Consumer ‘Smart Home’ Technology Predictions For 2019

POST WRITTEN BY Mark N. Vena The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the premier consumer electronics event, where companies big and small get a chance to showcase their new technologies. It always provides a strong glimpse of where the industry is going, and as such, is a must-attend for analysts like myself. On [...]

What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?

By Bernard Marr Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two very hot buzzwords right now, and often seem to be used interchangeably. They are not quite the same thing, but the perception that they are can sometimes lead to some confusion. So I thought it would be worth writing a piece to explain [...]

14 Predictions For The Future Of Smart Home Technology

POST WRITTEN BY Forbes Technology Council Successful CIOs, CTOs & executives from Forbes Technology Council offer firsthand insights on smart home technology & business. A decade ago, the idea of controlling your home's thermostat, lights and security systems remotely via smartphone would have seemed like futuristic science fiction. But 2017 proved to be the year of the smart home. Technology [...]

5G is almost a reality. Here’s what it’ll really feel like.

Hype alert: Don't expect 5G to change your life right away. BY ROGER CHENG      OCTOBER 18, 2018 You couldn't miss the explosion of purple and magenta amid the sedate stone and marble interior of Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall. T-Mobile was, at least temporarily, making its mark on the New York icon.  The [...]

Intellecy in Forbes: “Plumbing Sensor That Listens For Leaks Can Pre-empt Emergencies, Conserve Water”

By Heather L. Whitley, Senior Writer and Digital Producer, Forbes People waste it and fight over it, while globally more than 840 million still struggle to even get access to it. BluView detects when these signals fluctuate and alerts homeowners of potential leaks via their smartphones. ISTOCK In the United States, 40 of the country’s [...]

11 smart home devices you didn’t know existed

By Francis Navarro, Smart home devices are fundamentally changing the way we live our lives, turning our homes into tech wonderlands. With connected appliances, the dream of controlling every single aspect of our homes with a virtual butler is fast becoming reality. Aside from the usual suspects - smart TVs, smart bulbs, smart speakers, [...]

Let your garden grow with our smart garden buying guide

by Tyler Lizen /CNET Nature and technology don't have to exist at odds with each other. In fact, similar smart home tech that automates your thermostat or your garage door can extend outside the walls of your house, helping you make your own corner of nature thrive. Smart garden and lawn care tech encompasses plant sensors, [...]

Everything you need to know about the Amazon Echo

BY RY CRIST MAY 5, 2018 The Amazon Echo is the biggest tech breakout in recent memory -- a voice-activated, internet-connected "smart speaker" with a built-in virtual assistant named Alexa that can answer your questions, follow your instructions and control your smart home devices. As Amazon likes to put it, the Echo is a Star Trek computer [...]

What are Z-Wave, Zigbee and other smart home protocols?

One of the most frustrating things about building a smart home is that devices from different manufacturers are mostly incapable of talking to each other. This largely comes down to the fact that different devices use different protocols, with Z-Wave and Zigbee the most popular, followed by Wi-Fi and then proprietary protocols. So, what are [...]

Everything You Need to Know about HomePod as a HomeKit Hub

Jeff Gamet @jgamet · +Jeff Gamet   Apple’s HomePod is more than an intelligent speaker, it’s also a HomeKit hub, just like Apple TV. That means you can use your HomePod as the bridge when you control your HomeKit smart home gear when you aren’t at home. HomePod is a HomeKit hub, just like Apple [...]