Amazon reportedly exploring wearables and home automation

Amazon.com Inc will boost staffing at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware unit by at least 27 percent over the next five years as it tests Internet-connected "smart" home gadgets such as a one-button device to order supplies. This expansion comes as Lab126 tests connected-home devices that could open up a new front in its war against Goog l e  Inc and App le Inc , two people familiar with Lab126's activities said recently. The sources requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media. Technology companies see Internet-connected dishwashers, thermostats and other household devices that can "talk" to one another as ways to fuel demand for products and services. But skeptics say many of these devices cost too much for most consumers and could take years to go mainstream. Amazon is testing a simple wi-fi device that could be placed in the kitchen or a closet, allowing customers to order products like detergent by pressing a button, one of the people said. Lab126 is also interested in wearable devices, the other person said. Both sources stressed that such devices may never come to market.  

INSTEON App for Windows 8.1 Phone Now Available with Cortana to Control the Connected Home through Voice Commands

With Cortana, INSTEON users will be able to accomplish a variety of tasks by simply speaking to their Windows Phone, such as turning lights on and off or dimming them, locking and unlocking doors, opening and closing a garage door, adjusting the thermostat, and more, all while inside the home or from anywhere in the world.

Mother & The Motion Cookies, A Family of Smart Devices for The Smart Home, Making Life Safer, Healthier and More Fun

Users Choose the Task to Monitor & Manage; Reprogram Individual Sensors for Multiple Needs ---- Now Available for Purchase at Amazon.com

Telkonet, Inc.'s EcoSmart Platform Recognized for Energy Efficiency Technology in Fierce Innovation Awards Competition

EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management System Rated High Among Major Utility Executives

CSR and Universal Electronics enable control of existing home entertainment products with Bluetooth® Smart remotes

CSR first to collaborate with UEI to enable QuickSet® setup and infra-red technology on Bluetooth Smart remotes

VMP Showcases New Wall Rack Enclosure Family at ISC East 2014

The ERWEN-12E and ERWEN-15E Work with all Standard 19-Inch Rack Equipment and Accessories, and are Designed to Get Equipment Off the Floor and On the Wall When Floor Standing Equipment Racks Just Won't Do

NFC Forum Publishes Recommendations for Creating Optimal User Experiences during Device Connections

Connection Handover White Paper Offers Guidelines for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Use Cases

Clare Controls Joins the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

D-Tools System Integrator™ software users provided free access to Clare Controls product information for designing, specifying and estimating automation and control systems for residential and commercial applications

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES FIVE COMPETITIVELY PRICED 3000-LUMEN PORTABLE PROJECTORS FEATURING DLP BRILLIANTCOLOR™ TECHNOLOGY

Designed for the education and corporate/small office markets

Symetrix Announces Axente as New French Distributor

Leading Paris-based distributor will use its 20 years of experience to further the Symetrix brand across France.

BenQ Now Shipping MH630 Multipurpose Projector

Colorific™ Display Brings 3D-Readiness, Full HD, and Power-Saving Capabilities to Versatile Projection Settings

PS Audio DirectStream DAC Redefines State of the Art-Again

--And while we're at it, we've eliminated product obsolescence. No, really

Christie Visual Display Solutions in a Class of Their Own at Educause

Award-Winning Projection Systems, HD Flat Panels, and Collaborative Tools Deliver Performance, Dependability and Value for Education

Christie is the New Face of Security and Surveillance for the Control Room at ASIS 2014

From High Resolution Video Walls to Revolutionary Network-Distributed Open Content Management, Christie Delivers Customized End-to-End Solutions, Visit Christie at booth #3349

En Pointe Technologies Honored as a Winner of Microsoft's Excellence in Operations - Silver Level Aw

7th Consecutive Year Recognition for Developing and Delivering Operational Excellence with Microsoft

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!