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Alarm.Com Shows Home Automation on Pebble Smart Watch - CEPro

Alarm.Com Shows Home Automation on Pebble Smart Watch - CEPro | Home Automation | Scoop.it
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Microsoft Researchers Hacked Together a HoloLens and 3D Cameras to Achieve 'Holoportation'

Microsoft Researchers Hacked Together a HoloLens and 3D Cameras to Achieve 'Holoportation' | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Holoportation is the kind of future we can get behind.
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Only try this in your virtual home!
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"Smart Homes?" Not Until They're Less Dependent On The Internet

Connecting your appliances to the Internet seems like a great idea, until their servers go down and they don't work anymore.
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I don't think there are many devices that have real need to get out to the internet.  Hubs that insist on it need reigning.  I'll connect in if I need to control something.
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Logitech Harmony Elite review: easy to use remote that takes charge of your home

Logitech Harmony Elite review: easy to use remote that takes charge of your home | Home Automation | Scoop.it
From home entertainment and wireless speakers to lights, thermostats, sensors, alarms and more, this is the one remote to rule them all – for a pretty price
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These remotes do have some limitations but on the whole are excellent all in ones
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Looking beyond the Internet of Everything consumer hype

Looking beyond the Internet of Everything consumer hype | Home Automation | Scoop.it
What is the attraction of the Internet of Everything for consumers? Not much
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We're all so excited by the idea of connecting to the internet no one seems to have stopped and ask if we should.  I'm not adding to the internet of things, I'm building a home of things, erm..HoT and may connect to that.
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We're all so excited by the idea of connecting to the internet no one seems to have stopped and ask if we should.  I'm not adding to the internet of things, I'm building a home of things, erm..HoT and may connect to that.
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Home Automation Hubs : home automation device

Home Automation Hubs : home automation device | Home Automation | Scoop.it
home automation device - Set to work with all the electrical items within your home, the ‘ezcontrol’ home automation device has the ability to connect with an
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Some companies just seem to be missing the point, bespoke apps are not the way forward, nor is controlling devices through mobile phones. That was the impractical novelty of yesterday. Distribution channels
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Build 2016: BMW’s IoT ConnectedDrive Service Uses Azure to Make the Car Smart - WinBuzzer

Build 2016: BMW’s IoT ConnectedDrive Service Uses Azure to Make the Car Smart - WinBuzzer | Home Automation | Scoop.it
At Microsoft’s annual developer conference, BMW showed off its potent in car system that was created on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.
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...check a calendar eh, I could think of better things to do...
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Nortek: Smart-Home, Personal-Safety Systems Converge With Home Safety Hub

Nortek: Smart-Home,  Personal-Safety Systems Converge With Home Safety Hub | Home Automation | Scoop.it
 
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I had a look to see if has UK availability but can't find any.  No reason not to have a look though if you have someone remote being cared for.
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What is cognitive IoT?

What is cognitive IoT? | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Cognitive IoT endeavors to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of sensor-driven systems through learning and infusing human awareness into devices and environments.
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I was just thinking how for me, it's not the ability to be able to switch things on and off or monitor temps etc, that I'm looking forward to, but the ability for centralised 'understanding' of what's going in the house as a whole that is exciting.  Where AI,  BD & IoT meet.
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Sevenhugs Smart Remote Is Universally Accepted - Design Milk

Sevenhugs Smart Remote Is Universally Accepted - Design Milk | Home Automation | Scoop.it
A French startup wants to take smartphones and apps out of the smart home device controls equation, simplifying setup to point and use.
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Will be interesting to see how this develops against voice control. One of those things that could flourish or bomb.
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Brixo - Building Blocks Meet Electricity and IoT

Boaz Almog is raising funds for Brixo - Building Blocks Meet Electricity and IoT on Kickstarter!

Brixo building blocks bring your designs to life with electronic sensors, motors and connected apps.
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What lego should be doing.  Shame about the name.
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The Future of Wi-Fi Is 10,000 Times More Energy Efficient

The Future of Wi-Fi Is 10,000 Times More Energy Efficient | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Engineering students have discovered a way to reflect Wi-Fi packets instead of broadcasting them.
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I hope time to market isn't too long on this, it's needed tech.
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Radio Attack Lets Hackers Steal 24 Different Car Models

Radio Attack Lets Hackers Steal 24 Different Car Models | Home Automation | Scoop.it
German researchers show that the five-year-old vulnerability still exists in hundreds of thousands of vehicles on the road.
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If you're looking for security, you won't find it in technology.
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Scoop's interface is awful.

