Apple is working to build its partnership base with developers and tech companies around the world. Today, there is an array of HomeKit-enabled devices that can be controlled by voice command and on Apple devices, such as Mac, iPod, Apple watch and iPhone.
Smart Home enthusiasts are always exploring new technology that will enhance the functionality of their Smart Home. Most of these people have innumerable apps downloaded on their mobile devices that are utilized to control connected gadgets, such as door locks, cooking devices, lights, thermostats, security cameras and window shades. Controlling these gadgets from separate apps… Continue reading »
According to the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Amazon Echo unit sales reached 5.1 million through the third quarter of 2016, with a projected near 7 million to be sold through 2016. If this data is accurate, the Amazon Echo could be found in nearly 7 million homes throughout the world, making Amazon the global… Continue reading »
Many consumers, who invested in Internet-connected products, have concerns about security. According to recent reports, tech companies are recording customer information collected from its Smart Home devices. There are also the concerns of the devices being vulnerable to hacks. Nest unveiled today support for two-factor authentication, a security measure requiring both the connected phone and… Continue reading »
If you haven’t taken the plunge into the Smart Home world yet, it may be time to start thinking about it. Smart Home Technology has gained a lot of attention in various markets, including the real estate and consumer market. Smart Home products have soared over the past few years, starting with all-in-one devices that… Continue reading »
Google recently added an update for its Pixel smartphone to allow owners to control their Smart Home devices from Home Control, a digital control panel. Owners can request Google AI assistant to control various third-party devices, including Belkin WeMo, Samsung SmartThings and Philips Hue. Google Assistant is available on Pixel and Pixel XL phones, but… Continue reading »
Vivint Smart Home, a Utah-based technology company, was named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2017”. Amazon earned the top spot, followed by Google, Uber, Apple, Snap and Facebook. Netflix, Twillio, Chobani and Spotify rounded up the top 10. Alibaba earned the No. 11 spot, followed by Tencent and Xiaomi.
The new Smart Home Consultation services will provide customers with guidance to build the perfect connected home. The Smart Home advisers will go out to the customer’s home to make personalized recommendations and demonstrate Internet-connected products, including Amazon’s Echo, Dot and Tap.
GOAP, a European-based manufacturer, introduces three new Smart devices at the 14th Edition of ISE. The event took off this weekend at the RAI Amsterdam, with over 65,000 visitors in attendance and 1,100 exhibitors. GOAP’s Z-Wave Smart Home Qubino devices include a Smart plug, night light and meter. The products are expected to be a… Continue reading »
Brilliant, a San Mateo-based technology company, unveils its new Smart lighting solution that can be controlled by voice commands or a simple touch. Brilliant Control replaces existing light switches and installs in just minutes, with a vibrant touchscreen that is extremely easy to operate. Brilliant Control will be showcased at the Target Open House in… Continue reading »