16. September 2016 · Comments Off on Amazfit: Taking fashion forward wearable tech up a notch · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Amazfit, a US based wearable tech company, today introduced its first ceramic-based activity tracker by the same name.This stylish, slim and sleek device allows you to track and record steps, distance traveled and calories burned. It will also monitor sleep quality and receive incoming call vibration alerts. Retailing for around $80, the tracker sits somewhere between budget and mainstream wearables.

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06. September 2016 · Comments Off on The 10 Best Apps For Your Digital Smart House · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s official – the 1999 Disney Channel Original film Smart House has moved out of fantasyland and into reality. While admittedly we don’t yet have breathalyzers that analyze your diet or carpets that absorb smoothie spills, we aren’t as far off as you might think!These incredible home apps upgrade daily living, allowing users to monitor and adjust their homes to startling specificity.

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24. August 2016 · Comments Off on ?7 ways smart homes make life easier · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Think of all the ways smart phones have made our lives easier. We can hail rides, navigate streets, share photos and so much more. Now get ready for the next step in smart tech: fully connected smart homes that would make George Jetson proud.Today, just about anyone can turn their humble abode into a high-tech automated hub that not only keeps your family safe and secure, it also lets you monitor and control a slew of functions from anywhere using your phone, tablet or computer. For example, Cox Homelife, a reliable, 24/7 professionally monitored and remote home management system, provides advanced features in addition to what you get in a traditional alarm system with time-saving, cost-saving and worry-saving features to help customers protect, monitor and control their home and ensure their family’s safety.

Source: 7 ways smart homes make life easier – LA Times

24. June 2016 · Comments Off on How to use a smartphone to protect your home · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Summer vacation is near as Arizona families journey to places such as Disneyland, San Diego or relatives’ homes.Emerging technological advances have created an affordable arsenal to ensure the home vacationers left is the home they return to.Do-it-yourself smart-device security increasingly is used to monitor homes when owners are away or even to view its occupants — from children arriving from school to the dog that’s prone to tearing up furniture. Phoenix is the No. 1 real-estate market for smart-home features such as automated lighting, electronic locks and smart thermostats, according to an analysis released this year by realtor.com.

Source: How to use a smartphone to protect your home

03. April 2016 · Comments Off on SparkFun IoT Starter Kit with Blynk Board · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Blynk is an easy to use app builder that allows users to add a variety of buttons, sliders, graphical displays and even RGB controllers to their phone. The SparkFun Blynk Board is specially designed to work with the ‘widgets’ within the Blynk mobile app to create your next IoT project. Monitor local weather conditions, control LEDs from your phone, even send a tweet when it’s time to water your plants!

Source: SparkFun IoT Starter Kit with Blynk Board – KIT-13865 – SparkFun Electronics

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.

Source: Samsung SmartThings Hub 2.0: The Internet Of Things To Monitor And Control Home Appliances And Devices : Trending News : KDramaStars

02. November 2015 · Comments Off on ‘Your basement is flooding!’ (says text alert from sensor) · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Not every home-automation device, sexed up, looks as desirable as a smart thermostat. A Wi-Fi-connected water sensor, however it’s dressed, is still a lowly water sensor serving daily sentry over a washing machine, water heater or flood-prone basement.It’s not glamorous work, but an efficient water sensor can save thousands in potential damages. D-Link’s Wi-Fi Water Sensor (Model DCH-S160, $59.99), a new addition to the mydlink smart-home lineup, is a basic monitor that, connected to a home network, sends a smartphone alert when it detects water.

Source: ‘Your basement is flooding!’ (says text alert from sensor) – Chicago Tribune

02. October 2015 · Comments Off on Welcome to your Smart home: Custom control — anywhere, anytime · Categories: News · Tags: ,

We’re at one of those quantum leap moments — the kind that transport us from the lives we’re living to a new and better world, like when we started driving cars or using the Internet. Today, the next quantum leap is making your home smarter, giving you the power to monitor, control, secure and customise your living space with a touch of your smartphone. Soon, it’ll be hard to imagine life any other way .

Source: Welcome to your Smart home: Custom control — anywhere, anytime

30. September 2015 · Comments Off on Lowe’s smartens Iris strategy · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Lowe’s Companies Inc. is trying to make its Iris smart home solution more accessible. The home improvement retailer is the newest participant member of the ZigBee Alliance. Launched in July 2012, Iris by Lowe’s is a smart home solution created to monitor and control virtually everything in the home anytime, anywhere. Lowe’s is the most recent of 450 members currently working to develop and promote ZigBee Internet of Things (IoT) standards.

Source: Lowe’s smartens Iris strategy | Chain Store Age

14. September 2015 · Comments Off on AT&T Leads ‘Internet Of Things’ Industry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

AT&T has spent the past few years capitalizing on innovations that focus on the IoT or the Internet of Things. Now that it has succeeded, it prides itself of about 23 million various devices that are now connected to its network — from toothbrush to wheelchairs and automobiles. Famous research firm Gartner believes that the number will blow up to 25 billion in year 2020.On Wednesday, Sept. 9, AT&T and Permobil informed the public of a wirelessly connected wheelchair as another proof of the success. Thanks to the AT&T Foundry innovation centre as well as its designers and engineers. The wheelchair’s wireless location technology can monitor the location of the wheelchair. Its accelerometer can detect the position of the wheelchair, or when it has been turned on the side, according to AT&T executives.

Source: AT&T Leads ‘Internet Of Things’ Industry