Leading European battery storage developer Sonnen has announced it will soon launch its Sonnenbatterie product in Australia, joining a host of international and local brand names, including Tesla, LG, Enphase, Panasonic, Samsung, Redflow and Ecoult in tapping into the first big domestic battery storage market in the world.The German-based Sonnen, which makes lithium-ion battery storage systems, says it will partner with True Value Solar – the biggest installer in Australia – to offer an all-in-one system of rooftop solar panels and the SonnenBatterie.
Smart-home companies Nest and TP-LINK are adding new capabilities to their home-automation products while EchoStar Technologies is launching its first system.EchoStar’s entry differs from most companies’ DIY solutions in using a TV, not just mobile apps, as a way to monitor and control a smart home. TV suppliers Sony, LG and Samsung have also developed solutions that use a TV for monitoring and control.
LG recently took to the stage during MWC 2016, where they introduced their LG G5 flagship smartphone along with many accessories. The G5 features a modular design itself, so many accessories can be attached to its bottom. Yet, other accessories like the 360 Cam or the Rolling Bot are controlled wirelessly with the smartphone, so it is clear that LG is focusing on the interoperability between all of these devices. Now, LG Uplus, a South Korean cellular carrier owned by LG, has announced a few smart-home products to further increase connectivity around their new devices.
LG: The company’s new smart TVs with WebOS 3.0 will deliver onscreen control and monitoring of LG smart appliances and compatible other-brand products via Wi-Fi and Ethernet.
The concept of a fridge that reads emails and does your shopping has now been around for so long that it has become a running joke in the tech industry. With clockwork-like regularity, prototype designs appear every January at Las Vegas’s CES, the world’s biggest technology show, and this year was no exception. Samsung showed off a design that would beam a camera feed of the refrigerator’s contents to its owner. LG’s version opened itself if you walked near it.Despite their makers’ best efforts, it’s a fairly-safe bet that a ludicrously small number of people will buy one of these things, for the same reasons that nobody bought 1999’s Electrolux Screenfridge (“it will revolutionise daily life”, the press release proclaimed), or LG’s Digital DIOS of the following year (“a quantum leap”). The marginal utility one gets out of a fridge connected to the internet is outweighed many times over by their price tags.
There are some differences though, the main one being a 3.5-inch LCD display atop the SmartThinQ Hub, which can show information such as the time, local weather, your next calendar event and more.The LG SmartThinQ Hub also serves as a central device for accessing all of your smart home products.Dumb devices are also compatible if they’re hooked up to SmartThinQ sensors via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.By ditching voice commands, I’d say on paper the SmartThinQ Hub is already lacking compared to Amazon’s Echo as voice control is a key feature in Amazon’s product.
Microsoft joined the AllSeen Alliance in July 2014, as a premiere member. Other premiere members include Panasonic, Sony, LG, Sharp, Philips, Canon, Haier, and Qualcomm. Since joining, Microsoft has built AllJoyn into Windows 10, and has contributed code back to the AllSeen Alliance on a regular basis. The week of October 19th 2015, the AllSeen Alliance hosted its second annual summit in Seattle Washington where members were brought together to learn, to share, and to collaborate. Windows 10 and Surface P
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In a recent interview on NBC News, the founder of the Kaspersky anti-virus company, Eugene Kaspersky, said that in the future there won’t be just PCs or smartphones getting hacked, but everything that’s called “smart.”That includes smart fridges, smart coffee machines, smart cars, smart TVs, smart homes, and so on. “You are watching the TV, the TV is watching you,” he added. It wasn’t too long ago that we discovered LG and Samsung smart TVs could either listen to your conversations or track you in other ways.
ADT (NYSE: ADT), the giant of professionally installed security and home automation systems, is diving deep into DIY with a new smart camera, made by LG, that serves as a complete smart home hub with Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth Smart (BLE) and Wi-Fi built in, plus the potential for adding cellular communications.It might sound a little like Piper, the smart camera with a Z-Wave home-automation hub inside, but the new product (not yet named), co-developed by LG and ADT, is much more robust.