02. July 2017 · Comments Off on Amazon Alexa: Smart Home Skill Gives Cameras Voice Commands · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is getting more capable around the house.The retail giant said Thursday that it built a new developer tool that will let companies specializing in home automation technology integrate Alexa into their products.Now, businesses that use Amazon’s new API—the software that links together Alexa to their respective products—can create new “skills” that can imbue their technologies with voice-activated controls. Amazon refers to the apps that coders can build for Alexa as skills.

Source: Amazon Alexa: Smart Home Skill Gives Cameras Voice Commands | Fortune.com

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

07. July 2016 · Comments Off on How ready is the Internet for IoT? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

We’re currently witnessing rapidly expanding product launches and sky-high elevated expectations from the emerging deployment of the Internet of Things in both personal and commercial domains. Stakeholders — ranging from hardware manufacturers and service providers to cloud platforms — are vigorously weighing in to position their offerings in anticipation of windfall rewards from accelerated IoT adoption.While vendors are in a mad rush, jockeying for a land-grab position, one thing is becoming increasingly clear — connected devices, apps and services, which collectively comprise the building blocks of IoT solutions, are in need of a dependable communication fabric for robust deployment.

Source: How ready is the Internet for IoT? | TechCrunch

16. January 2016 · Comments Off on Amazon drafts blueprints for its own home router, IoT gateway ARM chips  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amazon is readying its own ARM-compatible processors to power home routers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and network-attached storage boxes.The Alpine system-on-chips were designed by Annapurna Labs, a fabless biz founded in 2011. It is based in San Jose, California, and Israel, and was bought by Amazon in early 2015 for about $350m.The Alpine processor cores use licensed ARM blueprints: they run 32-bit ARMv7 or 64-bit ARMv8 code, so they can take advantage of the toolchains, apps, and things like OpenWRT and open-source hypervisors, in the ARM ecosystem.

Source: Amazon drafts blueprints for its own home router, IoT gateway ARM chips • The Register

04. December 2015 · Comments Off on Startups And Small Vendors Are Driving Innovation In The Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Much of the innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) is being fueled by young, dynamic companies, and the “maker generation.” In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2017, 50 percent of IoT solutions will originate in startups less than three years old.Recent startups, highly focused on one or two products or services, are competing with traditional giants to bring IoT products to business and consumers. They use cloud services by default to provide data analysis, interactivity and customer services, and interact with users through smartphone apps to minimize costs and maximize flexibility.

Source: Startups And Small Vendors Are Driving Innovation In The Internet of Things – Forbes