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Top 10 Smart Home News Stories For The Week Of April 25, 2019

Comcast’s Stringify shutdown leaves service users scrambling. Here’s how to stop Amazon from listening in on your Alexa conversations. And, what’s holding consumers back from “buying into” smart major appliances? Check out these stories and more in this week’s top smart home news for April 25, 2019.




Smart Speakers
In Just A Few Years It Is Projected That Half Of U.S. Will Have Smart Speakers. And They Will Serve As The Center Of Our Connected Life.

Tech companies are betting that the future of personal computing will be driven by the sound of your voice. Voice Assistants like Siri and Alexa will transform behavior inside the home. At the center of that behavior is a smart speaker, serving as the hub of a connected lifestyle.

OnePlus Connected Ecosystem Smart TV
OnePlus’ Plans For Creating A Connected Ecosystem And Developing The Next-Gen Smart TV

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau talked about the company’s future including folding phones, smart TVs, and cars. OnePlus is concentrating on developing an ecosystem, with a focus on building the next version of a smart TV.

Jeff Bezos Annual Letter Shareholders
Jeff Bezos’ Annual Letter To Shareholders Touched On The Company’s Future But Much More On Amazon’s Vision And Philosophy

In his annual letter to Amazon shareholders, Bezos touched on a range of topics including where the company is going. But he also talked about the fact that failure at the company needs to scale, to reflect its big ambitions—and because failure can lead to success in other areas.

IoT Smarter Cities Smart Sensors
IoT Geared Up To Create Smarter Cities With Smart Sensors That Control Lighting, Security, And Traffic

At first glance, the rush towards IoT adoption seems to be one of convenience, similar to their use at home. Within city infrastructure it’s more about achieving important goals, such as improving the use life and management of infrastructure, enhancing resident safety, and cutting costs and energy usage to be greener.

Smart Major Appliances
What’s Holding Consumers Back From “Buying Into” Smart Major Appliances?

According to a recent Parks study, 12 percent of U.S. broadband connected households report owning a smart major appliance. Which really isn’t that much. The problem with adoption in the major appliances space, though, may have nothing to do with interest or awareness. Rather, it likely boils down to the nature of the industry.

Amazon Future
Taking A Look At Amazon’s Past Gives Some Insights Into Where They Are Headed In The Future

In just 25 years, Amazon.com has grown to become one of the world’s most valuable public companies. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, writes a letter to shareholders every year, and reading between the lines can give shareholders an idea about where Amazon’s heading in the future.

HomeKit Compatible IKEA Smart Plugs
Alexa, Google Assistant, And Now HomeKit Compatible! IKEA’s Smart Plugs Have Covered Their Bases And Are Ready For Your Smart Home.

Ikea has issued an update for its Tradfri smart plugs in the United States, with new firmware released on Thursday enabling the power accessories to be controlled by other devices using Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform, as well as via the Home app.

Stop Amazon From Listening Alexa Conversations
Here’s How To Stop Amazon From Listening In On Your Alexa Conversations

There’s no denying the utility that Alexa-enabled devices offer. From digital planners, entertainment devices, and so much more. Alexa is becoming completely intertwined in our daily lives just like our other computing devices like smart phones and computers. But there is a way to stop Amazon from listening in on your Alexa conversations.

Stringify Shutdown
Comcast’s Stringify Shutdown Leaves Service Users Scrambling

News this week of Comcast shutting down Stringify has surely upset the service’s user base. Why? Because all of those advanced custom smart home routines and device connections have to be moved to another platform.

Smart Devices IoT Inspector
Identifying Privacy And Security Risks From Your Smart Devices Are A Little Easier With The IoT Inspector

Researchers at Princeton University have built a web app that lets you spy on your smart home devices to see what they’re up to. The basic idea is to help people see whether devices such as smart speakers or wi-fi enabled robot vacuum cleaners are sharing their data with third parties.

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Smart Devices IoT Inspector

Identifying Privacy And Security Risks From Your Smart Devices Are A Little Easier With The IoT Inspector

Researchers at Princeton University have developed a web-based app that lets the user keep an eye on their smart home devices. IoT Inspector, as the app is called, is an open source tool and is currently available only for Mac OS. It helps the users understand whether smart devices are sharing the data with any third parties.

Testing the tool found that multiple devices were contacting their host/companies without permission and when not in use. You can also use WireShark packet analyzer to detect IoT traffic. The technical expertise required for this makes it unsuitable for layman users. The developers say that the app is quite simple to set up and doesn’t need any specific hardware.

