22. June 2016 · Comments Off on IOT powered smart home can save 10% electric power consumption · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart home is not only about making home secure and automated, its also about saving energy by switching on and switching off of various appliances at home as per the need of home occupants using IOT enabled systems.A smart home otherwise can be also called as automated home by using Internet of things (IoT) technology, can save 10% of electric power consumption, according to a study by U.S.-based Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which was earlier known as consumer Electronics Association, the industry body which conducts world-famous Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas U.S.

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29. March 2016 · Comments Off on Magid: New home system controls doors, lights, appliances · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Over the past three decades I’ve experimented with do-it-yourself home automation systems to control lights and appliances.But now, instead of a DIY system, I accepted Vivint’s offer to lend me a professionally installed system that includes an Internet controllable thermostat, front door lock and doorbell camera along with modules that let me control lights and appliances and even check to see if my garage door is closed. All of these devices can be controlled via an Android or iOS app or from the web at vivintsky.com.

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23. March 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Kitchen Appliances to Add to Your Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It hasn’t taken the technology boom long to hit our kitchens, as each year big companies like LG and GE release more smart and connected appliances. According to Parks Associates, 17 percent of consumers plan to buy a smart kitchen appliance in 2016, indicating that there’s a healthy interest and that prices are becoming more accessible to average homes. Here are our top picks for the latest and greatest in smart home kitchen appliances.

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20. February 2016 · Comments Off on Smart TVs Turn Into The Hub Of A Smart House  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Three major TV companies – LG, Samsung and Sony – are launching TVs that serve as home-automation hubs or connect to a hub to control multiple home systems.Here’s what the trio plans:

LG: The company’s new smart TVs with WebOS 3.0 will deliver onscreen control and monitoring of LG smart appliances and compatible other-brand products via Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

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02. February 2016 · Comments Off on Ad Avoidance in the Age of the Internet of Things  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If you made it through the long-winded title of this article, then you probably already understand what we’re talking about, but for the benefit of those who don’t, let’s briefly define the two key terms:Ad Avoidance: A behaviour characterised by an unbridled hatred for advertising, resulting in sometimes extreme actions intended to circumvent, avoid or violently destroy adverts.The internet of things: A term used to describe the ever growing network of home and office appliances which have web access.Now that we’re on the same page, let’s get right into it. The Internet of Things (IoT) is already “a thing” and its growth is unprecedented. There are a myriad fascinating topics that we could discuss regarding the IoT, but our focus in this article is its impending influence on our very own mad world of marketing.

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