Review: Lutron Caséta In-Wall Dimming Kit is the most elegant HomeKit lighting solution

Apple’s HomeKit feature lets you control “smart” lights with Siri or Apple’s new Home app on iOS 10, and there are generally two ways to make your home lighting more intelligent. You can change your light bulbs to “connected&.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsSep 26th, 2016

Verizon Is Moving From Telephone Poles To Light Poles for Smart Devices

An anonymous reader shares a Fortune report:Verizon is moving from telephone poles to street lighting poles with its latest acquisition to bolster its Internet of things business. The telecom giant has been looking for new growth areas around connected sm.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 12th, 2016

Behold, a smart iron that costs more than $1,000 video - CNET

A Swedish company created an app-connected ironing system that starts at $1,400. The iron debuted last week at the IFA trade show in Berlin......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsSep 11th, 2016

IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast

IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections for connected cities applications (such as smart electric meters an.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

In depth: Why you should be worried about connected street lights

Our connected streetsIs your home town changing colour? LEDs are the new in thing for lighting up our nights, promising to save authorities money, lessen maintenance costs and offer a shortcut to a smart, connected city.The problem is there's little aware.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

BeOn key fob review: A convenient accessory for BeOn Smart Security Lighting

When we reviewed BeOn’s Home Protection System last December, we complemented BeOn for its ingenuity and ease of use, but lamented the bulb system’s lack of support for any of the major smart-home systems The company said such support was in the works.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsSep 5th, 2016

Philips Hue gets a $40 motion sensor add-on so you can go hands-free

Philips is making another investment in smart home lighting. Hue owners can now buy a motion detector that will turn on connected lights around their home. Simply named the Hue motion sensor, the $40 add-on uses two AAA batteries, which Philips says last .....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

Philips Hue motion sensor triggers IoT lights; new Hue bulbs debut

There are plenty of ways to turn on connected lighting, from an app on your phone, through smart switches like Logitech Pop, to voice control via Alexa or Siri, but Philips wants to make it as simple as moving into the room. The new Philips Hue motion sen.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

Philips’ Hue motion sensor lets you walk to turn on your lights

No more fumbling to the bathroom in the dark at midnight. Enlarge (credit: Philips) Philips knows that building a smart home lighting ecosystem doesn't mean just bombarding the market with different types of Wi-Fi connected light bulbs. On the hee.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

Taiwan market: Philips launches Hue 2.0 smart LED lighting

Philips has launched Hue 2.0 series smart LED lighting systems in the Taiwan market, with an entry-level system consisting of three 800-lumen light bulbs, an E27 lamp holder and Hue Bridge 2.0 for sale at NT$7,499 (US$236) and a single Hue 2.0 light bulb .....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Article: Smart Lighting, Thermostats Appeal in Great Britain

Topping the list of appliances internet users in Great Britain would like to replace with connected technology are lamps and lighting, as well as thermostats. Still, about a quarter said they had no desire for connected appliances......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2016

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller Generation 2

The second-gen Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller offers everything you need in a smart sprinkler system including customized schedules, weather-based watering cycles, water usage reports, and integration with other connected home devices......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

Philips Hue Motion Sensor tipped for September launch

Philips looks set to add hands-free smarts to its Hue lighting system, with word of a new Hue Motion Sensor sneaking out ahead of the gadget's launch. A mainstay of many smart home installations, Hue's wirelessly-enabled bulbs can be controlled by various.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

The Majesty 155 isn’t just a superyacht, it’s a smart home at sea

The Majesty 155 Superyacht is one smart boat, thanks to its audio visual system. The giant yacht recently won a CEDIA award for its audio-visual setup, but its smart system also controls the lighting and navigation. The post The Majesty 155 isn’t j.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 13th, 2016

Securifi Almond 3 is an affordable, all-in-one Wi-Fi system for the connected home video - CNET

The Wi-Fi system is a combination router, range extender and smart home hub, that's compatible with hundreds of connected devices......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2016

This cloud-connected Das Keyboard does so much more than type

Das Keyboard has kicked off its first-ever Kickstarter for of all things a cloud-connected keyboard called the 5Q.The Das Keyboard 5Q has everything you want from a modern, mechanical keyboard including a RGB lighting system that's customizable down to ea.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2016

Nest seems to be working on a "smart crib" loaded with sensors

The hyper-connected home of the future will come with an equally connected nursery. Nest, the company widely known for its WiFi enabled energy-saving thermostat and smart smoke alarm system, has filed a patent for a baby crib that could be "embedded........»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsJun 30th, 2016

The US Army is deploying smart earplugs that block out loud noises and enhance quiet ones

 TCAPS – that’s Tactical Communication and Protective System – are a sort of combo connected earplug/hearing aid currently being deployed by the US Army to both reduce hearing loss from explosive sounds and enhance perception of qu.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 5th, 2016

Pretend money"s no object. Now, look at your new smart home

In recent years we've seen an explosion in connected home technology. Philips has released and subsequently iterated on its connected lighting range, Google has continued to iterate on its line of Nest smart thermostats, and even Samsung has got in on the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2016

Have $14,000 to spend? The smart home system may be for you

Think $180 is a hefty sum to pay for a smart home system in the form of the Amazon Echo? Try $14,000 for The connected home platform boasts a number of impressive attributes including artificial intelligence, but it's got the price tag to match. .....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2016