Category Archives: smart home

Comcast wants to take on Google and Amazon as a smart-home hub
08 Nov
4:10

Comcast wants to take on Google and Amazon as a smart-home hub

Comcast’s new product would let people stream from apps like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime.  Comcast Cable giant Comcast may be taking on Amazon and Google to be the commander of your smart home.  Comcast is testing a program that would allow its broadband-only customers to turn their TVs into […]

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Half-priced Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub and more
08 Nov
1:01

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Half-priced Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub and more

November is a time of tradition: colder weather, football, turkey feasts with friends and family — and, of course, scouring the web for the best Black Friday deals.  Sure enough, here you are! And, presuming it’s deals on smart home gadgets that you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. […]

The Smart Home Race – Who’s Winning
07 Nov
9:50

The Smart Home Race – Who’s Winning

Google (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) have been engaged in a race over the past years. They both seem to be alone in this race, as no other real competitors have risen to challenge them. This race is of course who can create the most cohesive and advanced set of products […]

Net-zero contemporary smarthome in Piedmont
06 Nov
6:40

Net-zero contemporary smarthome in Piedmont

https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Net-zero-contemporary-smarthome-in-Piedmont-13364587.php Published 1:31 pm PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Photo: Liz Rusby / Grubb Co. Photo: Liz Rusby / Grubb Co. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Liz Rusby / Grubb Co. Net-zero contemporary smarthome in Piedmont Back to Gallery Designed by Oakland’s Jarvis Architects, […]

5G and the promise of a smart home makeover
06 Nov
3:30

5G and the promise of a smart home makeover

The smart home isn’t going 5G anytime soon.  The coming move to 5G will affect phones, cars, movies and even small-town American government. What about the smart home? A pervasive, high-bandwidth, low-latency network sounds great on paper. With all those connected locks, light switches and other smart household products fragmented both by software […]

Calix Launches Smart Home System to Deploy Solutions Outside of Retail
05 Nov
12:24

Calix Launches Smart Home System to Deploy Solutions Outside of Retail

Calix recently announced at ConneXions 2018 the Calix GigaSpire smart home system, powered by EXOS, the Experience Operating System. Subscribers are spending more than $2 billion each year with consumer electronics retailers in a quest to improve their Wi-Fi and smart home connectivity. Now, communications service providers (CSPs) can be […]

Global smart home market is expected to reach $107.4 billion by 2023
04 Nov
9:20

Global smart home market is expected to reach $107.4 billion by 2023

DALLAS, Nov. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the smart home market looks attractive with opportunities in the home safety and security, appliance, entertainment, lighting, HVAC, healthcare, and kitchen applications. The global smart home market is expected to reach […]

Pre-Black Friday smart home savings: smart camera, robot vacuum, and smart thermostat
04 Nov
6:10

Pre-Black Friday smart home savings: smart camera, robot vacuum, and smart thermostat

I still see having a home as the pinnacle of success, but there are always ways to make the experience of living in it that much better. That is where smart home devices come in, with three of them discounted for a limited time on Amazon. First up is the […]

Smart home devices can be a gateway for larger network attacks
03 Nov
3:03

Smart home devices can be a gateway for larger network attacks

Many owners of networked home appliances underestimate the risk that their smart home devices will be used by hackers to gain access to their network. “They ask themselves: What does a hacker want with my networked fridge or my smart doorbell?” says Mikko Hypponen, a security specialist with Finish cybersecurity […]

The best smart home gifts for holiday 2018
03 Nov
12:01

The best smart home gifts for holiday 2018

Eight Sleep Tracker Most of us would pause before presuming to buy as a gift something as personal as an entire bed. Good thing, then, a company called Eight sells the $400 Sleep Tracker. Eight offers an entire mattress kit if you want to go that route, but the Sleep […]