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Home sensors predict future, save lives

Home sensors predict future, save lives

April 07, 2017

OneEvent Technologies uses big data gathered from several different sensors to determine if something catastrophic is about to happen.

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Ikea gets into the smart lighting business

Ikea gets into the smart lighting business

April 06, 2017

With a well-known brand and global distribution, it could push smart lighting into the mainstream.

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Bluetooth solar garden light floats on water

Bluetooth solar garden light floats on water

April 05, 2017

The Playbulb Solar light is water resistant up to 1.5m.

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Cook smarter with connected air fryers

Cook smarter with connected air fryers

April 05, 2017

Gourmia introduces a built-in camera that allows users to take pictures and videos of food while cooking.

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Amazon, Apple battle to make hotel rooms smarter

Amazon, Apple battle to make hotel rooms smarter

March 31, 2017

The tech giants are courting hotel companies to use the Alexa and Siri voice assistants to automate their rooms.

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Doorbell designed for the hearing-impaired

Doorbell designed for the hearing-impaired

March 31, 2017

The Light Bell switches bulbs on and off when the visitor presses it.

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Startup uses RFID to make everything smart

Startup uses RFID to make everything smart

March 29, 2017

Everythng just raised another $24.8 million as it works towards a world with 1 trillion smart products.

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Ring's smart doorbell is a cautionary tale for China sourcing

Ring's smart doorbell is a cautionary tale for China sourcing

March 24, 2017

The Ring Doorbell was found to be sending data to China and it is possible that a software update cannot fix it.

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Tractica: Global iris recognition market to earn $4.1 billion by 2025

Tractica: Global iris recognition market to earn $4.1 billion by 2025

March 23, 2017

Iris-scanning devices are becoming widely used for security, payment systems and healthcare access.

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Brilliant Control brings smart home to the light switch

Brilliant Control brings smart home to the light switch

March 21, 2017

The control panel has a touchscreen, quick-access sliders and Amazon Alexa built in.

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Smart indoor garden system is modular

Smart indoor garden system is modular

March 21, 2017

Citysens’ plant holders can be easily clipped on top of each other.

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Early adopters are the core smart home consumers

Early adopters are the core smart home consumers

March 16, 2017

Providers still have trouble reaching late adopters with no smart home subscription plans.

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Amazon Alexa locks doors

Amazon Alexa locks doors

March 10, 2017

The smart home assistant now has an API that lets it work with some smart door locks.

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Sensor lets smart automation system know if you're present

Sensor lets smart automation system know if you're present

March 10, 2017

The Z-Wave detector tells smart devices to activate or turn off scenes, lights and appliances when the owner arrives or leaves.

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Alexa, rivals speak to OEMs

Alexa, rivals speak to OEMs

March 09, 2017

Amazon sees partners, rivals grow in 2017.

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Touch remote controller adapts to any smart device

Touch remote controller adapts to any smart device

March 09, 2017

The touch panel on Sevenhugs’ Smart Remote changes to match the smart home appliance, light or system it is pointing at.

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Smart saucer lamp casts light in any direction, angle

Smart saucer lamp casts light in any direction, angle

March 08, 2017

A Danish company has put its own spin on the smart light concept with colorful results.

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Chic wooden smart home controller

Chic wooden smart home controller

March 02, 2017

The Turn Touch comes in mahogany, padauk or rosewood and can match home furniture.

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Switch cover is also automatic night light

Switch cover is also automatic night light

March 02, 2017

SnapPower SwitchLight integrates a sensor that turns on or off its LED, and an adjuster for brightness.

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Consortium sets paradigms for IoT security

Consortium sets paradigms for IoT security

March 01, 2017

The OpenFog Consortium has discussed IoT solutions, a bleeding edge to seek market acceptance.

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This streaming box can unite all STBs for $400

This streaming box can unite all STBs for $400

February 27, 2017

Caavo unites all streaming boxes in a single graphical interface.

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Gallery View: Versatility, self-sufficiency drive robotic mops

Gallery View: Versatility, self-sufficiency drive robotic mops

February 27, 2017

Units operate with little to no supervision by adopting IR sensors, ultrasonic technology and self-charging functions.

