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Most people think of their home lights as things that get turned on, off or dimmed as needed, but not as a design and lifestyle element that can be programmed to fit a family's moods, activities or schedule.
The internet-of-things is dead. It should be the Internet of Everything. No, wait - what does that really mean? Asks Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx.
A new tankless water heater for smart home fans from Bollente Companies is designed for energy efficiency, providing hot water on demand for an entire household.
Joining the race established by Google Fiber and a few key municipal broadband providers, Bright House Communications now says they too will start offering 1 Gbps connections to select Florida customers sometime this year.
Despite the fact that it's arguably the most popular smart home gadget of all time, and helped encouraged consumers to jump on the connected home bandwagon, the Nest connected thermostat isn't the most capable smart thermostat in the game.
Eurostar is bringing to town an affordable smart WiFi super set-top box which can be used also to watch free-to-air satellite channels with two tuners built in.
The privacy of the home represents the very heart and foundation of society. The protection of the residence remains a common importance.
When we travel away from home, our main concern is how to keep our home safe from burglars and other untoward incidents.
One of the most popular triggers for a home automation system is a timer. Usually built into the automation engine, a timer tells lights, thermostats and other gear to adjust themselves at certain periods during the day, and most timers account for daylight savings time.
Two Automated Home readers have set about hacking the Wi-Fi water boiler from iKettle with some pretty cool results.
Here at The Edge Institute for Computer Sociology, our researchers have spent the past year or so exploring the apparent desire of the modern consumer to achieve a state of omnipresence - investing not so much in IT as in ubiquity; essentially, the power to be everywhere at once.
The partners will integrate Rockethome's standard Smart Home Plug & Play solution with the existing jointly-developed solution comprising ULE solution for home automation and control and ProSyst's mBS OSGi technology .
Home automation and controls provide advanced functionality to homes through the use of distributed control systems.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google's Sundar Pichai, in an on-stage interview at the SXSW show, drops broad hints that his company is working on home mesh networking for multiple applications.