Smart Home Stories This Week

 
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GE Healthcare’s New Smart Device Application Platform Will Help Accelerate The Development Of AI Technology
Edison is part of GE Healthcare’s $1 billion and growing Digital portfolio and will serve as a “digital thread” for its existing AI partnerships and products. Clinical partners will use Edison to develop algorithms, and technology partners will work with GE Healthcare to bring the latest advancements in data processing to Edison applications and smart devices.
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California Law Regarding IoT Privacy And Security Focused On The Manufacturing Of Smart Devices
While progress-minded appliance makers talk about the magic benefits of the smart fridge, California’s IoT law will regulate its “black” side — the use and protection of the data collected by the IoT devices.
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Smart Device Pilot Program Designed To Ease Burden On Caregivers And Restore Patient Independence
Demand for telemedicine is certainly likely to increase. As people live longer but with one or more chronic conditions, smart technology will play an increasingly important role in healthcare.
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Are Google And Apple Playing Nice? Because Using Google Assistant With Siri Shortcuts On Your iPhone Is A Thing Now.
Google Assistant got a bit of an upgrade on iOS this week with the introduction of support for Siri shortcuts. Now you can record a phrase like “Ok Google” within Siri, and then have that phrase open the Google Assistant app on your iPhone.
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Is Google Creating Smart Home Patents To Eavesdrop On Us For Our “Convenience?”
Google has patents for smart home devices that can eavesdrop on everything going on in our homes, all under the guise of sending us targeted ads for our "convenience." Should we be concerned?
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Amazon’s Alexa Is Removing The Hard Part Of Setting Up Your Smart Home.
Smart home gadgets exist to make your life easier, but there's one way they almost universally make it harder: setup. It's easy to say "turn on the kitchen lights," but more complicated to get everything on the right Wi-Fi connection and grouped for that convenience. That is, unless you use Alexa. Turns out, you can add devices to groups with just your voice.
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Apple’s Latest Acquisition Is A “Silky” Smooth Move Focused On Connected Device Consumer Privacy
Apple has just snapped up the privacy-focused AI startup Silk Labs, continuing its streak of investing in AI technologies. It’s believed that, because of this focus, Apple snapped up the startup with the intention of improving its severely lacking AI-equipped devices.
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No Surprise That Amazon Is Making It Easier To Wake Up Sleeping Connected Gadgets With Alexa Voice Commands
Amazon recently added a "wake-on-LAN" control method that can turn on sleeping connected gadgets in the home that otherwise won't respond to voice control. Device makers just need to craft Alexa skills that use the new control to have it turn on TVs and other hardware on the local network.
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Smart Tech Start-Up Is “Brilliant” In Their Approach To Controlling Your Smart Home
If you have a smart home, you most likely control it with your smartphone or personal tablet. Toggling between multiple apps is annoying, and so is sitting in your house for anyone who isn't you. The concept behind tech start-up Brilliant is therefore—excuse me here—brilliant.
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Smart Speakers Are The Foundation Of Your Smart Home. So The Main Question Is Which Should You Pick?
You’re not just buying a talking jukebox. Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant also want to adjust the thermostat, fill your picture frame or even microwave your popcorn.
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