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Linor Technology Fargo are Ethernet Boards with 4 to 8 Relays

Linor Technology Fargo are Ethernet Boards with 4 to 8 Relays | Home Automation | Scoop.it
There are more and more “IoT” solutions for home or industrial automation which allow you to control your lights or other equipments remotely with your smartphone or tablet. Many of them...

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Yes and not one standard protocol in sight!

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Low-cost Clime sensors aim to bring DIY home automation the masses - Digital Trends

Low-cost Clime sensors aim to bring DIY home automation the masses - Digital Trends | Home Automation | Scoop.it
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Low-cost Clime sensors aim to bring DIY home automation the masses
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Do you need a bunch of tiny sensors all over your house to collect data? Probably not.
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airfy competitor?

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airfy Beacon - imagination meets smart home automation - Kickstarter

airfy Beacon - imagination meets smart home automation - Kickstarter | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Make your home interactive and let your imagination take over. The airfy Beacon brings you affordable smart home automation!

 

http://www.airfy.com/en/beacon/ ;


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Anything that's open is good in my book...Not sure I'd want loads of those beacons dotted around the house though...bit ugly.

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Jibo: Rise of the Socal Robot

Jibo: Rise of the Socal Robot | Home Automation | Scoop.it
‘Otto’ the little robot logo for Automated Home has always been our ultimate symbol of the far distant smart home future. Who doesn’t want a robot, right?
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good looking robot...

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Under 100 LinBot Home Automation Computer

Under 100 LinBot Home Automation Computer | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Under 100 LinBot Home Automation Computer (@Salman10054 @GOCrowfunding @t4us this is simple and fun.
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Worth a punt on this one I think.  My only reservation is these systems, built by engineers, full of features but never look nice!

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Samsung reportedly to acquire SmartThings to secure slice of home automation ... - Go-Mash Mobile

Samsung reportedly to acquire SmartThings to secure slice of home automation ... - Go-Mash Mobile | Home Automation | Scoop.it
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Samsung reportedly to acquire SmartThings to secure slice of home automation ...
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Apple also introduced Homekit earlier this year; which is their version of a home automation solution controlled by your mobile device.
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Home automation means you can control your home with an app - STLtoday.com

Home automation means you can control your home with an app - STLtoday.com | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Home automation means you can control your home with an app STLtoday.com A • You're going to continue hearing about home automation, which enables you to control virtually anything in your home with a mobile device — from controlling your lights...
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See in my view, GOOD home automation is 'not having to' control your home with anything!

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Home Automation with Android and Arduino Yún | Using Android in ...

Home Automation with Android and Arduino Yún | Using Android in ... | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The Arduino Yún is a WLAN capable development board featuring an ATMega microcontroller, as well as a separate chip running a small Linux distribution, making it a perfect candidate for home automation projects like in the picture below!

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Surely we've gone beyond turning on a light?

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From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post

From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post | Home Automation | Scoop.it
From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning
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Educators around the world are embracing mobile learning in what is considered a relentless and inevitable march towards the 'flipped' classroom.

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Most iPads seem to be filled wth Games...this might offer an alternative?

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, July 29, 12:46 PM

Lots of good learning opportunities with the portable devices - not just for YouTube!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 29, 6:30 PM

An important summary to give parents a few options when faced with a technology onslaught!

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Top 4 Reasons to Install a Smart Home Automation System

Top 4 Reasons to Install a Smart Home Automation System | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Here are four of the best reasons to get started in home automation now. (Still need to be convinced on why you need smart home automation?...
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I'd argue that remote controlling a motor that opens. /closes blinds is not enough friendly.
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FIBARO UK BRINGS HOME AUTOMATION TO THE MASSES

FIBARO UK BRINGS HOME AUTOMATION TO THE MASSES | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Homeowners seeking an affordable, reliable and quick-to-install home automation system can find (FIBARO UK BRINGS HOME AUTOMATION TO THE MASSES http://t.co/cEpvttfo2o)...
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Fibaro certainly seem to be gearing up.

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Amazon.com: Home Automation with Arduino: Automate your Home using Open-Source Hardware eBook: Marco Schwartz: Kindle Store

Home Automation with Arduino: Automate your Home using Open-Source Hardware - Kindle edition by Marco Schwartz. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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A perfect storm is brewing around home automation. | Automating Easy

A perfect storm is brewing around home automation. | Automating Easy | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Home automation was a key highlight of this year’s CES in Las Vegas – signs of an emerging, mainstream technology.
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SAM packs full-home control into a powerstrip

SAM packs full-home control into a powerstrip | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Home automation gadgets that allow you to remotely turn things on and off are certainly nothing new, but SensePlug's SAM duo offers that and a lot more.
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Neat and more importantly reasonably priced.

