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This $40 smart socket lets you control regular light bulbs with your phone — it works with all 3 major smart assistants too

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The iDevices Socket allows you to control your dumb light bulbs with your phone or voice. It works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, so should integrate with most smart homes. While it works well, it's not the best sol...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Philips, Philips Hue, Alexa, Alexa Google, Google Home, Apple Home, HomeKit Alexa, Insider Inc, Hue Hub


The best HomeKit devices you can buy to build your smart home

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. If you decide to build your smart home with devices that are compatible with Apple's HomeKit ecosystem, you want to be sure that you're choosing the right gadgets. We've rounded up the best HomeKit devices you can buy to build your ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Philips, Hue, Dolby Vision, Philips Hue, Cnet, Homekit, Alexa, Belkin, Dolby Atmos, Google Home, Apple Home, HomePod


Vizio opens beta sign-ups for SmartCast 3.0 with AirPlay 2

At CES 2019, we learned that several major TV manufacturers would be adding AirPlay 2 compatibility to their lineups. Vizio was among this small list, and will be launching the feature as part of its SmartCast 3.0 beta. The post Vizio opens beta sign-ups for SmartCast 3.0 with AirPlay 2 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Home Theater, Vizio, Homekit, Apple Home, Airplay 2, SmartCast 3.0


Lenovo launched a bunch of smart home products

Lenovo’s got its hands in basically everything else at this point, so why not extend that reach into smart home devices? Today at IFA, the company announced the upcoming release of smart lightbulb, plug and connected security camera, all tied together by the company’s new Link app. The play here is pretty clear, honestly. The company recently released the first (and best looking) Google Smart Display last month, and now it’s looking to provide even more of that connected smart home tissue. Y...
Tags: Google, TC, Hardware, Tech, Lenovo, Alexa, Ifa, Apple Amazon, Apple Home, Google Smart Display, IFA 2018


Culture & Canapés: a Young Lion in Cannes

This year, one of our Senior Creatives Doug Stewart attended the Cannes Lions Festival after receiving a ‘Young Lions’ pass for his outstanding efforts this past year. Here he shares some of his key highlights, learnings and takeaways from the event. “I feel like I’m sat in a Swedish talk show set, listening to a didgeridoo,” shouts Conan O’Brien as he addresses his co-panelist Shaquille O’Neal’s echoey microphone on stage at Cannes Lions. I could identify a bit with what Conan was saying at th...
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Apple, Spike Jonze and 'It's a Tide Ad' win best in show at AICP Awards

"Welcome Home," Apple's fanciful spot from TBWAMedia Arts Lab, and the "It's a Tide Ad" Super Bowl campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi, took top honors at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show at the Musieum of Modern Art in New York City Thursday night.Apple's musical short film was directed by Spike Jonze from MJZ and features FKA Twigs as a forlorn office worker who finds her world literally expanded by a song by Anderson .Paak played on her Apple Home virtual assistant. The sp...
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You can order a coffee directly from your lock screen with Apple's new 'Shortcuts' feature — here's how it will work

At Apple's developer conference Monday, the company announced a new app, called Shortcuts, that will allow you to customize app actions and reminders using Siri. Shortcuts will team up with other apps on your smartphone to allow iPhone users to access apps and their functions from the lock screen. The tool will be included in next month's iOS 12 update. Apple showed off a new trick for its Siri assistant on Monday, with a new tool that lets you essentially "program" the virtual assistant to ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Alexa, Apple Home, Siri Shortcuts


Here's why current smart home device owners are appealing to tech companies

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Not that long ago, many home-appliance and consumer-electronics makers were gearing up for what they thought would soon be a rapidly growing market for smart home devices. The instant popularity of the Nest thermostat, introduced in 2011, seemed to  confirm  their hopes . But those expectations were dashed...
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CES 2018: GE Adds Voice Control to Smart Lighting

As consumer adoption of connected in-home devices augments, GE is increasingly collaborating with partners including Amazon, Google and Apple. According to Juniper Research, smart home automation and monitoring devices will exceed 770 million globally by 2021. Now GE wants consumers to look up and speak up, literally. It’s expanding the C by GE smart lighting portfolio to include voice control of ceiling light fixtures and wall switches. It’s also adding compatibility with Apple HomeKit startin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Ge, Advertising, Siri, Ces, Canada, Smart Home, Lighting, Voice Recognition, Cnet, Alexa, Juniper Research, GE Lighting


Trump administration grabs the wheel on self-driving regs

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The Trump administration will unveil new self-driving car regulations in the next couple of months, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said earlier this week in Detroit, according to The Wall Street Journal. For context, administrators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) have been working on autonomous car regula...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, US, Trends, Ford, Detroit, Dot, Trump, Nhtsa, Chao, Elaine Chao, BI Intelligence, Department of Transportation DOT, BI Intelligence Business Insider