Since the Princeton team wants to gather more data for their research, all data from the use of this tool will go them, which they will use to improve smart home devices. They plan to study about security risks, privacy issues, and network performance risks.

With IoT Inspector, we are the first in the research community to produce an open-source, anonymized dataset of actual IoT network traffic, where the identity of each device is labelled.

The researchers have also come up with a list of detailed FAQs for those planning to use the tool. Up to 50 devices can be tracked and the limit can be increased by reaching out to the developers.

Source: https://techcrunch.com

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Stringify Shutdown

Comcast’s Stringify Shutdown Leaves Service Users Scrambling

Comcast is closing down Stringify. While the service has only 100,000+ downloads in the Play Store, the users have been impacted highly. This is due to the fact that all smart home routines would now have to be moved elsewhere. The alternate platform could be Yonomi or IFTTT, or DIY hub solution like Home Assistant or OpenHAB.

The best option for Stringify is Node-RED. However, this needs some hardware and basic programming to set up. Currently, there is no way to export existing automation and users will have to start all over again.

Since every service has its own interface and process, there is no export feature. IFTTT offers the simplest setup but it also has drawbacks, such as one can’t have multiple triggers in one recipe.

Sure, there are likely some other custom APIs or code that’s being used by these third-parties for connecting devices and creating automations.

Developing a service that offers a no-hassle set-up option and automation import/export and the backup feature would make it extremely attractive to the end user and one wouldn’t mind shelling out the additional dollars.

Source: https://staceyoniot.com

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Stop Amazon From Listening Alexa Conversations

Here’s How To Stop Amazon From Listening In On Your Alexa Conversations

Alexa is fast becoming an integral part of our lives. Till date, as many as 100 million Alexa-powered devices have been sold. Alexa is part of almost every device, from thermostats and smart speakers to headphone and other entertainment devices. While Amazon’s Alexa is a great invention, it does have issues with privacy. Amazon records everything that you say via Alexa and you can check it out on the recording log.

However, there is a way to stop Amazon from recording your messages. Open settings on the Alexa App and select Alexa Account. Go to ‘Alexa Privacy’ and disable the setting by tapping on ‘Manage How Your Data Improves Alexa’ and then toggle the switch to turn off the setting in ‘Help Develop New Features’.

Under Manage Skills Permissions, you can find out which skills have requested permission to access data like your address, name, Amazon pay, phone number, and email.

You can also see your past interactions and delete it and control your skills permission. By reviewing settings periodically, you can decrease the chances of facing privacy issues.

Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com

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HomeKit Compatible IKEA Smart Plugs

Alexa, Google Assistant, And Now HomeKit Compatible! IKEA’s Smart Plugs Have Covered Their Bases And Are Ready For Your Smart Home.

Ikea recently released an update for its Tradfri smart plugs in the US. It will be rolled out all over soon, but the exact time of update is not yet ascertained. The new firmware released will allow the power accessories to be handled by other gadgets via the Home app or the HomeKit platform. The Tradfri smart plugs did not initially come with HomeKit support.

A firmware update released for the Gateway, the central hub Ikea’s smart home system uses to control all of the devices in the range, adds the extended functionality.

The smart plugs have a new design where they are quite large. However, they can be mounted so that they don’t block any sockets. While the plugs can be bought separately, they will need the Tradfri Gateway to work, a feature that other smart plugs with HomeKit support don’t need. It is quite expensive compared to the other models in the market. However, if you are looking to buy in bulk, the price is attractive. Ikea has come across issues providing HomeKit support in the past for its Tradfri lighting range. The company has plans to release HomeKit-ready Smart Shades in late 2019.

Source: https://appleinsider.com

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Amazon Future

Taking A Look At Amazon’s Past Gives Some Insights Into Where They Are Headed In The Future

Amazon has managed to become one of the largest online retailers, in addition establishing itself as a tech company. Jeff Bezos, the CEO, mentions quite often that the company is more customer focused rather than competitor focused, which has led to its ability to slash prices for its customers.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) famously began as an internal cloud computing project that Amazon used for its own cloud needs. Today, it’s got an annual revenue run rate of more than $30 billion and is the company’s biggest cash cow.

This lets the company take risks with its other interests and ventures. Thousands of people are using the SageMaker to create machine learning models with AWS.

The company recently increased its minimum wage to $15/hour, getting more attention. Bezos challenged their competitors to do the same. Amazon also allows third parties to showcase their products on Amazon and let it be shipped from their warehouse for a fee, which is a huge part of their retail business.

