Smart Home

Smart Home of the Future

CES Trendspotting – IoT, Smart Home and Wearables

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We are just a few years away from smart everything. It’s a story being told thousands of different ways at CES this year, but it’s also a story being told at the Kitchen & Bath Show, the Detroit Auto Show and every other trade show for every other industry. IoT is more than a trend; it’s a road that we will all take into the future.

Best Buy

Best Buy to Prominently Feature The Internet of Things This Holiday Season

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Best Buy is creating new in-store Connected Home departments that should roll out to more than 400 stores by Thanksgiving (yes, there’s also a website). The departments will contain more than 100 smart home products, including the Peq hub, Nest and Honeywell thermostats, Dropcam cameras, Hue lights and many other brands large and small. There […]

Apple TV

The Apple TV is Closer to Being the Center of Your Home

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The center of a connected smart home could soon be the Apple TV, as Apple’s latest beta software officially brings HomeKit support to its $99 streaming set-top box. As first discovered by AppleInsider, Apple’s own notes for Apple TV Software beta 2 released on Tuesday note that the pre-release build “includes support for Family Sharing […]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 1, 2014

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One day soon, we’ll be able to control just about every element of our homes from our smartphone. Thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign, we can add window blinds to that list. A company called Tilt My Blinds will soon let you control your existing blinds’ tilt mechanism through a smartphone app, wall switch or […]

Smart Home

The Smart Home Needs to Convince People They Want It

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Right now, most people don’t want a smart home. And while about 13 percent of people have an internet-connected device that isn’t a computer, phone or tablet in their homes, according to research from Parks Associates, the marketing of the smart home for the consumer is still very far out of reach. Last week, I […]