Automation

Is this little doorbell the future of home security?

This clever doorbell gadget has helped bring down approx 100 doorstep criminals in the last year<p>It’s common knowledge that video security is becoming …

Home Automation

How to Add Users to Google Home

Sometimes all I need in this crazy world is a brisk walk to clear my head and some good music bumping through my headphones. But when that simple …

Google

Amazon is looking to further expand Alexa ecosystem with two new products

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Amazon is working on two new products that will be integrated with its popular Alexa voice assistant and could be released before the end of the year, according to the Financial …

Smart Speaker

Nest shows off home security tech, Amazon may be working on smart glasses

The most important stories in tech include Nest introducing a series of new products that aim to make home security simple. Meanwhile, Amazon is rumored to be working on a new device that will let you interact with Alexa whenever you want.

Home Security

Amazon’s one-day sale covers all the networking and home automation gear you need

Holy moly does Amazon have a killer one-day sale in store for you today. Amazon is offering deep discounts on a wide rage of networking and home …

Wi-Fi

What if the Google-HTC deal is actually about voice assistants?

The news is out: HTC and Google have finally consummated their ages-long flirtation with one another. In exchange for $1.1 billion in cash, HTC will hand over 2,000 employees to the search giant. These are the people that formed the bulk of the Taiwanese company's "Powered by HTC" division, the R&D …

Long-form Journalism

This Is Why Alphabet Continues To Fiddle With Nest

The technology giant unveiled two new home-security devices on Wednesday, but why?<p>Small technological advances and new norms clear some of the …

Business

[Infographic] Where Does Marketing Automation Stand This Year

This column is authored by Ajeet Singh, Co-Founder & Director of Business Management at Algoworks<p><b>Marketing Automation</b> is the new buzzword and it …

Marketing Automation

An ETF That Specializes In Investing In The Growth Of Robotics And Automation

<b>Travis Briggs:</b> ROBO Global was founded more than four years ago. We created the first index to track publicly traded companies on a global basis that focus on robotics, automation and artificial intelligence, which we refer to by the acronym RAAI. At the time we created the ROBO index, it was …

Investing

More Google Home Mini details hinted at in FCC listing

Speculation that Google would introduce a “mini” version of its Google Home smart speaker began circulating recently, and it was tipped to be a $49 competitor to the Amazon Echo Dot. A couple of days ago, we got a potential first look at the device, and now, a recent Federal Communications …

Google Home

5 easy ways to turn your house into a smart home

(BPT) - There was a time when setting up a smart home was a labor-intensive endeavor. You had to know which devices worked together, spend tedious …

Amazon Alexa

14 Hottest Smart Home Gadgets of CES 2017

From a wearable breast pump to WiFi-controlled ovens, clear space in your home for these upcoming gadgets that wowed at the 2017 Consumer Electronics …

Home Automation

Comcast quietly acquires Stringify and will use the IFTTT rival to power its Xfinity Home smart-home platform

IFTTT rival Stringify may have found the answer to the relatively small number of products it supports: the Android and iOS app has been purchased by …

Philips Hue

Google gets closer to launching its own line of smart devices

Google acquires the HTC engineering team it needs to expand its offerings to consumers and more directly compete with Amazon and Apple.<p>September 21, …

Alphabet Inc.

Aire is a voice-controlled security drone that keeps an eye on your home while you’re away

If you haven’t heard, smart speakers and voice assistants are all the rage right now. But if you’ve found something lacking in the stationery devices like the Amazon Echo, then do we have the perfect new gadget for you. Launching via Kickstarter, Aire combines a home assistant with a fully …

Gear & Gadgets

Parrot manages to fool Amazon's Alexa and orders his own gift box without his owners knowing

A family has been left stunned when their "attention-seeking" parrot managed to order its own internet shopping after tricking Amazon's …

Amazon Might Be Working on Alexa-Powered Glasses

Get ready for one-blink ordering.<p>Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.<p>The Financial Times, citing anonymous sources, says the glasses could be released before the …

Amazon.com Inc

Home 3.0 Offers Powerful HomeKit Automation in an iOS 11-Optimized Package

Matthias Hochgatterer’s Home app has received a major update to version 3.0 alongside the release of iOS 11. It includes an updated UI and drag and drop support, but the biggest news with Home’s update is the way it unlocks a world of new automation possibilities thanks to iOS 11’s HomeKit …

iOS

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Best smart sprinkler controller

Watering the lawn and garden is a thankless chore, and it tends to be especially wasteful if done with a hose in one hand and a beer in the other. …

Home Automation

You can now add a battery to your Google Home with ‘LOFT’

Smart speakers have been around for a while, but this fall they’re going to see <i>a lot</i> of expansion. With Google Assistant, that includes the first portable option in the TicHome Mini. However, if you’re looking to add a battery to your current Google Home unit, the “LOFT” does just …

Google Home

Google set to reveal Home Mini smart speaker next month

Google Inc. is planning to step up to the plate in its battle with Amazon.com Inc. for the smart home speaker market with a new, smaller version of …

Smart Speaker

Keep your lawn green without emptying your wallet with Rachio's $146 smart sprinkler

Late last year I moved into a brand new home that came with an irrigation system, and in the first month, I managed to run up a $300 water bill from …

Apple HomePod Faces Tough Odds Against Amazon Echo in Connected Home Market

Three months before its anticipated launch, some experts have already discounted Apple HomePod's prospects for success.<p>HomePod, due in December, is …

Amazon

Would You Let This Flying Alexa-Powered Droid Into Your House?

Aire, a new kind of flying voice assistant, promises airborne security at home.<p>This is Aire, a cylindrical version of Darth Vader’s interrogation droid–but nice, and without needles. Basically, it’s a $700 radar-based flying robot that travels around your home toting a 360-degree panoramic camera, …

Nest aims to make home security a whole lot less annoying

Much like thermostats, home security systems have long been in need of a 21st century upgrade. Nest Secure takes those issues and streamlines the …

Home Security

New Google Home Mini Leaked, Will Cost $49

It looks like Google is getting ready to launch a new cheaper Google Home device. The new device is called the Google Home Mini and you can see it in …

Google Home

Google Assistant is coming to Nest Cam IQ

One more quick bit of news out of Nest’s press conference this morning: the company is adding support for Google’s voice-powered Assistant to the Nest Cam IQ line it debuted in March.<p>The move is a natural one, of course: Google acquired Nest 3 years ago, and has been pushing hard into the home ever …

Google

The home-inspecting Aire drone looks like a flying Amazon Echo

Why it matters to you<p>This futuristic smart security drone can live-stream you footage of your home when you're away.<p>It makes it sound like something …

Gear & Gadgets

Automation Will Create More Fulfilling Work

Today, countless jobs are quickly turned over to mechanization and robotics, resulting in what many people fear could turn into large-scale …

Foundation for Economic Education