Eric Brown for Linux.com: Industrial, rather than home, applications will likely dominate the Internet of Things (IoT) market in the years to come. Yet, in the early going, the home automation market has had the greatest visibility. And it hasn’t always been pretty.
Despite steady growth, retail sales have yet to achieve inflated expectations. Too many companies promised and failed to deliver interoperability with a growing catalog of often buggy smart home products. The lack of essential applications, complex installation, and in many cases, high prices, have also conspired against the segment.
Yet the smart home segment appears to be rebounding with the help of maturing technology and IoT interoperability standards. There is particular interest in connecting voice-enabled AI assistants with the smart home in products such as Amazon’s Echo. Cont'd...
The Only 'All-in-One' Smart Home and Security Console, NuBryte Touchpoint, Coming to Homes Throughout U.S.
Stacey Higginbotham for MIT Technology Review: Insurers such USAA and American Family have lately begun offering to strike a high-tech bargain: wire your home with Internet-connected devices such as a new thermostat, and get a discount on your home insurance policy in return.
Offers like that could speed up the adoption of smart gadgets, revamp the insurance business, and transform how we manage our homes. In the future, your insurer might call a plumber before a pipe bursts, for example. But the data needed to help prevent leaks or burglaries will also introduce new risks, such as vulnerabilities to data loss or ransomware. Cont'd...
Linksys Launches First Entry Level AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router Ideal For Homes With Lots Of Connected Devices
Cassia Networks Raises $10.27M Series B Co-Led by IDG-Accel and Everest Capital to Further Enterprise Solutions Offerings
WallyHome™ Introduces Second Generation Monitoring System With "Rapid Response" To Help Homeowners Prevent Serious Property Damage
Vivint Smart Home Protects Customers Against Fire Damage with Smart Home Technology and 24/7 Monitoring
19% of high-income Canadian households own at least one smart device, with thermostats the most popular
Mathew Ingram for Fortune: Google is famous for coming to the market late. The search-engine business was well established before it arrived, and yet the company managed to take the lead. It now dominates the category. But can it do the same thing in the smart home?
The web giant is expected to launch a standalone device called simply Google Home on Tuesday, a device that it hopes will become the centerpiece of the smart home, and provide some strong competition for the well-established Amazon Echo. But it will be an uphill battle. Cont'd...
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