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5 Home Automation start-ups to watch in 2015

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According to a recent report by Transparency Market Research, the value of the home automation industry is expected to reach $16.4 billion by 2019. This is up from the $3.6 billion industry valuation in 2012. As we head into 2015, it is clear that the home automation industry is moving from strength to strength; and with so many new products ... Read More »

Could Plugaway be the smartest power plug ever made?

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Demonstrating that even the humble power plug can receive a ‘smart’ make-over, Beijing-based start-up company, Plugaway, have invented perhaps the smartest power plug ever made. Letting you wirelessly control your all of your existing home automation devices via your smart phone, the Plugaway Wi-Fi connected Smart Plugs and associated LED bulbs are a leap forward in mobile-controlled home automation. How ... Read More »

SmartThings Does Home Automation Right

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While the latest home automation systems are capable of altering the very nature of the home, we have in recent years begun to notice a series of compatibility issues arise from the myriad of technologies on offer. With so many different companies selling home-automation devices that are not compatible with each other, users regularly find themselves having to switch through ... 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 »

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 »

Niwa – grow a bumper crop with your smartphone

Niwa Automated Irrigation System

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 »

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

Ivee - voice activated assistant

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 »