Tag Archives: home automation

Withings Activité

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Part of the problem with the nascent market of wearables (and in fact, all internet of things devices) seems to be design and form. Yes, an evermore impressive array of functional automation devices seem to be entering the market every day, but they often feel so clunky, so cumbersome, so convoluted. Where’s the class, the simplicity, the subtlety, the elegance? ... 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

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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?

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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 »

Winbot 7- Robotic Window Cleaner

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You can now tick one more thing off the list of chores that you have to do – clean the windows. Winbot 7 attaches to any glass surface (including mirrors) – it doesn’t even matter if the surface is vertical. We have to admit, it looks pretty wacky but don’t dismiss it until you’ve watched the video. Window Cleaning Robot ... Read More »

ivee Sleek is the first Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant for the home

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Home automation just became a whole lot simpler with ivee Sleek, an intuitive voice command system that can manage and control all your home devices as well as answer questions and obey commands. ivee Sleek – Voice Controlled Home Automation “ivee is the first wi-fi, voice-activated intelligent assistant for the home,” says the CEO and Founder, Jonathon Nostrant. “For the ... 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 »