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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.
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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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
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.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
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.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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
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.