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Let Samsung’s Connected Home Appliances Simplify Your Daily Life
At the IFA 2018 Samsung Electronics showcased their diverse and wide range of smart home appliances to reveal the strides the company has taken in the IoT and the AI fields. This includes air conditioners, kitchen appliances, TVs, lighting, and more.
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Going Green And Saving Green Are One In The Same With These Eco-Friendly Smart Home Solutions
Smart homes are doing their best to go green and help the environment. Electricity leaves a large carbon footprint. Many studies have shown that half of our carbon footprint is caused by lighting. Smart devices regulate appliances and lights to minimize the amount of electricity they consume.
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Signify, Philips New Name For Smart Lighting, Has Partnered With Six Companies To Increase Their Smart Home Product Line
Philips has been having a great year. In addition to a corporate name change to Signify in May, the New Jersey-based smart lighting company introduced six new partners in the Friends of Hue program at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week.
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Sometimes Making Things Smarter Can Be Simple! VacPac Pro Fridge Keeps Your Food Fresh Longer With Sharp’s Built-In Vacuum Sealer.
The Sharp VacPac Pro is a four-door refrigerator with a vacuum sealer built into the top-left door. It was on display at this week's IFA trade show. You slide the edge of a bag in the slot on the door and press start to vacuum seal.
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Building A Smart Car Creates A Seamless Integration For Your ‘Connected Life’. And Samsung Might Just Do It.
'Seamless integration' is a concept Samsung is placing a lot of emphasis on for the last couple of months. They are heading in the obvious direction of vehicle integration. Samsung feels that a car is just an extended place of living from a house.
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Apple’s Siri Shortcuts Make Controlling Your Philip’s Hue (Signify) Lights Easier Than Ever
Philips Hue lights are the most popular smart lights in the market and they have partnered with Apple again. Hue was among the first products to connect with HomeKit, Apple’s smart home platform.
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From 4K TVs, Living Room Projectors, And Multi-room Sound Systems, Entertainment Is Key In The Smart Home Of The Future
In the latest Home of the Future episode, we see how home integrators are trying to bring smart home gadgets, home theatre components, and streaming platforms within one interface. Within streaming services, voice commands provide a lot of convenience to the users.
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Pet Owners Will Love Neato’s New Smart Vacuum Lineup. So Will Your Wallet!
Neato Robotics has released two new vacuums at the IFA. The first one is the Botvac D4 Connected and is targeted at the budget shoppers. Botvac D6 Connected, on the other hand, is for those who have pets and want to keep their place tidy.
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Amazon’s Smart Home Ecosystem Keeps Growing With 20,000 Compatible Smart Devices… And Counting.
Alexa skills are essentially apps, which enable Amazon's voice assistant to connect to hardware and software to perform certain tasks. Thanks to its open API, the list of compatible services and devices is growing by the day, too.
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Nanoleaf’s New Touch-Sensitive Light Panels Let You Get Colorful With Your Smart Home Lighting
You can stick the panels on the walls thanks to the sticky tabs, plug them, and connect them to the Wi-Fi network. Now you can get colorful with changing the settings on the Nanoleaf app. There are also hundreds of color-changing presets available. The panels are compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri.
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Has LG’s Line Of Smart Kitchen Appliances Found A New Friend In The Google Home Assistant?
LG's Signature Kitchen Suite appliances will work with the LG Smart Display through Innit, a software platform that provides guided cooking programs that show you each step of a recipe. LG’s Wi-Fi-enabled kitchen appliances will connect with Google Assistant-powered smart display.
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Can Microsoft’s Cortana Compete With Amazon And Google To Voice-Control Your Smart Home?
As of now, Cortana’s integration works only one-way where Cortana is used as a voice trigger to the applets. There is plenty of scope with IFTTT and if Cortana starts to offers support for more, it could be the next big thing.
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Yale’s New Security Alarm System Syncs With Amazon’s Alexa
As new functions, Yale integrated Sync with Amazon's Alexa to let people use voice commands to turn the alarm system on and off and to check if windows or doors are open.
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