While Amazon has not managed to do excellent in everything, the company has learned from mistakes. For instance, it used the failure of its Fire phones to create better Echo models. Bezos’ vision is certain to take the company far.

Source: https://money.usnews.com

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Smart Major Appliances

What’s Holding Consumers Back From “Buying Into” Smart Major Appliances?

Parks Associates is a research firm working to organize its CONNECTIONS conference where all sorts of discussions on connected homes, devices, and companies take place. According to one of their studies, 12% of the U.S. broadband-connected households have at least one major smart appliance. This figure is quite low.

While the industry is educated enough with major devices, it has not been able to increase sales. While consumers, on average, own about 10 smart devices, there are many factors affecting the adoption of major smart gadgets.

The range of products in the connected appliances market needs to be improved to increase demand and growth. While smart appliances are getting more popular with the users, it still has a long way to go.

“I believe the manufacturer that can get ‘smart’ positioned correctly the soonest will be rewarded by the discretionary purchaser as well as by the duress purchaser who maybe deciding to jump up a price-point or two when replacing their broken appliance,” Satoren said.

The rate of adoption of smart appliances is low but companies are not responsible for it. It is more likely that the consumers are waiting for the right time to buy these products.

Source: https://www.dealerscope.com

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IoT Smarter Cities Smart Sensors

IoT Geared Up To Create Smarter Cities With Smart Sensors That Control Lighting, Security, And Traffic

With the advancement in technology, we can see that IoT helps us connect in new ways and has paved the way for smart homes. This tech has helped create smart cities, where all aspects will be monitored and controlled with IoT.

Smart sensors are one of the main parts of IoT which can help users control the lighting, security, heating and cooling systems, and so on. With IoT, cities would be able to deal better with their infrastructure, add new security features, decrease cost, improve emergency preparedness, prevent traffic congestion, and so on.

IoT is helping make important headway in controlling traffic situations. Kansas City, London, Paris, and other cities across the globe are using IoT to come up with innovative ways to deal with traffic and the problems it poses.

Smart corridor is the name given to specific areas of road networks heavily embedded with smart technology to achieve multiple goals.

These smart corridors make use of a lot of tech concepts to deal with traffic flow, speed watch, and so on. With IoT, toll charges can vary depending on the driving condition. It has already been implemented in some cities in the US. It looks like IoT has already made a lot of advancement and is all geared up for more.

Source: https://www.iotevolutionworld.com

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Jeff Bezos Annual Letter Shareholders

Jeff Bezos’ Annual Letter To Shareholders Touched On The Company’s Future But Much More On Amazon’s Vision And Philosophy

Many innovators believe that the customers don’t know what they want until they see it! Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, talked about multiple subjects, such as the company’s future, its AWS cloud offering, the support Amazon provides to small business and more in his annual letter to the shareholders.

But he also talked about the fact that failure at the company needs to scale, to reflect its big ambitions—and because failure can lead to success in other areas.

While Fire phone was being re-developed after numerous poor reviews, all that they learned with Fire was implemented in the Echo range of smart speakers, resulting in its success.

Being an e-retailer and the manufacturer of e-readers, Echo was not even in the plans at that time. The market research also was not helpful. However, the launch of Echo with built-in Alexa took over the market and became a huge hit and over time, Amazon even developed an ecosystem around Alexa. While there are issues like privacy with this, there is no denying that the Echo has been a tremendous success.

Source: https://qz.com

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OnePlus Connected Ecosystem Smart TV

OnePlus’ Plans For Creating A Connected Ecosystem And Developing The Next-Gen Smart TV

Pete Lau, the CEO of OnePlus, talked to Repubblica, the Italian publication, about OnePlus and its plans for the future including smart TVs, folding phones, and cars. Lau mentioned that the company has been thinking of foldable phones for over a year now but have not come up with a justification as these don’t really offer something new to the consumers.

He believes that the current technology is far too young to create something like foldable phones and they end up being quite bulky and thick. OnePlus has chosen to focus on creating an ecosystem and plans to develop the next-gen smart TV as these electronics have not evolved in 2 decades.

Today, for example, when you come back home you have to look for the remote control to turn on the television and this is already a really dated system.

Pete Lau envisions a screen that anticipates the users’ needs and AI can evolve to a point that it can be done. Regarding smart cars, Lau doesn’t believe one company can build everything. That is why he wants to concentrate on platform, ecosystem, and software. At the rate IoT, AI, and 5G are developing, it is very likely that everything will be connected within the next decade.

Source: https://www.androidcentral.com

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