Jenny Xie for Curbed: Recently shown at CES, the so-called "right-sized" prefab design comes in at a comfortable 760 square feet, with smart home trimmings from head to toe.
Joseph Flaig for Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Electric cars worldwide will soon have 10 times the total storage capacity of stationary batteries and should be thought of as "batteries on wheels" to solve renewable energy's storage problem, an expert has said.
AP via LA Times: "We're going to electrify even our most iconic vehicles," he said at Cobo Center. "The only question is, will the customer be there with us?"
Patrick Seitz for Investors Business Daily: "For the smart home, in the past few years, we've acquired a couple of companies - Ecolink and RCS - that bring other products into our suite,"
Jim Harger for mlive: Gentex is using Yonomi software to launch HomeLink Connect, an new home automation app that pairs with the vehicle and allows drivers to operate home automation devices from the vehicle's center console display or rearview mirror controls.
Michael Belfiore for Bloomberg: Makr Shakr's robotic arms pull cocktail ingredients selected via touchscreen or app from a network of bottles above the bar.
Dirk Paessler for ITProPortal: A thermometer that can be operated via smartphone does not make a smart home on its own.
Elizabeth Woyke for MIT Technology Review: iRobot CEO Colin Angle says mapping data generated by the company's robotic cleaners will finally make our homes intelligent.
Shelby Rogers for Interesting Engineering: Each robot has its own functions, and all of them have names reminiscent of Star Wars droids.
Ben Lovejoy for 9to5Mac: The note suggests that Apple is on the right track with its in-store demo stations, where customers can experience for themselves what it's like to have a HomeKit controlled connected home.
Sha Maison Development Will Become "Self-Monitored, Smart Community"; System Will Increase Security, Safety, & Health of Residents in 700-Unit Housing Community
Andrew Chesterton for The Motor Report: Mercedes-Benz is considering using old car batteries to power your house. The plan would see the German manufacturer rolling out a second-life program for its lithium-ion batteries to combat rival Tesla's Powerwall.
ProudGreen Building: "This project demonstrates how affordability and environmental sustainability can be achieved with effective coordination and a great team."
John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: The smart window lowers building temperatures by shifting from clear to opaque under strong sunlight. When the shift to opaque occurs, the solar prototype begins electricity production.
The group will bring together members of the security industry, end users, technology experts and other interested parties to promote best practices regarding the use of robots in security
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