05. June 2016 · Comments Off on Apple’s Rival to Echo May Sport a Camera · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Days ago, Apple was set to go up against Amazon Echo and Google Home, with its own version of Siri-powered device. The device, to help users in their homes, was likely to be just a speaker, similar to its rivals. The iPhone-maker owning the much-famed audio maker Beats, increased the possibility of launching a similar variant soon.According to CNET, the speaker will have a major addition; a built-in camera. This will not only distinguish itself but also raise the bar for smart home devices. The source stated how the device would be “self-aware” and through facial recognition, it will identify users present in the area.

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15. January 2016 · Comments Off on At CES, CNET’s panel of experts makes sense of the smart home  · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

It doesn’t matter if you’re a smart home skeptic or a rabid enthusiast — the chances are good that you’ve got questions on the subject. After all, for all of its potential, the connected home is still a confusing and uncertain landscape, and even with tech titans like Apple and Google finally getting into the fight, the future is anything but clear.

Source: At CES, CNET’s panel of experts makes sense of the smart home – CNET

06. December 2015 · Comments Off on Samsung SmartThings Hub 2.0: The Internet Of Things To Monitor And Control Home Appliances And Devices  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Samsung Group launched this year the SmartThings Hub 2.0 to monitor and control home appliances and devices in an Internet of Things setup.Most of today’s tech products are geared towards IoT and the growth of the numbers keeps soaring so it is becoming a crowded space, said CNET. The South Korean conglomerate has a product line called SmartThings, such as, outlets, security, water sensors and more.

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24. September 2015 · Comments Off on Welcome to the CNET Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

“We’re really buying a house?”We’ve looked far and wide for months for the right property, and we at CNET can hardly contain our excitement for the project ahead. We’re really buying a house, and a fantastic house at that.We’ve tested connected locks, thermostats and other smart-home products around our state-of-the-art test lab and our own homes since we launched the Appliances section in 2013. But we’ve always thought a house dedicated to reviewing smart-home products would let us tell a more complete story about this rapidly evolving category.

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22. September 2015 · Comments Off on CNET Bought a House in Kentucky to Test Futuristic Smart-Home Gadgets  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Today CNET is launching a smart home in Louisville, Ky., where its editorial team can see how the homes of tomorrow will function—like a test kitchen for the Internet of Things.The popular product-review site bought a four-bedroom, four-bathroom house with a swimming pool and a three-car garage for the endeavor. There, CNET’s staff can tinker with the various gadgets home owners are expected to buy over the next three to five years, like smart kitchen and laundry appliances that could help reduce water and energy consumption.As part of the project, it launched a hub for all of its smart-home reviews. “Today people have a piece or two of smart technology,” said Eric Johnson, evp and general manager for CNET Media Group, CBS Interactive. “As we’ve seen, technology has become the driving factor in every bit of our lives. The notion of a smart refrigerator five years ago was that there was an LCD screen on the front of the fridge, but we think it’s going to be a lot more than that.”

Source: CNET Bought a House in Kentucky to Test Futuristic Smart-Home Gadgets | Adweek