Martin Talvari

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Will The Smart Home Be Hobbled By Standards Wars? Hardly

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 by standards wars and incompatibilities.<p>“There’s no way all of these devices will actually be …

There are many paths to a smart home. And that’s the problem.

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p><b>How many companies does it take to connect a light bulb?</b><i><br>Why connect the light when you can connect the</i> …

Homey voice-activated smart hub takes your smart home to new levels

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.<p>Right now, smart homes are far from commonplace though we’re seeing an increasing number of DIY …

Smart Homes

Wait on Wink: Fixable flaws in this smart home hub, but a solid user interface on which to build

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Earlier this month Quirky spun out its Wink smart home product line into its own separate company with the goal of building …

Smart home kit proves easy to hack, says HP study

<b>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.</b><p>HP's Fortify security division reviewed 10 pieces of internet-connected kit.<p>It said the majority did not require a password of sufficient complexity and …

Information Systems

Parks Associates to Feature Sessions on Internet of Things and Smart Home Technologies at CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES in 2015

DALLAS, TX, Jul 31, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Parks Associates today announced the agenda and call for papers for the 9th-annual …

Revolv smart home hub gets updated with new Android app and Nest compatibility

The smart home space has absolutely exploded in the past couple years, and as such, there are now a zillion different connected gizmos you can put …

Ninja Blocks Starts Pre-Orders For The Ninja Sphere Smart Home Hub

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, successfully followed those up with the Ninja Sphere, a connected home smart hub which raised over …

Tired Of Wasting Water With That Dumb Sprinkler? Meet The Smart Sprinkler Controller

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.<p>But while a green lawn is practically a birthright in America, droughts are becoming more frequent, which has caused local municipalities to call on …

Nest Google acquisition: The connected home may be the collected home.

The era of the smart home is upon us: Sensor-based devices throughout your living quarters will learn your behaviors to increase convenience and …

BOT Home Automation Doorbot review: This smart doorbell sends signals straight to your phone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> 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.<p><b>The Bad</b> The video quality is lacking and the app's "hold to talk" button is inconsistent at …

Home Security

The Wireless M2M & IoT Bible: 2014 - 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts

LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:<p><b>The Wireless M2M & IoT Bible: 2014 – 2020 -</b> …

Disruptive IoT Innovation: Adding value to connected devices

<b>As a designer, I love the Internet of Things. I’ve been collecting ideas and inspiration relating to it for the past year on my website, IoT News</b> …

Accelerated adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) with In-network computing and Cloud

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 or implemented, harvesting the benefits of distributed computing. In-network computing has …

Samsung Electronics to Join Google-led IoT Consortium | The Korean Economic Daily

Samsung Electronics decided to join the Google-led Internet of Things consortium following its earlier entry into the Intel-led IoT consortium.

Samsung

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.<p>Two developments announced this week should help IoT come together. On Wednesday at a trade show in Tokyo, researchers showed off a prototype of a tiny …

Internet of Things

Analyst Report: IoT security: lessons from the maritime and airline industries

Analysis<p>The number of high-profile security breaches being reported in the IoT world is on the rise. According to Symantec’s latest “Internet …

The Commercial Worth of BIM in Construction Sector

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 a building’s Lifecycle starting from design, construction management, procurement and information …

James Martin

When Will the Smart Home Be Simpler? Lowe’s Iris General Manager Weighs In.

The smart home of the future will have safety features around kids and the elderly.<p>The promise of the so-called “smart home,” one filled with appliances and devices that are Internet-connected or work on other wireless protocols, is that it’s supposed to make your home operate in a more efficient …

Microsoft sides with Qualcomm in showdown over connected home | Reuters

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 other.<p>A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex …

Emberlight Turns Any Dimmable Bulb Into A “Smart” Light You Control With Your Phone

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 or costs involved with the installation of a full “smart home” system. But even still, those …

VIDEO: 6 Smart Home Products Which Will Cut Your Energy Bill

Feeling the pinch when it comes time to pay your monthly bills? Lucky for you there are a few simple steps you can take to cut down your energy …

Lowe’s adds to its Iris smart home device portfolio

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Fans of the Lowe’s Iris smart home platform can now automate their pet doors, garage doors, hoses and window blinds. The hose …

Big Companies Invest in 'Smart' Home Technology

SmartThings home automation kit<p>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 goes through, it would put the giant Korean electronics company in direct competition with Apple and …

Home Automation

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 …

Radical Cities – Latin America's revolutionary housing solutions

The Venice Architecture Biennale is usually a grand gathering of the biggest names in architecture, where they can display their brilliance to their peers. In the 2012 edition, however, the Golden Lion awarded to the best exhibit went to something whose fascination was not primarily to do with the …