At last year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Wi-Fi-connected home appliances were chattier than a six-person sitcom ensemble. Fridges tweeted, told you what groceries to buy and then talked to the oven. Washers and dryers messaged the “smart” TV when the wash cycle was done, and robotic vacuums responded to a tap on a smartphone app. But at this year’s International CES it could be the smaller home devices that win the spotlight — likely a Wi-Fi connected spotlight. riven partly by innovation and partly by pure necessity — regular old incandescent bulbs are slowly being phased out in favor of energy-efficent ones — the newest wave of lightbulbs come with built-in technology that let consumers control them with simple mobile apps, so they can turn on, turn off and create ambient scenes with the flick of a smartphone.
CES 2013: Will Connected Homes Become Reality?
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).