home automation system

home automation system

Product snapshot: Belkin WeMo

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Belkin's WeMo is, in a few words, a home automation system. It works to give you Wi-Fi control over your appliances and electronics, using a plug-in connector that connects to your wall socket or powerboard, remotely switching on and off your home's technology when you want....
Product snapshot: Belkin WeMo

Fibaro home automation system comes to the US, company releases smart power strip (video)

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If you've heard of Fibaro already, you'll just have to forgive us this post: although the home automation system is already available in 43 countries, it's just arriving in the US, with the main box about to go on sale for $699. In a nutshell, the system works not...
Fibaro home automation system comes to the US, company releases smart power strip (video)
AT&T's Digital Life home automation system launching in March

Getting started with NFC on the phone and in the home

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When you mention NFC to someone, they either think of the National Football Conference in the U.S. or a method of wireless payments. But near-field communications (NFC) technology is actually neither: It’s a way of wirelessly transmitting data. That data could be for a mobile payment or, like I demonstrated...
Getting started with NFC on the phone and in the home
iSpeech's New Voice Recognition Platform Wants You Talking To Your Household Gadgets
AT&T Introduces Digital Life: IP-Based Home Automation And Security System With 24/7 Monitoring Centers

Control4 delivers home automation Starter Kit for under $1,000 including installation, we go hands-on

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Replacing a house full of switches and dials with a single remote seems a desirable proposition, but less-than-intuitive setup processes and fees that run far into the thousands make a disconnected home the only option for some. Like other home automation system manufacturers, Control4 has a bounty of offerings...
Control4 delivers home automation Starter Kit for under $1,000 including installation, we go hands-on

AT&T Enters Home Automation Fray

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AT&T's new home automation system, due in trials this summer, will rely on smartphones, tablets, and AT&T for access....
AT&T Enters Home Automation Fray
A look at AT&T’s home of the future (pics)

Google’s indecipherable foray into consumer electronics

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In a very out-of-place about-face, it has emerged that Google is about to make its first foray into the realm of consumer electronics. It isn’t an Android phone, Google TV, or Chromebook, however — no, Google’s first in-house device will be… a home entertainment system.Now, this doesn’t come as a...
Google’s indecipherable foray into consumer electronics

Podcast: What you really need to know before buying connected devices

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In my time talking to people about the internet of things, we sometimes get so excited about the possibilities of the technology that we forget about the consumer who has to install it or has their own vision for connected living that they are trying to implement. So this week...
Podcast: What you really need to know before buying connected devices

Belkin WeMo Switch and Motion home automation system for iOS hands-on (video)

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Proper home automation systems can cost upwards of $10,000, and while budget alternatives can't touch the level of integration you'll enjoy with a behemoth rig, all but the most sophisticated of homeowners can squeak by with a simple timer setup -- or the modern equivalent. Belkin's WeMo duo utilizes...
Belkin WeMo Switch and Motion home automation system for iOS hands-on (video)

10 Startups That Will Change Your Future Life

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The startup space has become increasingly crowded with companies trying to help you find dates, find good deals or connect with new people online. But what about the ones that have the potential to change your life? From a tool that lets you remotely lock and unlock your door to...
10 Startups That Will Change Your Future Life

Microsoft HomeOS merges the smart home and smartphone

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Microsoft’s Research division  is testing the home automation market through HomeOS, software it developed in-house to make it easy for devices to speak to each other. With the platform in place, developers can focus on home automation software without worrying how webcams, light switches and sensors talk to one another. Applications...
Microsoft HomeOS merges the smart home and smartphone
AT&T's home automation service Digital Life comes to 15 cities
AT&T's 'Digital Life' home automation suite goes live in 15 markets; iOS apps, pricing

Bluetooth Bulb lets you switch on, time, dim and color your lighting from your phone (video)

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Every once in a while, someone tries to give the humble light bulb a little next-gen flavor. This time, we're adding Bluetooth 4.0 to the mix. Why, you ask? Good question, and one with a simple answer. The Bluetooth Bulb lets you pair your phone with one or more...
Bluetooth Bulb lets you switch on, time, dim and color your lighting from your phone (video)
LIFX bulb shines light on connected home vs gadgets

INSTEON says apps are better than switches with networked LED bulbs

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We'll spare you the puns and meme references here. (Besides, how many Xzibit jokes can you take?) INSTEON has decided that simply saving you money on your electric bill isn't enough anymore. If you're going to cough up nearly $30 for an LED lightbulb, there better be some value...
INSTEON says apps are better than switches with networked LED bulbs

The app-controlled smart home is now a reality

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Intelligent, digital control of the environment around us has long been an uphill battle, with HVAC, lighting systems, and home automation being relatively recent innovations. In the past decades, our homes have become both increasingly comfortable and complex, but now we’re finally getting to the point where that comfort and...
The app-controlled smart home is now a reality

First Look: AT&T home automation and security service

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AT&T at Mobile World Congress announced its home automation system, known as Digital Life, however the company has finally revealed additional details at CTIA's New Orleans expo. Electronista checked out the new system, which was demonstrated at a 19th-century mansion in the city's affluent Garden District.......
First Look: AT&T home automation and security service

AT&T Plans Summer Trials of Home Automation System

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Digital Life monitors home appliances and operations via the Web or a mobile app, regardless of the wireless carrier....
AT&T Plans Summer Trials of Home Automation System
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