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D-Link releases first Apple HomeKit security camera

D-Link releases first Apple HomeKit security camera

February 24, 2017

With Apple’s Home app, users can receive notifications from the camera and unify home devices easily.

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Nest adds automatic door detection feature to its security cameras

Nest adds automatic door detection feature to its security cameras

February 23, 2017

With the latest app update, Nest Cams can assign on their own doors as “activity zones” for monitoring.

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IoT market to expand to 8.4 billion devices in 2017

IoT market to expand to 8.4 billion devices in 2017

February 22, 2017

Increase in consumer service options drives IoT growth.

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Welcome to the virtual smart home: Gesture-controlled AR hub is here

Welcome to the virtual smart home: Gesture-controlled AR hub is here

February 17, 2017

The Hayo device 3D scans an area or object and transforms it into a smart device controller.

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Water leak detector alerts via social media

Water leak detector alerts via social media

February 15, 2017

The HSWD notifies owners fast if there are leaks from a roof, washing machine, toilet, water tank or dishwasher.

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Welcome to the virtual smart home: Gesture-controlled AR hub is here

Welcome to the virtual smart home: Gesture-controlled AR hub is here

February 17, 2017

The Hayo device 3D scans an area or object and transforms it into a smart device controller.

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CAGR for RFID lock market nearly 17% through 2020

CAGR for RFID lock market nearly 17% through 2020

February 14, 2017

Smart units are starting to become popular in hotels and apartments.

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$80 mini camera sees 360 degrees, links up ‘smart’ devices

$80 mini camera sees 360 degrees, links up ‘smart’ devices

February 09, 2017

The Mini 360 Plus motion-tracking surveillance camera supports IFTTT.

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Voice recognition is the next big thing

Voice recognition is the next big thing

February 09, 2017

Speech recognition systems have seen tremendous growth over the past few years.

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Windowlike light brings in sunshine

Windowlike light brings in sunshine

February 08, 2017

The Sunlight LED Window uses a separate sensor to copy the brightness of light that passes through a real window.

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Donut-shaped power strip fits in a pocket

Donut-shaped power strip fits in a pocket

February 07, 2017

The Power Donut & Bagel is small but can charge multiple devices all at once.

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Global video doorbell market CAGR at 28 percent through 2022

Global video doorbell market CAGR at 28 percent through 2022

February 07, 2017

IHS expects that more units will be integrated in home alarm systems soon.

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Amazon Echo-controlled lock runs on solar, battery power

Amazon Echo-controlled lock runs on solar, battery power

February 03, 2017

The Array door lock’s PV panel draws extra energy for Wi-Fi and other smart features.

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Smart home camera detects facial expressions

Smart home camera detects facial expressions

February 03, 2017

The Hugo camera can activate home entertainment or cooling systems when the owner feels angry or sad.

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LED, ‘smart’ streetlights market worth $69.5 billion by 2026

LED, ‘smart’ streetlights market worth $69.5 billion by 2026

February 03, 2017

Improved energy efficiency and lower maintenance costs are driving adoption of these lighting products.

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Access control market poised for 6.8 percent growth in 2017

Access control market poised for 6.8 percent growth in 2017

February 02, 2017

Support for mobile credentials and advanced detection features make systems more attractive to buyers.

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Smart mirrors are coming back

Smart mirrors are coming back

January 30, 2017

A new company has released three new Bluetooth mirrors for different uses.

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Real estate companies new target markets for smart locks

Real estate companies new target markets for smart locks

January 26, 2017

Smart lock company Latch is focusing on real estate developers instead of selling to consumers.

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Motion-sensing floodlight doubles as Echo-controlled security camera

Motion-sensing floodlight doubles as Echo-controlled security camera

January 26, 2017

The lighting fixture’s settings can be adjusted by voice commands or an app.

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Smart bathroom mirror makes phone calls

Smart bathroom mirror makes phone calls

January 25, 2017

The fixture connects to gadgets via Bluetooth 4.0.

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Nest expands to 4 new markets in Europe

Nest expands to 4 new markets in Europe

January 25, 2017

The company’s smart home products are now sold in 11 countries.