The biggest problem with Scoop is the interface....there I've said it. It's like walking through mud.
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Nest’s Hub Shutdown Proves You’re Crazy to Buy Into the Internet of Things

Nest’s Hub Shutdown Proves You’re Crazy to Buy Into the Internet of Things | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Nest's decision sends a pretty clear signal that you just can't rely on "Internet of Things" things.
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Bit of a sweeping conclusion?
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Meet the company which wants to stop pirates using the Web until they pay up

Meet the company which wants to stop pirates using the Web until they pay up | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Rightscorp wants to work with ISPs to block Internet access and extract fines from suspected pirates.
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Desperate last act of a dying company?...hope so.
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Hacking The Raspberry Pi WiFi Antenna For More dB

Hacking The Raspberry Pi WiFi Antenna For More dB | Home Automation | Scoop.it
I've been testing out the Raspberry Pi 3, and one thing I have found is that the WiFi antenna that was added in this new model is not especially good: the Pi has trouble connecting to my WiFi networ
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The story of a researcher who wanted to see how vulnerable he actually was

The story of a researcher who wanted to see how vulnerable he actually was | Home Automation | Scoop.it
A typical modern home can have around five devices connected to the local network which aren’t computers, tablets or cellphones.
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We should have been talking about security 10 years ago.  From a consumer perspective, it's almost too late with the IoT bandwagon going full steam ahead and no one championing security.
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 Sonic Booms: Putting 8 of the Best Car Audio Systems to the Test

 Sonic Booms: Putting 8 of the Best Car Audio Systems to the Test | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Factory audio is more advanced and powerful than ever before. We put eight of today’s top high-end setups to the test to see which one sounds the best.
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My Audi definitely needs an upgrade, it still has a tape slot!
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5 open source home automation tools

5 open source home automation tools | Home Automation | Scoop.it
With the Internet of Things rapidly expanding the number of connected devices in our homes, finding open source solutions for controlling them is increasingly important.
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Couple in there I haven't looked at yet, worth a read.
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Wink home automation via your Android device: ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat

Wink home automation via your Android device: ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Automating and controlling various aspects of your home is both convenient and fun in a geeky way. A small portion of these home automation devices will also add comfort and have the potential to save you money.
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Don't think this is available in UK yet.  Looks nice enough though.
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Smart bed uses tech to help you sleep better

Smart bed uses tech to help you sleep better | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Joe Katan, 52, from North London, developed the Balluga bed, which is made up of air-filled balls, covered in foam, and is crammed full of tech to monitor sleep and regulate temperature.
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I want one!  I just love the idea of staying awake all night watching the stats on my sleep...live!
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Imagination Releases OpenWrt and LWM2M Stack Source Code for MIPS Creator Ci40 Development Board

Imagination Releases OpenWrt and LWM2M Stack Source Code for MIPS Creator Ci40 Development Board | Home Automation | Scoop.it
MIPS Creator Ci40 is a development board made by Imagination technology that features the company’s Creator cXT200 “Pistachio” SoC with a dual core MIPS interAptiv processor @...
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Build a Compact 4 Node Raspberry Pi Cluster | Make:

Build a Compact 4 Node Raspberry Pi Cluster | Make: | Home Automation | Scoop.it
This walkthrough shows you how to build your own Raspberry Pi cluster, which you can use for development, data crunching, or just for fun.
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Anyone interested in this little project.  This is detailed and clear and ends with you have a small super computer at your disposal.  You could erm read scoop.it only faster.
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7 tips for securing the Internet of Things

7 tips for securing the Internet of Things | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Can you join the IoT craze without having your devices turned against you? Here are 7 tips for protectin
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Reasonably good advice, one other thing you could is start creating rules on your router controlling outbound traffic.  This reduces convenience but will control what can get out.
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Why Your Home Wi-Fi Stinks

Why Your Home Wi-Fi Stinks | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Columnist Christopher Mims writes that startups, and Google, are racing to solve Wi-Fi’s “home-spectrum crunch.”
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