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Revolv Smart Home Hub

Revolv Smart Home Hub

Revolv is another player in the smart home hub market that you may wish to consider. Revolv claims to be the most powerful home automation hub on earth, boasting “7 radios”. Why do you need 7 radios? Essentially so that you can connect the revolv hub to the various protocols that are in the market on different “frequencies”. Setup is ... Read More »

What is the “Internet Of Things”

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With the emergence of home automation startups such as Nest and Apple’s HomeKit, you may have been hearing the phrase ‘Internet of Things’ discussed in tech circles. The phrase explains the ability of objects, such as household whitegoods or your home’s air conditioning unit, being controlled by the internet and more importantly, your smartphone. Whilst the phrase may be unfamiliar ... Read More »

Ninja Sphere – The Smart Home Hub

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For those who have been waiting for an all-in-one smart home hub, Ninja Blocks has at last started shipping Ninja Sphere, a smart home hub that connects appliances around the house into one central “brain”. Using an app that works on ios or on android, you can set rules for one device to interact with another based on inputs from ... 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 »

Samsung to Acquire SmartThings for $200m


According to Techcrunch, Samsung are currently in talks to acquire Home Automation startup, SmartThings for around $200 million. This potentially represents a smart move for both parties – excuse the pun. Why would Samsung buy SmartThings? Samsung has so far been left behind as its competitors take big leaps into the world of “internet of things”. As described in Appinion’s ... Read More »

Who rules the Internet of Things?


Appinions, the Data Journalism group, has released its findings from its latest research conducted from March through June 2014. Some of their initial findings indicate that The Major Brands are Already Winning Already the established players are emerging as the leaders in the market. The only real new guy in the top 5 is Nest and when you consider that ... 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 »

Netgear STS7000 – Netgear Releases Home Security Tablet

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Netgear STS7000 and Home Automation Netgear has taken its first major step into the home automation market with the release of the Netgear STS700. Netgear Home Security Tablet Netgear has teamed up with icontrol networks for the tablet which will act as a touchscreen device to control anything that is plugged into the iControl network in your house. The Android ... Read More »