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‘Smart’ homes here to stay? – The Advocate

Monday, May 04, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision –install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal with…

‘Smart’ homes here to stay? – The Advocate

Monday, May 04, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision –install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal with…

‘Smart’ homes here to stay? – The Advocate

Monday, May 04, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision –install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal with…

‘Smart’ homes here to stay? – The Advocate

Monday, May 04, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision –install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal with…

Arduino Home Automation Development Board Unveiled By GarageLab (video) – Geeky Gadgets

Monday, May 04, 2015

If you are looking for a way to create your own custom home automation system a new development board created by GarageLab is sure to be worth a more investigation and has been specifically design to support the Arduino platform. The Automation Board has been created to provide an easy way to use the Arduino IDE to implement home automation and includes additional features such as relay triggering, WiFi, sensoring,…

‘Smart’ homes here to stay? – CT Post

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision — install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal…

‘Smart’ homes here to stay? – The Advocate

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision –install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal with…

‘Smart’ homes here to stay? – The Advocate

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision –install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal with…

‘Smart’ homes here to stay? – CT Post

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision — install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal…

The Best Smart Bulbs for Home Automation – PC Magazine

Friday, May 01, 2015

Misfit Bolt Wirelessly Connected Smart Bulb The Misfit Bolt Wirelessly Connected Smart Bulb promises future interaction with Misfit wearables, b… More »

Tattoos hinder Apple Watch performance, Apple’s Q2 earnings, Project Tungsten … – SDTimes.com

Friday, May 01, 2015

If you have any dark tattoos on your wrist, Apple Watch may not work for you. According to iMore, a website dedicated to Apple, a user’s tattoo can interfere with the watch’s ability to track his or her heart rate. It also affects the watch’s ability to detect skin contact. Users experiencing this problem can turn off the watch’s Wrist Detection, but should be aware that doing so will also…

This Israeli Startup & Samsung Are Creating ‘Smart’ Homes for Seniors – Shalom Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

Samsung and Israeli startup Mybitat announced Tuesday plans for joint development of an innovative smart home solution aimed at helping the elderly stay safe while at home. Mybitat, a startup focused on “Internet of Things” is working with Samsung’s Strategy and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley to develop technology that combines advanced sensors, cloud-based software and behavior analytics to monitor seniors’ daily routine and wellness. The goal, they said in…

Tattoos hinder Apple Watch performance, Apple’s Q2 earnings, Project Tungsten … – SDTimes.com

Friday, May 01, 2015

If you have any dark tattoos on your wrist, Apple Watch may not work for you. According to iMore, a website dedicated to Apple, a user’s tattoo can interfere with the watch’s ability to track his or her heart rate. It also affects the watch’s ability to detect skin contact. Users experiencing this problem can turn off the watch’s Wrist Detection, but should be aware that doing so will also…

This Israeli Startup & Samsung Are Creating ‘Smart’ Homes for Seniors – Shalom Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

Samsung and Israeli startup Mybitat announced Tuesday plans for joint development of an innovative smart home solution aimed at helping the elderly stay safe while at home. Mybitat, a startup focused on “Internet of Things” is working with Samsung’s Strategy and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley to develop technology that combines advanced sensors, cloud-based software and behavior analytics to monitor seniors’ daily routine and wellness. The goal, they said in…

Tattoos hinder Apple Watch performance, Apple’s Q2 earnings, Project Tungsten … – SDTimes.com

Friday, May 01, 2015

If you have any dark tattoos on your wrist, Apple Watch may not work for you. According to iMore, a website dedicated to Apple, a user’s tattoo can interfere with the watch’s ability to track his or her heart rate. It also affects the watch’s ability to detect skin contact. Users experiencing this problem can turn off the watch’s Wrist Detection, but should be aware that doing so will also…

This Israeli Startup & Samsung Are Creating ‘Smart’ Homes for Seniors – Shalom Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

Samsung and Israeli startup Mybitat announced Tuesday plans for joint development of an innovative smart home solution aimed at helping the elderly stay safe while at home. Mybitat, a startup focused on “Internet of Things” is working with Samsung’s Strategy and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley to develop technology that combines advanced sensors, cloud-based software and behavior analytics to monitor seniors’ daily routine and wellness. The goal, they said in…

Tattoos hinder Apple Watch performance, Apple’s Q2 earnings, Project Tungsten … – SDTimes.com

Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you have any dark tattoos on your wrist, Apple Watch may not work for you. According to iMore, a website dedicated to Apple, a user’s tattoo can interfere with the watch’s ability to track his or her heart rate. It also affects the watch’s ability to detect skin contact. Users experiencing this problem can turn off the watch’s Wrist Detection, but should be aware that doing so will also…

Samsung Joins Israeli Company to Make Smart Homes for Elderly – Arutz Sheva

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Israeli startup Mybitat will work with electronics giant Samsung on a new project to keep the elderly safe while they are at home. The two companies are looking to create new technology that monitors senior citizens’ health and regular routines. The final result should be able to recognize changes in behavior and health and pass the data on to health care providers.

Smart home automation system revenues to reach $34B in 2020, report finds – SecurityInfoWatch

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

According to a new report from ABI Research, global revenues from smart home automation systems are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 percent over the next five years, with revenues reaching $34 billion in 2020. North America will account for the majority of revenues in 2020, contributing close to 46 percent, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. “Smart home automation system revenue was primarily…

Hook promises to make smart homes out of dumb power switches for less than … – TechHive

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

By moving remote-controlled outlet and light bulb switches onto a local Wi-Fi network, Hook promises to enable a smart home for under $100. The new Kickstarter project taps into cheap light bulb socket caps and outlet switches that are already on the market. These switches usually come in multi-packs for as little as $6 apiece, and include an RF remote control for turning the switches on or off. Hook essentially…