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Smart Power Strip set to bring simple, cheap automation to the home (video) - Engadget

Smart Power Strip set to bring simple, cheap automation to the home (video) - Engadget | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Smart Power Strip set to bring simple, cheap automation to the home (video)
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Listen, we'd all like an automated home -- we've got the appliances and we've got the smart devices.
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err. now why didn't I think of that...

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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
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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.
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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
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Who knows, who really cares?
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Liberty Mutual funds smart home IoT startup Notion

Liberty Mutual funds smart home IoT startup Notion | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Internet of Things (IoT) startup Notion has raised $3.2 million, led by insurance giant Liberty Mutual, to bring its smart sensors to more people.
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Looks like a nice little device.  Again hopefully more of an open ecosphere.  How many failed closed loops can the market stand.
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Nest founder and CEO is stepping down

Nest founder and CEO is stepping down | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Read full story for latest details.
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Drivers Feel Stupid For Not Knowing This New Rule
Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.
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Oh dear...what's next for nest?  And why was it the Google Chromecast team that launched "Google Home"?
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Luma Makes Your Home Wi-Fi Smart, Secure, and Somehow Fun

Luma Makes Your Home Wi-Fi Smart, Secure, and Somehow Fun | Home Automation | Scoop.it
With a three-pack of little hexagons, Luma turns your home into a far-reaching mesh network with fun-to-use controls.
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Sounds cool, anything that gives parents more control over web use must be good.
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uHoo IoT Device Measures Indoor Air Toxins - InformationWeek

uHoo IoT Device Measures Indoor Air Toxins - InformationWeek | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Startup uHoo begins taking orders for an IoT device that tells users via their smartphones what's in the air they breathe.
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I think London's air will probably clog it up
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Samsung's smart home push hits disconnect

Samsung's smart home push hits disconnect | Home Automation | Scoop.it
SmartThings, one of the key elements of Samsung's smart home effort, has been hampered by glitches in recent months.
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Nothing to worry about here, move along...
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Press Amazon’s IRL Button to Call a Cab, Brew Coffee, or Whatever

Press Amazon’s IRL Button to Call a Cab, Brew Coffee, or Whatever | Home Automation | Scoop.it
This week Amazon quietly listed customizable versions of its Dash buttons.
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Please someone, hack these!
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Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds

Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Open source is increasingly the standard for IoT development. 91% of respondents in a recent survey use open source somewhere in their software stack.
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I'd say 100% in mine.  I'm not willing to have a ring fenced section of my system that I can't mess with.
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Smart clothes peg pings your phone when there's rain on the way

Smart clothes peg pings your phone when there's rain on the way | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Peggy is a smart clothes-peg prototype that uses a number of sensors and local weather information to tell you when the washing is dry and ping you when rain's on the way to prevent you drying the same load twice.
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How totally stupid.
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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.
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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.
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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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Node-RED makes baking IoT Raspberry Pi easy

Node-RED makes baking IoT Raspberry Pi easy | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Node-RED could be the software tool to best enables Raspberry Pi run for Internet of Things projects.
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Had my Node-Red system all set up before I lost everything after SD crash...grr time to get back on the Node
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How a $50 gadget is saving $840 a year on my electricity bill

How a $50 gadget is saving $840 a year on my electricity bill | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Instead of guessing which appliance is draining your wallet each month, this device makes it easy to figure out where your cash is going.
Gary Barclay's insight:
Great exercise although I notice the article skips over the cost of the new Fridge freezers.  I guess over a couple of years though the cost would be justified.
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Google Home Is Cool, But Catching Amazon's Echo Won't Be Easy

Google Home Is Cool, But Catching Amazon's Echo Won't Be Easy | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Google Home looks terrific, but it's got some catching up to do.
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With what it's touted to include already supported by maturing weave/brillo tech, will #Home take over the home assistant market?
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74% of Consumers Unaware of Smart Home, 19% Definitely Don’t Want One | Automated Home

74% of Consumers Unaware of Smart Home, 19% Definitely Don’t Want One | Automated Home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
New research from Harris Interactive has brought to light some interesting opinions on the Smart Home. The study surveyed “a representative sample of over 1000 UK respondents” and revealed that 74% are not awar
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The 74% would make them the "norm"
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Sloppy security in IoT putting 'life and limb' at risk, guru warns

Sloppy security in IoT putting 'life and limb' at risk, guru warns | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Connecting the cars on the highway t
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There's a responsibility here that is being overlooked and as usuall it's the consumer that pays the price.
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Want a 'smart home'? John Lewis opens store for gadget lovers in London

Want a 'smart home'? John Lewis opens store for gadget lovers in London | Home Automation | Scoop.it
John Lewis department store on London's Oxford Street has opened a new space to help you turn your apartment into a smart home with connected appliances and gadgets.
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Alexa, call me a plumber: HomeAdvisor adds Amazon Echo integration - GeekWire

Alexa, call me a plumber: HomeAdvisor adds Amazon Echo integration - GeekWire | Home Automation | Scoop.it
When your sink is backed up and overflowing all across your kitchen floor, you don't want to waste time searching for a plumber online — you just need some
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Echo gaining so much ground in the states, it should be a very polished product by the time it gets here!
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