20. August 2016 · Comments Off on Smart revolution hits the home front  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

First smartphones took on desktop phones, and won.Now it’s the turn of smart washing machines and televisions to challenge traditional home appliances, with analysts predicting their future growth in China could be huge.Fridges syncing up to your smartphone might sound like something from a sci-fi movie but they could soon be a fixture of Chinese households, if companies can make smart technology more useful, according to UBS research.

Source: Smart revolution hits the home front | South China Morning Post

10. April 2016 · Comments Off on New smart fridge lets you order food and watch movies · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

From the ‘what will they think of next?’ file comes a new smart fridge that scripts a whole new chapter in home appliances.You see, Samsung has just unveiled a high-tech refrigerator that could become the most important appliance in your entire home.Called the Family Hub Refrigerator, this new appliance is loaded with all sorts of cool technology that keeps you connected with your family, better allows you to manage food and lets you entertain like never before.

Source: New smart fridge lets you order food and watch movies | Homes | New Homes & Cond

07. April 2016 · Comments Off on Samsung To Unveil New IoT Operating System In April · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Samsung is working on delivering a new operating system for the upcoming revolution in Internet of Things, and it plans to make it open-source.The company is interested in the IoT future as it plans to provide a large number of smart home appliances, industrial equipment and wearables that could benefit from interconnectivity.The upcoming OS did not receive a name yet, but we do know that it should assist devices into executing simple tasks instantly, with zero human intervention. To exemplify, the system could instruct your lights to go on before you step into your apartment.We look forward to hearing more about the development in April, when the Samsung Developer Conference takes place in San Francisco.

Source: Samsung To Unveil New IoT Operating System In April : PERSONAL TECH : Tech Times

22. March 2016 · Comments Off on Nest Labs’ New Home/Away Assist Feature Sets It Apart From Competitors · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Nest Labs took to an official blog post to introduce its new Home/Away assist feature. The new feature is linked to a new Family Accounts feature which utilizes data from family members’ smartphones to determine whether users are home or away. This helps Nest automate the entire process of turning on the lighting and heating when entering your home; Nest hopes that it will save you the trouble of having to turn on the heating, lighting and other connected home appliances every time you enter or leave your home.

Source: Nest Labs’ New Home/Away Assist Feature Sets It Apart From Competitors | BidnessEtc | IT Services | By Saad Chandna

18. March 2016 · Comments Off on Not-so-smart home: Amazon Echo ‘can be hacked by radio words’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amazon’s voice activated home automation gadget can mistake radio and TV programme for human commands- as some owners found out recently while listening to a US talkshow.To activate Echo, users need to ask the ‘assistant’ Alexa to perform a task, from playing their favourite song to dimming the lights- provided they have the correct smart home appliances to do so of course.

Source: Not-so-smart home: Amazon Echo ‘can be hacked by radio words’ | Netimperative – latest digital marketing news