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Oomi Is Set to Truly Connect Your Smart Home [Review]

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alexa, Google Home, Siri, Samsung Bixby, Watson, these are among the first widely accepted consumer driven artificial intelligence platforms and they each have something in common: Internet of Things (IoT). Over the past five years the world around us has become more connected by…

Data

Irvine

How the Internet of Things Can Be Good for Small Businesses

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Every business and technologically-oriented person has heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) by now, and how small devices will do things we never thought were possible. The Internet of Things has been closely linked with the rise of the smart home, where someone…

Security

Security and Privacy Are Essential for the Growth of the Smart Home Industry

By | May 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

The smart homes industry is huge. In 2016, the global market value for smart homes surpassed the $50 billion mark, with a projected annual growth rate of 14.26 percent between 2017 and 2022. Analysts expect market value to hit $119 billion by 2022, making it…

Trends

Smart Homes Are the Future of Residential Architecture [Infographic]

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Over the last ten years, the amount of electronic devices on the market has risen at such an astonishing rate that it’s impossible to predict what’s coming next. The reasoning behind this phenom lies in how accustomed society has gotten to what kinds of smart solutions can solve…

Security

Building a Smart Home? Here Are 7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

Just like TVs, watches, cellphones, and other IoT devices, households are slowly but surely getting smarter. As the public’s interest in smart home technology gain a foothold, security and privacy concerns continue to rise. After all, you’re basically linking essential pieces of tech in…

Startups & Apps

Tantiv4 Introduces Universal Smart Button Remote To Simplify Your Life

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

There are so many daily tasks and obligations in our lives that can fill our head make us easily distracted. From buying our weekly groceries and remembering to turn the lights off before we leave to making coffee and turning on the security alarm, it’s…

Gear & Gadgets

7 Smart Home Gadgets That Cost Less Than You Think

By | Feb 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The typical smart home costs between $564 and $2,260, according to HomeAdvisor, which is a pretty huge range. The discrepancy can be attributed to the price of smart home components. Not all smart home gadgets are created equal. A lot of them cost more than…

technology

4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Smart Home From Hackers

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

Towards the end of 2016, a series of massive DDoS attacks took out some of the internet’s biggest websites, including PayPal, CNN, Reddit, Github, Netflix, Twitter, and many others. The attack billed as one of the biggest in the history of the internet, was…

Gear & Gadgets

10 Gadgets To Build Out Your Dream Smart Kitchen

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When the first fridge with a built-in screen was released, the world lost its collective mind. After all, who needs a touchscreen on a fridge, right? Whether we like it or not, the world of IoT has spun out a plethora of gadgets that…

CES

Las Vegas

CUJO and In&motion Take Home Startup Night Prize at CES 2017

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Beyond the lights of the Vegas strip, the Elvis impersonators, and the brightly colored slot machines, fifteen startups competed for the top spot at Tech.Co’s Startup Night, a CES 2017 event dedicated to showcasing new companies and their innovative tech. The competition was heated…

Gear & Gadgets

Chamberlain MyQ Brings Your Garage Opener Into The IoT World [Review]

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

To many of us, a garage is more than just a place to store your cars. It’s where we get the messy work done, it’s typically where we enter our homes, and of course we find it perfectly acceptable to allow our garages to…

Gear & Gadgets

Sense Gets Voice Support, Becomes the Ultimate Bedside Companion

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 9:15 am

Getting a good night’s rest can be hard. Fortunately, Hello, a consumer electronics company, created  Sense, a sleep monitor that is one of most advanced and best looking on the market right now. Its design really is something of beauty and the functionality is…

Google

Google Is Taking Over the World and I Feel Fine

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Google has been one of the most commonly used company names in recent memory. From web searches and emails to smartphones and document sharing, this popular tech company has their hand in everything you can imagine. They have access to your video calls, your…

Lifestyle

The Future of Smart Home Technology Is Looking Good

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Smart home dream has already become a reality for many average Americans. According to one survey, 28 percent of U.S. adults and 47 percent of millennials have smart home products in their home. Of those who already have home automation gadgets, 81 percent are likely to…

Trends

Smart Home Startups Are on the Rebound, But Barely

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Funding for smart home startups is looking up. According to the latest data from CB Insights, funding amounts are on track to be 30 percent better than they were in 2015. That’s only the total amount of funding, though: The actual number of deals…

Startups & Apps

Conveniently Control Your Home with This Single App

By | Jul 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

At the heart of a smart home, there is an app based on Apple’s HomeKit framework, which lets you control your entire home, from one place. The myHome Plus app could turn your iPhone into a home-controlling device in one click. It may sound futuristic, but the…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Quick Smart Home Updates to Revamp Your House

By | Jun 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Summer sparks the reinvention of a new you. While you are working on your love life and physique, you should also consider working on your home. Smart homes may seem intimidating but here are a few quick summer projects you can do to reinvent…