Category: Smart Home

Smart Enough?

Qorvo Shares Its Connected Home Vision I recently caught up with Cees Links, general manager of smart home chipmaker Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit. Mr Links was previously CEO of…

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Alexa Gets a Face with Nucleus

A Home Connectivity Tablet for Every Room in the House Get ready for the Nucleus family. Last week, a start-up called Nucleus began selling its tablet-formed Internet appliance, which it…

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Siri Is Coming Home

Like Alexa, Siri Will Be Opened to Third Parties This week, at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced upgrades to its digital assistant, Siri. To begin with,…

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Smart Home Entertainment

Connected Lights Get in on the Action Home cinema is a recurring theme at International CES. Each year, screens get sharper and wider and the number of speakers seems to…

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Home Things from Xiaomi

Xiaomi Positions Itself for the Connected Home More developments are pushing the smart home mainstream. In July, Xiaomi introduced a $13 fitness tracker called the Mi Band. It’s a simpler…

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Home for the Holidays

Retailers Dedicate Space to the Smart Home Best Buy is giving a big boost to the smart home. Best Buy already has large home theatre corners with simulated living rooms…

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Using the Piper Home Security System

The Internet of Things Pipes up with a Device for the Connected Home We first saw the Piper home security and automation device at International CES 2014, and it’s had…

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