iOS 8 May Turn Your iPhone Into the Ultimate Remote Control

We could see Apple announce home automation plans at WWDC 2014.

Apple is ready to announce a new plan that will turn the iPhone into the ultimate remote control for your home at WWDC 2014 according to two new reports. Apple is preparing iOS 8, a new version of the iPhone and iPad software to announce at WWDC 2014 on June 2nd, where the company will […]

NEST CEO Tries to Allay Fears About Data Usage

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After the big news that NEST, the smart thermostat maker, was being acquired by Google, Internet dwellers looked at the over $3 billion dollar price tag and immediately begin discussing the potential of what Google would do with the data that NEST products would provide. To say this illustrates the skeptical age about privacy we […]

Samsung’s Next Goal: To Connect Everything It Sells

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Samsung has announced at its Samsung Developer Conference, a first ever, in San Francisco, California that it now sells over 1 million mobile phones every day. The next step for the maker of the Galaxy Android smartphone, according to executive vice president David Eun, is to connect these devices together. “We know many of these […]

With the Rise of Malware, Your Dumb Home May Be Safer Than a Smart Home

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With the allure of simplifying your life by connecting your home to the Internet–with things like smart appliances, digital door locks, remotely accessible security cameras, and the ability to monitor and shut off your water or electricity from anywhere there is Internet connectivity–users should consider the unintended consequences of hacking. As consumers begin eyeing adding […]

Samsung: Tablets Getting a Bigger Role in Living Room with Video Search

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung promoted new capabilities and integration between tablets and HDTV. The South Korean Consumer Electronics manufacturer announced that it would be easier to have a multi-screen environment between tablets and TVs as well as the ability to search and discover new video content by using a tablet […]

AT&T Enters Home Security Market With Connected Sensors

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To further AT&T‘s vision of the connected lifestyle, the U.S. 4G LTE wireless carrier is looking to enter the home security market with its own prepackaged solutions that will allow smartphone and tablet customers to monitor their homes while away. Though various components of the AT&T package have been available for some time through various […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Connected Home

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It’s hard to buy a gift for gadget lovers, but these connected home gifts allow iPhone and Android users to control their home’s temperature, lighting, locks, garage doors and more with a smartphone or tablet. Connected home gifts don’t need expensive professional installations and time consuming wiring anymore. With a little gadget know-how and a […]