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Hacks for Smart Homes (10 tags)
Implementing home automation may be easier and less expensive than you ever imagined. By using your computer, your home can become much smarter. Gordon Meyer, author of Smart Home Hacks, covers the basics of automating your home with MisterHouse, an open source, home automation application for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Move a step beyond automatic lights to a home that actually responds to stimuli.

Home Automation with Mac OS X, Part 1 (7 tags)
Having more control over how your home operates isn't just a geek fantasy. You can lower energy costs, improve security, and enhance the overall ambiance of your humble abode. Alan Graham shows you how to leverage your Mac OS X computer and get started.

Introduction to X10 Home Automation Technology (5 tags)
Ever dream of having a smart home? Although a home that responds to your every wish may seem like something only the upper crust can afford, a little knowledge can go a long way. Tony Northrup, co-author of Home Hacking Projects for Geeks, introduces you to X10, a powerful, flexible, and fairly inexpensive technology that will open the doors to home automation. With a little creativity, the possibilities are positively geektastic.

Macintosh Home Monitoring (3 tags)
Want to learn a few simple home automation techniques to have your Mac send you a message when your mail is delivered, your kids come home, or your dog uses the pet door to go into the backyard? Gordon Meyer shows you how.