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Battery-free high definition video streaming is on the way

Despite the popularity of live video streaming, a lot of recording devices are incapable of recording and streaming in HD quality. That is because …

Televisions

Xiaomi's Aqara smarthome gear to support Apple HomeKit, likely by end of 2018

China's Xiaomi is reportedly planning to support more third-party smarthome platforms via its Aqara brand, beginning with Apple HomeKit.HomeKit …

Home Automation

Philips Hue vs. Z-Wave: Important considerations when choosing a smart lighting platform

Between ZigBee and Z-Wave, Philips Hue and LIFX, and any number of other platforms, frameworks, and products, it can be tough trying to determine …

Home Automation

Researchers develop an HD video streaming technique that uses a fraction of the power of traditional methods- Technology News, Firstpost

Engineers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a technique that could help wearable tech users share high-definition (HD) live videos …

University of Washington

The Brave New World Of The Internet Of Things

As anyone familiar with the Gartner Hype Cycle will know, technology goes through various stages on the rocky road to mass adoption. From the first …

Internet of Things

The best IoT, smart home gadgets in 2018 | ZDNet

Ring<p>Out of the multitude of IoT devices I have tested, the Ring doorbell remains one of the most useful. Whether you are at home or away, the …

Smart Homes

Canary app update gives you more control over video recordings

Tell the Canary app whether you want your security cameras to record just people or everything -- or nothing.<p>Canary today released a software update that's supposed to improve how you interact with its All-in-One, Flex and View DIY home security cameras.<p>The startup added free person detection and …

Smart Homes

Excited by the latest news platform? Build three — yes, three—prototypes to test it first

We have so many toys. If you’re a developer, I’m guessing there’s a new framework you’re itching to try tomorrow. And if you’re a <i>news</i> developer, or involved in news product development, there’s even more to tempt you—AMP Stories, ARKit, chatbots, podcasts, IoT, that 3D graphics library you never …

Prototypes

8 Innovative Smart Cameras: Best Affordable Smart Home Security Cameras 2018

From our smartphones and wearables to our laptops and consoles, our devices are now connected for additional convenience. Therefore, the smart …

Home Security

Microsoft picks Linux over Windows for IoT cloud connectivity and security product Azure Sphere

Microsoft's new Azure Sphere is bringing Linux-based software to its product portfolio for the first time.<p>Announced at the RSA Conference, the Azure …

Internet of Things

Home Security Maximized with These Apps

Home security tools such as cameras and alarm systems are generally regarded as expensive methods to ensure the protection of the home. However, the …

Apps

Smart Home Connectivity Solutions

According to Statista, the amount of connected products will triple from 2018 to 2025 and reach a massive 75 billion devices installed worldwide. …

Internet of Things

Fibaro HomeKit sensors for doors, windows and motion: Smart and sleek

Now that I’ve finally moved my smart home devices from the Wink Hub 2 to the Samsung SmartThings Link, it’s time to test some new HomeKit devices. …

Home Automation

Revolv Home Automation Hub

Home automation can be great — it helps you efficiently keep everything in your house chugging along smoothly and on schedule — but at some point all …

Home Automation

Scheduling Home Automations With IFTTT And Google Calendar, Part 2

Earlier this week we looked at using Google Calendar to schedule IFTTT actions, and different ways in which you can set up calendar events to …

Home Automation

Smart home suites match up devices for security and convenience | ZDNet

iHome<p>With a name like iHome, you'd think the brand would be a natural to enter the smart domicile space. Actually, iHome is a relatively recent …

Home Automation

Why the smart home hub market is largely a two horse race - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis

Recently on the IoT Podcast, we answered a listener question about which smart home hub we’d recommend that works with all of the major radio …

Home Automation

How to make your own custom Alexa commands

Use Amazon's new Skill Blueprints to do amazing new things with your Echo device, like create custom commands.<p>Amazon's virtual voice assistant just got a whole lot smarter.<p>With the arrival of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now perform a variety of personalized tricks -- "skills," as Amazon calls them, …

Smart Homes

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

How to make your home a Smart Home

Your life is about to get a whole lot easier.<p>The smart home is no longer a dream stuck inside a Disney movie. It's real, it's attainable and it's a lot easier to set up than you think. CNET's Guide to Smart Living, launching today, is going to show you exactly how.<p>To do this, we outfitted a home in …

Hacking

Smart Homes: A Deep Dive

Table of Contents<p>Introduction<p>In the current era, the home automation market is very fragmented. Every vendor has different standards and platforms. …

Home Automation

Samsung SmartThings Hub review: One of the best in the business

SmartThings isn’t the earliest entrant to the DIY smart home market—it’s predated by companies such as HomeSeer, Insteon, and Vera—but its hub has …

Home Automation

Smart home company Abode promises summer release of Iota HomeKit security system following acquisition

The Iota gateway was billed at a DIY HomeKit security system when it was first introduced at 2018’s CES in Las Vegas. We brought you news of the product’s introduction in January, where manufacturer Abode Systems set a target shipping date of late Q1. Today, the company has announced that is has …

Home Automation

Thanks to AI, These Cameras Will Know What They’re Seeing

Modern life is one big photo shoot. The glassy eyes of closed-circuit TV cameras watch over streets and stores, while smartphone owners continually …

Artificial Intelligence

Arlo Pro 2 is the best wireless home camera system ever, and it’s never been this cheap

Netgear is a market leader in several different product categories, but there’s one in particular where there’s really nothing else that even comes …

Home Security

Anker’s EverCam is a truly wireless smart security camera with 365 days of battery life

The camera from Anker-owned Eufy is up on Kickstarter today<p>EverCam, a new security camera from the Anker-owned smart home brand Eufy, launched today on Kickstarter and it looks seriously impressive. The water-resistant HD recording device is billed as a truly wireless indoor or outdoor home …

Home Security

Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Raspberry Pi and other must-haves. It'll be much easier to get started from now on: Google has released updated …

Android News

Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere to protect your IoT

It's a comprehensive system meant to secure some of the most vulnerable devices connected to the internet.<p>Security experts have warned for years that your smart home devices are a hackable nightmare.<p>With smart fridges, thermometers and lightbulbs designed to be convenient and easy to use, security …

Personal Data

Eufy debuts new EverCam security camera with 365-day battery life, facial recognition, more

The folks over Anker make some of our favorite smartphone accessories on the market. And when the company launched its sister-brand Eufy last fall, the same quality we’ve come to expect from Anker carried over into its lineup of smart home accessories. Today, Eufy has announced the latest addition …

Smart Homes