Category Archives: smart home

Simplisafe adds to its security repertoire with much-anticipated smart home lock – Digital Trends
21 Aug
9:45

Simplisafe adds to its security repertoire with much-anticipated smart home lock – Digital Trends

Simplisafe has been around for over a decade, founded by a pair of Harvard Business School students with good intentions, but their bread and butter has always been basic home security, although the company added functionality for the popular Nest thermostat a few years ago. Now it looks like the […]

Ikea’s Building Up Its Smart Home Unit – Morning Brew
20 Aug
6:35

Ikea’s Building Up Its Smart Home Unit – Morning Brew

Sorry to Swedish-speaking readers if that wasn’t a perfect translation of “Ikea’s big smart home play.” Last week, the home goods giant announced it’s graduating the “Ikea Home smart” project into a full-fledged business unit.  Since 2012, Ikea has dipped its toes in smart home products with wireless charging, smart […]

Ikea launches business unit devoted to smart home tech – Chain Store Age
20 Aug
3:25

Ikea launches business unit devoted to smart home tech – Chain Store Age

TECHNOLOGY Get all the latest industry news in your inbox. Ikea announced that it will place a bigger emphasis on smart home products. The home furnishings retailer initiated its Ikea Home Smart strategy in 2012 with the ambition of incorporating digital elements and technology into its products and home solutions. […]

Expect to see a lot more from IKEA in the smart home sector – Digital Trends
19 Aug
12:16

Expect to see a lot more from IKEA in the smart home sector – Digital Trends

IKEA has been dabbling in smart home tech in recent years, but a new announcement from the company reveals it’s about to dive even deeper into the sector. The Swedish furniture giant said it’s creating a dedicated business unit geared toward smart home tech, which, according to the company, marks […]

This Is What a Smart Home Is and These Are the Items You Need – Inverse
18 Aug
9:06

This Is What a Smart Home Is and These Are the Items You Need – Inverse

The term “smart” has undergone a dynamic—and sort of comical—change in association. What was historically an adjective to describe someone or something intelligent, clever, or thoughtful has been co-opted by the tech era of the 21st century. In the present day, we associate the word “smart” with any gadget or […]

Only *you* can make the next Amazon Echo! – CNET
18 Aug
6:05

Only *you* can make the next Amazon Echo! – CNET

Ten years ago, smart-home technology as we know it didn’t exist. Sure, you could find hubs that connected with various niche products via radio signal, but today, smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home have burst out of the living rooms of early adopters and into the mainstream. So […]

Ikea goes all in on smart home tech – The Verge
17 Aug
2:56

Ikea goes all in on smart home tech – The Verge

Filed under: Smart Home Tech Ikea goes all in on smart home tech ‘We are just getting started’ By Thomas Ricker@Trixxy Aug 17, 2019, 10:51am EDT Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Facebook Twitter Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Ikea Ikea […]

Alexa and Google Assistant have actually made our smart homes less smart – The INQUIRER
16 Aug
11:47

Alexa and Google Assistant have actually made our smart homes less smart – The INQUIRER

SINCE I joined INQ, nearly seven years ago (can that be right?), one of my favourite areas has been the emergence of the “smart home”, a realm previously the reserve of people with surnames like “Beckham” or “Blofeld”. I’ve been doing a bit of an inventory of my smart home, […]

16 Aug
8:35

Smart homes are a broken mess and Nest wants to fix it – Engadget

Rishi Chandra has a vision for what a smart home should look like in five years. As the lead for Google Nest products, it’s his job to think ahead. He doesn’t have all the answers, he admits, but he has an idea of what he’d like to see. Given his […]

Google Assistant Picks Up Assignable Reminders – Thurrott.com
15 Aug
5:26

Google Assistant Picks Up Assignable Reminders – Thurrott.com

Google announced this week that it is adding assignable reminders to its Assistant to help families or housemates stay organized. “You can now create reminders for your partner or roommate to do things like pick up the groceries, pay a recurring bill, walk the dog—or send them a note of […]