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Smart bed lets you sleep away your sleeping troubles

Smart bed lets you sleep away your sleeping troubles

January 25, 2017

Sleep Number's 360 bed self-adjusts to suit the user's sleeping position, and features foot-warming and anti-snoring functions.

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Power strip is Amazon Echo-, Apple HomeKit-compatible

Power strip is Amazon Echo-, Apple HomeKit-compatible

January 24, 2017

The CommandKit power strip manages different home devices all at the same time.

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Gallery View: Smart treadmills make exercising more enjoyable

Gallery View: Smart treadmills make exercising more enjoyable

January 19, 2017

Many models stream music and play videos via a touchscreen display. Some support games, and online and messaging services.

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Smart home market to reach $195 billion by 2021

Smart home market to reach $195 billion by 2021

January 18, 2017

Large tech companies will face increased competition in the coming years.

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IoT spending hit estimated $737 billion in 2016

IoT spending hit estimated $737 billion in 2016

January 18, 2017

Hardware is predicted to take up a big portion of IoT spending in the next few years.

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CES 2017 unveils hottest tech toys for kids

CES 2017 unveils hottest tech toys for kids

January 18, 2017

This year's fair showcased kid-friendly versions of usually adult-driven gadgets such as robots, drones and Amazon Echo assistants.

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Smart smoke alarm tells users where fire is

Smart smoke alarm tells users where fire is

January 12, 2017

Netatmo’s new smoke detector sends alerts to users’ smartphones and works with Apple HomeKit.

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App-controlled switch can dim lights on schedule

App-controlled switch can dim lights on schedule

January 11, 2017

The upgraded version of the WeMo light switch allows programming of a range of brightness levels.

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These smart lights can monitor your home

These smart lights can monitor your home

January 10, 2017

Stack's Home Awareness update notifies users if someone is detected in the home while they are away.

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ZigBee Alliance offers universal language for IoT

ZigBee Alliance offers universal language for IoT

January 06, 2017

Dotdot is the Zigbee Alliance’s answer to the plethora of incompatible smart home devices.

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Smart home assistants dominate CES, Alexa stays strong

Smart home assistants dominate CES, Alexa stays strong

January 06, 2017

AI assistants are propagating and becoming more niche, but many hardware developers just want to use Amazon Alexa.

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New Bluetooth bulb connects directly to Siri

New Bluetooth bulb connects directly to Siri

January 06, 2017

By supporting Apple HomeKit directly, users can control the LED bulb without the use of an additional hub.

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Amazon Echo sales doubled in 2016

Amazon Echo sales doubled in 2016

January 05, 2017

Amazon’s smart home support helps it stay ahead of the competition.

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LG delivers 'smarter' home appliances at CES 2017

LG delivers 'smarter' home appliances at CES 2017

January 05, 2017

The multinational electronics giant is poised to unveil a range of smart home appliances that incorporate deep learning technology to better understand users' needs.

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Everything will soon be 'smart' with NFC tags, even beer

Everything will soon be 'smart' with NFC tags, even beer

January 04, 2017

Thin Film is getting its NFC tags put on craft beer sold in the US.

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Smart lighting poised to be a $51 billion market by 2025

Smart lighting poised to be a $51 billion market by 2025

December 29, 2016

Smart lighting is expected to be more than half of the lighting market within a few years.

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Google now has its own smart home OS

Google now has its own smart home OS

December 28, 2016

Android Things emphasizes Google’s own Weave communication standard to connect to other Android devices.

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Gallery View: Latest smart pet feeders fully self-sufficient

Gallery View: Latest smart pet feeders fully self-sufficient

December 28, 2016

Units can be left to work on their own for days, and still facilitate interaction between pets and users.

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App-enabled breast pump weighs, 'sucks' less

App-enabled breast pump weighs, 'sucks' less

December 28, 2016

Weighing only 3 pounds, Naya Health's smart breast pump uses water-based technology to produce more milk with little to no noise.

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Level up: Baby toys get smart

Level up: Baby toys get smart

December 28, 2016

Infant and toddler toys incorporate technology to better grow with the child and suit specific developmental stages.

