News - 2016051101 - Smartcities need to be customised to Indian context: Piyush Goyal
Development of smart cities in the country will have to be customised to the Indian context while leveraging on economies of scale to make the requisite technology affordable, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday...
News - 2016051004 - FormBox brings a vacuum-forming factory to your home
FormBox can create objects in seconds with the help of your vacuum cleaner...
News - 2016051003 - Microsoft buys a company enabling the Internet of Things
Solair's services should make connected factories work...
News - 2016051002 - Roost unveils smart smoke detectors to take on Nest
After making smart batteries for smoke detectors, Roost is taking the next logical step...
News - 2016051001 - Smart home camera gives Canadian man front-row seat to fiery demise of his house
As any smart home user can attest, installing a home security camera can reap massive benefits including (but not limited to) specialized alerts during break-ins, the capability to snoop on a shady babysitter, or simply having the opportunity to peek into an empty home while away. For one of the man..
News - 2016050904 - Smart home appeal in Asia: China leads over South Korea and Japan
In China, 96 percent of consumers say they are aware of the concept of smart home technology and 82 percent claim some level of knowledge. This makes China one of the best informed markets on smart home technology, giving retailers and suppliers a strong start...
News - 2016050903 - Today we are taking a look at the Zilker smart irrigation device for the home.
Today we are taking a look at Zilker from AustinDevices. This is a smart irrigation device for the home. It will grant you remote control, save water and keep your wallet healthy...
News - 2016050902 - 7 common smart home myths that simply aren’t true
We’re truly living in the future now, and the advent of the smart home is only one of many developments propelling us forward. Unfortunately, because smart homes are new territory, many folks have misconceptions about what they are and why they exist...
News - 2016050901 - iOS 10 reportedly includes a dedicated smart home app
Apple's HomeKit app would save you from having to jump between third-party programs...
News - 2016050604 - When your internet goes out, this clever smart plug resets your router
When your internet goes out, resetting your wi-fi router and cable modem often seems to fix the problem. Instead of getting up from the couch to fiddle with power cords, why not let a tiny outlet adapter power cycle your hardware for you?..
News - 2016050603 - Behold Samsung’s New $5,800 Smart Refrigerator
Whether we want them or not, appliance makers seem hell bent on connecting their creations to the Internet, thereby making them “smart.” Samsung’s latest offering along those lines is a $5,800 touchscreen- and camera-equipped refrigerator, intended as the 21st century’s answer to the Post-It note-co..
News - 2016050602 - Google, Honeywell Agree to Resolve Nest Labs Patent Dispute
Alphabet’s Google and climate control systems maker Honeywell International have reached an agreement to resolve patents disputes related to Alphabet’s Nest Labs, a maker of Internet-connected thermostats...
News - 2016050601 - SMARTS FOR SALE: AUTOMATION ADDS ADVANTAGES WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME
On a street in Toronto, Canada, two neighborhood homes went up for sale at the exact same time. The homes had the exact same floorplan and square footage, and were on the same street. One home sold in three days. The other is still on the market, over two months later, with a reduced price. What’s t..
News - 2016050504 - Make your bike electric with this swap-in tire
The fully-funded Kickstarter project trades an ordinary tire for a battery-powered one. ..
News - 2016050503 - HONG KONG'S ECO SMART HOME PACKS LUXURY LIVING INTO A MERE 400 SQUARE FEET
As anyone who’s ever rented a studio apartment can attest, a 400-square-foot living space leaves much to be desired. For one such studio apartment located in the Hong Kong business district of Central, utilizing a well-known local interior design firm was all that was required to turn 400 square fee..
News - 2016050502 - Bowers and Wilkins sells to a tiny home automation startup
The well-established British audio company is selling to a startup that hasn't released a product...
News - 2016050501 - Samsung SmartThings Security Flaw: What You Need to Know
Security researchers at the University of Michigan have uncovered a number of design flaws in Samsung’s SmartThings platform. The flaws potentially undermine the security of any smart home setups using the SmartThings ecosystem, allowing malicious applications to unlock doors, falsely set off a..
News - 2016050404 - Three New Smart Suitcases for the Tech-Savvy Traveler
The old-school suitcase is getting an upgrade. Though innovation has been slow to hit the luggage industry, which accounts for $3.3 billion in revenue in the U.S., according to the Travel Goods Association, more companies have introduced high-tech luggage equipped with location tracking, phone charg..
News - 2016050403 - The race to create smart homes is on
Smartphones, mesh networks and cloud computing are enabling the long-awaited smart home. Standards and open-source software could make them ubiquitous...
News - 2016050402 - 7 smart home gadgets that will completely transform your bath
With every room in the house getting smarter, stay up to date with these high-tech bathroom accessories..