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ZigBee 2012 market share lead in home automation to be ...

ZigBee 2012 market share lead in home automation to be ... | Home Automation | Scoop.it
By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78%. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, ...
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Nest's new outdoor camera is smarter at spotting people

Nest's new outdoor camera is smarter at spotting people | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Nest has added to its smart thermostat, smart smoke alarm, and smart security camera with a new Internet of Things device for outside the home.
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Magnetic mount and hardwired to a wall wart makes this an unsuitable device for outdoors even if the power adapter is water proof...what were they thinking?
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Onion Omega2 is a $5 Linux WiFi IoT Board (Crowdfunding)

Onion Omega2 is a $5 Linux WiFi IoT Board (Crowdfunding) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Onion Omega2 is a $5 Linux WiFi IoT Board https://t.co/tzIh9vyBzD
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This looks looks like a great little device and ecosphere at just the right price point.
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AI deep learning system helps keep lawn cat poop-free

AI deep learning system helps keep lawn cat poop-free | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Motivated by the dual desires to learn about neural net software and keep his lawn cat poop-free, software engineer Robert Bond rigged up a system that detects when cats – and only cats – stroll into his yard, and responds by turning on the...
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Anyone else thinking there are better challenges  we could set AI  ... or is that Too deep?
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Now You Can Hide Your Smart Home on the Darknet

Now You Can Hide Your Smart Home on the Darknet | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The privacy-focused Tor Project backs a new initiative that lets you use Tor to keep your home's Internet-of-things devices hidden from hackers.
Gary Barclay's insight:
Please do try this at home kids.
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Introducing FarmBot Genesis

“FarmBot Genesis is humanity's first open-source CNC farming machine designed for at-home automated food production.” 

Project website: https://farmbot.io

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FarmBot.io



Un projet particulièrement intéressant et enthousiasmant: PAM


Via John Payne, Pierre-André Marechal
Gary Barclay's insight:
Always loved the idea of growing own food, now I can mix that with high tech!
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World's Largest Storage Battery Will Power Los Angeles

World's Largest Storage Battery Will Power Los Angeles | Home Automation | Scoop.it
More than 18,000 lithium ion battery packs would replace a gas-fired power plant used to meet peak demand
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The idea of having UPSs availaible in the house for critical "systems" is getting more pertinent.
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One year on, Amazon's Alexa is quietly ushering in the smart home of the future

One year on, Amazon's Alexa is quietly ushering in the smart home of the future | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Throughout the 20th century, visions of the future imagined smart homes that could listen and respond to all our requests using voice. Amazon's Alexa is making that one-time futuristic vision of the voice-controlled smart home a reality.
Gary Barclay's insight:
If Amazon developers spent more time getting the Echo ready for the UK rather than expanding the amount of crap jokes she can tell, I'd be a lot happier.  This device is now essential for my Mum's ability to control her environment and for some of her social enjoyment.  No longer a luxury, its a necessity for the infirm to preserve a little independence.
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WiThumb is an ESP8266 WiFi USB Adapter with Motion and Temperature Sensors (Crowdfunding)

WiThumb is an ESP8266 WiFi USB Adapter with Motion and Temperature Sensors (Crowdfunding) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
RT @cnxsoft: WiThumb is an #ESP8266 WiFi USB Adapter with Motion and Temperature Sensors (Crowdfunding) https://t.co/9UduekkIL5
Gary Barclay's insight:
This looked awesome until I realised motion is detected though a Gyroscope sensor, so it's not presence detection.
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15 Fab Labs and 112 Projects Come Together at Maker Faire Lisbon | Make:

15 Fab Labs and 112 Projects Come Together at Maker Faire Lisbon | Make: | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Maker Faire Lisbon has some incredible collaborations between makers of all types
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Bluetooth 5 Bringing Double Range, Quadruple Speed - InformationWeek

Bluetooth 5 Bringing Double Range, Quadruple Speed - InformationWeek | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Next week marks the formal debut of Bluetooth 5, which will double the range and quadruple the speed of the wireless standard.
Gary Barclay's insight:
Now we're getting there.  Looks like BT really starting to fill its boots
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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Why Home could win

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Why Home could win | Home Automation | Scoop.it
To reign supreme in the smart home, Google Home has some big shoes to fill.
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People are too embarrassed to talk to Siri, OK Google or Cortana

People are too embarrassed to talk to Siri, OK Google or Cortana | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Creative Strategies reveals that 51% of consumers use voice assistants in the car, but only 6% will activate them in public. People said they don't feel comfortable talking to their technology.
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Flaws in Samsung’s ‘Smart’ Home Let Hackers Unlock Doors and Set Off Fire Alarms

