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Connected Locks, Smart Plugs, And Robotic Vaccuums Are Just A Few Of The Home Automation Devices To Create A Smarter Living Space
Switching to connected locks, power outlets and smoke alarms are all simple installs that can improve your safety and comfort in your own home. Here are some top essentials for anyone looking to upgrade to a smarter home.
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What’s Your Theme Song? Sonos Can Play It As You Enter Your Home. And Other Super Cool Things With The Help Of IFTTT.
Sonos stated last month that they would open up their API to third-party firms. It has started off by working with IFTTT. Using IFTTT you can automate your home appliances like thermostats, lights, and locks to achieve more options.
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The Average Household Spends 1/3 Of Their Electric Bill On Heating And Cooling Their Home. Elon Musk And Tesla Want To Build A Smart Air Conditioner To Change That.
Elon Musk, who is the founder of Tesla, talked about a potential Tesla-connected smart air conditioner. The CEO has already set up Tesla factories which are completely solar powered. According to him, the air conditioning unit should predict your arrival and cool/heat the room you are likely to use.
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The Future Of The Smart Home Will Depend On A Great Router. Does Your Current Router Have The Bandwidth?
Multiple devices can chew through data much faster than a single phone or laptop, and if your bandwidth isn't up to it, you'll still be slowed down when you start connecting several devices to your network. To comfortably have 8 simultaneously connected devices, a minimum of 50 Mbps is required though it is better to have a 100 Mbps speed for realistic planning.
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A Smart Air Device Will Improve Your Air Quality And Adjust Your Home’s Temperature As Needed
Alea Air is a smart air management platform that lets you improve your health by monitoring the air around you. Capable of creating preferences on a room-by-room basis, considering the weather forecast, and changing the settings based on the number of people in a room at a particular time. Alea Air will make your house more energy efficient.
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Privacy And Security Will Continue To Be A Concern As AI And The IoT Become More A Part Of Our Everyday World
AI lets machines think in a logical manner, learn, predict, and solve problems with minimal or no human intervention. IoT is a network of connected devices like vehicles, phones, and home appliances which have the ability to exchange user data. With the increase in these two, concerns about privacy and security have arisen.
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Building A Simple Smart Home Security System Is Easier Than Think
Most people associate more advanced security systems with a high price tag — along with people who have to install a number of devices, such as security cameras, and then monitor them for you. However, there are many gadgets that can be set up quickly and connected to your home network.
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Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Home Assistant Or Apple’s Siri? Choosing The Right Virtual Assistant For Your Home Is The Start To A Smarter Home
Once you have decided on the virtual assistant, you need to select the hardware that will work the best with it. Compatibility, convenience, versatility, responsiveness, and reliability are some of the factors that you will have to think about.
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Vague Indeed But Microsoft’s Newest Patent Called “Intelligent Device User Interactions” Might Be Amazon And Google’s Next Big Competitor
Microsoft has patented another device quite recently. Images by the company shows a user and a smart speaker communicating. The patent is titled “Intelligent Device User Interactions”.
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Lack Of Innovation In Smart TVs Help Amazon Fire TV And Roku Devices Lead The Way In Smart Device Growth
International Data Corporation stated that digital media adapters, like Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku devices, were responsible for the biggest share of the market. Adapters took advantage of the lack of software updates on smart TVs and hence, the boom.
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Xiaomi’s New Line Of Smart Home Products In India Includes Security Cameras, Fitness Trackers, And Air Purifiers
Xiaomi is all ready to release a series of smart living products in India. The products are a smart TV, a surveillance camera, a fitness tracker, and an air purifier as seen on the teaser they posted.
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Are SmartWatches Finally Living Up To Their Promise Of Being “Smart”?
Apple introduced its fourth smartwatch, Qualcomm has partnered with companies like Fossil on fashionable devices, and Samsung again updated its wearable lineup with its new Galaxy Watch. At the last IFA electronics show, Casio, Fossil’s Skagen, and Diesel showcased their latest smartwatches placing emphasis on health and wellness functions.
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Nvidia And Yamaha Are Partnering To Make Smart Farms The Future Of Agriculture.
Nvidia is joining forces with Japan's Yamaha Motor to create smart machinery for agriculture and other fields, firing a shot in the intensifying battle for supremacy in chips designed for artificial intelligence.
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Info On Demand! Many People Use Their Smart Speakers To Hear Their Daily News. Media Outlets Are Finally Listening.
Devices such as Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers, Google Home and Apple HomePod are increasingly delivering news flashes and summaries and giving users the option to get more in-depth news, just by asking.
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Is Amazon Forging An Exclusive Deal With Getty Images To Create A More Visual Alexa-Enabled Experience?
Smart speakers can be made better by adding a display as the Amazon Echo Show clearly demonstrates, but the quality of content available to view can always be enhanced. That's exactly what Amazon just achieved by signing a new deal with Getty Images.
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