29. January 2016 · Comments Off on CES 2016: NFC-Enabled Wearables, IoT Home Systems, and Sunburn Sensors · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If the recently concluded CES 2016 show in Las Vegas is any indication, our lives will soon be filled with Oomis, My UVPatches, Smart Suits, and a host of other technological wonders that benefit from the power and convenience of NFC technology. Wearables you actually wearNFC was all over CES, and as expected, wearables were a major attraction for the second straight year. But now they’re going beyond the basic fitness wristband. Among the notable launches were:

Source: CES 2016: NFC-Enabled Wearables, IoT Home Systems, and Sunburn Sensors – NFC Forum | NFC Forum

22. January 2016 · Comments Off on Where were the Apple and Google smart homes at CES? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While neither company is in the habit of announcing products or platforms outside of their own events, both Google and Apple have looked poised to make significant smart home announcements for the past six months. With CES, a prime candidate for such an announcement, now out of the way, we have to ask when the Google and Apple smart homes will arrive.A likely reason for the slow progress suggested by a recent Accenture report, which found that consumer enthusiasm for tech had significantly waned in the past year, and that the small growth of IoT devices is nowhere near enough to compensate for the falls in smartphone, laptops and TV purchasing intent and consequent revenue. The Accenture report was released just before CES, and it’s possible that the two would wish to avoid announcements that would allow the press to join the dots and brand the launch a doomed endeavor.

Source: Where were the Apple and Google smart homes at CES? – Rethink

21. January 2016 · Comments Off on CES 2016: 10 Gadgets That Will Make Your Home Even Smarter · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A few years ago, home automation was only a concept in futuristic movies,- but the rise of the Internet of Things and connected devices has brought “smart homes” to the consumer market.The Consumer Electronics Show, held last week in Las Vegas, revealed the popularity of home automation, as dozens of vendors showed off their platforms with innovative security, connected device and sensory features.

Source: CES 2016: 10 Gadgets That Will Make Your Home Even Smarter – Page: 1 | CRN

20. January 2016 · Comments Off on Google’s Project Brillo has gained a whole lot of partners to help make IOT less terrible · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If there’s one thing the disconnected reject pile of internet-connected toothbrushes and refrigerators we begrudgingly refer to as the Internet of Things is in need of, it’s direction. Some kind of grand, unifying force that will make using all of these potentially interesting products actually useful when bound together as a single household of objects. Google’s Project Brillo, which we first heard about during their most recent developer conference, seems to have all the bits in place to offer that guidance. All we need now is some hardware partners willing to jump into bed with Google and support both Brillo and the Weave networking protocol that will help pull it all together.Fortunately, this is CES and that’s exactly what we have now.

Source: Google’s Project Brillo has gained a whole lot of partners to help make IOT less terrible | Android Central

19. January 2016 · Comments Off on The most exciting new smart home kit coming in 2016 · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

In the spirit of the Fresh Start Effect, it’s not just your health and fitness habits that could do with a long, hard look now it’s January. We’ve seen a bunch of exciting smart home announcements and collaborations come out of CES and the first few weeks of 2016 in time to spruce up your dumb, boring place. Here’s our pick of the most interesting hubs, beds, bulbs, thermostats and yes, smart showers that will be invading your homes in 2016.

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