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Kampf ums Smart Home: Apple will HomeKit-Unterstützung erleichtern

Belkin setzt als erster Hersteller auf Apples neue Software-Authentifizierung: Der Einbau eines speziellen von Apple vorgegebenen Chips wird …

Apple

This robot can build your Ikea furniture

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building IKEA furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to IkeaBot, the madmen can be replaced.<p>IkeaBot is a project built at Control Robotics Intelligence (CRI) group at NTU in Singapore. The team began by teaching robots to insert pins and …

Robotics

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Mozilla announces an open gateway for the internet of things

Apple, Google, Amazon and Samsung have all been working hard to create their own standard to control all the connected devices around your home. Mozilla just announced that anybody can now create an open gateway to control the internet of things. The organization also confirmed that it is still …

Amazon Echo

Neuinstallation hilft: Ikea Trådfri verliert nach Update Homekit-Verbindung

Ikea hat ein Update veröffentlicht, das seine Trådfri-Produktreihe in Verbindung mit Apples Homekit erhebliche Probleme bereitet. So verliert die …

GE's latest smart lighting includes Alexa and HomeKit options

Creating a smart home can be a complicated affair, with myriad options for adding voice control and automation to your lights, window coverings, thermostats and more. GE wants to simplify your options (with its own branded products, of course) with some new smart ceiling fixtures, wall switches, …

Home Automation

Kohler's new smart fixtures make Alexa your bathroom buddy

While Kohler is best known for its classic bathroom fixtures, over the past few year it's released a few high-end smart products, like toilets. But now the company is expanding to the whole bathroom. The brand introduced a new platform at CES, Kohler Konnect, that runs on a new line of products …

Google Assistant

Toshiba's Symbio is both a security camera and Alexa speaker

Toshiba has integrated a dizzying number of devices into one with its new Symbio. It's an Alexa-powered smart speaker, security camera, intercom, smart home hub that's compatible with Z-Wave or Zigbee, and sound detector. Using the iOS or Android-powered Toshiba Smart Home app, you can "control …

Smart Homes

Smarte Lautsprecher: Amazon und Google setzen Standards

Bei smarten Lautsprechern hat sich 2017 ein Duell zwischen Amazon und Google entwickelt. Beide haben einiges aufgeboten, um mit ihren digitalen …

IKEA finally adds HomeKit support to its Tradfri smart lighting range

After a few false starts, IKEA has finally added HomeKit integration to its Tradfri smart light range. For owners of Tradfri smart bulb accessories, you can now update your hub firmware and get the latest version of the Tradfri app from the App Store.<p>This allows you to generate a HomeKit code for …

Smarte Fenster von Velux

Die smarten Dachfenster von Velux sollen in Zusammenarbeit mit Netatmo für ein smartes Raumklima sorgen und sich nebst Rolläden passend zur Witterung …

Apple alumni reveal HomeKit-compatible Latch C smart lock for business, apartments

Smart lock startup company Latch has unveiled the enterprise and apartment-oriented Latch C —its first smart lock certified to work with …

Smarte Lampen: Ikeas Trådfri wird kompatibel mit Echo, Home und Homekit

Ikea hatte bereits im Frühsommer 2017 angekündigt, dass sein Lampensystem Trådfri mit den gängigen Sprachassistenten kompatibel sein wird. Jetzt …

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>Send me announcements, updates, and information about Essential …

Investing

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 …

Smart Homes

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

Is This the Crib of the Future?

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 …

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>GINA is a Bluetooth-connected smart drip cone<p>So I’m not …

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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, …

Batterieloser Schalter für Bluetooth Smart

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

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 …

Home Automation

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 …

Trådfri: 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

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

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 …

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 …