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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 01.26.2016 | 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 01.11.2016 | 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 01.05.2016 | 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 12.02.2015 | 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 11.24.2015 | 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 11.17.2015 | 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 09.08.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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?

How to Ride the Smart Home Wave

Techonomy | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

Over the years, we've seen technology waves come and go. In Silicon Valley and other tech-heavy areas, we're riding a pretty big wave right now, fueled by the Fed's easy money, low interest rates, and global venture capitalists spending big in hopes of ROI.

CasaJasmina: Work in Progress

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

CasaJasmina from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

7 New Tech Gadgets Every Parent Needs to Know About

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.21.2015 | Technology
Andrea Smith

We all know the feeling of sneaking over to the baby rocker and starting it up again or changing the speed, desperately trying not to wake the baby so you can enjoy just a few more moments of peace and quiet. mamaRoo has you covered with their new connected baby rocker.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Nest Labs Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 01.23.2015 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Recently I caught up with Maxime Veron, Head of Product Management at Nest to take a deeper look at the company's initiatives in the areas of social good, artificial intelligence(AI) and their vision for the future of the smart home.

Casa Jasmina

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

Bruce Sterling : Casa Jasmina from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

Getting the Most Out of Your Old iPhone

Brad Spirrison | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

You can still enjoy the majority of the apps and games, and basically all of the songs and videos you purchased from iTunes and/or loaded on older generation devices.

Watching the iWatch and the Battle for the Smart Home

Beverly Macy | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Big news yesterday as Apple shows the world how it's done. The results? A (free) U2 album on iTunes; a larger screen; paving the way for mobile payments; and, of course, the long-awaited iWatch.

Is the Internet of Things a Solution or Just Another Problem Waiting to Happen?

Quora | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora:Is the Internet of Things a solution looking for a problem? Why or why not? Answer by Jonathan Brill...

Big Companies Invest in 'Smart' Home Technology

Larry Magid | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Whether the technology is from Google or any other company, connecting our homes to the so-called "Internet of things" does raise some interesting privacy and security issues.

Beware of the Refrigerator

Sheila Raju | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

What we tend to forget is that ultimately, the responsibility of privacy management does not rest solely on the shoulders of technology companies; it rests on consumers too.