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 »
When most homeowners feel it is time to upgrade their garage, they automatically think of the Chamberlain MyQ, a retrofit device that makes garage door openers smarter. The MyQ offers simple smarts, with remote access and monitoring capabilities. However, the company’s partnerships are limited to the Nest Learning Thermostat.
Smart lights have been a hot item ever since they hit the market. However, over the last few years, these devices have become more convenient and functional. Today, users can control their Wi-Fi bulbs with voice commands. The Amazon Echo is home to one of the most intuitive AI assistants in the world, Alexa, which… Continue reading »
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.
Lenovo, a China-based tech giant, launches its innovative Smart Home assistant, with Amazon Alexa integration. Lenovo is the latest firm to join the market for voice-automated gadgets.
Smart Home hubs were at the top of the 2016 holiday gift list. Of course, many recipients are unfamiliar with these devices, so it wouldn’t be unusual for them to be in awe of their gift. With a little research and assistance from the tech-knowledgeable family member, the home hub could be up and running… Continue reading »
Have you ever found yourself in the dark during a power outage? If so, you are not alone, with only a candle and flashlight to rely on. While these items are a necessity for power outages, they cannot compare to the BeOn Starter Pack, which is made up of a Smart bulb and rechargeable backup… Continue reading »
Brookfield Residential, a Canadian-based homebuilder and land developer, unveiled its plan to integrate voice recognition into its Smart Home platform at the AWS re:Invent 2016. The company’s Smart Home, located in Northern Virginia in the Avendale community, will feature a wide array of network-connected products that can be activated by voice. The brain behind the… Continue reading »
People stay plugged into their smartphone or laptop 10 to 12 hours a day, researching, texting, using apps and now managing their Smart Home network. While the smartphone continues to be the most popular controller for interconnected devices, some users prefer other types of controllers, separate from their smartphone. With so many different Smart controllers… Continue reading »