What renters who want a smart home should consider

Single family homes used to have the monopoly on smart home products. Technology not only changes how things are built but it makes them function better. As a marketing director of an IoT company serving multi family and campus communities, I keep a close eye on the big property management companies and developers. I reached […]

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The Internet of Things? It’s not that connected yet

The Internet of Things (IoT) is great—if you want each of your devices to exist in its own connected-but-siloed world. What do I mean? Your Nest thermostat is undeniably smart when it comes to heating and cooling your home. And your Amazon Echo conveniently recites the weather report at the moment you need it. But […]

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Going smart is the home stager’s latest trick

Real estate franchise Coldwell Banker has signed a supplier agreement with Worthington Group, which will supply a “Smart Home Staging Kit” to affiliated real estate agents to make the house “smart home ready.” The current staging kit consists of six devices – a Nest Smart Thermostat, a Nest Protect smoke alarm and a Nest security camera, […]

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Selfridges starting to connect to IoT product line

London’s high-end department chain Selfridges will begin experimenting with an Internet of Things zone at its flagship Oxford Street store. Electronic products distributor Bullboat will be in charge of stocking the zone, which is located on the ground floor of the famous store. It intends to make the zone an “experience” for shoppers, teaching them […]

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IoT and coding: The most important IoT programming languages

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an entirely new platform for developers and engineers, but one thing should remain consistent as we move into this new world, the programming languages. From our limited time checking out IoT projects, developers seem to be utilizing the same languages for their projects, while also integrating some specific changes […]

Is DIY smart home tech hobbled by poor app functionality?

In Argus Insights’ newest “Smart Home 360” report, it’s clear there’s a strong distinction between consumer perception of the apps associated with the most popular Smart Home Service Providers and MSOs (Multiple System Operators) and the apps coming with Do It Yourself (DIY) devices. Argus Insights found that — from over 56,000 app and device […]

Consumer IoT channels continue to struggle

Many people recognize that the IoT is not actually new. For years, industries have become increasingly sophisticated in the way they collect and use data from systems and devices.  In the B2B space, the IoT market is already well advanced. The majority of new commercial buildings are ‘smart’; systems are connected to make buildings safer, […]

Smart thermostat market dials up the heat

As ever more connected homes come online, a new study predicts the market for smart thermostats will quadruple to $4.4 billion over the next 10 years. Navigant Research just released a report entitled “Communicating Thermostats, Smart Thermostats, and Associated Software and Services: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts.” The research study anticipates that global revenue for […]

Google debuts new Home for your mundane questions

Getting into the smart home hardware business, today Google debuted Google Home, a voice-activated home automation system, at the firm’s annual developer’s conference, Google I/O 2016. We’ve had a few teasers over the last few months and Recode previously reported that Google has been working on a portable speaker containing a built-in voice-activated assistant for the whole family in […]

tado° raises capital to feather nest – and pluck Nest?

German tech firm tado°, a smart home play focused on climate control, has announced that it copped nearly $23 million in its latest round of funding. This is in addition to the nearly $34 million raised previously. tado° is focused on its primary Smart AC Control, a wall-mounted device that help turn remote-controlled air conditioning units […]