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Smart Home Market Is Emerging in Asia

AsiaToday | Posted 02.05.2017 | World

[Image source: Wikimedia Commons] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Eun-young - As smart home market is growing rapidly in Asia, related products and investm...

Aristotle Smart Kid Monitor by Mattel, Just Like A Mom...Minus All The Limbs

Dan Nessel | Posted 01.13.2017 | Technology
Dan Nessel

I happen to think I nailed the voices of Thing 1 and Thing 2 when I would read my kids The Cat In The Hat. Still, can I really compete with the Aristo...

Meet Perseus: The World's First Smart Mirror

Harold Stark | Posted 08.17.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

With the exception of the voters of our country, everything seems to be getting smarter these days. Phones, televisions, security systems, music players, gaming consoles and even entire houses. All that was really left was staring at a smart mirror that gave you weather updates as you watched yourself shaving.

4 Tips For Home Automation Newbies

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 08.02.2016 | Technology
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

If you want to get started with home automation, but have no idea where to start, remember to figure out your needs, start small, and do your research, and you'll be on your way to a smarter home in no time.

Is It Safe To Be Smart? The Security In Home Automation

Harold Stark | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

We all like to think of our homes as a safe haven. The place where we go to after an exhausting day at work, where we lay our kids down to sleep at ni...

Turn Your Home Into a Smart One With Mesh's DIY Kit

Wired | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology

By April Glaser for WIRED. Mesh The Internet is everywhere, and if you're down with using a smartphone to control everything in your life, the Int...

Tony Fadell, Nest Paved the Way For the Smart Home

Nathan Smith | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology
Nathan Smith

It's time for everyone to take a deep breath on the Tony Fadell and Nest story. On Friday it was announced that Fadell would be leaving Nest and tran...

25 Tips and Tricks for Smart Home Nerdvana

Charles Edge | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Charles Edge

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a great little buzz word for Internet-controlled home automation equipment. Sensors and chips to control electronics have gotten so small and cheap that they can now be put into most electronics around the house.

Smart Technologies for Your Home

Staci Giordullo | Posted 05.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Staci Giordullo

No need to be nervous about home automation. You can incorporate smart house technology a little bit at a time. If you're not, shall we say, tech sma...

Can a Smart Home Be a Safe Home?

Juliette Kayyem | Posted 05.16.2016 | Technology
Juliette Kayyem

What once was a shelter, a safe harbor, the place you locked up at night after the kids were asleep and shuttered away the outside world, no longer exists. Mobile devices and gadgets are connected to a world that is exciting, but also comes with some risks.

The Future of Smartphones Is Less About the Phone, More About the Ecosystem

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 04.05.2016 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Has smartphone innovation finally peaked? That's the question a lot of industry watchers and consumers are starting to ask. For the past couple of ye...

7 Smart Home Gadgets You Need In Your Bath

Architectural Digest | Posted 03.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

By HADLEY KELLER for Architectural Digest. Courtesy of Dyson 1. As smartphone-controlled speakers and security systems and Bluetooth-connected...

Why Smart Cities, Businesses and Homes Will Transform Your Life

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Our world now moves so fast that we seldom stop to see just how far we have come in just a few years. The latest iPhone 6s, for example, has a dual-co...

Amazon's Got A Few New Tricks To Make Your Home 'Smarter'

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon Inc on Thursday introduced two new gadgets similar to its voice-controlled Echo speaker, which can be used to check t...

Peeping Toms, Welcome Home

Mark Belinsky | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology
Mark Belinsky

If my iPhone isn't secure anymore, how can I expect my smart home to be safe? By forcing Apple to cripple it's security systems, the FBI ensures we'll never be able to fully trust that any technology we invite into our homes doesn't come with a second set of eyes. Or third. Or fourth...

Simple Home Automation Solutions With Design in Mind

Sarah Pike | Posted 01.26.2017 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Pike

If you're still manually turning your lights on and off, 2016 should be the year you finally dare to embrace home automation. Smart home solutions can help you streamline your life to be more efficient and productive.

CES 2016: How Can We Future-proof Our Smart Homes?

Megan Anderle | Posted 01.11.2017 | Technology
Megan Anderle

What good is having a lock you can open with your phone, a television with personalized recommendations or a fridge that can tell you when you're out of milk if it doesn't work properly or in harmony?

CES 2016 Trends We'll See

Megan Anderle | Posted 01.04.2017 | Technology
Megan Anderle

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is almost here, and soon we’ll see the newest products from virtually every major player in the tech industry. ...

What Silicon Valley Is Saying About Disrupting Insurance

Amy Radin | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Amy Radin

OH at Insurance Disrupted 2015 - November 18 - 19 - Cosponsored by Silicon Valley Innovation Center and Insurance Thought Leadership: "How did you g...

Your Connected Home in 2020...

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.23.2016 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

It was crazy to think there was a time that it had been called the smart home. She could not remember when the clever marketing sleight of hand happened and it had become the 'Connected Home'. She was living in it now though. It had become almost jarring in its normalcy.

Big Business Uses High-Tech Data Vampires to Spy on Consumers

Gary Ebersole | Posted 11.11.2016 | Technology
Gary Ebersole

If we quietly submit to the data vampire-like IoT offerings from big business, we face a future of an all-knowing corporate Big Brother envisioned by George Orwell.

Why Technology Is The Catalyst For A New Era Of Aging In Place

Paul H. Irving | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

As futurists debate the merits and risks of new technologies, we know today that technological progress is providing solutions for a new generation of older adults who seek to remain active, contributing and connected to their families, friends and communities.

Internet of Women Things

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

Does anything feminine ever exist as such? A history of invisibility cannot guarantee material results.

Your Smart Home: Google's Brillo Pad

John Bates | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
John Bates

Beyond the home, as the smart city evolves, we'll have street lamps that only come on when someone is there, traffic systems that dynamically reroute based on what's happening on the roads, buildings that optimize themselves to the number of people and weather conditions - so much is possible.

Why Is My Smart Home So Stupid?

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Markus Giesler

One of the projects I currently work on is concerned with the consumption of smart home technology. And one question I have heard a million times from the consumers we have interviewed is this: why is my smart home so stupid?