Tag Archives: home automation

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 »

Honeywell Lyric to compete with Nest

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Honeywell has launched the Honeywell Lyric, a thermostat that will manage your home temperature based on its built-in intelligence. They’ve put in some smarts and algorithms that should set them aside from the Nest. Honeywell Lyric vs Nest Thermostat Certainly the two look similar and are both designed to act as smart thermostats, but there is a distinct difference in ... Read More »

Home Automation for iOS 8 and WWDC 2014

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It’s being widely speculated that Apple will lead its 2014 WWDC with an announcement about new Home Automation features. Home Automation on iPhone The announcement is still under wraps but what little we do know about the WWDC announcement, leaves more questions than answers. Will iOS 8 control 3rd party hardware as it does currently with Philips Hue? Does that ... 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 »