18. August 2016 · Comments Off on Get Smart With Stacey: Is Apple HomeKit Worth the Hype?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The smart home is gaining ground, but it’s still a muddle of confusing standards, competing platforms, and gadgets that don’t do what you might expect. But the promise of products that can make your life a little easier is hard to resist, so I’m here to answer the inevitable questions that arise.Whether it’s figuring out the best connected door lock to assembling the right recipe to wake you up with a faux sunrise at the optimal moment based on yourfitness tracker’s data, I’ve got you covered. As the host of The Internet of Things Podcast, I install a lot of gear and spend hours testing hardware and software to see what works. Smart homes are still pretty dumb, but I want to help you feel smart.

Source: Get Smart With Stacey: Is Apple HomeKit Worth the Hype? | Stacey Higginbotham | PCMag.com

10. July 2016 · Comments Off on Apple Inc Serious About Home Automation, Time for Amazon to Worry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A new report from VentureBeat reveals Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans for its fifth-generation set-top box. Recall that the company has been working on an Amazon Echo/Alexa competitor, along with opening up a Siri SDK for integration of third-party applications.VentureBeat spoke to sources privy to the matter and learnt that instead of working on a new hardware device, Apple intends to place the smarter artifical intelligence (AI) assistant in the next-generation Apple TV. The source adds that the new box will solve existing problems, as the iPhone maker pursues its goal to make Apple TV, the hub of everything in the future smart home.

Source: Apple Inc Serious About Home Automation, Time for Amazon to Worry

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

04. July 2016 · Comments Off on The hottest smart home controller ever installs anywhere there’s a light switch · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Every once in a blue moon you come across a device and you instantly know that the company just got it right. The hardware design is great, the software design is great, and the user experience is simple yet powerful and versatile. It’s rare to begin with, but it’s even more rare when you’re talking about smart home controllers and hubs, because the market is all over the place right now. It can all be quite confusing, but there’s nothing confusing about this statement: The NuBryte Touchpoint All-in-One Sma

Source: The hottest smart home controller ever installs anywhere there’s a light switch

17. June 2016 · Comments Off on Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Itseez, a specialist in computer vision algorithms and applications for embedded and specialized hardware.These types of algorithms have applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) and for autonomous vehicles, which major technology companies and global automakers have been giving increasing levels of investment.The acquisition is part of Intel’s transition from a chip company that mainly focused on PCs to one that powers cloud technologies and smart-connected computing devices.

Source: Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez – InformationWeek