The Hook Up puts 10 indoor cameras to the test to figure out which one gives the most features while retaining your privacy.

My top 3 choices for those without the ability (or desire) to block cameras from the internet:

  1. EufyCam Pan & Tilt (Ships June): https://www.eufylife.com/activities/indoorcampreorder 
  2. IoTeX UCAM (Ships July): https://ucam.iotex.io/ 
  3. WyzeCam V2 (Shipping Now): https://amzn.to/2ZVdTWZ

The Verge explores Ikea’s push into smart home technology and why that’s a big deal.

For seven years, Ikea has treated the smart home as a hobby. That’s changing now that Björn Block’s Home Smart division has been promoted to the same importance as Living Room, Bedroom, and all the other Ikea businesses that have come to define the company. Ikea faces the challenge of teaming up with Google, Amazon, Apple, and other tech giants while also battling them for primacy in the home.

Read the full feature here: http://bit.ly/38VyVH9

If you ever wanted to up your home networking game with backup to Dropbox and secure remote access from everywhere through your own VPN, all based on Docker containers, then check out what Andreas Spiess has done.

In this video, he covers:

  • Install Docker with many containers like Mosquitto, Node-Red, Grafana, influxDB, Postgres, Portainer, and Adminer
  • Increase the live expectancy of your SD card by disabling swapping and by installing log2ram- Automatically backup all valuable data to the cloud, in our case, to Dropbox
  • Setup PiVPN to remotely and securely access our home network from anywhere in the world- Besides that, you will learn a lot of useful things about Docker containers

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