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SmartThings Has Come A Long Way From Its Kickstarter Days. But Has A Ways To Go To Earn Consumer Trust.
Samsung’s SmartThings once consisted only of a router-tethered hub, branded sensors, third-party device partners and an app, has since expanded to select Samsung fridges, TVs and beyond thanks to the Samsung Cloud launched last year.
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Amazon Being On The Board Of The Zigbee Alliance Means They May Have A Huge Say On The Future Of Smart Devices
Amazon now has a say in the development of a commonly used smart home standard, giving the company more power as it continues to push smart speakers, cameras, doorbells, and all other kinds of gadgets into its customers’ homes.
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An Adaptable Outlet For Your Smart Home, Swidget Can Control Multiple Smart Home Devices From Just One Outlet.
“With more than 50 percent of homes in the U.S. expected to be smart equipped by 2022, we don’t intend Swidget to be just another household accessory, but rather a device that makes smart homes simpler. Not only is it easy to install and use, it has the ability to adapt to changing lifestyles and evolving technologies whenever the user needs it to.”
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Smart Fabrics Are Just One Of The 48 Patents Apple Was Granted
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple. Included is a possible Quantum Dot + OLED display and smart fabrics that will include built-in haptics via shape memory alloy wires.
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Have Respiratory Difficulties? Smart Inhalers Are Becoming A Preferred Choice For Managing And Treating Breathing Issues.
Looking at the high rate of prevalence of respiratory diseases among the world population and the constant rise in air pollution in developing economies, the demand for smart inhalers is expected to see an upward trend in the next few years.
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Home Automation At Its Core! The Orro Smart Switch Will Adapt And Adjust To Your Lighting Preferences In Just A Few Days.
"We knew that the magical lighting system we envisioned would need to be responsive and adaptive to people's needs. Instead of relying on us forgetful and sometimes lazy humans to program it, tweak it, or flip a virtual switch on an app, it would need to sense presence in a space and function independently to provide light when we need it and not when we don't."
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State of IoT Security Report Reveals Your Smart Devices Aren’t So Smart When It Comes To Privacy And Security
The State of IoT Security Report reveals systemic security and privacy problems, which were discovered through testing of consumer smart home devices that are readily available from major retailers like Walmart.
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Japan Is Hacking Its Own Citizen’s Smart Devices… But For A Good Reason!
The Japanese government has approved a law that will allow government specialists to hack into unsecured smart devices. They want to ensure that hackers will not be able to infiltrate the country's infrastructure, as they are hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics.
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UPS Expands Its Latch Smart Access To Make In-Building Deliveries Secure And Convenient For Residents
UPS announced it would expand to 10 additional cities a program that enables its package delivery drivers to use Latch smart access devices to make in-building deliveries to multi-unit buildings securely and conveniently for residents who are not at home to receive packages.
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Is Apple's "Project Titan" A Smart Seat Belt To Control Your Car's Entertainment Or Even Self-Driving System?
Apple believes it is possible to add sensors or components, like microphones and speakers, to the outward-facing side of a seat belt that goes across the chest, allowing for passengers to interact with devices.
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