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Google Glass Relaunches as Enterprise Hardware

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The Google Glass project has been revived and is back as a tool for businesses. The hardware itself has been re-imagined, not as a standalone pair of glasses any more, but instead as an attachment that bolts on to your existing pair of specs. We’re excited to see how this transpires – if its executed correctly it will give the ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »