Category: Smart Home

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CES 2019: Tuesday 8 January

Highlights from the Las Vegas Tech Show   Yesterday, CES officially opened its doors, and there were plenty of trends and products on show. Here are the top announcements that…

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CES 2019: News from Media Day

Press Events Set the Tone for the Last Vegas Show The days preceding CES always offer a few announcements and the first few press conferences. In today’s Daily Insight, we’ll…

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Smart City or Surveillance Hell?

China Builds Facial Recognition Database of Its Citizens China is quickly outpacing the rest of the world in making facial recognition technology a part of people’s everyday lives. Authorities in…

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Pixie Dust

Did Google Sprinkle Enough Magic on Its New Products? At a company event held in New York City on Tuesday, Google unveiled a series of new and updated hardware products….

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Retail Therapy

Google’s Plan to Open a Store Aligns with Its Ecosystem Strategy Google intends to open a large retail store in the hip Fulton Market district of Chicago, according to reports….

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Driving Skills

Amazon Announces the Alexa Auto Software Development Kit It has become common for people to talk to a piece of hardware in their living room. It’s the evolution of searching…

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Safety First

Alarm Kits Become a Key Ingredient of Smart Home Systems Last month, Ring, an Amazon subsidiary, began shipping its home alarm security kit, called Ring Alarm. The $199 system includes…

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Looking Back at Our Predictions for 2017

How Did Our Expectations Compare with Reality? In late 2016 CCS Insight presented 80 predictions about the future of the connected world. We rounded up those that have played out…

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Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

Amazon Buys Ring, Continues Its Smart Home Battle with Google Last year, we described video doorbell company Ring as the “belle of the ball”. The front door is a great…

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Belle of the Ball

Ring Enters the Smart Home One Doorbell at a Time Ring, a California start-up, has made it clear that the purpose of the video doorbell is security. When someone’s at…

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