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Logitech's Circle security camera now recognizes people

Logitech's Circle security camera now recognizes people

December 22, 2016

A new update for the camera puts a greater emphasis on Logitech's services, but boosts free cloud storage to 14 days.

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Virginia to get new homes with built-in Amazon Alexa

Virginia to get new homes with built-in Amazon Alexa

December 21, 2016

These will be the first smart homes constructed from the ground up with an integrated digital assistant.

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Most PC owners will get Microsoft's Amazon Echo competitor for free

Most PC owners will get Microsoft's Amazon Echo competitor for free

December 15, 2016

Rather than develop separate hardware, Microsoft is making anything running Windows a potential smart home hub.

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Amazon Go: RFID wins, Google loses

Amazon Go: RFID wins, Google loses

December 14, 2016

The grocery store concept of Amazon relies on wireless communication and it could be a boon for RFID stickers.

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More than 60% of US consumers to use connected TVs by 2020

More than 60% of US consumers to use connected TVs by 2020

December 14, 2016

Streaming boxes and smart TVs are growing rapidly as users replace aging devices and switch away from cable TV.

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Smart home security worth $22.1 billion by 2021

Smart home security worth $22.1 billion by 2021

December 09, 2016

A new report shows that the smart home security market will have a CAGR of 40 percent over the next five years.

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Amazon’s next Echo could integrate a touchscreen

Amazon’s next Echo could integrate a touchscreen

December 07, 2016

Amazon is reportedly developing a new Echo device with a 7in screen, making Echo more than a voice-controlled smart home hub.

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Smallest home automation remote robot for switches

Smallest home automation remote robot for switches

December 06, 2016

The cubic robot helps turn things on and off remotely via its tiny arm.

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Latest tumblers turn up the heat with smart, innovative designs

Latest tumblers turn up the heat with smart, innovative designs

December 05, 2016

A growing number of models can be paired with mobile phones and increase user convenience with durability, portability and versatility.

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Amazon Echo has new competitor from China

Amazon Echo has new competitor from China

December 02, 2016

Unlike the Echo, the LingLong DingDong speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Z-Wave updates security of its smart home wireless standard

Z-Wave updates security of its smart home wireless standard

November 29, 2016

The security update is backwards compatible with devices already on the market and comes after a massive hijacking of IoT devices.

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RFID lock is 'invisible'

RFID lock is 'invisible'

November 29, 2016

The card- or fob-accessible Senseon lock can be hidden in storage furniture and doors without compromising surface design.

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Logitech pivots to IoT, smart homes to resume growth

Logitech pivots to IoT, smart homes to resume growth

November 25, 2016

After moving away from PC peripherals, the company is now poised for a 10 percent increase in sales in 2017.

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Smart bulb learns lighting preferences, extends Wi-Fi

Smart bulb learns lighting preferences, extends Wi-Fi

November 24, 2016

With AI, the Helium Wi-Fi bulb can switch automatically lighting modes according to users’ routines.

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Smart lock secures cabinets once it senses an earthquake

Smart lock secures cabinets once it senses an earthquake

November 24, 2016

The Smart Lock system locks storage furniture automatically via motion-activated sensors or by smartphones to help protect quickly valuables during disasters.

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Smart security market to post 22.58% CAGR through 2020

Smart security market to post 22.58% CAGR through 2020

November 23, 2016

Wireless IP cameras are expected to become more popular during the forecast period.

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Smart security lights 'greet' visitors, deter intruders

Smart security lights 'greet' visitors, deter intruders

November 22, 2016

Kuna’s lighting fixtures can now play prerecorded voice messages and sounds.

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Smart home hub lets you control devices via gestures

Smart home hub lets you control devices via gestures

November 18, 2016

Users can activate easily lights, speakers, thermostats and mobile devices at home by waving a hand near the Bixi controller.

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Smart crib lulls baby to sleep

Smart crib lulls baby to sleep

November 18, 2016

The SNOO crib adjusts automatically its white noise quality and rocking movement to help babies sleep.

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Where are we with Thread IoT?

Where are we with Thread IoT?

November 17, 2016

Thread rolled back its upcoming 1.0-spec IoT products but is starting to prepare its 1.1 spec.

