08. September 2016 · Comments Off on Unisys: Biometric professionals surveyed agree using technology in wearables can help capture terrorists · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

New research from Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) reveals that law enforcement is expected to lead the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology. However privacy concerns around the security of biometric data stored in the cloud need to be addressed as adoption becomes more mainstream.The survey of 54 biometrics professionals was conducted by Unisys at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference held in Sydney, May 24-26, 2016.

Source: Unisys: Biometric professionals surveyed agree using technology in wearables can help capture terrorists | Government Security News

08. September 2016 · Comments Off on Smarthome with Amazon Tap Speaker · Categories: News · Tags: ,

For those of you who are looking for a unique Bluetooth speaker that is both portable and has voice control features – check out the Amazon Tap speaker. Powered by Alexa software, this innovative battery powered speaker has the ability to sync with smart home devices, and can connect via both Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth.

Source: Smarthome with Amazon Tap Speaker | Dispatch Tribunal

07. September 2016 · Comments Off on Wearable Tech Integrates with Smart Home Controls · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Wearable tech isn’t new. Smart home tech isn’t new. Wearable tech that integrates with your smart home tech isn’t even that new, but the Misfit Shine 2 is new – just a few months old – and it functions as a smart home controller (though with some limitations).If you’re looking into buying a new wearable, fitness tracking device, the Misfit Shine 2 is worth looking into. It’s a fitness and sleep tracker, and as mentioned, also works to control some smart home technology.

Source: Wearable Tech Integrates with Smart Home Controls | House-O-Matic

07. September 2016 · Comments Off on Automate thy home: Going from dumb to smart · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Imagine this – you are returning from office in your self-driven car and as you approach the garage, it recognises your car and opens the door. As you get down and are about to enter your home, your living room door does the same. Behind you, it locks again and the face scanner reactivates. As you enter, your house has already cooled itself to an ambient temperature because your AC had already sensed your impending arrival, while queuing up your favourite tracks on your connected music system. You ask your digital assistant to read out your personal emails, and at that very moment the music volume goes down and your email is read out via the same speakers. Your TV switches on to display the attached images and the lights in the room change colour to match the multimedia content on the screen. You close the emails with a gesture, ask your digital home assistant to turn up the music again. Finally, you get to relax and have some coffee that was just the right temperature, because you set the coffee maker via its app before you had left.

Source: Automate thy home: Going from dumb to smart

06. September 2016 · Comments Off on Education World: Experts Elaborate on the Future of Wearable Tech in the Classroom · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

What if you could know immediately after giving a lesson how students reacted to it? Experts say an increase in wearable technology will make this a reality for more and more teachers year after year.”As smartwatches, wristbands, headsets and other wearable products become more sophisticated, expect to see classroom networks of these “ultramobile” devices interacting with each other and enabling students and teachers to share digital information as never before,” says a new District Administration article.

Source: Education World: Experts Elaborate on the Future of Wearable Tech in the Classroom

06. September 2016 · Comments Off on The 10 Best Apps For Your Digital Smart House · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s official – the 1999 Disney Channel Original film Smart House has moved out of fantasyland and into reality. While admittedly we don’t yet have breathalyzers that analyze your diet or carpets that absorb smoothie spills, we aren’t as far off as you might think!These incredible home apps upgrade daily living, allowing users to monitor and adjust their homes to startling specificity.

Source: The 10 Best Apps For Your Digital Smart House

05. September 2016 · Comments Off on 7 gadgets to help you track your health · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Most of us today have such a hectic lifestyle that there is no time left for fitness. However, you can use technology to plan and achieve your fitness goals as well as keep track of your health. ET Wealth shows you how.

Source: 7 gadgets to help you track your health – The Economic Times

05. September 2016 · Comments Off on 5 Reasons Having a Smart Home Makes Your Life Better · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The term “HOME AUTOMATION” used to be reserved for two very specific types of homeowners: You were either filthy rich or loved to tinker. However, home automation has come a long way, baby. Today, there are solutions available almost everywhere, making it easy to turn just about any home into a “smart” home. Do you really need it, though? Absolutely! You probably wouldn’t dream of living without a TV, a smartphone, and/or a computer. Today’s electronics have made our lives easier—and a lot more fun. Howev

Source: 5 Reasons Having a Smart Home Makes Your Life Better – Electronic House

04. September 2016 · Comments Off on VSP Global begins study of wearable technology  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

VSP Global, the Rancho Cordova-based maker of eyewear and provider of vision care services, has begun an academic study with the Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California on wearable technology built into eyeglass frames.VSP’s research and development center in midtown Sacramento, called The Shop, began working on the high-tech glasses in 2014. By the spring of last year, it had about 26 VSP employees testing prototypes.

Source: VSP Global begins study of wearable technology – Sacramento Business Journal

04. September 2016 · Comments Off on Centrica unit chief says adoption of its smart thermostats has doubled within a year · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The desire for more efficient energy usage and evolving consumer behaviour has seen demand for Centrica’s smart thermostats more than double in 12 months, according to Nina Bhatia, Managing Director of the FTSE 100 energy company’s Connected Home unit.At the heart of the British Gas owner’s suite of products and solutions targeting digital home management, a nascent industry premised on the Internet of Things (IoT), is Hive – a suite of wireless products that let you control your home from your mobile, tablet or laptop practically anytime, anywhere, from lighting to hot water, central heating to variable temperature management of individual rooms.

Source: Centrica unit chief says adoption of its smart thermostats has doubled within a year