Alarm.com's revenue continues to climb

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Alarm.com, which provides both white-label and direct-to-consumer professionally installed home security and automation services, posted strong revenue gains in Q1 2017. Licensing revenue grew 25% year-over-year (YoY) and hardware sales increased 26%. The solid performance is a good sign for the future of the company — and an even better one for the future of the market. Here's ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, US, Trends, BI Intelligence, BI Intelligence Business Insider, Xfinity Home, Google Home, Apple Home, Nicholas Shields


Microsoft is launching an Echo competitor (MSFT, AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Microsoft's long-anticipated smart speaker, known as Invoke, will be released this fall. The device, which was developed with speaker manufacturer Harmon Kardon, will be able to control users' smart home devices, stream music, and make Skype calls. Further, ZDNet reports that Microsoft will release a software developer kit (SDK) for third-party developers to create their own Cor...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Siri, Skype, Alexa, Sdk, Zdnet, BI Intelligence, CIRP, BI Intelligence Business Insider, Harmon Kardon, Google Home


Popular smart thermostat manufacturer Ecobee is bringing Alexa to its devices

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Popular smart thermostat manufacturer Ecobee, which sells a thermostat that enables users to change the temperature via a mobile app and uses machine learning to adjust to changes in price in real time, is using Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to innovate. The firm introduced two new products — a smart thermostat and a smart light switch — that have Amazon's Alexa voice assistant...
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Amazon Echo users can now make calls over the device, thanks to a new phone platform integration (AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Amazon Echo users can now make calls over the device, thanks to the Alexa voice assistant's integration with the Dialpad cloud-based business phone platform, TechCrunch reports. Dialpad is a cloud-based platform that enables users to make in-app calls, similar in some ways to Skype or Viber, but targeted to business clients. The feature enables users to say "Alexa, call [person]...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Skype, Wall Street Journal, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Sdk, BI Intelligence, AMZN, Scott Galloway, BI Intelligence Business Insider, Google Home, Dialpad, Apple Home


Companies pile on the Mesh network bandwagon

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. TP-Link's new Mesh Wi-Fi router is the latest sign that makers of smart home products are betting on the technology. While not designed specifically to connect smart home devices, such routers help eliminate dead spots in the home — something that will be helpful as smart home devices proliferate. The company joins several other companies that have recently introduced similar pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Netgear, BI Intelligence, Bixby, BI Intelligence Business Insider, Google Home, Apple Home, Nicholas Shields


Multi-user support coming to Google Home (GOOG)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Google will bring multi-user functionality to the Home, in its latest effort create a highly personalized end-user experience. This means that the smart home device will be able to recognize the voice of the user speaking to it, and tailor its responses to that user based on their past search history or other preferences. Though Google hasn't formally announced the upcoming func...
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Amazon turns to location-based APIs for Alexa (AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. On Wednesday , Amazon released a new application programming interface (API) that lets Alexa developers build skills that use real-time user location data, reports Fortune. Users must first give Amazon permission to share their location data with developers. This new API is part of the online retailer’s larger strategy of broadening the reach, and strengthening the capabilities...
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Samsung makes smart home play

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. At Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event Wednesday , Samsung announced two new smart home products and services. They are: A new connected home router, according to Mashable. Known as the Samsung Connect Home, the device can create a separate Wi-Fi network that connects all compatible devices within a user's home. Users can also purchase more than one router and create a mesh network ...
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Apple clarifies list of HomeKit accessories in new categories

Thanks to Wi-Fi technology, smart homes don't need to be built from the ground up with it in mind. Apple's HomeKit platform has a lot of compatible accessories and they're all easier to find on Apple's renovated site. The post Apple clarifies list of HomeKit accessories in new categories appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Amazon's cloud outages could create problems for the Echo (AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Amazon is aiming to bring its Echo devices into the mainstream by integrating them with critical aspects of users' daily lives, such as their schedules and the phone calls they make. But the company has recently had to contend with a threat to this goal: Two recent outages of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud that helps power the devices, have rendered many Echoes un...
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THE SELF-INSTALLED SMART HOME REPORT: Why current smart home device owners are appealing to tech companies

Not that long ago, many home-appliance and consumer-electronics makers were gearing up for what they thought would soon be a rapidly growing market for smart home devices. The instant popularity of the Nest thermostat, introduced in 2011, seemed to  confirm  their hopes . But those expectations were dashed in the coming years as the market for connected home devices later stagnated.  Even with these challenges, many of the biggest consumer technology companies are now moving into the sm...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, BI Intelligence, Google Home, Apple Home