Memorial day weekend brings lots of deals including the following great offers for Smart Home owners… Smarthome.com: 20% OFF Insteon Home Security and Automation & 1,000’s of products site wide. Use coupon E16MEM20 at checkout. Expires June 1st 2016. You’d also get free shipping on orders over $49. Amazon.com: 20% off select Samsung SmartThings devices Lowes.com: $20 Lowe’s Gift Card with Purchase of Iris Smart Hub, Iris Security Pack or Iris Home Automation Pack. Expires June 6th 2016.
Today at Google I/O 2016 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Google unveiled a new (much rumored about) piece of hardware that will tap into Google’s knowledge graph. The aptly named Google Home device will reside in your home and will assist you with your day-to-day tasks, give you information in a powerful conversational mode and (the drumroll) will control your smart home devices. The demo video showcased Google Home’s interaction with Nest’s thermostat, Google Chromecast and Android TV. On the outside, the device looks like a vase or a super-sized salt shaker. It could be customized with replaceable bottom grill to match […]
Two of the projects I’m actively supporting are coming to the end of their crowd funding campaigns. Protonet ZOE on Indiegogo is a dream come true for a smart home – a combination of IFTTT, Amazon Echo, Hue and SmartThings, but with one important difference. Protonet promises that all these features will run locally in your home, not in the cloud! So, all your data stays with you, and not with cloud overlords. And even if your Internet will go down your smart home won’t – now, how smart is that! Zoe will work with Z-Wave based plugs, switches, outlets, […]
MADISON , N.J. (May 10, 2016) — Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC , the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up founded in 1906, in collaboration withCNET, the world’s largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews, announced today a joint definition of the term “smart home.” The definition is the first of its kind in the real estate industry and will help sales associates, as well as home buyers and sellers, accurately identify smart homes. The definition will provide a clear and unified designation designed to keep up with rapidly evolving technology in the home. Property […]
DALLAS, TX–(Marketwired – May 4, 2016) – Parks Associates announced a new research report today that estimates broadband adoption will reach 84% of U.S. households and 79% of Western European households in 2016, after both regions reached 50% penetration in 2006. Global Connected Living Outlook: Pursuing the IoT Promise notes that this widespread access to high-speed data services is the main catalyst to growth in the connected home and consumer-based IoT, which is attracting major players, including Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook, in areas such as home entertainment and connected CE, smart home and security, apps and mobile devices, and […]