Apple wants to make you more comfortable in your own home by making Siri do manage your smart devices and appliances according to your preference. Check out what the Apple HomeKit can offer.
Smart Home January 19, 2016
Amazon Echo users often encounter issues with the device's connectivity or Alexa's inability to understand voice commands. Here are some quick fixes for the niggling problems.
Smart Home January 18, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg's latest personal challenge is to build an AI for his home just like Jarvis from "Iron Man." Using already existing technologies, and projects being developed by Facebook, Zuckerberg will soon have a smart home just like Tony Stark.
Smart Home January 4, 2016
2016 will be Samsung's year in the world of Smart TVs. The company is preparing to launch a full lineup of SmartThings-ready TVs, including the company’s premium SUHD TVs which are intended to feature the IoT hub technology.
Smart Home December 31, 2015
Terreform ONE is a Brooklyn-based design studio that's using design-thinking to reinvent the wheel.
Smart Home December 29, 2015
LG Electronics is preparing to unveil its latest CordZero collection at the upcoming CES 2016. The company’s featured lineup will include the robotic vacuum cleaner called HOM-BOT Turbo+ along with other products such as the CordZero Canister, the CordZero handstick and the CordZero Bedding Cleaner.
Smart Home December 22, 2015
Philips takes back its decision to block lightbulbs that were not certified by the company's Friends of Hue program from working with its Hue smart lighting platform. Third-party lightbulbs could exhibit the 'same incompatibility issues as before.'
Smart Home December 17, 2015
We're not saying your fridge is going to cure cancer, but there's value in all that data.
Smart Home December 15, 2015
Philips announced that it is no longer supporting third-party light bulbs. While this goes to new and untested products, the company said that it will continue with those it was working with before the decision.
Smart Home December 16, 2015
Three years in the making, MIT's new Reality Editor augmented reality app lets users link smart objects in their home, from items as simplistic as a kid's toy to as complex as heavy machinery.
Smart Home December 14, 2015
A tiny temperature sensor that operates without a battery was created by researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology. The technology presents a massive breakthrough, and can potentially be used in the future over a wide range of applications.
Smart Home December 9, 2015
Amazon could be looking into a headset-free augmented reality implementation. Instead of wearing head mounts, Amazon envisions generating a digital environment within a room.
Smart Home December 7, 2015
The small, cube-like camera alerts users via a smartphone app, even if they aren't home.
Smart Home December 2, 2015
Can this pave the way for smartphones being equipped with 3D cameras?
Smart Home December 1, 2015
Professor Simon Maddocks watched through his home security camera as a deadly bushfire approached his property in South Australia. While he felt helpless, his quick thinking of activating the smart sprinklers helped save his property from complete destruction.
Smart Home November 30, 2015
Alphabet-owned Nest Labs has denied allegations that its Nest camera is secretly spying on its users. The company claims that the near-active status of the camera is actually part of the device's design.
Smart Home November 26, 2015
GE announces the launch of a new e-commerce site, along with its first Bluetooth-enabled smart bulbs.
Smart Home November 19, 2015
Ario launched a Kickstarter campaign for its smart lamp that helps improve mood by emitting blue- and red-tinted light to aid in the production of hormones for better sleep and increased energy upon waking.
Smart Home November 18, 2015
Nest has released its latest third generation Learning Thermostat in Europe. The upgraded device comes with a larger screen and two exclusive features found nowhere else outside of the region.
Smart Home November 18, 2015
The Bluetooth SIG announced exciting updates for the Bluetooth standard. In 2016, Bluetooh will be two times faster and quadruple its range, better positioning itself as the backbone of the rapidly-growing IoT.
Smart Home November 12, 2015
A Gartner report described the fast paced increase in the Internet of Things market. Estimations counted 6.4 billion devices come 2016 and more than triple until 2020. The IoT spending services were also evaluated in the Gartner analysis.
Smart Home November 11, 2015
The life-sized remote controlled R2-D2 mini refrigerator may look awesome, but at the price it is listed at, it isn't the droid people are looking for. A cheaper and much bigger alternative is the Darth Vader beer fridge and vodka fountain.
Smart Home October 31, 2015
The C-Life and C-Sleep bulbs can be fully controlled via a smartphone app and don't require a smart hub to work.
