Wireless security camera Dropcam has scored SmartThings integration, feeding live photos to the smart home app, as well as triggering home automation devices when movement is detected. Part of SmartThings' Labs open beta, Dropcam cameras can be used both as triggers or outputs in a DIY smart home setup, including automatically capturing a cluster of photos when someone opens the front door.
Sonos plans to do away with its wired network requirement, retiring the Sonos Bridge for most users by finally connecting to a music listener's WiFi instead. So far, Sonos has always demanded at least one wired ethernet connection, for a single speaker or Bridge, after which it creates its own proprietary mesh network between the rest of the speakers. Soon, though, that will all change.
Eyefi doesn't believe the instant gratification of automatic photo sharing should be limited to smartphone photographers, and Eyefi Cloud is the way it aims to give that same satisfaction to those sticking with dedicated cameras. Building on last year's Eyefi Mobi WiFi-enabled SD card, Eyefi Cloud promises swift organization and simple sharing in addition to the convenience of having every photo you take accessible from all of your devices. Ambitious stuff, but has Eyefi managed to make it user-friendly? Read on for our review.
Microsoft has a new wireless keyboard with integrated trackpad, the All-in-One Media Keyboard, targeted at living room users, smart TVs, Xbox One, and tablets. Offering both a full-sized QWERTY layout - along with a few useful shortcuts - the AIO Media Keyboard also slots on a multitouch trackpad on the right, for easier navigation.
Audi will put its self-driving cars to work in cities across the world, detailing how connected cars and the Internet of Things will shape the its vision of tomorrow's transportation. Dubbed the "Audi Urban Future", the project will see teams from Berlin, Boston, Mexico City, and Seoul compete over the next six months in ways that autonomous vehicles, car-to-car, and car-to-city communications will benefit the environment, making commuting easier, and even improve community relations.
It's clearly a week for crowdfunding unusual printers, with multi-million raising home 3D printer The Micro followed by Zuta Labs Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, a shuffling printing puck small enough for your bag. Aiming for $400,000 on Kickstarter, the Zuta Labs printer is an apostrophe-shaped gadget that, rather than move a sheet of paper through it, physically roams across the page laying down ink as it goes.
LaCie has updated its Fuel portable drive, doubling capacity of the wireless hard-drive for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. The Fuel, announced at CES in January, now offers up to 2TB of storage that can be shared via WiFi, in addition to AirPlay support for wireless streaming to a compatible device.
Droplet takes the innovation of connected homes and applies it outside the home -- to the lawn, specifically. The sprinkler can be connected to the Internet and controlled via a smartphone or tablet, gathering local weather information and using that to determine when to water the lawn.
American Express has announced some new travel-centric benefits for its Platinum card members, providing better convenience and perks for those who are frequently on the go. Among the new benefits is access to Boingo's wireless hotspots, ensuring connectivity while out and about.