The Thread Group and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) have announced that the two alliances will work together in their mission to advance the adoption of connected home products. Continue reading “Liaison Agreement Increases Application Connectivity and Choice in Connected Home”
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?”
New report contends that use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home.
Despite undeniable excitement about the connected home, its promise remains largely unfulfilled. The connected home industry is still in search of compelling use cases to drive adoption, according to a new report from Michael Wolf at NextMarket Insights. Continue reading “Use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home, report shows”
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”
Deutsche Telekom has unveiled five new partners for its Qivicon smart home platform, including the first outside of Germany.
Qivicon, which launched in Germany two years ago, is an open platform onto which third parties can build connected home services. Continue reading “Deutsche Telekom Unveils Five New Partners for Qivicon Smart Home Platform”
Smart homes should simplify our lives. When connected TVs in these residences come on, other devices are supposed to react. Ideally lights will dim, the phone’s ringer will mute and the speakers will stop playing music. When a smart household’s baby monitor notices an infant stirring in the night, the speaker in the nursery should begin to play a soft lullaby or white noise to sooth him back to sleep. Continue reading “What stands in the way of the smart home and how the industry can overcome it”
Smart temperature-control devices — such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures — are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes. Continue reading “Radar Expertise Used for Designing Automated Air-Control System for Homes”
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)”