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Who Is At the Door? Check Your Phone.

Who Is At the Door? Check Your Phone. | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding has to be one of the biggest buzz words of the last year. Kickstarter and Indiegogo really put a different spin on how to create a product. Unfortunately, many good products don’t achieve funding goals.


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Many techonologies utilise your smart phone.

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With intelligent systems and wireless technologies how long until our homes become Smart Homes.
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Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm (BRAD)

During my freshman year at UC Berkeley, I set out to create the most ridiculously automated dorm room in the school ever. Three months and several hundred do...


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Excellent automated dorm from some Berkely students. Has voice control, mobile, tablet and wireless remotes.

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5 Features Home Automation Could Have In The Future | inspirationfeed.com

5 Features Home Automation Could Have In The Future | inspirationfeed.com | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it
Today's home automation solutions offer an impressive array of features.
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Short blog with a few ideas that companies are looking at.

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The scattered, futuristic world of home automation

The scattered, futuristic world of home automation | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it
The world of automated home gadgets is young and exciting, filled with an abundance of promising new products. It's also a bit of a mess.
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Good article pointing out some problems facing the future of Home Automation, eg. no standards.

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Home Automation: New Opportunities for Wireless - Reacting to New Technologies

Home Automation: New Opportunities for Wireless - Reacting to New Technologies | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it
Being a gadget freak, I am a big fan of home automation as a concept. [...] (Home Automation: New Opportunities for Wireless - Being a gadget freak, I am a big fan of home...
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Integrating home automation with your smartphone presents many opportunities for companies. People also feel comfortable using their phone rather than another device.

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Microsoft's Kinect powers 'magical' smart home in Spain | NDTV Gadgets

Microsoft's Kinect powers 'magical' smart home in Spain | NDTV Gadgets | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Kinect powers 'magical' smart home in Spain: With a flick of the wrist, residents of a futuristic home developed in
Spain can browse Internet pa...
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Using already available tools you can control parts of your home with a wave of your hand.

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Data is Shaping the Future of Product Development - semanticweb.com

Data is Shaping the Future of Product Development - semanticweb.com | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it
Max Engel of HypeBot recently identified the smart use of data as one of three major trends currently shaping the future of product development.
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If all the products in your home could communicate the data the system gathers about your habits will help it to predict your needs and further simplify your life. Business will also use the immense amount of data gathered to tailor products to peeoples needs and how they use the product.

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Who Is At the Door? Check Your Phone.

Who Is At the Door? Check Your Phone. | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding has to be one of the biggest buzz words of the last year. Kickstarter and Indiegogo really put a different spin on how to create a product. Unfortunately, many good products don’t achieve funding goals.


Via Vincent Demay
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Many techonologies utilise your smart phone.

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RP_Journal_1904-4720_135.pdf

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Interesting report mainly focused on automation saving energy but highlights some problems that need to be overcome as well as looking at some future trends.

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Home automation, controlling systems by smartphone, growing in popularity

Home automation, controlling systems by smartphone, growing in popularity | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it
ABI Research, a technology-focused market research firm, said 1.5 million home-automation systems were installed worldwide last year, almost double the amount installed in 2011. The firm projects 8 million systems will ship in 2017.
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Using your phone to control your home looks to be the future.

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3 Common Misconceptions About Home Automation

3 Common Misconceptions About Home Automation | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it
Cost of entry, ease of operation, and difference from ‘home control’ under consideration.
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This article clears up a few misconceptions that are slowing the adoption of Home Automation, all of these are set to change again and the problems diminish as newer and better technologies are launched in the near future.

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Is Home Automation the Next UX Frontier?

Is Home Automation the Next UX Frontier? | When Will Jarvis be here? | Scoop.it
From dishwashers with digital interfaces to apps that manage the home, a shift in home appliances will need as much TLC as a web app.
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After a recent design show it is clear companies are looking to smart products to push the future of home automation.

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