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NSF Grant Funds Smart Home Privacy Project

By: Ken Briodagh    11/16/2015

Smart meters, connected thermostats and intelligent appliances are making the Connected Home a reality, and that's great, but the unintended consequen…

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pHin Says it's Smart Pool Time

By: Maurice Nagle    11/13/2015

The hype surrounding the Internet of Things is reaching fever pitch. We are seeing an explosion of innovation and development that will one day make t…

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New Smart Home Checklist Offers Consumer Guidance

By: Ken Briodagh    10/28/2015

Thinking about diving into a Smart Home, are you? Well, you'd better be ready to harden your home against evildoers and those deadbolts aren't going t…

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How Micro­Location Can Add Smarts to the Smart Home

By: Special Guest    10/9/2015

Smart Home has become one of the hottest technology areas in recent months. A huge number of smart home products have come to market, and a growing pe…

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TransData Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against GE, Itron and Landis+Gyr for Smart Meters

By: Ken Briodagh    9/16/2015

The Smart Home industry might be in danger. TransData is a developer and manufacturer of digital electricity meters and other energy measurement produ…

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Cyber Gear Launches First IoT Smart Products Store in Middle East

By: Ken Briodagh    9/9/2015

Folks all over the world want their smart things, and they want them available as easy as possible. As a result, online marketplaces are springing up …

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Samsung, LG and SK Telecom Join Forces to Own Smart Home Market

By: Ken Briodagh    9/9/2015

As a result of this deal, consumer electronic products, including refrigerators, washing machines, air-conditioners, air-purifiers, robot vacuum clean…

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Consumer Survey Shows Connected Homeowners' Priorities

By: Ken Briodagh    8/13/2015

With all the data coming out of IoT research in the past few months, there's been a major gap in the intelligence gathering: the consumer. That oversi…

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Connected Home Security Challenge: The Role of Machine Learning

By: Special Guest    7/27/2015

The Internet of Things and its security implications are consistently making headlines and remain a growing topic of concern for smart home device own…

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Connected Home Needs Human Analytics Capability

By: Special Guest    7/22/2015

The connected home brings up the image of a myriad of smart devices, applications and platforms addressing a consumer's lifestyle. The quick prolifera…

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Getting Control in the Connected Home: Two Answers

By: Ken Briodagh    7/14/2015

How do you get control of your connected home? How do you protect it from accidents or evildoers? Smartphone app? Maybe a control unit tied to your ho…

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Asia-Pacific is Ready for Smart Buildings, Report Says

By: Ken Briodagh    7/10/2015

Smart Buildings are the circulatory system of the Smart City, and for highly congested urban areas like the ones found in many parts of Asia, the tech…

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Cloud Analytics Initiative to Bring Automation to Smart Home

By: Ken Briodagh    6/30/2015

A key issue in smart home adoption, as with any consumer-facing technology, is user friendliness. If a tech is easy, and helpful, it is much more like…

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Sears Puts Focus on the Home with Connected Solutions Flagship Store

By: Ken Briodagh    6/29/2015

Sears is going to launch a Connected Solutions flagship store at The Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno, California, according to an announcement June 19.…

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Opening the Door to the Connected Home

By: Dominick Sorrentino    6/25/2015

As companies scramble to blaze trails in the IoT space, consumers have a lot to look forward to, especially in the area of the connected home: smart t…

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Novatel and AT&T Partner Up to Make Connected Homes More Secure

By: Ken Briodagh    6/24/2015

Novatel Wireless recently announced that AT&T has issued network approval of Novatel's MiFi Secure SA 1100, which will be the first offering in a comi…

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Why Aren't People Getting Excited About the Connected Home?

By: Stefania Viscusi    6/17/2015

Imaging a future where people and machines communicate with each other to make life easier isn't so far-fetched today. Thanks to constant technologica…

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Connected Homes Need Better Security, Says Study

By: Ken Briodagh    6/16/2015

Over the last decade, home environments have gotten more digitally advanced and now, many are progressing into communication-rich living spaces. As a …

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Consumers Expect Fully Connected Homes This Year, Report Says

By: Ken Briodagh    6/12/2015

Homes are getting more and more hooked up, with lights, thermostats and security systems leading the way, but developers aren't predicting "fully conn…

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Speak Up: How Voice Will Control Connected Homes

By: Ken Briodagh    6/12/2015

Voice commands are becoming a real factor in consumers' lives. Siri for Apple, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana keep getting more and more sophistic…

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