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Amazon’s Latest Line Of Products Will Make Creating A Smarter Home Easier Than Ever.
In the latest segment of Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill had a talk with senior analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross regarding the e-commerce powerhouse Amazon. The company dropped over a dozen new Alexa-based smart products recently.
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Sengled’s New Series Of Smart Home Devices Offer Much More Than Just Smart Lighting.
Sengled is a well-known name in the connected homes industry. And they are launching a range of new devices to enhance the smart home experience.
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Is Your Router Dumbing Down Your Smart Home?
Modern, up-to-date routers and modems are very important in the smart home because newer equipment can handle a large volume of devices and support the fast speeds you now get. Internet capabilities are among one of the most important elements of a smart home.
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Ready For Prefab Smart Homes? Amazon Is Investing In A Construction Company Known For Sustainability And Smart Home Tech.
Amazon has entered into its first venture in prefab construction by investing in Plant Prefab, a company dedicated to sustainable construction. Partnering with top designers and architects in the industry, the company built the LEED Platinum home which is an award-winning set of prefabricated homes.
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Small Changes, Big Difference! Amazon’s Latest Smart Home Speaker Updates Are A Huge Plus.
The latest Amazon Echo Plus looks like a cosmetically upgraded Echo Plus smart speaker. It is powered by Alexa and comes with an in-built Zigbee hub so that it can communicate with smart home sensors. Besides the fabric finish, this model comes with localized voice controls, an added temperature sensor, and setup assistance that helps make this device the best smart home control center.
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Is Amazon The New Apple? A New Vision For The Smart Home User Experience.
Amazon has stealthily become a smart home standard by allowing products to work together to solve the standards problem, and I see the work it has done on Alexa Connect Kit and the Smart Home Skills API to make devices easier to control in one place as another step in improving the consumer experience.
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A Tale Of Two Empires! While Amazon Is Focused On Developing Their Own Smart Home Ecosystem, Google Is Partnering Up With 3rd Party Smart Companies.
Amazon is creating products and aiming to build its very own successful ecosystem while Google is looking to become more popular via partnerships. While Amazon focuses on launching as many products as possible, Google releases very few of them and prefers to work with third-parties.
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Major Hurdles In Embracement Of Smart Tech Include Security Concerns And Product Compatibility For Consumers.
Obstacles in mass adoption of smart devices are security threats, cost, the technological fragmentation in the industry. It also includes the problems with integration of different smart home systems and gadgets.
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HP’s Smart Home Printer Lets You Scan, Print, And Copy From Anywhere Using Voice Commands.
Hewlett-Packard recently launched their latest home printer developed in the form of HP Tango. This smart printer has been designed to support Cortana Alexa, and Google voice commands. It offers cloud-based connectivity so that you can scan and print from anywhere.
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Amazon Creates Building Blocks For The Future Of Smart Devices With Their Latest Alexa-Enabled API
The latest update to Amazon Smart Home Skill API provide extensions to already present capabilities like Alexa.Cooking and Alexa.BrightnessController. The API lets developers link multiple events in the same device.
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Amazon’s Emphasis On Smart Security Is Making Your Home A Little Safer Every Day
Alexa-enabled security cameras from Ring, Arlo and August, along with Amazon's own Cloud Cam indoor security camera, are getting the capability to work with the Amazon Cameras Recap API.
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Amazon Wants You To Build A Smarter Home. And They Have The Goods To Help.
Amazon recently released their plan for complete and utter smart home domination. They launched about a dozen Alexa-enabled devices including a wall clock, Echo speakers, a new subwoofer and amplifier, and a microwave.
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