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Why one company shouldn't have the keys to your smart home

Why one company shouldn't have the keys to your smart home | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Apple's ecosystem is impressive, but it being locked to Apple's operating system could be a deal-breaker.
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6 ways Apple's new smart home app succeeds (and 5 ways it still needs work)

6 ways Apple's new smart home app succeeds (and 5 ways it still needs work) | Smart Home | Scoop.it
After a week with the new iOS 10 app, we lay out the best and worst of Apple's Home.
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APIs Are Breaking the Barriers to Smart Home Automation | Nordic APIs |

APIs Are Breaking the Barriers to Smart Home Automation | Nordic APIs | | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Hopefully with smartly designed APIs, and hubs that embrace third party integrations, we will soon realize our idealized, futuristic smart home.
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OMG! Top 5 epic failures of smart homes

OMG! Top 5 epic failures of smart homes | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Remember the Jetsons?
The you are either old - after all it was a 1960 TV show - or you have read the numerous articles about how the future for smart homes has started and that it will be much brighter and technological advanced as the writers of the Jetsons would have ever imagine.
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Smart homes: The Internet of Things moving us toward connected homes

Smart homes: The Internet of Things moving us toward connected homes | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Things like light switches, thermostats, light bulbs, power outlets and door locks can all be taught how to learn users' habits and recognize their owners.
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15 Must Have Gadgets To Make Your Life Easier.

15 Must Have Gadgets To Make Your Life Easier. | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Collection of 'Must Have Gadgets To Make Your Life Easier´ from around the globe for you.
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Gold-digging hackers will seize your smart home heating | The Memo

Gold-digging hackers will seize your smart home heating | The Memo | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Whether it’s dodgy pet food dispensers starving our puppies, or connected TV’s that can’t change channel, smart homes can quickly turn into smart hell. The world of connected devices – the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ – is in its infancy, and like a toddler, it’s been toppling over a lot. But the kind of glitch that …
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Overcome the Smart Home Gender Gap

Overcome the Smart Home Gender Gap | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Women lag behind men in their interest in smart home technology, yet they are the primary purchasers of products for the home, says BUILDER blogger Suzanne Shelton.
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​Hive launches on IFTTT and opens its doors to the smart home

One of the big problems with British Gas Hive's smart theromostat has been its walled garden approach. Unlike Works with Nest, it's very much isolated in the smart home. But that problem is starting to be addressed, now that the company has announced IFTTT support for Hive. For the less techy amongst us, IFTTT stands…
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I'm not sure a connection to IFTTT is a strong alternative to 'Works with Nest'.  This move is a bit surprising.
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5 crucial tips for keeping the smart home secure

5 crucial tips for keeping the smart home secure | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Here are some crucial smart home security tips that every real estate agent should know and be able to relay to interested homebuyers.
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Inside Home: Apple’s plan to finally give you a smarter house

Inside Home: Apple’s plan to finally give you a smarter house | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Apple's plan for increasing your home's intelligence is finally coming into focus, and it looks pretty sharp.
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Only downside is the need to have the Apple TV box.
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Ecobee Emerges as Top Leader in Navigant Research Assessment of Smart Thermostat Vendors, Followed Closely by Nest Labs and Honeywell | Business Wire

Ecobee Emerges as Top Leader in Navigant Research Assessment of Smart Thermostat Vendors, Followed Closely by Nest Labs and Honeywell | Business Wire | Smart Home | Scoop.it
A new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 17 leading smart thermostat hardware, software, and service ven
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Apple Stepping Up Plans for Amazon Echo-Style Smart-Home Device

Apple Stepping Up Plans for Amazon Echo-Style Smart-Home Device | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. is pressing ahead with the development of an Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Neighbor Unlocks Front Door Without Permission With The Help Of Apple's Siri

Neighbor Unlocks Front Door Without Permission With The Help Of Apple's Siri | Smart Home | Scoop.it
A smart door lock plus Apple's Siri is a recipe for disaster.
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Logitech POP Home Switch Is Company's Newest IoT Product | Androidheadlines.com

Logitech POP Home Switch Is Company's Newest IoT Product | Androidheadlines.com | Smart Home | Scoop.it
If using your smartphone is too cumbersome a task to control your smart home devices, then Logitech may have the answer you have been looking for with its
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Who is best positioned to build a smart home assistant?

Who is best positioned to build a smart home assistant? | Smart Home | Scoop.it
VectorPot / Shutterstock Who’s it gonna be? Amazon? Apple? Google? IFTTT? Or some amalgam of smart home solution providers?   By Jan Dawson   There has been a lot of talk recently about advancements in the smart home arena, especially about new ways to control smart home devices. I have heard Amazon’s Echo referred to... View Article
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Samsung, Logitech Start To Simplify Smart Home Devices

Samsung, Logitech Start To Simplify Smart Home Devices | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Samsung, Logitech Start To Simplify Smart Home Devices - 08/12/2016
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The Logitech Pop is the smart home button you've always wanted

The Logitech Pop is the smart home button you've always wanted | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Smart homes can be very complex — there can be a ton of different toggles and apps and commands you can yell at Alexa to make everything work, which is fine if you live by yourself. But if yo
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Alexa Takes On Smart Home Security Responsibilities | Home Tech | TechNewsWorld

Alexa Takes On Smart Home Security Responsibilities | Home Tech | TechNewsWorld | Smart Home | Scoop.it
Millions of customers using Amazon's Alexa voice assistant technology now can add locks that can be controlled remotely to the growing ecosystem of smart home capabilities. August Home last week announced that Amazon's line of voice-assisted products, including the Echo, now support its smart products, allowing users to lock and unlock their doors using voice commands.
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The Yonomi home automation app will convince you it’s time to make your whole home smart

The Yonomi home automation app will convince you it’s time to make your whole home smart | Smart Home | Scoop.it
The smart home is on the rise, however there aren’t yet many ways to make smart home devices work together. Yonomi changes that.
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Internet of things struggles as use of smart home gadgets flatlines

Internet of things struggles as use of smart home gadgets flatlines | Smart Home | Scoop.it
The technology giants of Silicon Valley have long predicted that all our fridges, ovens and light bulbs will soon be connected to the internet.
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3% up from 2% is a 50% increase - I'd not call that a flat line...
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Phil Steele

Philip Steele is the Founder and CEO of nCube Home, a UK based Smart Home platform that starts with the simplicity of user experience when engagin
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These Awesome Statistics Are The Forecast For The Internet Of Things

These Awesome Statistics Are The Forecast For The Internet Of Things | Smart Home | Scoop.it
If you don’t know what the Internet of Things is, I don’t really blame you. Essentially, it’s the umbrella term for the state of connectivity between devices. A literal Internet o…
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eQ-3 is Europe’s Number One in Smart Home | Business Wire

eQ-3 is Europe’s Number One in Smart Home | Business Wire | Smart Home | Scoop.it
eQ-3 is Europe’s Number One in Smart Home - acknowledged by Berg Insight for the third year in a row.
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