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14 hrs ago | WinBeta

Cortana shown controlling home automation in lighting demonstration

Windows Phone 8.1 is out now, at least for those who wish to follow the steps to download and install it -- others will get the update soon.


Fri Apr 18, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

How Companies Like Fitbit And Nest Could Make Money Off Your Data

Companies like Fitbit and Nest Labs have realized there's a lucrative business in selling the data collected by wearable devices and smart home automation devices.


Network World

Can we talk? Internet of Things vendors face a communications 'mess'

Vendors will tell you that the Internet of Things is here today. We're here to tell you that it isn't.


Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Automated Home

'Shortcut' App Brings Smartphone Voice Control to your Smart Home

'Shortcut' is a new smart home app just launched this month that allows you to control a variety of home automation systems with your voice.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Security Sales & Integration

2Gig's GC3 Security System Combines Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Technology

GC3 home security and home automation panel from Linear's 2Gig Technologies features Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy and a USB port for a number of possible applications.


Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Bluetooth


BluetoothA Innovation Series is 'Can't Miss' Training on...

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is proud to announce the Bluetooth Innovation Series, providing developers interested in wireless connectivity with in-depth knowledge on how to implement Bluetooth hardware and software in a concise one-day format.


Related Topix: Bluetooth, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, World News, China

Light Reading

Cox Bets on Smart Homes in Vegas

Entering its seventh market with smart home services, Cox has expanded into Las Vegas with offerings for home security and home automation.


Related Topix: Verizon, Entertainment, Drama, Television, iControl, Ohio, Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services

Electronics Weekly

Reusing retired gadgetry for home automation

Radios and routers aren't exactly technology of the future - more of the past and present, really - but when you combine them with the internet you've suddenly got a pretty awesome device for streaming music.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Security Systems News

Piper a 'lead-in technology' for security companies

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-Software platform provider iControl is one step closer to providing "smart home solutions for every household in the world," with the April 9 acquisition of Blacksumac, iControl marketing director Greg Roberts told Security Systems News.


Related Topix: iControl, Marketing, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Hispanic Business

Texas Instruments Introduces Ecosystem of IoT Cloud Service Providers

According to a release, this ecosystem will allow manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT.


Related Topix: Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, Electronics, CPU, Science / Technology, Marketing


Vivint Taps Deutsch L.A.

Deutsch L.A. wants to popularize the next generation of smart technology. The Interpublic agency has been tapped by Vivint to lead creative and strategic duties for the home automation services provider.


Related Topix: Interpublic Group, Office Equipment, Retail, Global Group of Companies, Provo, UT, WebMD

Java Developer's Journal

IoT Devices and Apps for Industry and Consumers

Recently Google acquired the home automation company Nest. Nest is a company that sells IoT enabled devices that allow homeowners to control the temperature of their homes through their smartphones, plus it sends notifications if it detects dangerous levels of smoke or carbon monoxide.


Hispanic Business

MyLiveGuard Adds Home Automation & Home Security Capability to Android TV devices

MyLiveGuard has extended its combined Home Automation, Alarm and CCTV solutions platform to take advantage of the market for android-based device sales.



Master Alarms unveils cutting-edge security system

Master Alarms, an industry-leading technology company, has unveiled its cutting edge Security Systems in Accra.


Tue Apr 15, 2014


Intel's Viiv Looks Beyond Entertainment

Future versions of the chip package could be expanded to address areas like communications, digital health and home automation, said Merlin Kister, Intel director of consumer PC marketing, in an interview Tuesday at the Computex trade show in Taipei.


Related Topix: Startups, Intel, Marketing, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, Advanced Micro Devices

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Electronic House

iControl Smart Homes Will Offer URC Remotes

The world of home automation and home theater control once dominated by remotes and touchscreens has moved 99 percent over to smart phones and tablets.


Sys-Con Media

MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record Kit Now On Sale at Drug Chains, Etailers & Retailers

MMR already has agreements in place and orders to sell the kit starting this quarter through Etailers and retailers representing more than 30 million customers nationwide.


Related Topix: TV Advertising, Amazon, Media, IT Services, Audible, Target, Marketing

Sun Apr 13, 2014

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Chat with Mark Walters, President and Chairman of the...

Currently Mark serves as the President and Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of over 200 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide that are dedicated to interoperable wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave open standard.


Related Topix: Marketing, Mesh, Electronic

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Marietta Times

Vet's - smart home' almost ready

Hockenberry is a 2010 Frontier High School graduate who lost both legs above the knee and his left arm above the elbow in a 2011 blast from an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.


Fri Apr 11, 2014

Digital Trends

This awesome new app lets you control your smart home with voice commands

If you have a litany of different smart gadgets in you home like Philips Hue lights , Unikey door locks, Nest or EcoBee smart thermostats, Belkin WeMo switches, Dropcam, Fitbit, Jawbone, or Sonos speakers; you're going to love this new app.