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LIFX partners with Qualcomm to build smart lighting reference designs

The Internet of Things’ go to is the lightbulb. Today Qualcomm announced a plug and play system for third parties to create their own connected lightbulb that works with the company’s AllJoyn connection protocol.  In a partnership with smart lightbul.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsJan 5th, 2015

Sony"s smart light turns on the TV when you enter a room

Sony is launching a connected light that performs a surprising number of chores. The "Multifunctional Light," developed using Toshiba's LED lighting tech, can (of course) output a full spectrum of light to match your mood. When it's connected to.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsJan 13th, 2016

Carl Zeiss Smart Glasses

This web-connected eyewear system functions like Glass, but looks like, well, just plain old glasses. The post Carl Zeiss Smart Glasses appeared first on WIRED......»»

Category: topSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 6th, 2016

Toyota to accelerate connected car plans with Big Data Center

At CES 2016 Toyota has announced that they'll be bringing greater vehicle connectivity - smart connectivity, that is - through a new Data Communication Module (DCM). This is a software and hardware system which supports the creation and integration of sma.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsJan 4th, 2016

Samsung"s new Smart TV remote wants to control all your devices - CNET

The remote control will support not just your home theater system but also Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and other connected devices......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsJan 4th, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to build his own AI-infused smart home system

The smart-home bug has bitten Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. In a Sunday evening Facebook post, the billionaire entrepreneur announced his intention to build a connected-home system akin to the fictional character Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. system, f.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsJan 4th, 2016

Red light, green light: Philips Hue reverses course on third-party bulbs - CNET

After outcry over a software update that stopped users from adding other brands' bulbs to their Hue setups, Philips is re-opening its smart lighting system to third-party LEDs......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsDec 16th, 2015

Philips Hue backtracks on third-party bulb block

Philips has reversed course on its controversial decision to block third-party connected bulbs from its Hue system. The company had found itself facing the ire of smart home enthusiasts earlier this week, when a firmware update for the Hue bridge prevente.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsDec 16th, 2015

Philips Hue shuts off third-party bulb support with DRM

Digital rights management comes to home appliances as Phillips announced it won't support third-party bulbs for Phillips Hue. The smart home lighting system will eventually have more options for bulbs, but anyone looking to go off the proprietary path may.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2015

Philips updates Hue, introduces lightbulb DRM

Philips is introducing DRM into its Hue smart lighting system, claiming that this will protect consumers from third-party products. The company's customers, needless to say, see the situation differently -- especially since Philips has previously touted i.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsDec 15th, 2015

Lightbulb DRM: Philips Locks Purchasers Out of 3rd-Party Bulbs With New Firmware

sandbagger writes: Purchasers of the Philips Hue 'smart' ambient lighting system are finding out that the new firmware pushed out by the manufacturer has cut off access to previously-supported lightbulbs. Philips contends that this move will help their cu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 14th, 2015

Presence Pro Care wants to fill your parents’ home with sensors to keep you connected

People Power's Presence Pro Care is a smart-home system designed at the elderly who want to stay in their homes. It's a bunch of sensors and an emergency button that will alert users if their family member has an emergency or wanders out of the house. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2015

Review: Nanoleaf Ivy, a HomeKit lightbulb made from a foldable printed circuit board

The new Nanoleaf Smarter Kit with HomeKit support comes with a Smart Hub and two Nanoleaf Smart Ivy Light Bulbs to get you started. Like other popular connected lighting systems including the Philips Hue, you can purchase more bulbs individually once yo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsNov 20th, 2015

Review: NanoLeaf Ivy, a HomeKit lightbulb made from a foldable printed circuit board

The new Nanoleaf Smarter Kit with HomeKit support comes with a Smart Hub and two Nanoleaf Smart Ivy Light Bulbs to get you started. Like other popular connected lighting systems including the Philips Hue, you can purchase more bulbs individually once yo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsNov 20th, 2015

Matrix wants to get all your smart home products talking to each other

Connected homes may soon be able to run using fewer devices. The Matrix, recently announced by AdMobilize, is a smart home operating system with the potential to serve as a unified IoT platform. The post Matrix wants to get all your smart home products ta.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2015

Smart Home Survey: Energy and Lighting are Most Appealing

Smart Home Survey: Energy and Lighting are Most Appealing Mobile payment systems, connected wearable devices or smart home technology – which rapidly emerging digital telecom-driven tech do you think will have a major impact on your life? Half of respo.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsNov 12th, 2015

Watch Philips and Rudimental meld smart lighting with music

If you were making connected lighting, how would you convey the concept to the public? Philips thinks it has a way. It just launched the Living Light Sessions, a series of performances that has musicians putting on a light show with Hue bulbs whi........»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsNov 11th, 2015

This microbot will literally push your buttons, automating any device

Microbot Push is a robotic finger that automates any device that can be activated with a button or switch. The fully connected system turns your house into a smart home using the devices and gadgets you already use. The post This microbot will literally p.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2015

Six smart lighting contenders to keep an eye on

Connected lighting keeps getting smarter -- here are the newest, brightest options we've seen......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsNov 8th, 2015

Geek out over a new generation of connected light

The newest generation of smart lighting products has us intrigued -- here's what we're keeping our eyes on......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsNov 8th, 2015