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10 things we learned from Apple’s 60 Minutes episode

<i>60 Minutes</i> host Charlie Rose took a deep dive into all things Apple in an episode that aired Sunday.<p>Featuring interviews with Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Phil Schiller, Angela Ahrendts and others, the show explored everything from the iPhone’s inner workings and Apple’s manufacturing in China to Cook …

Charlie Rose

Here's Why The Do-It-Yourself Smart Home Market Will Reach $7.8 Billion By 2019

Back in January of this year, Google shocked the smart home world when it announced days after CES that they would acquire Nest, the fast-growing smart thermostat and connected device company started by Tony Fadell.<p>While the $3 billion plus the company paid was an eye-popping sum to many, there’s a …

University of Chicago opens first Passive House-certified laboratory in North America

Warren Woods Field Station. Credit GO Logic.<p>The University of Chicago has completed the Warren Woods Ecological Field Station, the first Passive …

Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very …

First iSense Devices to be Released by July: 3D Scanning for iPads

Shares 33<p>3D Systems has been doing a pretty good job lately: yesterday we featured the company in an article about its new eco-friendly 3D printers …

Object Recognition

Researchers 3D Print With Epoxy Composites to Mimic Material Properties of Balsa Wood

3D printing processes have been undertaken using materials such as thermo plastics and UV-curable resins, but now materials scientists from Harvard’s …

Wind Power

3D print your own chess set designed by Marcel Duchamp

A group of creators on Thingiverse have been 3D printing their own interpretations of a chess set designed by conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp.<p>When most people think of Marcel Duchamp, it's his art that comes to mind. Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 from 1912, for example -- one of the early …

Art

3 startups with a new twist on the smart home

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>While there is a ton of excitement around the connected home, it’s still very much a distant proposition for the mainstream …

Consumers will love Apple’s entrance to the smart home, but smaller device makers may not

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>With the smart home gaining ground among device makers and even mainstream consumers, Apple’s(s aapl) …

Here's What An Apple Smart Home Might Look Like

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple will unveil a smart home initiative at WWDC.<p>So what would an Apple smart home look like? Here are a few guesses.<p><b>Heavy on Bluetooth, Light on Other Wireless Standards</b><p>While Z-Wave and Zigbee aren’t going away anytime soon, Apple’s smart home likely will be …

Apple's Entrance Into The Smart-Home Arena Is Another Ecosystem Jail We Don't Need

Apple will announce its entry into the ‘smart-home’ industry at next week’s World Wide Developer conference, according to the Financial Times. This is both good and bad news.<p>The tech giant will launch a new software platform that will be able to communicate with smart objects in your home and be …

Apple Can't Sell Me a Smart Home

I hope it's not true that Apple's next big bet will be on the "Internet of things." The concept is a useless and dangerous one, and now Apple's …

Four Questions For Apple About The Smart Home

As you may know from an earlier story, Apple is reportedly gearing up to announce a smart home software platform, powered by iPhones and iPads, at its Worldwide Developer Conference next week. With this move, the Cupertino giant would be joining Samsung and Google in what many are predicting could …

Here’s how Apple’s smart home program will work

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>Apple’s(s aapl) move into the smart home isn’t actually the grand experience I had hoped for. Instead, it …

Much ado about HomeKit, the new Apple smart home framework

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Well, Apple made a tentative first step into the smart home on Monday, and companies in …

Apple partners with smart-home product manufacturer for HomeKit, but there are holdouts.

If you look at the sea of logos in the photo above, it looks like Apple has assembled an impressive group of smart-home device manufacturers for its …

After HomeKit, Here's Where Apple Should Go Next With Smart Home

After a full week of speculation about what Apple may have up their smart home sleeves, the company quietly introduced HomeKit at their Worldwide Developer’s Conference.<p>While some who wanted a more full throated entrance into the smart home by Apple saw HomeKit as a disappointment, I think it was a …

Belkin goes all in on the home of the future

The company known for its wireless routers and accessories is amping up its efforts in automated home products, switch by switch and pipe by pipe.<p>For Belkin founder Chet Pipkin, the company that began in his parents' Hawthorne, Calif., garage wants to go back home.<p>After building Belkin into a …

Home Automation

Philips is already working on a killer iOS 8 ‘smart home’ app

Apple just announced its HomeKit development platform for “smart home” apps earlier this week but the creative minds at Philips have revealed that …

Eco-friendly houses and cities are better without smart technology

Happy, energy-efficient environments can be maintained without relying on smart meters, thermostats or electronic controls<p>What is a happy building? Our selection of 10 - in pictures<p>Here comes the future, here comes smart everything. Google sells us thermostats, Bosch and Philips sell us heat pumps …

Honeywell's Lyric smart thermostat rivals Google’s Nest.

Over the past few years, Nest hasn't been the only smart thermostat available, but it has certainly seemed like it. Nest was more obviously designed …

Control your climate with these smart devices

Looking for a more intelligent way to keep your home comfortable this summer? We've got the gadgets and appliances you're going to want to dial in on.<p>A smart home that isn't comfortable to live in wouldn't be very smart at all, which makes connected climate control an obvious smart home starting …

Home Automation

Fifty Percent of U.S. Broadband Households Will Have at Least One Smart Home Device by 2020, According to Parks Associates

DALLAS, TX, Jun 16, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Tom Kerber, Director of Home Controls & Energy Research at Parks Associates, will host the …

Google and Nest's Plan to Make Controlling Your Home as Easy as a Web Search

Interacting with Google has always meant making something happen on a screen–getting a search result, sending an email, adding a calendar event. But …

10 Awesome Ways to Take Advantage of Smart Home Technology

In our ever-changing hi-technology world it seems like everyone is turning to “smart” technology. From the phone and tablet you carry in your pocket …

Google's $3.2 Billion Nest Labs Is Going To Transform Homes, And It's Already Begun

Nest<p>Google-owned thermostat and smoke alarm maker, Nest Labs, has announced a new programme to encourage developers to integrate their products and services with Nest's own devices.<p>Over the past year, a multitude of connected devices have come onto the market – ranging from a from a toothbrush that …

Home Automation

Google's smart home springs to life: Mercedes, Jawbone, & more tap new Nest API

Google today debuted the Nest smart thermostat developer API with launch partners Mercedes-Benz, Jawbone, IFTTT, Logitech, LIFX, and Whirlpool.<p>Nest announced plans to debut a developer program last year. At that time, Nest senior product manager Greg Hu stressed that Nest always intended to offer a …

Associated Press News

Nest CEO Tony Fadell on The Future of the Smart Home

A Look Inside the Home That Made "Life Easier" for a Marine Veteran Who Lost All His Limbs

Retired Marine Sergeant John Peck lost all of his limbs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in 2010.<p>After he was once pronounced dead, spent …