Alexandre Rieupeyrout

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Hardware 101: Smart Doorbells

We’re not saying you’re lazy. Who wouldn’t want to see who’s at the door without even getting up off the couch? And maybe even be able to unlock the …

Smart Homes

Announcing Scenes for Smart Home Skills : Alexa Blogs

This 4G LTE security camera can survive a Wi-Fi outage

The Canary Flex promises to do more than your standard DIY security camera.<p>Canary, the startup behind the Canary all-in-on​e security system, is back with a new product -- the $199/£159 Canary Flex. Here's an overview of the Flex's basic specs:<p>116-degree field-of-view camera<br>• 720p resolution<br>• Live …

Smart Homes

Everything Siri can control in your house

With over 100 HomeKit-enabled gadgets slated for this year, we look at every smart-home device Siri can control so far.<p>Voice control is quickly becoming the new standard in smart-home tech. When you tell Alexa, Siri and soon Google to turn on your lights or adjust your thermostat, they actually do …

Home Automation

Wink’s smart home hub gets some key upgrades for its second generation

The smart home has come a long way in the two-plus years since the original Wink Hub was launched as a spinoff of New York-based hardware crowdsourcer, Quirky. Among other things, a number of major players like Amazon, Google and Apple have stepped up their attempts to provide a central ecosystem …

Home Automation

Google Home will be compatible with Samsung’s SmartThings platform at launch

We’re right around the corner from Google’s October 4th event where, among other things, the company is expected to launch the Google Home, its Amazon Echo competitor. We know the price and basic functionality of the Home device already, but the biggest question is compatibility.We now know one …

Voice-Controlled Kenmore® Alfie™ Makes Shopping Online As Easy As Saying "Alfie, Fetch!"

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Kenmore Alfie is a voice-controlled intelligent shopper that does the research for you …

Sears Released A Version Of Amazon's Alexa, And No One Noticed

What if Sears introduced a product similar to Alexa, Amazon’s voice controlled shopping assistant and no one noticed? That’s pretty much what happened when Sears released a version called Alfie not long ago.<p>Sears quietly began selling Alfie in June, but the official announcement came earlier this …

Sears

Apple May Launch A Visual (Not Voice) Interface For The Home Next Week

This year, the dominant story in the smart home so far - and tech more broadly - is the Amazon Echo, Alexa and the growing excitement over voice …

Machine Learning

Apple HomeKit lags behind in the smart home, but maybe not for long

Analysis: While Amazon and Google advocate for voice control in the smart home, Apple's HomeKit is still waiting in the wings. For now.<p>Apple's HomeKit promised to usher in a simpler era for smart home control, harnessing the power of Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to control connected …

Apple

Leaving the Nest.

Since the launch of Nest in October 2011, this blog has been a place for me to share my thoughts on all things Nest – like explaining why we created …

Business Strategy

Study: Connected Cameras Are Most Wanted Smart Home Devices

Last week, a report released by smart lock maker August and cable provider Comcast Xfinity revealed that 15 million U.S. households are planning to buy a new smart home product in the next 12 months.<p>This will effectively doubling the market for connected home technologies over the next year to 30 …

Home Automation

Meet Google's Challenge To Amazon Echo

Nobody was quite sure what to make of Amazon Echo, the e-commerce giant’s tube-shaped speaker powered with an intelligent voice assistant, when it was first announced in 2014. Since then, it’s become a sleeper hit with tech crowd, demonstrating a tantalizing future powered by voice. Now the rest of …

Smart Homes

Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

Google’s OnHub routers are getting a little bit smarter today with the help of IFTTT, the online tool that allows you to easily connect different online services and platforms.<p>Thanks to this, you can now automatically prioritize traffic from your Apple TV or Xbox when you want to watch a movie for …

Smart Homes

Get An Instant Smart Home With Vivint

The path to building a smart home is usually done in steps. You purchase separate components as deals come around or new tech catches your eye – a Kwikset deadbolt here, a Ring doorbell there, an Echo from Amazon, maybe a SimpliSafe system for security. The problem is, once you get a few smart …

Home Automation

How Amazon’s Alexa Is Growing Up In A Smart Home

Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service is building the skill set needed to truly become the master of the house.Amazon announced the Smart Home Skill API this …

Smart Homes

Amazon Echo Is Magical. It’s Also Turning My Kid Into an Asshole.

We love our Amazon Echo. Among other tasks, my four year old finds the knock knock jokes hilarious, the weather captivating, the ability to summon …

Google's Nest might pay customers as compensation for shutting down their $300 smart-home devices

On Tuesday, Nest responded to customer complaints on Twitter, saying the company was working with customers "on a case-by-case basis to find the best resolution, including compensation."<p>"Revolv owners, we're here to help," Nest posted on its official Twitter account.<p>In 2014 — just nine months after …

Customers

Amazon opens up the software for Alexa-controlled smart homes

New developer tools for the makers of third-party smart home gadgets will make it easier for lights, thermostats, switches and more to connect with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.<p>Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa has already grown into a viable platform for voice-activated smart home control. Now, …

Smart Homes

Deutsche Telekom seeks partners for smart home platform

What Nest's product shutdown says about the Internet of Things

Nest is dropping support for one of its products on May 15. More than just dropping support, the product will cease to work entirely.<p>The product …

Somfy présente ses nouveautés: nouvelle Tahoma, et solution Connexoon

Vendredi dernier Somfy nous avait convié à un évènement blogueurs à Paris afin de nous présenter ses nouveautés. Spécialiste de l’automatisme …

Domotique

Staff Outflow Fears Grow At Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Home Automation Arm Nest

<b>Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)</b> may soon have too little to show for its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs, a unit it has recently focused on the home …

Finding the right security cameras for the CNET Smart Home

Now that we've found a basic security system that works with the Amazon Echo, we're ready to add cameras into the mix, too.<p>We've already outfitted the CNET Smart Home with an Amazon-Echo-friendly security system called Scout. This straightforward kit shines in its simplicity, offering an assortment …

Home Security

Smart Home Trend: Devices that Hear, See, Analyze, and React

“Audio analytics” might sound like a geeky, newfangled concept, but the technology has been around for quite some time in the security industry, …

Analytics

If Echo Is The iPhone Of Connected Home, Then Sonos Is The Blackberry

I wrote a piece for Forbes explaining why I thought the Echo/Alexa has had some of the same disrupting impacts on the smart home industry that the …

Automation

Nest's Next Frontier for the Smart Home Is All About Security (If It Can Pull It Off)

For Alphabet's home unit, a stall in getting things out the door.<p>Since joining Google’s fold two years ago, Nest, the connected-device maker, has yet to release its own new connected device.* But it’s plotting some. And the focus of these products is around home security, a potential development …

Networking

Review: Hands-On with the Canary All-In-One Security System

There are so many wireless security cameras available, it’s hard to pick which one is going to give you peace of mind and the biggest bang for your …

Thread + 3G gateway for IoT smart home app developers

Aimed at companies and makers developing smart home equipment and apps, it has wireless interfaces for Thread (including on-board antenna), 3G and …