Meet the World's Smallest Phone Charger, ChargeTech

  • Posted on: 6 January 2015
  • By: chw staff

ChargeAll, maker of innovative mobile device chargers, is unveiling the world's smallest phone charger with two fast charging USB ports, at the CES this week.  The phone charger is almost twice as fast as the standard Apple iPhone charger and half the size of the standard Apple iPad charger, ChargeTech packs twice the power in a form factor that will fit in the palm of your hand, said ChargeAll.

See HoneyWell Lyric Smart Devices At CES 2015

  • Posted on: 6 January 2015
  • By: chw staff

Honeywell is showcasing the latest additions to its Lyric family of products at CES 2015. Its professional-grade home security system can help you stay in control of your home comfort and security whether you are at home or away. Honeywell Lyric range features awareness cameras, motion, smoke and intruder detectors; the Lyric home security will also integrate with a range of home automation products, such as connected thermostats, lighting, shade and lock controls.

Meet The GUESS CONNECT Smartwatch

  • Posted on: 6 January 2015
  • By: chw staff

GUESS Watches has announced the launch of their new wearable tech timepiece, GUESS CONNECT, a partnership with Martian Watches of California. The multi-function, fashion chic smartwatches include models for both men and women.  The design is based on GUESS's  global best-selling style called RIGOR, this boldly styled smartwatch is powered by Martian technology that is updateable and replaceable to keep GUESS CONNECT watches fresh and relevant for years to come.

ARCHOS Offers New Smart Home Tablet Gateway

  • Posted on: 29 December 2014
  • By: chw staff

Open, Simple and Accessible this is how ARCHOS describes its latest smart home solution, the ARCHOS Smart Home Tablet Gateway.   The new solution is design to become the central control centre in the smart home of the future. It offers  long list of connectivity with other smart device not manufactured by ARCHOS, so users can mix and match the devices they use in their smart home.

12 Million Home Routers Suspected of Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability

  • Posted on: 26 December 2014
  • By: chw staff

Check Point Software Technologies researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in millions of Small office/home office (SOHO) routers which they said has been around since 2002.  The Vulnerability Research Group detected approximately 12 million devices in 189 countries and said the vulnerability exists on many different models and makes from different manufactures, making this one of the most widespread vulnerabilities revealed in recent years.

How Qualcomm is Changing Health Services

  • Posted on: 25 December 2014
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Many of us will be familiar with Qualcomm through the use of our mobile devices but that is just one area the company is active in. Via its Qualcommlife subsidiary it is actively changing how health services are being offered and managed. Through innovative technologies the traditional way of diagnosing health issues and patient and doctor relationship are being revolutionise.

Does The Connected Home Needs Another Protocol?

  • Posted on: 21 December 2014
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Depending on the smart appliance you buy you are also making a decision on what communication protocol you want to use.  With the growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) it is even more important because we want all of the devices in our homes to be able to communicate with each other securely.  This is on the backdrop that there are many protocols for the home at the moment.  To add to the complexity or to simplify things a new protocol 'Thread' has been introduced.

Is Apple HomeKit Another Smart Home Phantom Solution?

  • Posted on: 21 December 2014
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

With the smart home sector estimated to worth billions it is an attractive market to be in at the moment.  Therefore, many businesses and individuals are marketing their solution to create their own niche. On the other hand many of us who write about these technologies have heard solutions announced all the time but never see it or hear about it after that announcement. The latest big announcement was Apple Homekit, Apple’s version of a connected home platform.

iSmart Alarm Adds Smart Switch to Home Automation Solutions

  • Posted on: 21 December 2014
  • By: chw staff

iSmart has added power management to its list of home automation products.  Customer of the iSmart Alarm Home Security solution can now add the iSmart Alarm Smart Switch to help manage their power consumption.  Using the already available smart phone app, you can remotely control the electrical outlets in your home and monitor whether lighting is on or off.

Global Home Automation and Control Market to Worth $12.81 Billion by 2020

  • Posted on: 21 December 2014
  • By: chw staff

The Home Automation and Control market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 11.36% over the next five years (2014 - 2020) and worth approximately $12.81 billion by 2020, According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarket. North America is expected to remain the largest market over this period supported by the growth in the housing martket and consumers demands for convenience, connectivity, safety and security in their homes.

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