Google, Intel and Qualcomm have all unfurled standards for the Internet of Things in the last few weeks. In turn, that has prompted reporters and analysts to speculate that the industry will be hobbled
While companies like Google and Apple are just starting to get their feet wet when it comes to advanced home automation efforts, there’s little denying that connected, smart homes are part of our future.
A study of some of the most popular app-controlled devices for the home suggests the majority of the products tested were vulnerable to hackers. HP's Fortify security division reviewed 10 pieces of internet-connected
Ninja Blocks, the Australian startup that created Ninja Blocks to create physical triggers for IFTTT style recipes that can detect motion, temperature and humidity, a window and door sensor and more, followed
It’s summertime, which means millions of Americans like me are currently embroiled in a battle with the summer sun to keep our lawns green and healthy. But while a green lawn is practically a birthright
The Good BOT Home Automation's Doorbot is a doorbell, camera, and intercom hybrid. Use the related Doorbot app to see live video of whoever just buzzed your front door and chat with them via two-way talk.
In-network computing gives you the ability to compute at a particular point in the network where it can deliver maximum value. This opens new avenues of how applications and services are conceptualized
The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components. Two developments announced this week should help IoT come
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is considered to be future of the construction industry. It is through this process that you can apply 3D, 4D and even 5D models for managing information throughout
The smart home of the future will have safety features around kids and the elderly. The promise of the so-called “smart home,” one filled with appliances and devices that are Internet-connected or work
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has joined Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each
Smart light bulbs – like the Philips’ Hue connected bulbs or those from LG, GE or Samsung – are an easy jumping off point for those wanted to experiment in the “connected home” arena without the complexity
SmartThings home automation kit Samsung, according to TechCrunch, is in talks to buy home automation company SmartThings for $200 million. As of my deadline, the deal hadn't been confirmed, but if it through,
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 Tony