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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2018 Technology Impact Assessment of Micro Energy Harvesting … – PR Newswire (press release)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Building and Home Automation, Industrial, Biomedical are Key Growth Sectors Micro Energy Harvesting technologies are gaining increased attention in building automation and wireless sensor applications. The objective is to eliminate batteries and costs related to maintenance and replacement. With rapid proliferation of IoT devices and low power sensor networks, alternate energy sources are explored for…

Orchestrating smart living to enrich the quality of life – Hindu Business Line

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

We have heard a lot about smart cities and smart homes. So, why not smart living? The major underlying thinking behind this concept is to ensure a seamless human-machine interface, where sensors, software and services come together in a highly synchronised manner for making life a seamless experience for a digital native. SR Dattatri, Head, Digital Business at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, in an exclusive interaction with BusinessLine,…

Why Home Automation Adoption is Slow – And What Apple Can Do – The Mac Observer

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Home automation is, in principle, a worthy technical development. But its adoption is slow, and there are many reasons why. This is Apple’s challenge. Apple’s HomePod does both music and home automation. Home automation is basically in its infancy. Those who have a knack for technical creative play and a desire to write about home automation are having a lot of fun. It’s entertaining to read about what our science…

Smart Homes Aren’t Automatic Money Makers as Investments – Mansion Global

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Smart home technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, and what was once the province of tech billionaires like Bill Gates has now become accessible to the average American homeowner. But there’s a world of difference between having a smart home assistant like Amazon’s Alexa keep track of your grocery list and installing a property-spanning system that allows you to manage your lighting, temperature, security and every last appliance, from…

Best smart light bulbs 2017 – TechHive – TechHive

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Smart light bulbs—LED-based bulbs that can be controlled by a hub or smartphone app—are no longer a new idea. What is new is how far this technology has come since its advent just a few years ago. Also new: Products like the Nanoleaf Aurora—a system of interlocking LED panels that let you decorate with light—fundamentally change the light-bulb concept. Smart LED bulbs aren’t quite a commodity, but they are getting…

Best smart light bulbs – TechHive – TechHive

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Smart light bulbs—LED-based bulbs that can be controlled by a hub or smartphone app—are no longer a new idea. What is new is how far this technology has come since its advent just a few years ago. Also new: Products like the Nanoleaf Aurora—a system of interlocking LED panels that let you decorate with light—fundamentally change the light-bulb concept. Smart LED bulbs aren’t quite a commodity, but they are getting…

Ikea smart bulbs now light up with Apple HomeKit – CNET

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Enlarge Image Ikea’s Tradfi smart home system is now easier to assemble. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Ikea’s smart home system just got a bit smarter, adding support for Apple HomeKit. The Tradfri line of smart bulbs launched this summer without support for third-party standards, making it a bit basic in the opinion of our reviewer, compared to rivals such Philips Hue. But in a new update to the Tradfi app, it now…

Home automation company locating near LSU – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Home automation service provider Vivint Smart Home plans to open a sales and recruitment office at the North Gates of LSU in the former Massey’s Outfitters location on Highland Road by the end of this year. The new office is part of an initiative to increase Vivint’s presence across the U.S., says Josh Crittenden, senior director of sales performance. Vivint chose 18 universities, including LSU, to locate new sales offices…

Here’s how the internet of things could shape the home of the future – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

George Frey/Getty Images   “Smart homes” integrate technology to optimize and control utilities, electronics, and security systems. Only about 16% of Americans will live in a smart home by the end of 2017. Eventually, your home will learn about and adapt to your habits.   For years, consumers have been promised that their homes will be connected and smart, integrating the latest technology to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy…

The 5 top trends in smart homes – The Hindu

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Technology today has made homes more than just a place with four walls and a door. Smart home technology has taken the world of housing and real estate by storm. Devices like fridges, washing machines and even ovens can be connected to cell phones and cars so that by giving a simple command while stepping out of office, the clothes are already washed and ready to dry and cookies in…

Here’s how the internet of things could shape the home of the future – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

George Frey/Getty Images   “Smart homes” integrate technology to optimize and control utilities, electronics, and security systems. Only about 16% of Americans will live in a smart home by the end of 2017. Eventually, your home will learn about and adapt to your habits.   For years, consumers have been promised that their homes will be connected and smart, integrating the latest technology to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy…

Here’s how the internet of things could shape the home of the future – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

George Frey/Getty Images   “Smart homes” integrate technology to optimize and control utilities, electronics, and security systems. Only about 16% of Americans will live in a smart home by the end of 2017. Eventually, your home will learn about and adapt to your habits.   For years, consumers have been promised that their homes will be connected and smart, integrating the latest technology to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy…

Smart homes, cars may identify you from finger vibrations – DailyTech

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Print No longer fingerprints! Scientists developed a low-cost security system that accurately senses finger vibrations to identify people and grants access to smart homes, cars or appliances. The new system called VibWrite, allows user verification when the finger touches any…

Here’s how the internet of things could shape the home of the future – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

George Frey/Getty Images   “Smart homes” integrate technology to optimize and control utilities, electronics, and security systems. Only about 16% of Americans will live in a smart home by the end of 2017. Eventually, your home will learn about and adapt to your habits.   For years, consumers have been promised that their homes will be connected and smart, integrating the latest technology to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy…

Here’s how the internet of things could shape the home of the future – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

George Frey/Getty Images   “Smart homes” integrate technology to optimize and control utilities, electronics, and security systems. Only about 16% of Americans will live in a smart home by the end of 2017. Eventually, your home will learn about and adapt to your habits.   For years, consumers have been promised that their homes will be connected and smart, integrating the latest technology to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy…

Here’s how the internet of things could shape the home of the future – Business Insider

Monday, October 30, 2017

George Frey/Getty Images   “Smart homes” integrate technology to optimize and control utilities, electronics, and security systems. Only about 16% of Americans will live in a smart home by the end of 2017. Eventually, your home will learn about and adapt to your habits.   For years, consumers have been promised that their homes will be connected and smart, integrating the latest technology to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy…

Smart homes, cars may identify you from finger vibrations – Gadgets Now

Monday, October 30, 2017

WASHINGTON: Move over, fingerprints! Scientists have developed a new low-cost security system that senses finger vibrations to accurately identify people and grant access to smart homes, cars or appliances. The smart access system called VibWrite allows user verification when fingers touch any solid surface. Developed by researchers at Rutgers University in the US, the system integrates passcode, behavioural and physiological characteristics. It builds on a touch-sensing technique by using vibration…

Here’s how the internet of things could shape the home of the future – Business Insider

Monday, October 30, 2017

George Frey/Getty Images   “Smart homes” integrate technology to optimize and control utilities, electronics, and security systems. Only about 16% of Americans will live in a smart home by the end of 2017. Eventually, your home will learn about and adapt to your habits.   For years, consumers have been promised that their homes will be connected and smart, integrating the latest technology to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy…

Here’s how the internet of things could shape the home of the future – Business Insider

Monday, October 30, 2017

George Frey/Getty Images   “Smart homes” integrate technology to optimize and control utilities, electronics, and security systems. Only about 16% of Americans will live in a smart home by the end of 2017. Eventually, your home will learn about and adapt to your habits.   For years, consumers have been promised that their homes will be connected and smart, integrating the latest technology to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy…