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Is The Home Furnishing Giant IKEA Expanding Their Smart Device Product Line To Include Smart Blinds?
Ikea, the furniture giant may increase the number of their products to their collection of smart home devices. This was revealed after an FCC filing told the world that the company was working on a compact remote control that lets the user control smart blinds.
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What Do You Use Your Virtual Assistant For? The Average Smart Speaker Owner Are Not Using Them To Control Smart Devices.
According to a survey by Adobe Analytics, it is suggested that about 32% of the public are the proud owners of a smart speaker like Google Home or Amazon Echo. And the figure is set to increase to 50% by the year-end.
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Not Your Typical Bluetooth Tracker – Samsung’s SmartThings Tracker Can Find Your Keys And Help Your Control Your Smart Home
Samsung has come up with its latest product - SmartThings Tracker. The tracker is designed to work with the Samsung SmartThings app where you will be able to view its location and track it in real-time. It also works as an arrival sensor. By setting geofence data and triggering the connected home devices, you can automate your home more.
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Philips Is Taking Huge Steps Towards Creating Health-Focused Smart Home Appliances To Help You Sleep And Eat Better
Philips launched a new line of smart home devices focused on your health and well-being. The Philips Intelligent Blender, SmartSleep, and DiamondClean Toothbrush will all be available globally in 2019.
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What You Might Have Missed When Elon Musk Sat Down With Joe Rogan Was That Tesla Might Be Working On Smart Home Technology
When Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, showed up on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast he did more than smoke a little weed. He talked about a Tesla Smart Home’ that had a better and more efficient model of air conditioning system.
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Google And KB Home Builders Partnership To Introduce A Smart Home Bundle Including Connected Door Locks, Thermostats, Lights, And More.
Google Assistant will tie an array of home systems together for security, comfort, livability, and entertainment, offered initially in four KB Home markets including Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; Jacksonville, Florida; and Orange County, California.
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Currently Only 1 Of 3 Use Their Smart Speakers To Control Other Smart Devices. Music, Weather, And Alarms Top The List Of Uses For Voice Assistants.
The Adobe Digital Insights survey gives an insight into what smart speaker owners do with their device. Unsurprisingly more than two-thirds of usage is playing music. But what other uses are growing?
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More Than Four Walls And A Roof, The Home Of The Future Will Change How We Use Energy, And Even How We Eat
While tech and design are rapidly evolving, physical and cultural environments are not moving fast enough to keep up with the change. Texas-based futurist Anne Boysen is of the opinion that the future homes will even change the way we view food. From indoor growing systems to automated re-ordering when we’re running on low staple items.
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Connected Devices That Understand Our Behavior And Learn From These Patterns Will Make A Truly Smart Home
A real smart home will be one that learns and reacts to our behaviors and patterns. Adjusting to make our homes and lives more efficient. These smart home will need a lot of data and seamless integration between the connected devices to realize that dream.
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Using Smart Technology For Senior Living Will Make Our Aging Population More Comfortable And Safe
Companies are trying to make senior living as comfortable and safe as possible with voice assistants like Google Home and Alexa, smart thermostats and lights, wearable devices for monitoring health, and sensors to track movement.
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The Heart Of The Home Needs To Be Smarter. We’re Ready For The Connected Kitchen.
With millennials showing more and more interest in buying houses, technology in the kitchen need to grow. Designers frequently get questions on home technology and seamless integration. However, only one-third of them advise the consumers to go ahead with smart kitchen tech mostly because they are not very knowledgeable about it.
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Locate Your Pets, And Other Important Things, With The SmartThings Tracker
Samsung’s SmartThings Tracker uses the LTE-M network to locate wandering pets, let family members know where you are, or even find your car keys. You can also configure the Tracker as a proximity sensor to the universe of SmartThings home automation devices.
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Simple, And Cheaper, Smart Lock Solutions To Keep Your Home More Secure
Despite the potential vulnerability and security issues, many consumers are happy to have smart locks that are connected to the web. Locky and SureKey are two startups who launched Kickstarter campaigns last month that want to simplify smart locks and keep them more secure.
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It’s Estimated That Eighty Percent Of IoT Devices Have Security Flaws. This Cybersecurity Startup Wants To Change That.
Dojo Labs in was started by Yossi Atias in order to fight against the increasing hacking of the IoT devices. Dojo’s CSP product can be added to existing routers as well as built into new ones to protect your smart devices from being compromised.
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