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Portable safe reminds, alerts via text, e-mail, app

Portable safe reminds, alerts via text, e-mail, app

November 17, 2016

The iKeyp smart safe notifies its owner of theft and scheduled reminders.

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iHome puts 5 sensors in 1 HomeKit device

iHome puts 5 sensors in 1 HomeKit device

November 15, 2016

The ISS50 5-in-1 SmartMonitor can detect motion, temperature, light, sound and humidity.

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Doorbells, buzzers can be air quality monitors

Doorbells, buzzers can be air quality monitors

November 09, 2016

Converted units support low-power and stable operation.

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Smart showerhead controlled by hand gesture

Smart showerhead controlled by hand gesture

November 09, 2016

The I-Switch shower is equipped with IR motion sensors and switches easily between modes.

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Logitech Harmony smart home hub supports Amazon Alexa

Logitech Harmony smart home hub supports Amazon Alexa

November 08, 2016

The new support for the popular digital assistant allows people to control 270,000 compatible devices with voice commands.

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First footstep-powered streetlights illuminate Las Vegas

First footstep-powered streetlights illuminate Las Vegas

November 08, 2016

The smart lighting fixtures draw power from kinetic energy pads installed on the ground.

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Door lock fits many features on its small round face

Door lock fits many features on its small round face

November 02, 2016

The all-in-one Gate lock has a key cylinder, keypad and camera on its surface.

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First HomeKit-ready garage door opener

First HomeKit-ready garage door opener

November 02, 2016

Nold was able to convert an existing garage door opener into a “connected” one that can be controlled by smartphones or Apple’s HomeKit.

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Crowdfunded smart home speaker emphasizes music curation

Crowdfunded smart home speaker emphasizes music curation

October 28, 2016

The speaker uses the SoundHound digital assistant in a high-quality speaker to find a place in users' smart homes.

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Smarter event-analyzing security cameras to emerge soon

Smarter event-analyzing security cameras to emerge soon

October 28, 2016

Hikvision is adding Project Tango and DJI's Phantom 4 drone’s Myriad chip to its security cameras.

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Autonomous home irrigation system conserves water

Autonomous home irrigation system conserves water

October 27, 2016

The Exilong system analyzes roots and their absorption rate to adjust water allocation automatically.

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Selfies on the rise as popular form of biometric security

Selfies on the rise as popular form of biometric security

October 25, 2016

Companies like Uber and MasterCard are using facial recognition to verify users’ identities.

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Home automation market to reach $25.3 billion by 2021

Home automation market to reach $25.3 billion by 2021

October 20, 2016

The US, Europe and China will make up more than 80 percent of the market.

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Smart egg-shaped kitchen assistant tells users what, how to cook

Smart egg-shaped kitchen assistant tells users what, how to cook

October 19, 2016

The voice-controlled Hello Egg gives audio-visual step-by-step cooking instructions and suggests recipes based on the ingredients the user has.

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Smart digital frame recognizes faces, shows only the best images

Smart digital frame recognizes faces, shows only the best images

October 19, 2016

The Aura frame scans through images, then displays only those with the best quality, and identifies with whom the user takes the most pictures.

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Smart mini cube drawer lock unlocks via app

Smart mini cube drawer lock unlocks via app

October 18, 2016

Smart Armor’s small portable lock works with Android and iOS phones, and can also be opened by PCs and tablets, codes and biometrics.

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Smart shower recycles water

Smart shower recycles water

October 12, 2016

Water coming from Hamswells' e-shower is circulated and purified up to seven times.

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LIFX's new smart bulb extends security camera night vision

LIFX's new smart bulb extends security camera night vision

October 11, 2016

The innovative lighting fixture gives off IR light that IR cameras can use to cover a wider view in total darkness.

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Amazon Alexa to bridge smart homes, Ford cars

Amazon Alexa to bridge smart homes, Ford cars

October 11, 2016

Users will soon be able to control vehicles from the house and vice versa via simple voice instructions.

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Portable security camera runs 2 years on 2 AA batteries

Portable security camera runs 2 years on 2 AA batteries

October 05, 2016

Blink, a small security camera with a separate internet connection module, has a long operation time for recording 10 five-second videos per day.

