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Now Playing in Homes Everywhere: TV, the App

Now Playing in Homes Everywhere: TV, the App | Home Automation | Scoop.it
It's easier than ever to beam streaming content from mobile devices to your TV screen (The changing App in your living room...
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10 IFTTT recipes every smart home owner should know

10 IFTTT recipes every smart home owner should know | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Getting connected devices to work together isn't always as easy as it should be. IFTTT can help your smart home function more smoothly by acting as a translator between the many languages of smart home devices.

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Just don't get it to update your password list!

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Retro Smart Home Systems : home audio system

Retro Smart Home Systems : home audio system | Home Automation | Scoop.it

home audio system - Despite the resonating rise of smart technology, the charm of retro tech resonates with many consumers, which is evident with this updated home aud...

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JET, as seen from 9,144 meters • JeeLabs

JET, as seen from 9,144 meters • JeeLabs | Home Automation | Scoop.it

JET is an architecture, in the sense that it covers a whole set of systems: a central machine, all sorts of remote “nodes” for sensing the state of the home, environmental data, nodes which control lights, [...]...

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If you haven't been watching the Jeelabs evolution of JET, you should have.  Cenceptually it sounds awesome and a ton of fun to play with in reality.

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The Creators Project - YouTube

The Creators Project - YouTube | Home Automation | Scoop.it

The Creators Project is a global celebration of creativity, arts and technology. Launched in 2009, the platform features the works of visionary artists acros...

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We're all creators now....no?

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Dude, where's my flying car? It's being tested now.

Dude, where's my flying car? It's being tested now. | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Will these be filling the skies in a few years? That depends on politics as much as technology.

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Would love to see this being parked on a London street.

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Carloudy: Futuristic Head-Up Display on Your Windshield

Cognitive AI Technologies Inc. is raising funds for Carloudy: Futuristic Head-Up Display on Your Windshield on Kickstarter!

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I want one.

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9 Buzz-Worthy Smart Home Innovations Coming Out of CES 2016

9 Buzz-Worthy Smart Home Innovations Coming Out of CES 2016 | Home Automation | Scoop.it

The world's premier tech expo dazzled attendees with high-tech home appliances and devices that ran the gambit from delightful to disruptive.

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Whirlpool's kitchen is neat as is this Hydroponics system.

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Beyond wearables: are hearables, ingestibles and embeddables the future of the IoT? | Information Age

Beyond wearables: are hearables, ingestibles and embeddables the future of the IoT? | Information Age | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Whilst the Internet of Things continues to be a growing aspect of our day-to-day lives, we are only at the beginning: soon we will be entering an era where technology is a true extension of self ...

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Loving the new terminology. Made me ...erm smileable!  See what I did there?

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WIRED

WIRED | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at WIRED.

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Always a great read. Here's a free plug Wired, on the house.

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London leads the way in the global growth of 'smart cities'

London leads the way in the global growth of 'smart cities' | Home Automation | Scoop.it

2016 will be the year cities start to use technology to improve services and
liveability

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I really doubt the validity of this claim.

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Standards: smart home using OSGi | IT News

Standards: smart home using OSGi | IT News | Home Automation | Scoop.it
HGI (formerly the Home Gateway Initiative) is a standardization organization founded in 2004 by a multitude of telecommunication companies and device manufacturers (particularly of routers and home gateways).
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We're going to need a to get all these standardisation protocols standardised!

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Panasonic Smart Home system wants to keep your house and shed safe - Pocket-lint.com

Panasonic Smart Home system wants to keep your house and shed safe - Pocket-lint.com | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Panasonic has announced that its Smart Home system is coming to the UK, looking to provide another solution for security, monitoring and smart control. 
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The one thing I've learned about Panasonic: They have the worst UI designers in the world.

