21. August 2016 · Comments Off on Who is best positioned to build a smart home assistant?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

There has been a lot of talk recently about advancements in the smart home arena, especially about new ways to control smart home devices. I have heard Amazon’s Echo referred to as a smart home device, and just this week, web service IFTTT announced new partnerships that are intended to allow smart home devices to connect in an automated fashion to other devices and services.However, what we’re still missing when it comes to the smart home is a true smart home assistant — a counterpart, if you will, to the smart assistants that come baked into every modern smartphone operating system. This post dives into what that means in practice, and who might be best positioned to deliver on this vision.

Source: Who is best positioned to build a smart home assistant? – Recode

08. December 2015 · Comments Off on Microsoft’s home automation software: HomeOS · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Microsoft’s Research arm, which spends much of its time pursuing “moonshot” projects, created a home automation software product before both Apple and Google did, but never capitalised on the idea. The software, named HomeOS, was just that: an operating system for the home. The website is still available to view (but hasn’t been updated since 2012), complete with demo videos that show something that it had real potential and is very similar to today’s products.

Source: Microsoft’s home automation software: HomeOS – Business Insider

10. November 2015 · Comments Off on STMicroelectronics Enables Faster IoT Development with Support for ARM’s mbed Operating System · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced that its STM32 family of ARM® Cortex®-M based microcontrollers, together with the Company’s industry-leading sensors, connectivity, and power-management products, is being enabled for the ARM mbed™ IoT Device Platform with the latest public version of the ARM mbed OS. To the already powerful STM32 Open Development Environment, the mbed platform adds a standard operating system, cloud services, and development tools that are ideal for innovators creating new IoT applications.

Source: STMicroelectronics Enables Faster IoT Development with Support for ARM’s mbed Operating System

07. October 2015 · Comments Off on Get started on IoT programming with Codebug  · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Programming Internet of things devices isn’t like programming a PC or a mobile device. There’s not much memory, no screen or keyboard, and often no operating system. So how do you get started?

Source: Get started on IoT programming with Codebug | InfoWorld

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on Windows 10 IoT for Raspberry Pi Starter Kit Release  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Microsoft has made no secret of its plans to bring Windows 10 to every corner of the globe, releasing desktop versions, smartphone-compatible systems, and even the ability to broadcast your phone’s Windows OS to your TV if you want to. However one other aspect of the tech world it’s targeting are small form factor, screen-less IoT devices, with its Core system. To help people continue to innovate with that specialized version of the operating system, it’s now teamed up with Adafruit to release a starter kit for home-brew device-makers.

Source: Windows 10 IoT for Raspberry Pi Starter Kit Release | Digital Trends