On February 26, the Quail Creek Computer Club held its monthly meeting and presentation which was open to all QC residents. Over 60 people attended. After a short business meeting consisting of a brief review of last month’s activities and a treasurer’s report, Chuck Gorley presented a talk on Smart Home Automation.
Our homes are getting smarter and more efficient, accelerated by smartphones and tablets interacting with connected objects and smart devices. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has grown to be the world’s largest technology show and covers these devices and technologies. The CES 2019, held in Las Vegas in early January, was bigger and more encompassing than ever. There were over 4,000 manufacturers exhibiting products to over 106,000 attendees.
Chuck attended the show and presented a summary of all that he saw and experienced, including smart-home trends and new products. He covered a range of new products including Internet of Things (IoT), lighting, security, networking, wellness, AI, home automation, energy management and more. It was interesting to hear how far the industry has come in just one year. For instance, products are now available to automate many of your kitchen appliances by simply talking to Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Home Hub.
The next general meeting of the Computer Club, open to all QC residents, will be March 19 at 7:00 pm in the Madera Ballroom. There will be a technical representative from Cox Media, Jon Roberson, who will discuss future innovations and developments.
If you are interested in learning more about the Computer Club, go to our website at quailcreekcomputerclub.org and click on the General Info tab. To see a calendar of current classes, click on the Education tab. To speak to someone about the club, come to the lab in the CATC building during Open Lab hours (which are listed on the website calendar). Dues are the same for one family member or two; only $20 per household for the calendar year.