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A Robot That Lets Your Hands Do the Grasping | MIT Technology Review

A Robot That Lets Your Hands Do the Grasping | MIT Technology Review | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The latest in assistive technology is a lightweight glove that helps patients with limited mobility grab and pick up objects.
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The Best Smart Home Security Systems of 2016

The Best Smart Home Security Systems of 2016 | Home Automation | Scoop.it

No matter your budget or installation skill level, these easy to set up and use smart alarm and surveillance packages will keep you safe, and let you monitor what's happening at home from afar.

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Home security has become one of  those oxymorons in my opinion.  We expected to put our family's security into the hands of these large device vendors who then take no care to make their systems secure....

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New technology is aimed at keeping dementia, Alzheimer's patients at home

New technology is aimed at keeping dementia, Alzheimer's patients at home | Home Automation | Scoop.it

U is studying Healthsense monitors to see if they help those with dementia stay in their homes longer, reduce stress on caregivers and avoid costly emergency room visits.

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Heliatek claims new conversion efficiency record for organic PV cells

Heliatek claims new conversion efficiency record for organic PV cells | Home Automation | Scoop.it

German solar technology firm Heliatek claims to have outdone themselves by setting a new world record for directly converting sunlight into electricity using organic photovoltaic cells.

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I once saw a similar breakthrough technology on Tomorrow's World in 1984....wonder what happened to it?

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Tweet from @CoolestLifeHack

Tweet from @CoolestLifeHack | Home Automation | Scoop.it

RT @CoolestLifeHack: Camera-stabilizing technology used in spoon for Parkinson's patients https://t.co/AELjTxLT84

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This looks like a gadget worth inventing

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MakeUseOf - Technology, Simplified

MakeUseOf - Technology, Simplified | Home Automation | Scoop.it

MakeUseOf is your guide in modern tech. Learn how to make use of tech and gadgets around you and discover cool stuff on the Internet.

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Raspberry pi Home Automation Server

Raspberry pi Home Automation Server | Home Automation | Scoop.it

The raspberry pi is an amazing little computer for the price. Now that you have a raspberry pi lets put it to work!A web-server does not require much computing power or disk space.

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Nifty project.

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What If You Could Google Your Own Memories?

What If You Could Google Your Own Memories? | Home Automation | Scoop.it

An inventor at IBM has patented technology for a cognitive assistant that could learn all about you, then remind you of a name you can't remember the moment you need to say it.

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Now this is something I need.  Will I need to convert my brain to Android or iOS?

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Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence

Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Launched in 2001, KurzweilAI explores the forecasts and insights on accelerating change articulated in Ray Kurzweil’s landmark books — notably The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near — and updates these books...

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The fintech revolution that promises to finish off the big bad banks for good

The fintech revolution that promises to finish off the big bad banks for good | Home Automation | Scoop.it

New technologies such as blockchain threaten a veritable revolution in
financial services, breaking the big banks' grip on the payments system

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hoping this is true but a little bird tells me the banks intend to own this tech.

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Overcoming JET lag • JeeLabs

Overcoming JET lag • JeeLabs | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Overcoming JET lag Jan 20, 2016 Long-time readers of this weblog know that the topics here have always been all over the map - electronics, digital design, embedded firmware, but also trying out new stuff, [...]...

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If you're not aware of Jeelabs already, you're in for a treat. Jean-Claude is currently in the process of spec'ing out a new home automation monitoring hub called Jet.

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Home Smart Home - Sacramento Magazine

Home Smart Home - Sacramento Magazine | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The Honda Smart Home in Davis is a house of superlatives. The appliances are the most efficient. The furnishings are the most environmentally conscious. The construction materials have the...
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About time Honda got involved.

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Watch This: Mat Smith’s DIY Arduino Home Automation Control Panel | Automated Home

Watch This: Mat Smith’s DIY Arduino Home Automation Control Panel | Automated Home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Back in January we checked in with Mat Smith on the progress of his home brew control panel. Now after a year in development Mat has his first fully assembled unit. The feature packed ...
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great to see this project coming along.  You can follow Mat's prgress here: http://hazymat.co.uk/

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