BeON Home, creator of the first Bluetooth Smart-based home protection system has announced that its smart modules and LED light bulbs are now available for order and beginning to ship to homes across North America. The BeON home protection system takes a new approach to home security and safety that uses smart modules, hidden inside LED light bulbs, which provide safety lighting in emergency and power outage situations and proactive home security by making it look like you're home, even when you're not.
Winter is just around the corner and you might be thinking of replacing your wood stove, which you have had for years. Quadra-Fire has launched a new series of wood stoves that comes with a “programmable thermostat”, yes, you heard me correctly; a wood stove you can programme to manage the temperature of your living room. The new Adventure Series wood stove collection makes heating controllable, more cost efficient, and simple to operate as a typical wall thermostat control.
As the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015 draws near Apple HomeKit is in the news again. There are talks about a delayed launch and there are some who said HomeKit will be launch next month at WWDC, but who knows; this is Apple we are talking about when up to now we have not heard anything official. We will just have to wait and see. One good news around HomeKit, is that Broadcom has been given the stamp of approval as a certified HomeKit components manufacturer even though they were announced as official partner last June.
The connected life style should have a market potential of US $731 billion by 2020, this is according to Frost and Sullivan. This figure includes revenue from all sectors that touches the connected home. Cloud computing, mobility, low cost sensors, big data are driving the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected industries.
Microsoft Windows 10 comes out this year and Microsoft has been releasing snippets about this new operating system. They said Windows 10 will support the broadest range of devices ever – from PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s to phones to Xbox and even the Internet of Things. This week the windows blog share some of the new features of the system, so I thought I would share with you some of what I think will benefit the connected home.
2014 has seen more people talking about the Internet of Everything (IoE) than any other time to date; even individuals who never seem to have the slightest interest have had their attention drawn to the thought that they can monitor their home, access and control home appliances while they are away seems fascinating and scary at the same time. Although these types of solutions are available for businesses I believe the home is a better test bed and a bigger market for the Internet of Everthing.
Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) today announced new research that indicates that nearly 65% of American consumers are moderately or extremely interested in adopting a smart home solution, and 71% of those consumers make smart home purchases based on word-of-mouth referrals by friends and family or recommendations made in-store by employees.
You might think that with Philips Hue and all the other smart lighting solutions, you have seen all there is to home lighting but that might by wrong. IGOO, a company with a smartlamp of the same name said they wish to start a revolution on conventional home lighting to take us away from the Thomas Edison era of lighting. With up to 27 categories, the IGOO Smartlamp has a lighting effect for almost every mood you can feel and at the same time protecting the eyes.
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.
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.