Smart Home October 29, 2015
The California startup Altwork will let you sit, stand or recline while working on one desk. The Altwork Station will let you stay comfortable during long working hours.
Smart Home October 29, 2015
A fascinating new technology developed by a group at MIT uses Wi-Fi signals like sonar to detect human shapes. It's still rudimentary, but it could be used to monitor the elderly or detect heart problems.
Smart Home October 28, 2015
The company BeON Home has created a lightbulb that can not only learn your daily schedule so that you don't have to worry about turning your lights on and off, it can act as your own guard dog against burglars.
Smart Home October 20, 2015
Quantum physics, virology, sustainability and engineering come together to create the most efficient solar panel cells.
Smart Home October 20, 2015
August, the smart home innovator, has three new products - an updated Smart Lock, Smart Keypad and Doorbell Cam. August is also introducing a new service, August Access.
Smart Home October 15, 2015
Savant scheduled a smart home system controller for December, at an intriguing price. The premium home automation provider worked hard to level technology and costs, and had some promising results.
Smart Home October 14, 2015
Comcast promised a while back to add support for more home automation gadgets and it now activated that support for its Xfinity Home service. Newly-supported devices include the Nest Learning Thermostat, the August Smart Lock, the Chamberlain MyQ garage-door controller and more.
Smart Home October 12, 2015
The Meater smart wireless meat thermometer is designed to guarantee users with perfectly-cooked meat every time. Interested meat lovers can still order the Meater through its Kickstarter page.
Smart Home October 10, 2015
Panasonic, Daiwa House and Seven Dreamers Laboratories demoed the Laundroid bot that will wash, dry and fold your clothes at CEATEC consumer electronic show in Tokyo.
Smart Home October 8, 2015
Nest opens its Nest Cam API so developers can work with Nest Cam, as well as Nest Weave communication protocol that enables communication among devices.
Smart Home October 1, 2015
Logi Circle's Day Brief feature hyper speeds the day's highlights in 30 seconds. The cam can also distinguish between bigger, more important movements and lesser ones.
Smart Home October 2, 2015
Migaloo, which has a few other designs for private submersible yachts, is offering the mobile private island named Kokomo Ailand. The island includes a penthouse, a jungle deck complete with waterfalls and a shark-feeding station.
Smart Home September 25, 2015
iRobot has unveiled a beefed up version of its famous vacuum-cleaning robot, the Roomba 980. Here is what homeowners can expect from the company’s newest Roomba.
Smart Home September 19, 2015
Not everyone's house is filled with smart home devices. For those who are techie or rich enough to collect the most recent releases, Logitech Harmony Elite is the best way to organize technology.
Smart Home September 18, 2015
Sony is bringing HDR to a greater range of 4K Ultra HD TVs and has partnered with Amazon to provide HDR content. Both companies are giving away free titles to buyers of HDR-compatible TV models.
Smart Home September 17, 2015
The new SmartThings kit includes a smart home hub, four sensors and a free companion app that work on Android and iOS. Here is what homeowners can do with the new smart home kit.
Smart Home September 3, 2015
LG has announced plans to showcase a neat new sensor called Smart ThinQ at the upcoming IFA 2015, designed to turn regular home appliances into smart ones. A Smart Lightwave Oven and Smart Air Conditioner will also star at the trade show, boasting AllJoyn compatibility.
Smart Home August 31, 2015
Following an FCC filing for what is believed to be the next-generation Nest learning thermostat, new photos have surfaced online showing what the upcoming smart home hub will look like.
Smart Home August 28, 2015
The Indegogo campaign for Butterfleye, a new smart home security camera, already exceeded its $100,000 funding goal by 326% over the first 10 hours.
Smart Home August 26, 2015
Smart metering and billing company NWP has plans to test apartments equipped with technology including smart locks and connecting lighting that could cut costs on utility bills and allow owners to charge more for units with these amenities.
Smart Home August 25, 2015
Amazon has teamed up with SmartThings to add more options to its Echo Internet-connected smart speaker, offering a range of neat home automation features.
Smart Home August 22, 2015
A tiny home called the Ecocapsule is ready to enter its production phase. The Ecocapsule includes solar panels and a wind turbine to generate energy, battery storage and a water filtration system for rainwater.
Smart Home August 17, 2015