Amazon Echo, Homepod, and Google Home more secure. And find out if you need a smart AC unit that you can control with your voice. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence...

Duration:00:39:33

KH 391: Smart Lights and Smart Plugs

7/19/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion tell you everything you need to know to get started with smart lights and smart plugs. Learn about wattage, voltage, and whether you need a hub or not. Plus, they get fancy with disco lighting you can control with your voice with the LifeX Strip, Philips Hue Bloom, and the new Nanoleaf remote. Smart Lights: LIFX A19 LED Bulb - $59.99Philips Hue - Starts at $14.99STITCH by Monoprice Wireless Smart LED Bulb - $12.99BlissLights BlissBulb - $27.99Sengled...

Duration:00:28:18

KH 390: Security and Privacy in IoT

7/12/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk to Stacey Higginbotham from Stacey on IoT and from The Internet of Things podcast about how to choose more secure IoT devices for your home. Also, the rising problems with the smart home and domestic abuse, and do you really need a WiFi connected essential oil diffuser? Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@meganmorrone@OhthatfloThanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

Duration:00:42:23

KH 389: Beginner's Guide to the Smart Home

7/5/2018
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In this premier episode of the Know How...IoT, Megan Morrone and Florence Ion tell you everything you need to know to start filling your house with smart things. Megan offers her law of IoT -- No device shall create more problems than the problem it is intended to solve. Flo explains smart hubs, protocols, and what kind of Wi-Fi you might want to make your smart home run properly. Plus, a tour of both of their smart homes. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with...

Duration:01:07:10

KH 388: 'Til We Meet Again

6/28/2018
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After more than 300 episodes together as the "Know How Bros" Padre and Cranky Hippo say goodbye to Know How 3.0 in the only way possible... by bringing back some of their favorite episodes! From testing the bacteria inside Bryan's ear, to creating home-made comets, to electrocuting the Hippo and messing with a Raspberry Pi arcade machine, this episode has a little of everything that you've loved about Know How for the past 6 years. Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Bryan...

Duration:01:15:47

KH 387: The Tech of Summer

6/21/2018
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OnePlus 6, IOGear Travel Dock, Owl Cam, Anker Nebula Capsule, and more. Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Megan Morrone, and Jason Howell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/387

Duration:01:04:57

KH 386: Synology Madness - Part IV

6/14/2018
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Create an OTA Network DVR. Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason Howell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/386

Duration:00:40:32

KH 385: Lithium Powered, UPS Raspberry Pi Case

6/7/2018
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LiPi: A self-contained, battery powered Raspberry Pi NUC Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Patrick Delahanty For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/385 Sponsors:RING.COM/KnowHoweero.com code KNOWHOW

Duration:01:07:27

KH 384: Synology Madness - Part III

5/31/2018
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Synology Moments, Synology Drive Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason Howell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/384

Duration:00:46:56

KH 383: Fancy Funko Pop!

5/24/2018
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Do you like Funko Pop! figurines? Do you have a Funko Pop! collection? Or are you co-hosts with somebody with a serious Funko Pop! addiction? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then today's "Know How" is for you! With an Arduino, a ring of WS2812 LEDs, and a few 3D-printed parts, we're going to create a disco stand to make your Funko... FUNKY! Also... there's a 50/50 chance that we burn ourselves. Project Summary: Using an Arduino nano and a WS2812 16-LED Ring, we're...

Duration:01:07:05

KH 382: Synology Madness - Part II

5/17/2018
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Create a Network Video Recorder. Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason Howell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/382 Sponsor:WordPress.com/knowhow

Duration:00:58:12

KH 381: Maker Virgin

5/10/2018
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Have you ever wanted to go to a Maker Faire, but were a little intimidated by "Burning man meets CES"? -- If so, this episode of "Know How" is just for you! We prepare Megan Morrone for her first-ever Maker Faire by taking a trip through some of the wonders we've found at Maker Faires past. From a "bomb" that makes fuels from organic scraps, to an electronics printer, to the Tiny House revolution, this "Know How" has something for everybody with the spirit of a maker! Hosts: Fr. Robert...

Duration:00:54:50

KH 380: Synology Madness - Part I

5/3/2018
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Synology NAS, Disk Station Manager, VPN, Automatic Backup, and more. Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason Howell For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/380 Sponsor:RING.COM/KnowHow

Duration:00:52:12