IKEA’s Smart Home Arrives In August, Vivint Adds Cars To Its Smart Home Product Line, And More Discussed On The Internet Of Things Podcast.
The latest podcast featured Chris Albrecht, managing editor at the Spoon and head of the Articulate conference. Spoon is a food tech website while the Articulate conference is about kitchen robots.
We start the show with news about Vivint adding cars to its smart home product and Alexa getting contextual data from Echo devices.
Qualcomm is working on new chips that would be a great thing for smart speakers. Fibaro gear is now compatible with SmartThings without the need to download a custom device handler.
Bjorn Block, the head of development at IKEA Home Smart, was the guests at the podcast this week. He gave some details regarding the latest IKEA Fyrtur roller shades. He also hinted on a possible collaboration with Sonos regarding smart speakers.
IKEA’s plans to launch a smart home section within its retail outlets, showcasing the smart blinds and the Sonos speakers. While big names in the industry are forced to end their smart home plans, it will be interesting to see how IKEA fares.
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