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Essential Home | My Home is Essential

A friendly face<p>for your home<p>That plays well with others. Coming soon…<p>Keep me posted<p>Feel right at home<p>We believe in the promise of a smarter home, but …

Automation

IKEA adds Google Home and Amazon Alexa support to its smart light bulbs

IKEA is betting big time on smart home appliances.<p>In a new Swedish press release spotted by MacRumors, the popular ready-to-assemble furniture retailer announced its affordable TRÅDFRI line of smart lighting systems is slated to get support for Google Home, Apple HomeKit as well as Amazon …

Home Automation

Sonoff - Günstige Smarthome Umsetzung (China)

Hallo zusammen,<p>eventuell kein klassischer Deal, trotz alledem würde ich euchgerne auf eine sehr günstige Smarthome Alternative aus China aufmerksam …

Inside an Apple smart home

Ever since I saw Disney’s Smart House in 1999, I’ve dreamed of a home that cleans itself and cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re not there yet, but Apple’s HomeKit and Home app gets us (me) a bit closer to that dream.<p>Apple is racing against Amazon and Google to try to get the masses to adopt …

Home Automation

This Crib of the Future Will Put Your Baby to Sleep in No Time | Architectural Digest

Yves Béhar and Dr. Harvey Karp develop Snoo, a robotic crib that does all the work for you<p>Calling all exhausted parents of newborns: Your nights are about to get a lot more peaceful. Today, Yves Béhar's design firm, fuseproject, announced the launch of Snoo, a robotic crib that's the result of four …

Babies

Does a pour over coffee filter need Bluetooth?

It’s almost impossible now to find a kitchen gadget that doesn’t have a smart variant with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a companion app added in. (I suppose I haven’t seen a smart pasta maker yet, but it’s probably only a matter of time at this point.)<p>So I’m not that surprised to hear that Goat Story, a …

Coffee

Netatmo launches Healthy Home Coach to monitor your indoor climate

Netatmo wants to make sure the air in your home is fit for breathing. With that in mind, the New York company is announcing its Healthy Home Coach indoor climate monitor today for $100.<p>The Healthy Home Coach monitors the quality of your air and records that data, along with humidity, temperature, …

Home Automation

Batterieloser Schalter für Bluetooth Smart

<b>Der Technologieanbieter EnOcean GmbH erweitert sein Produktportfolio und präsentiert das batterielose Funkmodul PTM 215B mit NFC-Funktionalität für</b> …

Panasonic’s Wireless & Batteryless Switch Turns Everything On At Once

[CEATEC 2016] We’re sure this has happened to all of us. We enter a room and because the switches to various electronic appliances are scattered …

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

Smart Homes

Smart Lock: Amazon will den Schlüssel zur Haustür

Amazon will gegen das Problem gestohlener Pakete oder langer Wege zur Post mit Smartlocks vorgehen, welche die heimische Garage oder gar die Haustür …

Tradfri: Smarte Beleuchtung von Ikea

Smarte Heimbeleuchtung gibt es bisher nur in wenigen Haushalten. Ikea will das ändern und ab Oktober 2016 LED-Leuchtmittel, LED-Lichtpaneele und …

AVM kündigt weitere Fritzbox und Smart-Home-Zubehör an

<b>Darunter ist der erste intelligente Heizkörperregler von AVM wie auch eine neue MyFritz-App und ein Ausblick auf ein smartes FritzOS.</b><p>Messepremiere …

Philips Hue announces a $40 motion sensor to automagically turn your lights on

Philips Hue is expanding its line up of smart light devices with a motion sensor. This one is pretty straightforward — when you walk in front of the sensor, your Hue lights will turn on.<p>What’s different from other motion sensors? It works on battery, so you can put it anywhere around your home, …

Home Automation

Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum succeeds by seeing more

Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum has been a long time coming to U.S. carpets. The squat little cylinder of a bot first broke cover in September 2014, with a splashy product announcement and a consumer launch in Japan in 2015. North American homes are only just getting their first taste of Dyson’s …

Robots

The Dyson 360 Eye is the best robotic vacuum, which is why it's $1,000

A far superior vacuum attached to a serviceable robot<p>Mike Aldred was hired by high-end appliance maker Dyson in 1998 with the goal of creating a robotic vacuum. Aldred was familiar with founder James Dyson’s legendary perfectionism, but even that didn’t prepare him for the task that lay ahead. For …

Robots

Smart-Home-Pionier: "Ich kann die Leute im Haushalt komplett überwachen"

Smart-Home-Pionier: "Ich kann die Leute im Haushalt komplett überwachen"Der Datenjournalist Marco Maas hat 130 vernetzte Geräte in seiner Wohnung, …

Github zum Klingeln bringen und selber basteln - Smarter Schalter: Wenn Github mit dem Lichtschalter klingelt

Wer einen Kanal auf Servern nutzen möchte, die Zugänge voraussetzen wie etwa Github oder Gmail, muss sein Passwort nicht auf Ifttt.com hinterlegen. …

Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot

Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn started selling a new, smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically.<p>The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, …

Automation

Uhoo unveils smart air-quality sensor for the home

Uhoo is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for a new app-based air-quality sensor for the home. It is the latest gadget to join the trend for the Internet of Things, or making everyday objects smart and connected.<p>Singapore-based Uhoo is raising funding to build its device, which has …

Pollution

Amazon just released a Dash button for AWS IoT

Believe it or not, there is now an Amazon Dash button that can integrate with AWS IoT, the managed services from cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS).<p>“The AWS IoT Button is a programmable button based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware,” Amazon says in a description of the new …

Amazon

Watch me control my Tesla with Amazon Echo

While Tesla has not released a public API for developers to date, that does not stop one from hacking on the car anyway. Over the weekend I put together a working prototype with many of my favorite technologies, including: a drone, Golang, an Amazon Echo, AWS Lambda, and, of course, a Tesla Model S.<p>…

Tesla Model S

Philips' Hue app gets way better with an overhauled design and new features

Philips' Hue app has always been a little rough around the edges, but today that changes as Philips releases an update that both overhauls how it looks and adds in much-needed features to make the system far more useful.<p>The new app looks colorful and modern, with clear sections and big buttons that …

Home Automation

Engadget

Smart Home: Alarmanlagen mit Smartphone-App

Alarmanlagen sind teuer und aufwendig. Geht das nicht auch einfach und günstig? Wir haben es ausprobiert - mit vernetzten Geräten und Handy.<p>Smart …

Bosch to build a cloud network for IoT

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Robert Bosch is taking on U.S. technology rivals by launching its own cloud computing network to connect up anything from cars to dishwashers via the Internet.<p>Traditional German industrial companies like Bosch are looking to transform themselves from manufactures of equipment to service …

Internet of Things

Smart battery maker Roost partners with ADT for fire safety monitoring

Roost, a startup that makes a $35 smart battery for turning your dumb smoke detector into a smart one, is partnering with security firm ADT, the two companies announced today. ADT will now provide fire safety monitoring for Roost-powered smoke and CO detectors as part of its paid home security …

Automation

Ihr Start ins intelligente Zuhause: Smart Home + Allianz Assist

xPanasonic Smart Home Hub<p>Der Smart Home Hub ist das Herzstück des Systems. Er verbindet all Ihre Geräte miteinander – und das über eine Reichweite …

Nine Open Source Home Automation Projects

Home automation is all the rage for consumers. However, the more technically minded consumer may want to own all the technology behind their home …