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Amazon Alexa funds voice controlled Music and Sprinkler systems

Amazon's Alexa Fund has spread to two new companies, one for a smart Hi-fi music system, the other a smart sprinkler system. Musaic is a high-resolution wireless Hi-fi system that allows users to play music throughout their home connected with smart produ.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsAug 27th, 2015

You Can Now Dim Philips" Hue Bulbs From a Wireless Remote

Popping open an app (and ensuring your mobile device is connected to your home’s wifi network) isn’t always the most convenient way to control Philips’ wireless lighting system. So the company is introducing another physical remote that lets you dim.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsAug 25th, 2015

Philips Hue"s newest smart lighting kit won"t break the bank

With a connected bulb and a smart switch that doubles as a remote, the $40 Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Kit wants to ease you into smarter lighting......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsAug 25th, 2015

SmartThings teams up with Amazon for Echo voice controls

Amazon and Samsung are teaming up to make the smart home system of your dreams. Moving forward it looks like you’ll be able to sync your Amazon Echo with Samsung’s SmartThings system to manage all your connected gadgets via voice controls. A.....»»

Category: topSource:  technobuffaloRelated NewsAug 21st, 2015

Amazon gives smart bulb devs the keys to Alexa’s voice

Amazon is further opening up its Alexa voice-control system, the engine at the heart of the Echo speaker, to smart lighting companies. The Alexa Skills Kit was launched back in June, breaking the cloud-based digital assistant out of Echo and allowing it t.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsAug 21st, 2015

Hackers take control of smart car via the internet

Fiat Chrysler issued a recall of 1.4 million vehicles after hackers showed they could take control of them via the internet-connected entertainment system.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsJul 29th, 2015

Watch this: Xbox game integrates with Philips Hue lighting system

With virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift on the horizon, immersion in video games has become a bigger deal than ever before. Thanks to the Internet of Things parts of your home can also be connected to each other now. Combine those things and ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 16th, 2015

MiPower Playbulb Rainbow

The MiPower Playbulb Rainbow is a solid smart bulb that doesn't require a hub, and stands as the one of the most affordable entryways into the world of colorful connected lighting......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 15th, 2015

British Gas Unveils Updated Hive Thermostat, New Smart Plug, Lighting And Motion Sensor Products

 Hive, the British Gas connected home brand, has unveiled its ‘next generation’ smart thermostat, upgraded features for the Hive app, and — perhaps most noteworthy — a pipeline of soon-to-be-launched smart home products coveri.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 14th, 2015

Apple Stores begin selling first HomeKit compatible thermostat

Apple's physical retail stores will begin selling the first thermostat to be compatible with the iOS HomeKit system this week. As a smart home device, the Ecobee3 is an internet-connected thermostat that, when connected to Apple's HomeKit platform, will a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsJul 7th, 2015

Twist debuts as an AirPlay-connected lightbulb and speaker system combo

Yet another smart home accessory is hitting the marketplace, but this one relies on WiFi and AirPlay rather than HomeKit. Twist is a lightbulb accessory that does not require any external power or a hub, rather it works by being installed into your standa.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsJun 24th, 2015

Belkin partners with Osram Sylvania to bring new classes of smart lights to its WeMo ecosystem

Three bundles combine the WeMo Link with different types of Osram Sylvania connected luminaires, including one designed for landscape lighting......»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsJun 16th, 2015

Philips Hue and Apple"s HomeKit to be house mates

Philips has announced that its Hue intelligent lighting system will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform later this year. The lights will be able to be controlled from that smart-home platform. "Your existing Philips Hue lights will work.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2015

Lutron’s Caseta lighting controls are now (mostly) compatible with Apple"s HomeKit

Apple was quick to bat down rumors that its HomeKit connected-home technology wouldn’t be ready until late this summer, and lo and behold, Lutron has announced that a HomeKit-compatible version of its Caseta lighting system is available for purchase at .....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2015

Google Launches Brillo and Weave to Control Your Smart Home

Google just announced that a hyper-efficient operating system for the internet of things : Brillo. Developed with the engineers from Nest, the new Android-based OS is designed to be very streamlined, so that any connected object can communicate with anoth.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMay 28th, 2015

IKEA wants your light bulbs to help you control your smart home

The Swedish furniture company is working with Frog Design to create an affordable smart home lighting system called the Home Smart II Lighting Collection. If all goes according to plan, it will debut next fall. The post IKEA wants your light bulbs to help.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 28th, 2015

Google Announces Brillo and Weave to Control Your Smart Home

Google just announced that a hyper-efficient operating system for the internet of things : Brillo. Developed with the engineers from Nest, the new Android-based OS is designed to be very streamlined, so that any connected object can communicate with anoth.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMay 28th, 2015

IKEA"s Building a Super Cheap and Versatile Smart Home System

Smart lighting systems like Philips Hue are futuristic and awesome and, typically, expensive. But IKEA wants to offer this type of technology to the masses. The Swedish flatpack furniture empire is developing an entire smart home system, and it looks fut.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMay 28th, 2015

Ilumi Smart LED Bulbs review; Bluetooth brains

In the connected home space, lighting has become rather dull. Several lightbulbs change color, and can react to an app; it’s all fairly mundane at this point. Philips Hue is widely pointed to as the first domino in the rally, but it has limitations, lik.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsMay 13th, 2015

Pet-per-view: Watch and play with your cat from work with this smart system

Do you love pet videos? Do you especially love videos of your own pet? The iPet HomePlay is a pet camera plus connected toy that lets you watch and play with your pets from anywhere. The post Pet-per-view: Watch and play with your cat from work with this.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 12th, 2015