Tag Archives: android

Sense Sleep Tracker

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Sense is a sleep tracker unlike others in the market – its not a wearable device but instead sits on your night stand next to your bed. One of the main differences between Sense and other sleep trackers is that it doesn’t just monitor how you’re sleeping but also the conditions that lead to a good night’s sleep. How does ... Read More »

Control4’s ‘MyHome’ Mobile App

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US based home automation company, Control4, has produced a welcome addition to their current family of home automation solutions. The Control4 ‘MyHome’ app is a collection of applications available on both smart phones and tablets that provide a convenient and flexible way to manage your Control4 home automation system. The Control4 ‘MyHome’ app allows you to interact with and control ... Read More »

Nest Announces It Is Open To Third-Party Development

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When Google Inc. purchased one of the world’s most progressive home-automation companies, Nest, for a hefty $3.2 billion in January this year, we had high hopes that the Internet of Things revolution had just hit the big time. Indeed, we have not been disappointed with some recent news coming from the Nest camp. Late last month, Nest announced that it ... Read More »

Niwa – grow a bumper crop with your smartphone

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European startup company, Niwa, has taken gardening to a whole new level with their their fully-automated hydroponic system that allows even the smallest of dwellings to grow vitamin rich produce through a smartphone app. Its a Smart Garden that lives in your kitchen. Javier Morrillas, founder of Niwa told motherboard.vice.com that the idea for an efficient and easy-to-use hydroponic system ... Read More »

Smartphone App Stops Criminal In His Tracks

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A man from New Jersey foiled a home invasion and robbery thanks to a setup of surveillance cameras and a free app on his smartphone. 29-year-old, Nisarg Swaminarayan, was eating dinner at a nearby restaurant, when the app, known as “Dropcam”, notified him that his house was being burgled. He used his iPhone to check the Dropcam security system cameras ... Read More »

Coin – 1 Card For All Your Credit Cards

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Coin has set out its mission statement: “Use 1 coin for all of your cards”. 1 Coin For All of Your Cards Coin aims to single handedly lighten and shrink your wallet by plugging all of your existing cards into one manageable gadget. If you’ve ever seen the Seinfeld episode where George Costanza gets a sore back from carrying a ... Read More »

Works With Nest to lead the Home Automation charge for Google

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Nest and Home Automation As speculated by Domobot a few weeks ago in our article about Nest, Android and the Smart Home, Google is taking a firm step into the Home Automation world by leveraging their Nest product as a proverbial “Trojan Horse”. Google has launched its “Works with Nest” initiative as a means of connecting multiple other devices in ... Read More »

Android and the Smart Home to feature heavily at Google I/O

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Android and Internet of Things After apple announced home kit at WWDC 14, it’s now Google’s turn to spruke their wares at Google I/O 2014. Of course it’s Android that’s going to take centre stage. As Domobot speculated last month, Google will look to leverage Android and Nest as a ubiquitous platform to control multiple devices. Android and the Smart ... Read More »

Nest to integrate with Android in near future

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Its all finally coming together for Google and their home automation play, as details start to emerge about an integration between Android and Nest. Google have started leaking images of their Android wear notifications. Android Wear is the version of Android that will start to pop up on devices beyond the smartphone. Leaked Images The most telling of these leaked ... Read More »