Flaws in Samsung’s ‘Smart’ Home Let Hackers Unlock Doors and Set Off Fire Alarms | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The nightmare scenario of the internet-connected smart home is real.
Gary Barclay's insight:
I scooped this about a month ago but since then I've heard the actual flaws exploited here were in the Android layer of devices used to access the system, not Samsungs system itself.  Still a wakeup call.
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Obsolescence as a Service

Yet another Internet of Things service has left its customers in the lurch. IoT devices (mostly lightbulbs) made by Greenwave Systems stopped talking to the outside world on July 1. Mor
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I'd buy that service.
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Sonos Opens Their First Retail Store in SoHo - Design Milk

Sonos Opens Their First Retail Store in SoHo - Design Milk | Home Automation | Scoop.it
New Sonos Store in SoHo invites shoppers to listen to Sonos wireless smart speakers and components inside designer themed tiny homes.
Gary Barclay's insight:
Am I the only guy without a Sonos system now?
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Getting Started with NanoPi NEO Development Board – Ubuntu Core Firmware

Getting Started with NanoPi NEO Development Board – Ubuntu Core Firmware | Home Automation | Scoop.it
RT @cnxsoft: Getting Started with @FriendlyARM NanoPi NEO Development Board https://t.co/SpcVjkxUqZ #linux #allwinner
Gary Barclay's insight:
A board the size of a credit card seems so Ginormous these days.
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Wink Relay A Smart Home On Your Wall

Wink Relay A Smart Home On Your Wall | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Relay is a touchscreen control panel that brings the power and convenience of Wink to your wall. Install it in place of a standard light switch to create a command center in the heart of your home for all your favorite smart products, and now, third party experiences like Uber, Fitbit, and IFTTT.
Gary Barclay's insight:
I had not seen this device before. Looks very cool but does need the #Wink hub to function. Also doesn't seem to be readily avialble in UK. Great for device at exit/entrance point or center house.

Product URL here as I had to use blog url to get decent image:
http://www.wink.com/products/wink-relay-touchscreen-controller/

** UPDATE
They have no plans to bring to the UK in the short term.
Still think I might have a play with this one.

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Robo-Furniture From MIT Makes The Most of Tiny Apartments

Robo-Furniture From MIT Makes The Most of Tiny Apartments | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Ori is a new line of furniture, spun out of the Architectural Robotics research area at the MIT Media Lab.
Gary Barclay's insight:
The guys from MIT really need to put those massive brains to better use!

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These are all the products that work with Google Cast

These are all the products that work with Google Cast | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Stop struggling with Bluetooth, and start the party off right. Here's every product that works with Google Cast.
Gary Barclay's insight:
If you're not using #Chromecast or Google #Cast somewhere in your home I'd be surprised. Now they're embedding it in lots of consumer products...why? Because it's great!
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How to Build a Home Theater on the Cheap

How to Build a Home Theater on the Cheap | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Home theaters are crazy expensive -- if you don't know the best ways to save on one. Find out what you need, what you can do without, and what you can save on here.
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Might be helpfull for some.
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A connected home robot that could take care of your health - Design Week | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement

A connected home robot that could take care of your health - Design Week | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Pillo is a robot which uses artificial intelligence to dispense medication and respond to people's health queries through voice activation. | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement
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Weird but you know it's coming.
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Porsche boss takes aim at Tesla and brands ludicrous mode 'a facade'

Porsche boss takes aim at Tesla and brands ludicrous mode 'a facade' | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Porsche first showed off its Mission E last year as a concept. 'It'll be something entirely different than any of its competitors' a product manager told Automobile magazine.
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"The first electrically powered Porsche is on its way". no doubt batteries will be an optional extra.
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Apple WWDC 2016: iPhone maker announces iOS 10, Siri for Mac and new iMessage

Apple WWDC 2016: iPhone maker announces iOS 10, Siri for Mac and new iMessage | Home Automation | Scoop.it
#Apple WWDC 2016: #iPhone maker announces iOS 10, #Siri for Mac and new #iMessage https://t.co/X00FzlyLC4
Gary Barclay's insight:
I'm not a big Apple fan but I do appreciate the ground they've broken and the paths they've build over the years.  
Just not seeing anything earth shattering in this year's #WWDC16
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Google's New AI-Powered Messaging App

Google's New AI-Powered Messaging App | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Google's new messaging app, Allo, lets you chat with Google while you chat with your friends. It's the first step toward making Google truly conversational.
David W. Deeds's insight:
Science fiction becoming science fact.
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WWDC 2016: what to expect from Apple iOS 10 and OS X 10.12

WWDC 2016: what to expect from Apple iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
WWDC 2016: what to expect from Apple iOS 10 and OS X 10.12: https://t.co/cSqp9qKdaH
Gary Barclay's insight:
Who knows, who really cares?
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