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GE has a plan to make futuristic 'smart homes' happen

It’s 2014 and we have drones, 3-D printing, Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, self-driving cars, wearable computers such as Google Glass, and …

In smart home war, Google and Samsung have opposite strengths

When it comes to connecting home appliances to the Web, fierce competitors Google and Samsung each have something their rival lacks.<p>Google has struggled with hardware but, thanks to its Android smartphone operating system, the company has amassed a loyal community of developers who could be tapped …

Samsung invests in internet of things identity management platform Evrythng

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Evrythng<p>Samsung and Evrythng, the U.K.-based outfit that is trying to build an identity management layer for the …

Smart Sprinkler Controller Connects To Cloud To Save Water

1<p>SHARES<p>Irvine, Calif. — Start-up home-automation supplier Blossom has developed a Cloud-connected sprinkler-system controller that it contended could …

Smart city, smart planet: Sensity is creating a billion-node network of global sensors — in street lights

There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them require power, and most burn out every two years.<p>Now, what if all these could become nodes on a sensor …

Keen Home Raises $1.52M To Bring Its Smart Home Vents To Market

Smart thermostats are great, but they often do not regulate the temperature of individual rooms. That’s where Keen Home’s Smart Vents come into play. The company first announced their product at Disrupt NY 2013 and is today announcing $1.52M in seed funding to bring it to market.<p>The seed round was …

One day our homes will be smart, but we have a long way to go. Here’s how we’ll get there

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alexander Kirch/Shutterstock<p>Right now, most people don’t want a smart home. And while about 13 percent of people have …

How IoT big data will transform manufacturing automation

Find out how big data and Internet of Things contribute to smart manufacturing automation, which may benefit everyone in the supply chain.<p>Imagine a …

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Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

Google’s Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway at the company called The Physical Web to provide “interaction on demand” so that people can walk up and use any smart devices without the need …

Hexoskin's new wearable is a smart shirt for exercise buffs

The wearable craze isn't only about fashionable watches and savvy glasses. After all, remember how tech giant Intel's vision for the space included a shirt? Hexoskin, a Canada-based startup, has similar beliefs, and that's why it recently introduced its biometric smart tee -- Ralph Lauren's doing …