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Get a jump start on a connected home with the Wink Hub

By on August 18, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Get a jump start on a connected home with the Wink Hub

It’s 2015, smart home innovation is in full swing, and one of the best parts about this fast-moving market has to be the lower costs to make your home smart. One connected home platform that has grown quite a bit would have to be Wink. It comes out of Quirky, which designs products based on feedback from the public. A key feature of the Wink platform is definitely all the different connections and standards it supports. More →

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4 great products on Amazon that will turn your house into a smart home

By on February 27, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

4 great products on Amazon that will turn your house into a smart home

The smart home is the wave of the future, but sadly very few of our homes were built with automated solutions in mind. If you want a smart home in 2015, you’re going to have to fashion one yourself, but we’ve taken the time to find a few essentials on Amazon that you’ll need in order to make that dream a reality. More →

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How Samsung could kill remote controls with the flick of a wrist

By on March 10, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

How Samsung could kill remote controls with the flick of a wrist

Everyone hates having to shuffle through multiple remote controls just to watch television. Today’s remotes are complicated, they have too many buttons, and it seems like we need a different one for every different device. A company called VTouch hopes to solve this problem with gestures. Kim Seok-joong, the CEO and founder of VTouch, wants users to be able to control their TV, and their entire connected home, with their fingers. Kim says the company is currently in talks with Samsung, the world’s largest TV manufacturer, according to The Wall Street Journal. If VTouch wins the bid, gesture-controlled actions could help Samsung in its effort to create a “Smart Home.” More →

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Samsung wants to help you manage all your devices with just one app

By on January 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Samsung wants to help you manage all your devices with just one app

“The Internet of Things,” a buzz-phrase that has popped up in the news cycle for years, is a key focus at CES 2014. The idea that one day even our toasters would have Wi-Fi connectivity is no longer a joke, and now some of the most influential electronics companies in the world are trying to connect not only our appliances, but our phones, our televisions and even our entire homes. Samsung announced this week that it would be unveiling Samsung Smart Home at this year’s CES, “a service enabling users to control and manage their home devices through a single application.” More →

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