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Wink Hub 2 is faster than ever, supports 6 wireless standards

Wink Hub 2 is faster than ever, supports 6 wireless standards

October 04, 2016

The new Wink Hub places an emphasis on security and has eight times more RAM than the first-generation version.

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Indoor growing system detects plant type, suggests settings

Indoor growing system detects plant type, suggests settings

October 04, 2016

The SproutsIO system uses a camera to determine the plant and sensors to analyze lighting, temperature, water level and humidity.

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Amazon Echo & how it resonates

Amazon Echo & how it resonates

September 30, 2016

Devices like the Amazon Echo have made smart listening home hubs popular and could impact the market for microphones and processors.

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Haier stacks its washer and dryer on top of each other

Haier stacks its washer and dryer on top of each other

September 29, 2016

The Wi-Fi-enabled appliance is targeted to consumers who want to save time in doing laundry, as well as maximize space in the home.

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Thousands of people around the world are getting RFID implants

Thousands of people around the world are getting RFID implants

September 27, 2016

Electronic tag implants can be used to open doors and store crucial medical information.

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Smart door lock jumbles PIN on touchpad after use

Smart door lock jumbles PIN on touchpad after use

September 22, 2016

The PIN Genie lock provides a simpler way of protecting codes from being seen easily by nearby people and hidden cameras.

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Vibrance: A smart light bulb you can smell

Vibrance: A smart light bulb you can smell

September 21, 2016

The intelligent lighting fixture diffuses scents that help users wake up on time feeling revitalized.

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Global digital door lock system market worth $11.23 billion by 2024

Global digital door lock system market worth $11.23 billion by 2024

September 21, 2016

Biometric systems are predicted to remain popular during the forecast period.

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LG's smart refrigerator turns transparent with a knock on the door

LG's smart refrigerator turns transparent with a knock on the door

September 21, 2016

The latest models have the InstaView feature, which allows the user to see the refrigerator's contents without having to open the door.

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Smart glass market to reach $8.13 billion by 2022

Smart glass market to reach $8.13 billion by 2022

September 16, 2016

The rise of "green" construction and automobiles boosts global demand.

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Netgear unveils router with Wi-Fi extender

Netgear unveils router with Wi-Fi extender

September 15, 2016

The Netgear Orbi comes with two components by default for $400, which undercuts the $500 Eero with three devices.

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Nest now selects footage that users need to see

Nest now selects footage that users need to see

September 14, 2016

Nest's Sightline feature highlights footage with movement in it so users can easily go through their footage history.

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Lucy is a giant wall tablet that controls the smart home

Lucy is a giant wall tablet that controls the smart home

September 14, 2016

The wall-mounted display removes the friction in the smart home by allowing anyone in the family to hop on and control "connected" devices.

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Kwikset is back with a lock that opens at the touch of a finger

Kwikset is back with a lock that opens at the touch of a finger

September 07, 2016

The Kevo Smart Lock recognizes when authorized users are nearby via Bluetooth and then allows them to unlock the door by simply touching the lock.

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Z-Wave specs released online

Z-Wave specs released online

September 07, 2016

Sigma Designs hopes that more transparency will help Z-Wave better compete with other wireless standards like ZigBee and Bluetooth.

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Philips' Hue motion sensor flicks lights on as it spots you

Philips' Hue motion sensor flicks lights on as it spots you

September 01, 2016

The detector offers more control options than other motion sensor switches and is more convenient than a smart voice assistant and app controls.

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Fingerprint sensors common in most smartphones by 2017

Fingerprint sensors common in most smartphones by 2017

September 01, 2016

The security technology is now a standard and Samsung is helping make iris scanners popular too.

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Smart floor tile monitors footsteps, detects fall

Smart floor tile monitors footsteps, detects fall

August 31, 2016

SensFloor, one of the new innovative tiles developed recently, can send data and alerts to a nurse or central station via its built-in sensors.

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Smart socket integrates seamlessly with Apple's HomeKit

Smart socket integrates seamlessly with Apple's HomeKit

August 31, 2016

Vome makes normal devices smart by allowing them to work with Apple's HomeKit app.

