Home Automation

Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue

Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue

Samsung may not have made much of Tizen so far, but sees the little-known OS as being the key to its multi-platform convergence strategy, not Google's Android. The platform, building on MeeGo in partnership with Intel and other OEMs, may not have produced its first commercial Samsung phone, Samsung Electronics CEO J.K. Shin conceded to CNET, but that doesn't mean the company is waning in its enthusiasm for Tizen. In fact, Shin argues, the need - and business case - for Tizen has never been stronger.

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Philips Hue LightStrips and LivingColors Bloom add to wireless bulb family

Philips Hue LightStrips and LivingColors Bloom add to wireless bulb family

Philips has outed two new Hue-compatible LED multicolor lights as part of its "Friends of Hue" range, the LivingColors Bloom and LightStrips, each working with the remote control app and open API. The LightStrips is 6.6 feet of flexible LED light cord, with self-adhesive backing the ability to trim the length to suit your particular installation, and just as with the original Hue wireless lightbulbs it can be adjusted in color remotely as well as grouped up with multiple other lights for overall room scenes.

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Philips Hue Ambilight support arrives alongside 60″ Elevation TV

Philips Hue Ambilight support arrives alongside 60″ Elevation TV

Philips has updated its Ambilight color-illumination system for TVs by integrating it with Hue wireless LED lightbulbs, spreading content-themed light effects around the room. The update - which comes with a new Ambilight+Hue app for iOS and Android, compatible with Ambilight TVs from 2011 onward - arrives alongside the Philips Elevation TV, a new ultra-slim 60-inch LCD TV with Ambilight "4-sided XL" for all-round colors.

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Samsung and HTC home automation plans teased with ZigBee

Samsung and HTC home automation plans teased with ZigBee

Samsung and HTC are flirting with advanced home automation control in future Galaxy and One smartphones, it's reported, turning new smartphones into universal remotes for lighting, entertainment, and more. The two companies are each separately working on plans for what Pocket-lint's source describes as "home smartphones" that blur the line between mobile products and gadgets found around the home.

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Insteon Hub automates your home using iPhone or Android apps

Insteon Hub automates your home using iPhone or Android apps

Home automation is one of those technologies that a lot of people find interesting, but perceived complexity and cost keeps a lot of people from actually checking it out. Home automation allows you to do all sorts of things such as control lights or outlets at your home when far away or when nearby. I think most of us could appreciate the convenience of being able to turn off the lights upstairs when you're in bed downstairs and don't feel like getting up.

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AT&T rolls out Digital Life home management system, offers it in 15 markets

AT&T rolls out Digital Life home management system, offers it in 15 markets

It could be said that one day every home will have automation features - it only makes sense given the increasingly wireless and mobile nature of technology and our lives in general. AT&T has gotten into the market, rolling out its Digital Life home management and automation system for the first time. For now, the service is available in 15 markets, with plans to roll it out in 50 markets by the end of the year.

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Honeywell shows off new Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell shows off new Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat

I don't think anybody really gave their thermostat much thought before Nest unveiled its cool little round Wi-Fi programmable unit. That Nest thermostat really kicked off a market for cool programmable thermostat that you to connect to them using your mobile device or computer. Honeywell has now announced a new Wi-Fi programmable thermostat that aims to compete with the Nest offering.

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