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SmartThings, Samsung’s hope for a unified smart home platform, has hired Dora Hsu, a former Google executive, as chief platform officer to…
Samsung didn’t take long to make use of its newly-acquired SmartThings IoT platform: SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson announced Wednesday morning during the…
As we get more comfortable with the idea of smart homes it’s time the tech and the old-line white box manufacturing vendors started collaborating on products for the mainstream consumer.
The amount of the investment is not yet known, nor are the specific details of the accompanying collaboration, but Evrythng’s “Facebook for things” approach could gel with Samsung’s open-platform aspirations.
SmartThings, the smart home software and hub maker has launched a Windows phone app to control its services. This joins the existing…
The next phase of smart home adoption will depend on capabilities and control moving from the hardware into a software layer.
SmartThings provides a platform for bringing a house online. Someday all devices may be connected, and SmartThings will be there for the people who need an easy system.
The industrial internet will use cellular. For real! That’s the take from this week’s podcast guest, who joins us after Kevin Tofel and I digest the SmartThings buy, Best Buy’s hub offering and more.
Alex Hawkinson, the CEO of SmartThings wasn’t looking to sell his startup. But after Samsung approached him in May, it seemed like the best way to take advantage of the smart home opportunity.
People always ask me where they can buy a smart home. The answer shows how far the industry needs to come if it wants to serve mainstream consumers.
Samsung is in talks to buy smart home hub startup SmartThings in a deal valued at $200 million. If so, this is a win for both companies.
Nest’s recent acquisition of Dropcam sheds light on an important question for the future of the smart home: how to integrate the larger connected home as hundreds of connected devices enter the home.
Apple is reportedly assembling a team of people to possibly, maybe build hardware for the smart home. If it does so, here are a few ideas for it.
Should the smart home be programmable, or should it react to your needs before you even recognize them? A Time package shows the conflict between current smart home visions.
Quirky will launch Wink, its connected home brand, as a separate company. But the real test of Wink’s success in the market will depend on awesome software and a distribution channel that educates consumers.
Apple’s reported plans for the smart home let Apple do what it does best, create a magical software experience while extracting a fee from developers. Who wins if Apple makes a smart home play?
SmartThings has been an early mover in the connected home, but it’s also been struggling to reconcile its vision of openness with a user-friendly product. Its latest app and business decisions should help.
I’ve been playing with voice recognition and the smart home for weeks with only a little luck. Here’s how Ubi integrates with SmartThings.
As more companies release connected gadgets for the home, startups selling one-off devices are coming up against those who want to integrate everything into their own applications. What’s a consumer to do?
Is it different building a connected device in Europe? Where are wearables heading?What are the risks of hacked smart home integrations? We discuss these questions and more on the podcast this week.
Popular service If this Then That has added an Android channel to its line up of web-and-physical-device-based triggers. Let’s have some fun.
Woohoo! SmartThings has added support for TCP Lighting, Quirky Pivot Power Genius, and my personal favorite, the ecobee thermostat. This will allow…
After the launch of a connected device, for many people the waiting begins. They are waiting for the actual product, or an integration or even a promise that the device can’t deliver.
This week Kevin huffs candles, I lose my car and a visit to the Savant demo home makes me reconsider how I view the future of the smart home. Listen to this week’s podcast.
Home security is one of those emerging areas where the crowdfunding crowd sees an opportunity to provide something smarter, cheaper and disruptive to the existing industry. With $10 million, Canary hopes to invade the biz.
If you have a smart home and want to make it a bit more automated, modes might be your new best friend. Here’s how to take advantage of them.
Others have long been able to build controls for the popular WeMo line of connected outlets, switches and motion sensors, but Belkin is considering a change to that unfettered access.
SmartThings, the connected hub and sensor company that wants to be the brains (and some of the brawn) behind your smart home, has raised $12.5 million. It will need it.
After almost a year of covering the internet of things, I review what I’ve learned, how my thinking has changed and what we’re looking for in the year ahead.
There’s a million and one applications for the Internet of Things and some huge sectors that will deliver new apps. And probably some ridiculous apps, too.
Like chocolate and peanut butter the connected home gets its own perfect pairing with IFTTT offering users a SmartThings channel. Now SmartThings hub owners can combine their home sensors with web services.
Thinking about the connected home? With SmartThings launching a shop and the recent introduction of the Revolv hub platform, here’s a handy guide to help you decide what’s right for you.
I’ve recently installed a hub and sensor kit that allows me to automate my house. But a few days in I’ve discovered that I need the following three devices to get a real bang for my buck.
Are home automation and the internet of things always related? A recent $3.8 million funding for a company called Zonoff has me pondering this question.
Connecting sensors as well as connected devices to build an Internet of things-style service isn’t easy. But new products from vendors that range from Texas Instruments to ThingsSquared and Mobiplug make it easier for product vendors and consumers to build internets of things.
The Internet of Things should be its own category on Kickstarter, since there’s yet another project on the site that hopes to connect your physical and digital worlds. But its real promise may be in providing context to computers that will evolve into new user interfaces.