If you don’t like the way fitness trackers like those made by Jawbone and Fitbit look, then you might be interested in the Withings Activité, which looks like a truly classic wristwatch.
The internet of things is humming along, and thanks to our Structure Connect show last week, I feel confident predicting a few things you’ll see next year in the smart home.
Security for the internet of connected devices isn’t just about securing data: When our doors, locks and cars are connected to the internet, a breach could threaten physical security.
We hear a ton about cool internet of things functionality. But where’s the money?
Qualcomm is best known in consumer spaces for powering hundreds of millions of 3G and 4G smartphones. The company can take advantage of that expertise and apply it to the growing internet of things industry though, both through hardware and software.
Forget about all that data that firms want to collect from internet-connected toasters — a lot of it is worthless. Here’s how firms should really think about IOT, according to IBM’s Paul Brody.
Sensors might soon be embedded into everything from our socks to our hospital stretchers, which could be good for collecting data but will certainly change consumers’ interactions with technology. Getting it right might require a delicate balancing act between seamlessness and conspicuousness.
CEO Linden Tibbets told the Structure Connect 2014 audience that IFTTT is “in the process of trying to help people understand how to think of brands and services together.”
The future of the smart home hinges on openness, at least from the perspective of a retailer that wants to sell it.
Millions use Facebook today but that’s not enough for the company which started a long-term initiative to connect 5 billion more people to the web last year. The challenges can be overcome and help us transition to a global knowledge-based economy.
Ford Motor Company isn’t ready to hand over the keys to an automaton quite yet, said Don Butler, head of the automaker’s connected car division.
Privacy in the age of the internet has been pretty poor. It could be much harder in the age of the internet of things — but experts from the White House, the ACLU and industry have some ideas about what to do.
Thingful founder Usman Haque told the Structure Connect 2014 audience that data generators need to have control of what they emit, and that will mean structuring internet of things systems accordingly.
Here you’ll find links to all of Gigaom’s coverage of Structure Connect 2014, taking place Tuesday and Wednesday in San Francisco.
Connecting your water heater might not be high on your list, but it consumes almost a fifth of the energy in the home, making it a good contender for a connected upgrade.
Matchstick wants to become the streaming stick you take on trips. It’s adding ad-hoc mode to enable hotel room video watching.
The Apple deal will give Whistle retail reach, while IFTTT will connect the dog activity tracker the wider world of the internet of things.
We get a handful of questions from listeners on the internet of things podcast, so we decided to start answering them for everyone. Here’s our first, on how to remotely monitor a garage door.
We’re pleased to announce the following companies who have won a spot in this year’s Garage@Connect. Some will be launching at the show, while others will be showing off finished products. You should check them all out.
This is the final post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from hardware entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. Livescribe shares some hard-earned lessons on big box retail.
Chromecast owners can now personalize their TV’s home screen by adding their own photos and more thanks to a new feature called Backdrop. Are data feeds from smart home devices like Google’s Nest thermostat next?
Fon used to be all about internet access. Now, the company is connecting home stereo systems and businesses alike. Hear what’s next for Fon at Structure Connect.
Google is working on ways to combine smaller displays to giant screens in your living room. Good thing that with Chromecast, the company already has a product for ambient display devices out on the shelves.
Getting to the smart home would be a lot easier if everything didn’t cost so much. A stealthy startup promises a much cheaper upgrade to an undisclosed household item.
This is the third post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from hardware entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. LIFX explains the hard part of finding funding.
The internet of things would be a lot more quiet without music, which is why we invited Pandora’s new CTO Chris Martin to Structure Connect.
This is the second post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from hardware entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. Marvell offers a lesson in listening to your customer.
Amazon’s California-based hardware division is staffing up and working on connected devices for the home as well as a piece of wearable technology.
This is the first post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from hardware entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. Roominate shares how not to do a minimum viable product.
Amid the debate over Apple Pay bolstering/killing bitcoin, the many facets of bitcoin have been forgotten.
What will Apple launch for the internet of things market on Sept. 9? And what is Lowe’s plan for the smart home going forward? One of these questions will be answered in this week’s podcast.
August, the startup that raised $8 million for its Yves Behar-designed smart lock, started shipping to pre-order customers today after a months-long…
The internet of things is going to change the way established businesses work, but it also offers entrepreneurs a whole new avenue to explore new ideas in hardware and services.
ADT is expanding the way it views security. That has led it to sign a partnership with IFTTT to expand the ecosystem of devices that work with its Pulse home automation service.
Best Buy is planning to offer a home hub called Peq and videos of the planned service have been up on YouTube for at least three weeks.
Attention people with ideas for connected products: We want to send 30 of you to Gigaom’s Structure Connect event in October and give you space to show off your connected device in our Garage@Connect program.
For a consumer product startup, getting into a big box retailer can be a blessing and a curse. Here’s what Rachio, the maker of a connected sprinkler, has learned about the process.