Homes are going to become smarter and more connected over the next five years.
One of the biggest complains about an antenna is the hardware itself. It is bulky, ugly, it has to be mounted or installed.
While most of the attention at this year's FMS (Flash Memory Summit) in Santa Clara, CA focused on the enterprise, one of the most eye-opening sessions in the 3-day event was the M&E (Media & Entertainment) panel.
Raspberry Pi began catching up to Arduino in Q4 of 2012 and stayed fairly close to each other after that.
This unique roadmap research will use an "Internet of Things" perspective; taking into account a consumer focused view, from both inside and outside of the home that includes health and wellness, entertainment, mobility, transportation, and security.
The new working group is called the Device Interoperability Working Group, also known as R7 WG17.
Berg Insight's definition of a smart home system requires that it has a smartphone app or a web portal as a user interface.
Traditional whole-home solution vendors such as Crestron, Control4, Gira and Jung are facing new competition as telecom operators, security service providers, energy companies and other vendors are entering the industry.
In the end, the business models that reward innovation, are open, and fully interoperable at all levels will be successful. The Internet of Things will only come into being when the interoperability challenges are conquered.
Smart appliances and household devices have made our lives easier and sometimes safer. Now they are connected to the Web. These so-called smart devices are programmable and easy to access remotely, both by their owners and, as it turns out, by hackers.
Parks Associates, with more than 25 years of industry expertise and consumer research, analyzes the top trends influencing the future of the connected home and digital lifestyle.
Is the next step in our kitchen of the future replication of food, similar to Star Trek? Just maybe. We have 3-D printing for solid objects; can food be far behind?
The Home of the Future, the totally connected home, can/will become a model of efficiency. Technology isn't holding us back. We're holding ourselves back.
A single tablet can be the remote control for your TV, the CCTV monitor for your video surveillance equipment, and the hub of all your other sub-systems like access control, wireless security sensors, thermostats, lights, irrigation, audio/video, etc.
Opportunities for value-added services span such categories as entertainment, technical support, home management, energy services, and healthcare. Each one offers a unique value proposition, and service companies view these services as means to retain customers and as platforms for future revenue growth.
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