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AEG Power Solution announces ZigBee-based lighting controller - LEDs Magazine

AEG Power Solution announces ZigBee-based lighting controller - LEDs Magazine | Home Automation | Scoop.it
AEG Power Solution announces ZigBee-based lighting controller
LEDs Magazine
Based on the ZigBee Home Automation standard, AEG's controller allows luminaire makers to integrate wireless support with little engineering expense.

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I love the idea of zigbee but when will it come to the UK?

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Want smart-home devices to get along? Get the industry to do it first

Want smart-home devices to get along? Get the industry to do it first | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Buying one slick connected device after another until you have a smart home sounds cool, but things may not work out that smoothly.
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London Startup Brings Emotional Intelligence To The Connected Home

London Startup Brings Emotional Intelligence To The Connected Home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Most of us are probably guilty of anthropomorphizing inanimate objects, at least to some degree.
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That's right...give our homes emotions and expect it to start getting upset if you don't clean it enough or leave the toilet seat up.

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Global shower technology to drive Methven's future profits - Stuff.co.nz

Global shower technology to drive Methven's future profits - Stuff.co.nz | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Aurajet and Satinjet shower spray technologies have global potential.
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I wish I new what does.  I even watched the video on their site and I'm still not sure...

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Kickstarter Darling Ninja Blocks Kills Sphere Home Automation After $800k Raised - CEPro

Kickstarter Darling Ninja Blocks Kills Sphere Home Automation After $800k Raised - CEPro | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Conjuring the demise of SOAP, the home automation router, Ninja Blocks raises $800,000 in two rounds of Kickstarter, then goes bust and kills Sphere smart home hub.
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I think if you turn it upside down it could be used for fruit?

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Zipato’s Modular Home Automation System: The Best Smart Home Platform? - Julie Jacobson, CE Pro

Zipato’s Modular Home Automation System: The Best Smart Home Platform? - Julie Jacobson, CE Pro | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Zipato’s snap-together home automation system starts with inexpensive ZipaBox Z-Wave hub, adds ZigBee, professional security, KNX, Enocean, serial control, UPnP, back-up power, more. New: ZipaMini, ZipaCam, ZipaTablet DIY hubs.
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Looks like a promising product...find out more in an indepth article from from CEPro

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Nyrius Smart Outlet review - Digital Trends

Nyrius Smart Outlet review - Digital Trends | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The Nyrius Smart Outlet is dead simple to use and can turn any dumb appliance or device smart, but because it runs on Bluetooth, it can’t tie together your entire home.
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Nothing really new with this but one of these best looking I've seen.

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Tesla Launch Powerwall Home Battery | Automated Home

Tesla Launch Powerwall Home Battery | Automated Home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
-*+Elon Musk, what a guy, you gotta love him for this alone. The modern day tech hero has confirmed Tesla’s worst kept secret of recent times – the launch of a ...
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Love this, think all new homes should come with one especially if festooned with HA.  Price looks affordable too.

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Your home automation things are a security nightmare

Your home automation things are a security nightmare | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Veracode tests leave lazy devs red-faced
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...and will remain so for thr foreseeable future!

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With Parse for IoT, Facebook Could Have the Next HomeKit Home Automation ... - CEPro

With Parse for IoT, Facebook Could Have the Next HomeKit Home Automation ... - CEPro | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Facebook subsidiary Parse has launched an IoT SDK for cloud-enabling IP devices, and eventually could link all these newly smart devices with cloud-based rules engines a la HomeKit or IFTTT.
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Noooooooo!!!!

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Veho - Latest News and Events

Veho - Latest News and Events | Home Automation | Scoop.it
#Veho are pleased to announce the launch of KASA Smart Home automation product range: http://t.co/vJMuRTM4lN #KASA http://t.co/TcIdA8xUnP
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I'm looking for the USP on these and it's not really in the message.  What they do have going for them is an eye for design.  Maybe we are about to see some attractive HA devices for the UK home at last.

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Exclusive: The ‘Flow Energy’ Boiler That Heats & Makes Electricity Too

Exclusive: The ‘Flow Energy’ Boiler That Heats & Makes Electricity Too | Home Automation | Scoop.it
When the guys from Flow Energy got in touch we were intrigued by their patented MicroCHP (combined heat and power) central heating boiler that makes electricity while heating your home.
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now that's clever.  I've always thought we should generate electricity from the water flow coming into the house?

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From LPC810 to LPC812

From LPC810 to LPC812 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
No, I haven’t abandoned the Micro Power Snitch!
But some projects are trickier than others, and this one didn’t want to play along when I tried it again on my new PCB design. I fixed one glaring wiring mistake so far, but there’s more going on.
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bit more advanced!

