This Is Microsoft's Big Secret Windows 10 Feature

John Patrick Pullen for Time:  When Microsoft announced this week that Windows 10 would be available July 29, Start Button devotees the world over rejoiced. But the return of everyone’s favorite app launcher is just one of many new features rolled into the forthcoming operating system. The biggest and most exciting element added to Windows computers is one that went largely unmentioned: smart home control. Microsoft announced last November Windows 10 would pack a technology called AllJoyn. An open source framework that encourages devices to be interoperable, AllJoyn was developed by the AllSeen Alliance, a group of more than 150 companies including the likes of Electrolux, Honeywell, LG, and Qualcomm that have banded together to make an open standard for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to speak to each other. “AllJoyn technology is like dial-tone for things,” says Philip DesAutels, a senior director of IoT at The Linux Foundation. What he means is this new protocol harkens back to how when you bought something to plug into your home’s phone jack — an answering machine, a cordless phone, a fax — it would just work. The idea behind AllJoyn is that whatever smart home products you buy, no matter the manufacturer or which wireless method they use to connect, when they get plugged in, they are detected and connected to all the other AllJoyn devices on the network.   Cont'd...

iSocket Systems plan to introduce the new cellular IoT Multiplug to collect information from sensors.

iSocket Systems Ltd will now be focusing on the B2C market and has announced plans to launch the iSocket IoT Multiplug for Smart Home users. The company plans to collect information from sensors connected to iSockets around the world and stored information could be useful for further analysis using Big Data methods.

IoT Is Now Playing In The Pool

Introducing pHin, the First Sensor, Mobile App, and Chemical Home Delivery System with On-Demand Pool Service

Connect sensors to the cloud in less than three minutes with TI's new SimpleLink SensorTag

10 sensors with Bluetooth Smart, 6LoWPAN or ZigBee connectivity for just $29

Z-Wave Labs announces Boston-based start-up BeON Home as first winner of global IoT developer competition

With a focus on adding Z-Wave functionality to its Bluetooth enabled intelligent home protection solution, BeON becomes first Z-Wave Labs winner.

ecobee3 to be the first Apple HomeKit-enabled smart thermostat

Available at Apple Stores in July

Lutron Announces Availability of Apple HomeKit-enabled Casta Wireless Smart Bridge Smart Bridge Provides Remote Control of Lights Using Siri, Adding Convenience and Simplicity to Everyday Life

Casta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit, including Smart Bridge, Available Now at Apple Stores

Essence Introduces Apple Watch App for its WeR@Home Connected Home Platform

- WeR@Home new version update offers enhanced flexibility for end users and their service providers

MediaTek Launches the MT7623 and MT7683 - Multi-Standard IoT Gateways with High Speed WLAN to LAN to Drive the Secure Smart Home

MT7623 and MT7683 feature innovative TRGMII ("Turbo" ethernet interface) to allow bi-directional traffic between WLAN and LAN for a faster connected experience

Teleste at ANGA COM 2015: Teleste's Unique Concept Optimizes End-User Privacy in Smart Homes

The smart home is the next big trend, but its breakthrough is slowed down by consumers' concerns about digital security and privacy. With its advanced features, Teleste's unique privacy solution keeps smart homes protected from unauthorized parties.

Samsung Announces ARTIK Platform to Accelerate Internet of Things Development

Open Platform for Simpler, Faster Development and Deployment of IoT Devices and Applications

SmartThings Introduces Open Cloud to Expand and Accelerate Growth of the Open IoT Ecosystem

With SmartThings Open Cloud, device makers can bring new products to market more rapidly by focusing on building connected devices without having to build and maintain their own device cloud infrastructure.

Samsung Calls on Industry to Use Internet of Things to Tackle World's Big Challenges

Accelerating open development and deployment of new IoT applications and services ---- Samsung ARTIK Challenge to encourage IoT solutions for water conservation

Samsung wants everyone to build smart home gadgets on its new platform

From Josh Lowensohn for The Verge: If you plan on building or buying a connected gadget in the immediate future, Samsung wants to be inside of it. Today the company announced Artik, a collection of small system-on-chips designed to power everything from wearable devices to home appliances. The Artik line is made up three different sizes, what Samsung is calling the Artik 1, 5, and 10. The one is the tiniest of the bunch, measuring at 12mm by 12mm, and runs off a coin cell battery for what Samsung says is "several weeks." It has Bluetooth LE, an accelerometer, a 9-axis motion sensor, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, and a cost of less than $10. Samsung envisions companies using it for Bluetooth tags (like Tile), location beacons, and wearables. The larger Artik 5 (which is a little larger than a quarter) is like a small computer, and adds Wi-Fi, ZigBee wireless, and onboard 720p video decoding. Samsung says a good use case of the Artik 5 would be something like on-board chips for drones. Lastly, the Artik 10 — which is the most like a small computer and will run about $100 — adds more storage, 1080p video decoding, and a 1.3GHz Octa Core processor, all things Samsung says will be useful for media hubs, home servers, and personal cloud storage devices.

Samsung President, Young Sohn, To Unveil New Platforms for IoT Innovation in Opening Keynote at Internet of Things World 2015

Internet of Things World at the Moscone Center West, May 12-13, 2015

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