29. June 2017 · Comments Off on The CUJO firewall is here to protect all the devices in your smarthome · Categories: News · Tags:

The new ideal of the “smart home” imagines a Jetsons-esque world in which all of your devices are connected to the internet, communicating with each other and adapting to your preferences to create new age of convenience and instant gratification. We may just be headed in that direction very soon.

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25. August 2016 · Comments Off on IFTTT Moves To Become The Glue Of The Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

For the past few years, there has been a number of efforts to tie together the fragmented smart home world. Big tech players like Alphabet -owned Nest, Apple AAPL +1.25%, Samsung and Amazon have all tried their hands at it to varying degrees of success. IFTTT, a San Francisco-based startup founded in 2010, has been a bit of an unsung hero here. IFTTT — an abbreviation for “If This Then That” — does the complicated and tedious work of tying together internet services (like Facebook FB -0.77% or Instagram) and internet-connected hardware (like the Nest thermostat or LIFX light bulbs). Users come up with so-called “recipes” for how these things will work together. For example, send an email when Facebook’s stock jumps over $150 a share, or send out a tweet every time the garage door opens (no, maybe not the most useful recipe). IFTTT users have created 40 million of these recipes to date.

Source: IFTTT Moves To Become The Glue Of The Smart Home – Forbes

29. April 2016 · Comments Off on Verizon is big on IoT ‘cos its wireline biz is dying on the vine  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Verizon says that it will focus on “developing new markets,” as the telco giant was just able to keep revenues on the uptick.The US carrier said that it would be shifting a focus over towards the internet of things (IoT) and its content market in the coming months, as it looks to bolster sagging revenues in other parts of its business.

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11. April 2016 · Comments Off on Which Countries are Adopting the Internet of Things First?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Ian Kar reports in Quartz, “The internet is infiltrating all of our devices, from thermostats to stoves. Yet, the technology seems to be more popular in other countries than in the US. The Koreans, Danish, and Swiss have more things tethered to the internet, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and search engine Shodan. The Internet of Things (IoT) as an industry is still nascent, but that hasn’t stopped many tech companies from developing IoT devices, software and systems.”

Source: Which Countries are Adopting the Internet of Things First? – DATAVERSITY

05. April 2016 · Comments Off on Is Someone Watching You Online? The Security Risks Of The Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The range and number of “things” connected to the internet is truly astounding, including security cameras, ovens, alarm systems, baby monitors and cars. They’re are all going online, so they can be remotely monitored and controlled over the internet.Internet of Things (IoT) devices typically incorporate sensors, switches and logging capabilities that collect and transmit data across the internet.

Source: Is Someone Watching You Online? The Security Risks Of The Internet of Things