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Future smart lock security might just require an app

Future smart lock security might just require an app

August 26, 2016

Proxy, an app that uses Bluetooth signals to unlock doors for authorized users, shows that lock access control is becoming more convenient.

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AR to revolutionize smart home control

AR to revolutionize smart home control

August 25, 2016

Intelligent devices in the home can soon be run via simple gestures or pressing virtual buttons.

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Smart hi-fi speaker for audiophiles rivals Echo, Google Home

Smart hi-fi speaker for audiophiles rivals Echo, Google Home

August 24, 2016

The Whyd Speaker works like a smart home hub through voice recognition, Bluetooth, AirPlay and Google Cast.

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Gallery View: Multicolor LED globe bulbs smarter

Gallery View: Multicolor LED globe bulbs smarter

August 24, 2016

Light beam colors are changeable via remote control or phone. Some models double as Bluetooth speakers and air purifiers.

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Auto-cleaning feature tops high-tech toilet upgrades

Auto-cleaning feature tops high-tech toilet upgrades

August 23, 2016

Many homeowners renovating their bathrooms buy toilets with the smart function.

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Google's smart bathroom can track your health

Google's smart bathroom can track your health

August 17, 2016

The tech giant's patent outlines the use of sensors in bathroom fixtures for monitoring different systems of the human body.

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Wearable phone-compatible gas sensors emerge

Wearable phone-compatible gas sensors emerge

July 21, 2016

The smart gas detectors from MIT will come in in the form of badges that are lighter than paper.

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Smart clock tells more than just the time

Smart clock tells more than just the time

July 19, 2016

When paired with a mobile phone, the Ingrein clock shows the user important notifications and updates on its hardwood face.

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Smart faucet filters, analyzes water use

Smart faucet filters, analyzes water use

July 15, 2016

The universal faucet attachment adopts a carbon filter and works with an app.

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LG, Volkswagen connect smart homes to cars

LG, Volkswagen connect smart homes to cars

July 15, 2016

The companies are working on a platform to allow users to monitor and control "connected" devices from their vehicles.

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Amazon's Alexa is everywhere, even in your phone

Amazon's Alexa is everywhere, even in your phone

July 14, 2016

The smart voice-controlled assistant wants to be the default smart home interface.

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Inflatable shower bathtub compresses into wall

Inflatable shower bathtub compresses into wall

July 14, 2016

The innovative tub from China can switch between shower and bathtub modes on a press of a button.

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Clean air anywhere with portable smart purifier

Clean air anywhere with portable smart purifier

July 12, 2016

The Wynd purifier is portable, and monitors and filters the air around the user's personal space.

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No more SAD days with the Smile Shade

No more SAD days with the Smile Shade

July 12, 2016

A group of students from Massachusetts has invented a smart shade that combats seasonal affective disorder.

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Light switch is smart home's touch control panel

Light switch is smart home's touch control panel

July 08, 2016

The panel combines home automation, fitness tracking and intercom functions.

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Xiaomi wants to be lifestyle brand for smart home

Xiaomi wants to be lifestyle brand for smart home

July 06, 2016

With its smartphone sales slowing down, the company seems to be looking forward to grow as a provider of various "connected" home devices instead.

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Air quality monitors make headway in smart home market

Air quality monitors make headway in smart home market

June 29, 2016

The quality of air is no longer just a concern in the industrial sector as companies try to capitalize on newfound consumer awareness.

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Apple puts smart home controls in all its devices

Apple puts smart home controls in all its devices

June 23, 2016

Apple's new Home app will allow people to control HomeKit products from their phones, tablets, TVs and watches.

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Smart thermostat adoption up 81% in 2015

Smart thermostat adoption up 81% in 2015

June 10, 2016

Berg Insight predicts a 54.5 percent CAGR through the next five years.

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Samsung SmartThings' flaws exposed, Nest to improve security

Samsung SmartThings' flaws exposed, Nest to improve security

June 03, 2016

Convenience is not everything as users want to make sure they are safe when using smart home products.

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Amazon sells programmable Dash button for the smart home

Amazon sells programmable Dash button for the smart home

May 27, 2016

The button relies on AWS, requiring developers to sign up for Amazon's cloud services to get the button to do what they want.

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