Parks Associates today confirmed executives from Google and T-Mobile in the preliminary keynote lineup for the 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™:
Emma Boyle for Tech Radar: Though adding new devices such as Ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, LIFX, and Geeni to Cortana's roster is a positive step, it's IFTTT integration that will really give the assistant a boost.
By eliminating the need for multiple systems and apps, we're saving the customer both time and money and creating a smart experience that is much more integrated and easier to control.
Jillian D'Onfro for CNBC: The company writes that by bringing Nest back into Google, it can "supercharge Nest's mission." Nest's current CEO, Marwan Fawaz, will now report to Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh.
The Future Of The Smart Home: Your Home's Operating System & The Artificial Intelligence To Power It
Andrew Weinreich for Forbes: I'll analyze the race between tech giants to develop an operating system and artificial intelligence for the smart home.
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.
Jim Gaines for USA Today: "It started coming out last year, but it was very entry-level," he said. "Now they have such an assortment in smart home technology that you can really find the right device to integrate into the home for you."
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.
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
Telecompaper: Retailer Ikea has bumped up its smart home offering by entering into a partnership with speakers maker Sonos.
The Living Lab will create an opportunity to stimulate the development of innovative projects, establishment of new companies and implementation of solutions which will improve the quality of life in Warsaw and the entire region.
John Koetsier for Forbes: Two of Black Friday's top five selling products are Amazon products. Three of them are smart home gadgets.
Gadgets Now: "Extending smart home voice control into the connected vehicle is part of an ongoing integration that will pull together home and vehicle personalization,"
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