smart things solutions GmbH, in Wessling near Munich, is defending its “smart things” brand against Samsung Electronics GmbH in a trademark dispute. The products from the smart things brand are used globally for home automation solutions based on the Apple iPad, among others. As Samsung Electronics registered the “Samsung SmartThings” brand for the EU at a later time and this has led to confusion, smart things filed an injunction against Samsung Deutschland. The hearing is scheduled for 10 November 2016 before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany.
New research from Unisys Corporation 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.
There are no rulebooks when it comes to automating your home. You can incorporate as little or as much technology as you deem necessary or that your budget allows. You can start out small and grow your smart system gradually. You can focus on one room or on the entire house. You can even concentrate your automation efforts on a particular element of your home. The owners of this luxurious London residence chose the latter approach, utilizing a Lutron HomeWorks QS system to automate their home’s more than 7
“Neural dust” is a term used to describe tiny sensors designed by the EECS department of UC Berkeley. In a paper released this month, Berkeley researchers revealed that they’ve recorded the first in-vivo readings from implanted dust.This research is a long time coming. In 2013, the team published research detailing their research on their use of ultrasound with CMOS circuitry. In 2015, they released another paper that further focused on theory, modeling, and scaling.The resultant prototype in this most recent announcement is a step towards sensors that can be safely implanted in the brain. It’s also a step towards a future where wearable technology could be implanted directly inside the body.
Connectibity vendor D-Link and chip and IoT firm Silicon Labs have partnered to ‘accelerate smart home technology development and deployment’.The collaboration brings D-Link’s strength in consumer networking devices with Silicon Labs’ expertise in developing semiconductors and the Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking technologies, such as ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.