The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) judges have done their examination and have release the 2014 International CES list of Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees. The judges look products across 28 consumer electronics product categories; they have also added extra categories this year: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technologies. The "Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award" honors products and solutions that demonstrate outstanding design and engineering advancements. The CEA said they saw a record number of entries this year (See Photos).
Deutsche Telekom recently announced that they are partnering with DSP Group, a wireless chipset manufacture, to trial the use of ULE (Ultra Low Energy) technology in Deutsche Telekom’s Speedport Home Gateway. ULE is seen by many as an important part to next-generation home networking and a preferred solution to offering connected home services.
Connected home solutions companies Paragon Technology, S3 Aurant, Cyber Sound, DSI Entertainment, Studio AV and Engineered Environments have are coming under one umbrella – VIA International. The companies, which are based across the Western United States (Colorado, Utah, Northern and Southern California, Arizona, and Montana), are creating what they called digital concierge services for the home.
AT&T will be launhing it Digital Life home monitoring solution in six more US cities (Cincinnati, San Diego, Columbus, San Jose, Indianapolis and Tampa). The upcoming launch will make the service available in 33 cities. The off the shelves home monitoring offer the convenience of monitoring your home from your phone, tablet or PC while are away.
We have smart light bulbs, thermostat and now we have a smart smoke detector, the “Canary”. It was a surprise to me that no one had thought about it before but guys at Canary thought that it would be a good idea to create smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector. I think they are onto something good, because most smoke and CO detectors on the market don’t offer this level of sophistication.
The digital trend is making an impact in Australia as it is in the rest of the world. Figures out last week showed that compared to a year ago Australians have increased the number of screens in their homes; viewing across all four screens (television, computer, smartphone and tablet) have gone up to 27 per cent.
The global living room device market it said to worth $145 billion, it is also expected to reach $226 billion by 2015, according to BCC Research. The possible increase in revenue for Camelot Entertainment has tempted the group to refocus its production and distribution business. The company is in the process of making several changes that it hopes will enable it to take advantage of the rapidly changing marketplace in the financial sector and in the film industry.
It was not so long ago we introduced Ubi now you are spoilt for choice with the introduction of Ivee Sleek an alarm clock you can speak to. Apparently Ivee is not a new, according to their kickstarter profile they have been selling these for three years now. What’s new with Ivee sleek is its ability to connected to other smart devices in your home, such as Nest, the smart thermostat or a Lockitron smart lock.
By 2015 there will be an estimated 119 million connected devices, including the TV, delivering broadband Internet to TVs in U.S. homes, a 51 percent increase from the 78.5 million currently Internet connected today, this is according to a new report from global information company, The NPD Group.
GigaFast Ethernet Today launches a series of HomePlug AV2 Powerline Communication (PLC) Ethernet Bridges and IP camera with night vision at Computex. The HomePlug AV2 based Ethernet Bridges offer better performance and higher quality networking over existing home wiring.