15. March 2016 · Comments Off on LG Uplus Introduce New Smart Voice-Controlled Speakers · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

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.

Source: LG Uplus Introduce New Smart Voice-Controlled Speakers | Androidheadlines.com

30. September 2015 · Comments Off on South Korea to invest $350 million in IoT smart device makers · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The South Korean government will invest in $350 million in some 300 companies it thinks can compete globally in the next four years, to develop an IoT ecosystem with inter-linked “smart devices”.Officials from two key government ministries, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning; and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, revealed the South Korean investment plan during an IT conference in Seoul on Tuesday.

Source: South Korea to invest $350 million in IoT smart device makers | ZDNet

23. September 2015 · Comments Off on Do Samsung’s New SmartThings Help Its Smart-Home Strategy Against Apple and Google? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Although the global smartphone and tablet markets continue to expand, sprawling technology giants such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) are slowly positioning themselves to capitalize on the rise of several potentially massive and still-emerging technology trends.Here, wearables and connected cars receive ample attention. However, in recent weeks, a number of storylines have focused on the smart home as perhaps the next big thing in tech. Case in point: South Korean tech giant Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) recently unveiled the latest iteration of its smart-home device strategy. And while Samsung’s latest hardware appears promising, how should investors be thinking about its odds of success in this market against the likes of Apple and Google?

Source: Do Samsung’s New SmartThings Help Its Smart-Home Strategy Against Apple and Google? — The Motley Fool

02. February 2015 · Comments Off on Samsung’s $100 Million Internet of Things Bet Is Even Crazier Than You Think · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

While the South Korean tech giant is a capable creator of mobile devices, computing components, TVs, and household appliances, it tends to be more of a fast follower than a visionary. It sometimes leans too heavily on gimmicks, or takes too much inspiration from Apple—with an occasional exception—and is still figuring out how to make a killer smartwatch despite six attempts in the last 18 months.

via Samsung’s $100 Million Internet of Things Bet Is Even Crazier Than You Think | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

27. August 2014 · Comments Off on Samsung acquires home automation start-up SmartThings · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Samsung Electronics has acquired Washington-based home automation start-up SmartThings for an undisclosed sum, the South Korean technology giant announced in a blog post on Friday.

SmartThings builds and sells home automation kits. For a few hundred dollars each, the kits include motion and moisture sensors, and other sensors, all of which relay information to a special hub that users can control and monitor from their smartphones.

via Samsung acquires home automation start-up SmartThings.