Martin Vesper, CEO, digitalSTROM AG, will speak about “The invisible butler can only be good if it learns from you. Why machine learning is so important for a great user experience in a smart home” during the Internet of Things Event, which will take place on June 07-07, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
There is a technological juggernaut heading our way. It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). For the tech industry, it’s the Next Big Thing, alongside big data, though in fact that pair are often just two sides of the same coin. The basic idea is that since computing devices are getting smaller and cheaper, and wireless network technology is becoming ubiquitous, it will soon be feasible to have trillions of tiny, networked computers embedded in everything. They can sense changes, turning things on and off, making decisions about whether to open a door or close a valve or order fresh supplies of milk, you name it, the computers communicating with one another and shipping data to server farms all over the place. Continue reading “Coming our way are houses run by networked kits. Will our homes be soon smarter than we are?”
There’s a smooth, dark brown stone sitting in front of me on the table with a bright circle pulsing on its face—a signal, apparently, about the security status of Yossi Atias’s fictional Internet-connected home.
Atias is the CEO and cofounder of an Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs, one of numerous companies trying to secure the so-called Internet of things. The stone is part of its first security product, Dojo; it gets alerts via low-energy Bluetooth from a white, rectangular device that plugs into your Wi-Fi router and monitors the network activity of Internet-connected home gadgets like smart lights, TV sets, and alarm systems. Continue reading “Can intrusion-detection systems keep hackers from messing with your connected baby monitor and door lock?”
The advent of smart home technology has forever altered the landscape of the residential security industry. Due to the proliferation of smartphones, today’s consumers want to have the ability to interact with systems installed in their home in a more meaningful way.
Whether that is controlling the temperature in their house while they are away or arming their security system remotely from the office, these types of features are no longer considered “nice to have” but rather “must haves” for home security providers. In fact, a recent study conducted by NextMarket Insights forecasts the combined do-it-yourself (DIY) smart device home and managed smart home services market to be worth nearly $17.5 billion by 2019. Continue reading “Much of the potential of the smart home market remains unfulfilled, study shows”
After two years of tinkering with complicated, ugly, frustrating and often pointless gadgets, I have experienced a connected-home system that actually works.
Pairing Philips Hue’s new hub with Apple’s Homekit software means I can turn off all my lights by simply speaking into my iPhone: “Hey Siri, turn off everything.” Off they all go, as if I had flipped a switch. This may seem a trivial feat but, believe me, this is huge progress. No fiddling around with poorly-designed apps, no anxious waiting to see if the lights do turn off, no forgotten passwords locking me out of my own network. Continue reading “Connected devices are more reliable, but automation means complication”
Recently, Ikea debuted its version of the kitchen of the future — grey-water systems, open storage, and a smart table were all part of the vision. But it’s not the only room in the house that will see technological advances in the next few decades. A more intimate space is also going to keep some slightly creepy tabs on you, according to Bathrooms.com and futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson. Continue reading “Glimpse into Bathroom of the Future: Doctors Will Do Checkups via Mirror, Robots Will Clean for You”
The Broadband Forum today announced its new Broadband 20/20 vision. The vision is to enable new opportunities for profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies in the home, small business and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network. The innovative use of NFV, SDN, ultra-fast access, IoT (Internet of Things) and, when formally defined, 5G, enables the delivery of exciting ultra-fast broadband services, with distributed compute and storage to anywhere and any device in the home and business locations. Continue reading “Broadband Forum announces Broadband 20/20: a new world of communications”
South Korea will invest 420 billion won (US$357 million) to foster the so-called smart device industry over the next four years amid slowing growth in the traditional smartphones and PC industries around the globe, the government said Tuesday. Continue reading “South Korea to Invest US$357 Million over Next Four Years in Smart Device Industry”
With Samsung losing momentum in areas like smartphones and tablets, the company announced today an ambitious bet on the Internet of Things as it seeks to regain momentum. Continue reading “Samsung Announces Launch of SmartThings Hub for Managing Home IoT Systems (Video)”
Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, introduces the easiest smartest way to get flawless dimmable light at home. The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is a no installation, straight out of the box solution for perfectly dimmable lights in your home without having to move from the sofa. Continue reading “Philips Designs Simple to Install Smarthome Lighting”