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Digital lighting slowly claiming a spot in the Internet of Things

Has Blake Krikorian Landed His Home Automation Start-Up at Apple or Google?

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So which big company did well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Krikorian sell his latest start-up to: Apple or Google? Earlier today, he suddenly resigned from the board of Amazon, which he joined only last fall. The move was directly related to acquisition discussions that his id8 Group R2 Studios...
Has Blake Krikorian Landed His Home Automation Start-Up at Apple or Google?

Internet of Things Conference in London

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If you like your Internet rammed into things - lighting systems, automobiles, art, books, crookedneck squash - you'll light-up like a Japanese robot when you lurch into the mashup Internet of Things conference in London. To refer to the conference by its full name (my hand to God), "Internet of...
Internet of Things Conference in London

Blake Krikorian Leaves Amazon's Board Because He Just Sold His Startup To One Of Its Rivals (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Blake Krikorian has quit the board of Amazon.com Inc about a year and a half after joining to take up an unspecified role at the buyer of a company he owned. Krikorian, known for co-founding Sling Media in 2004, informed the...
Blake Krikorian Leaves Amazon's Board Because He Just Sold His Startup To One Of Its Rivals (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

Philips opens an iOS SDK for Hue, its connected lightbulb system

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Not satisfied with merely being able to control your Hue lightbulbs with a few taps on your iPhone? Starting Monday Philips is opening up Hue’s APIs and issuing a software development kit (SDK) for iOS developers who want to make their own mobile apps to turn off, dim, time or...
Philips opens an iOS SDK for Hue, its connected lightbulb system

This Web app is an OpenTable for NYC artists in search of rehearsal space

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Founded in 1998, Fractured Atlas is a New York-based non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Earlier this week, it launched a pretty neat Web app aimed squarely at artists in The Big Apple. NYC Performing Arts Spaces helps you find, schedule, and rent available...
This Web app is an OpenTable for NYC artists in search of rehearsal space

Researchers turn lights into world's fastest wireless with Li-Fi

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The future of wireless broadband is here, and it may or may not give you a headache. The flicker in your office lighting may someday soon be caused by data transmissions and not faulty fluorescent bulbs. Professional Engineering reports that researchers at the University of Edinburgh have developed a wireless networking system...
Researchers turn lights into world's fastest wireless with Li-Fi
Apple, Google, Microsoft all in bids to purchase home automation company, reports WSJ
Mobile's Next Major Integrated Layer: OS-Level Home Automation

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

Inhabitat's Week in Green: dog with prosthetic limbs, glowing sheep and gourd building blocks

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The start of May saw an abundance of groundbreaking stories about flora and fauna -- first, there was the heartwarming story of Naki'o, the first...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: dog with prosthetic limbs, glowing sheep and gourd building blocks

Apple in Talks to Acquire Home Automation Firm R2 Studios

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Apple, Microsoft and Google are all potential buyers for home automation firm R2 Studios, part of the id8 Group founded by Blake Krikorian, according to the Wall Street Journal. He was the founder of Sling Media, makers of the SlingBox that was later sold to EchoStar/Dish Network. R2 Studios sole...
Apple in Talks to Acquire Home Automation Firm R2 Studios

LED Bulb Firms Wait for Light to Go On

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LED light bulbs use 80% less energy than normal bulbs and last for more than a decade. Businesses have begun to use LED lighting systems, but the systems account for less than 1% of the bulbs used to light U.S. homes. The obstacle has been cost, which is falling but...
LED Bulb Firms Wait for Light to Go On

Researchers create plastic Fipel replacement for light bulbs

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US researchers have claimed to create a new light bulb made of plastic to replace the relatively new LED bulbs. Designed to replace fluorescent bulbs seen in large-scale lighting systems such as within office complexes, the new bulbs use multiple layers of plastic to generate a flicker-free light that is...
Researchers create plastic Fipel replacement for light bulbs

Digital Lumens shows how factories, warehouses are embracing LEDs

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Digital Lumens, which sells LED lighting systems for warehouses and factories, announced on Thursday that it’s raised a $10 million round from its existing investors, bringing its total funding to $35 million. The Boston-based company says it’ll use the funds to continue its growth, and it now has 500 large...
Digital Lumens shows how factories, warehouses are embracing LEDs

Control -- and Color -- Your Home Lighting With Smartphone-Friendly Hue

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You’ve seen this scene before, probably in movies: A bon vivant arrives home with someone he’s trying to impress and, at the tap of a button, the lighting in his enviable dwelling fades to a perfect, mood-setting hue. Lighting systems like these used to be unrealistic — or too expensive...
Control -- and Color -- Your Home Lighting With Smartphone-Friendly Hue
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