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Awesome [video]: Android Wear Home Automation Explained! (And Demo) by @macmixing

How to setup Android Wear home automation! Android Home Automation Tutorial, Demo, and Overview ▶Subscribe for my Android Wear review: http://mcmx.in/sub-dom...

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Cortana Controls Some Lights, Thermostats - MIT Technology Review (blog)

Cortana Controls Some Lights, Thermostats - MIT Technology Review (blog) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
eWeek Cortana Controls Some Lights, Thermostats MIT Technology Review (blog) Home-automation company Insteon, based in Irvine, California, is working on a Windows Phone 8.1 app slated for release later this year that aims to make it easier to do...
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OMFG!  I'm sorry but since the invention of the switch, turning lights on is already easy.

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Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol for the Home

Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol for the Home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
‘Thread’ is a new IP-based wireless networking protocol for the smart home. Nest and Samsung are Thread Group founding members along with Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Freescale Semiconductor, Big Ass Fans and ARM.
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Queen song sprang to mind here:

 

..and another one does, another one does, another one bits the dust

 

This one however might have some sway with Golden Balls Nest involved....after all they invented the sart home didn't they?

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Insteon Brings Home Automation To Cortana - Ubergizmo

Insteon Brings Home Automation To Cortana - Ubergizmo | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Insteon Brings Home Automation To Cortana
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There's no doubt that Microsoft sees home automation as one of the areas where Cortana can really shine.
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Microsoft should decouple Cortana and set her free!

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Hacking automated homes could help burglars - E&T magazine

Hacking automated homes could help burglars - E&T magazine | Home Automation | Scoop.it
E&T magazine Hacking automated homes could help burglars E&T magazine In a series of experiments, IT security experts from the University of Saarland proved that eavesdropping on wireless home automation systems doesn't require extensive knowledge...
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Anyone with a sophisticated smart home would surely have changed the default admin password for WEP on their router....wouldn't they?

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The UK’s Smartest Home? Part 1

The UK’s Smartest Home? Part 1 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The home of Chris and Clare Hunter has a traditional stone exterior that belies the all-encompassing smart home system that resides within.
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9 breaker uinits...what have they got in there?

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Home automation opens up IoT market for telcos: Ovum - ZDNet

Home automation opens up IoT market for telcos: Ovum - ZDNet | Home Automation | Scoop.it
ARNnet Home automation opens up IoT market for telcos: Ovum ZDNet "Home security provides the biggest medium term opportunity for service providers, but this opportunity requires a cohesive strategy in order to expand beyond the 5-10 percent of the...
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Please don't let those nutters in!

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ComfortClick bOS – The Operating System for Buildings Launches on Indiegogo

ComfortClick bOS – The Operating System for Buildings Launches on Indiegogo | Home Automation | Scoop.it
ComfortClick have announced plans to launch what they describe as “the first building operating system”.
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Looks promising and probably worth a punt.
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Apple's Home Automation Success Rests With Hardware Evangelism - TechCrunch

Apple's Home Automation Success Rests With Hardware Evangelism - TechCrunch | Home Automation | Scoop.it
TechCrunch Apple's Home Automation Success Rests With Hardware Evangelism TechCrunch At its WWDC conference this week, Apple unveiled a scaffolding of sorts that allows developers to control smart home devices like light switches, thermostats,...
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Interesting move from Apple. What will start providing USP for products is their ability to fit in with various platforms and protocols
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Mix WiFi, Bluetooth and XBee in Your Home Automation Projects with a Universal REST API for Arduino - Open Home Automation

Mix WiFi, Bluetooth and XBee in Your Home Automation Projects with a Universal REST API for Arduino - Open Home Automation | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Most of the home automation Arduino projects I’ve been working on lately use wireless communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, or XBee). Or at least these projects are interfaced with a computer via the Arduino serial interface.
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Revolv Smart Home Hub and app eases home automation setup - tuaw.com

Revolv Smart Home Hub and app eases home automation setup - tuaw.com | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Revolv Smart Home Hub and app eases home automation setup
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As noted in my Macworld/iWorld 2014 talk on using Siri to control the "Internet of Things", there's one big problem in the home automation world right now -- too many standards!
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Marmitek X10 Transceiver Module Single House Version TM13U

Marmitek X10 Transceiver Module Single House Version TM13U | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Features
Converts radio signals from Remote Controls, Wireless Switches and Wireless Sensors to X-10 Powerline signals over the mains.
Comes with a built-in Appliance Module (220V, 5A).
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Home automation continues to break boundaries in terms of style and design fro the home.

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