Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, has unveiled a smart home hub called Essential Home, one of two devices unveiled this week as part of his new technology brand. Essential Home shares a lot of similarities with Amazon Echo and Google Home, including voice commands, responses, and support for third-party devices. See Also: Hive goes […]
Until wireless power goes mainstream, the Internet of Things (IoT) will fail to reach its potential. And by “wireless power,” I don’t mean the power pads that masquerade as wireless chargers. True wireless power eliminates the need for all power cables and contact. It resembles Wi-Fi in its ubiquity, safety, and range. Essentially, there’s a […]
The software doesn’t live up to the hardware
The smart home race gets another horse with Nest’s new protocol.
We need both security and convenience in the connected home.
Alexa AppKit is the missing piece.
That, not a new connected camera, is the big news.
Not mincing words now, Amazon’s talking smart homes.
Nest buys Revolv, but kills off its hub.
One-upping the smartphone in smart homes.
These days, everyone can automate their households.
Keep tabs on your home while you’re away.
Now let’s hope Samsung doesn’t ruin it.
How Thread seems to be unraveling.
I, for one, welcome our robot underlords.
The office retailer may seem like an unusual contender in the smart home wars, but it might have an ace up its sleeve.
In a smart home market bursting with rhetoric about openness, two long-time home management companies go the other way.
One company puts developers front-and-center in its bid to dominate the smart-home market.
A new platform may serve to connect with Google’s Nest—or compete with it.
Nest’s built-in features only scratch the surface of what it can do.