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What's next in the connected home? SmartThings.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What’s next in the connected home?   The view from SmartThings SmartThings…a company that has helped to pioneer the connected home…was acquired by Samsung last year.   But that hasn’t changed its focus on open standards…enabling it to work with a wide variety of connected sensors, door locks, light switches...

SmartThings, automation, security, gadgets, tech, Samsung

Google's Nest is getting crowded

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Google’s Nest is getting crowded More and more companies that make devices for the smart home are tying in with Google’s Nest Program…making the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector more like digital gateways.   For instance, the Ooma phone service has joined the...

Google, Nest, Ooma, gadgets, tech, gear

Making existing smoke/CO2 alarms connected

Friday, January 23, 2015

Making your existing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms…connected If, like most people, you have smoke alarms and maybe a carbon monoxide alarm in your home…it may not make sense to buy a new system just so you can get alerts on your smartphone.   That’s especially true thanks to a new device called RemoteLync...

Kidde, safety, fire safety, RemoteLync, gadgets, tech, smart home



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