The smart home revolution is still in its early days. Even with the programmable devices that exist already — the thermostats that learn your patterns, the voice-controlled assistants and the lighting that can be customized according to your needs and daily routines — there is still a large unexplored vista ahead of us with the […]
Technology changes how things are built. Single family homes used to have the monopoly on smart home products. In 2017, you no longer have to live in a single family home to use and take advantage of the great benefits of smart home products. Smart apartments used to be a futuristic concept only seen on […]
When the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released the Bluetooth mesh specification in mid-July, the launch heralded something much greater than just a new wireless spec. The move formalized the latest major development in mesh technology that will increase its adoption in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The technology’s reach in both home and commercial […]
A new deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) weather sensors may reduce the amount of unnecessary sanding of roads in Winchester, a city located in the southern coast of the UK. Hampshire County Council is working with a consortium of companies, including Amey, Mayflower, and Libelium, to reduce the amount of grit used in the […]
Semiconductor firm Cypress has announced a $550 million acquisition of Broadcom’s Internet of Things (IoT) division. It comes on the same day Cypress CEO T.J. Rodgers revealed his intention to step down as leader of the company he founded, after 34 years in charge. The acquisition includes Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee IoT products and […]
The industry organization that develops Bluetooth standards introduced a new energy-efficient specification for Internet of Things (IoT) devices last week, with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) unveiling a new specification for devices that contain Bluetooth and other radios at the Bluetooth World conference. According to IOT Journal, the new specification – dubbed Transport Discovery […]
Philips shut out third-party bulbs—then backed down.
A few key fundamentals for would-be smart home first-timers.