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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Let’s start exploring a bit more about Intel Edison. As you may already know, Intel provides 2 different hardware platforms to work with Edison development board: the core module is called Intel Edison Compute Module, while the 2 extension boards are called Intel Edison Arduino Board and Intel Edison Breakout Board respectively. We refer to them as the Arduino module and mini-breakout board, respectively. The tutorial of this week is called Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board:

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Exclusive: Apple delays HomeKit launch for some devices

Exclusive: Apple delays HomeKit launch for some devices | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Apple's connected home platform will likely arrive in early fall, rather than early summer.

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not sure if I'm looking forward to this.

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Z-Way Home Automation Part 2: An Analysis of Publicly Vulnerable Gateways - Randy Westergren

Z-Way Home Automation Part 2: An Analysis of Publicly Vulnerable Gateways - Randy Westergren | Home Automation | Scoop.it
After my previous post regarding security concerns with the Z-Way home automation controller, John Matherly (founder of Shodan) messaged me that he was launching a scan of port 8083.

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Those of you happily activating new devices around the home and opening holes in your fiewall to allow for turning lights on and off when you're not even there, should read this.  here is a link to the first part too: http://randywestergren.com/attacking-z-way-controlled-home-automation-devices/

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Yamaha RX-V379 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver Features 4K, HDCP 2.2 - CEPro

Yamaha RX-V379 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver Features 4K, HDCP 2.2 - CEPro | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Priced at $299, the Yamaha RX-V379 5.1-channel home theater receiver supports 4K Ultra HD video and HDCP 2.2 compatibility.
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Gawd dammit, I just bought my Marantz!

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Sony just made a new step of combining light and sound

Sony just made a new step of combining light and sound | Home Automation | Scoop.it
When a new product is brought on the market and you feel that you can use something like it or it is quite great. The next step is you simply want to have it. And because we started talking about this
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Control4 (CTRL) Shares Plummet on Weak Q1 for Home Automation Sales - CEPro

Control4 (CTRL) Shares Plummet on Weak Q1 for Home Automation Sales - CEPro | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL), a leading provider of home automation systems, blames disappointing Q1 2015 on weather and operational challenges, not on losing business to competitors. Shares sink on the news.
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How could their sales plummit in this market?  Could it be because they are closed, over priced and require specialists to install?

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Missing Remote | Your source for everything home theater & HTPC related

Missing Remote | Your source for everything home theater & HTPC related | Home Automation | Scoop.it
http://t.co/hevL759HgR Podcast Episode 57 – Smart Locks, Network DVR, Whole Home Automation http://t.co/CYsSntTkpl
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Too many hometheater systems starting up with so much good choice, I wish someone would just tell me which one to use....just kidding...Plex all the way!

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Internet of Things Relay For Home Automation Using An Arduino Microcontroller (video)

Internet of Things Relay For Home Automation Using An Arduino Microcontroller (video) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Makers, developers and hobbyists who enjoy making projects from home automation using different Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi mini PCs

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Loks useful but no mention of UK model

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Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show

Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show | Home Automation | Scoop.it
CARLSBAD, Calif.-The Z-Wave Alliance will make its presence known at ISC West in a big way this year-including broadcasting a live home automation demonstration from the top of the world. For the first time, it will have a booth presence.
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Creek Smart Home Hub Offer Both Security And Home Automation (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Creek Smart Home Hub Offer Both Security And Home Automation (video) - Geeky Gadgets | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Lark-wi has created a new smart hub called Creek that it has designed to provide a number of features including home security and home automation
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remind anyone of the O2 Joggler?

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Integrate Distributed Audio & Video- with Apple Products into Your Home Automation System | Duprey Home Automation's Blog

Integrate Distributed Audio & Video- with Apple Products into Your Home Automation System | Duprey Home Automation's Blog | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Today I would like to talk a little about distributed A/V, and integrating it into your home automation system. Distributed A/V refers to having a central
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It's true we often overlook the usefulness of some devices in search of more complex solutions.  Most of the time simple is best.  Only bug bear with these things is most plugs are pretty visible and with all those cables, could get quite messy.

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RS-485 board controller 16 Outputs 12V Relays Home Automation Arduino breakout

RS-485 board controller 16 Outputs 12V Relays Home Automation Arduino breakout | Home Automation | Scoop.it
US $4.99 Used in Business & Industrial, Electrical & Test Equipment, Electronic Components
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looks a bit big compared to http://r.ebay.com/AIVpJ9 but look at the difference in price.

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Synology announces Annapurna SoC powered NAS systems at Cebit - myce.com

Synology announces Annapurna SoC powered NAS systems at Cebit - myce.com | Home Automation | Scoop.it
At Cebit, Synology has showcased three new NAS devices powered by a System on a Chip (SoC) of the company Annapurna.
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