smart homes

  • Bridging The Gap As The Smart Home Industry Expands

    Bridging The Gap As The Smart Home Industry Expands

    With the smart home market growing, the focus is shifting to the seamless connectivity of different products under one platform, rather than the quality of hardware construction. At the same time, automation is driving technology to react to human interactions — rather than us reacting to it. Read More

  • OpenArch Adds A “Digital Layer” To The Average Room

    OpenArch Adds A “Digital Layer” To The Average Room

    Creating a workable Minority Report-like screen isn’t very hard but what about an entire room or building that responds to touch, voice, and movement? Now that’s hard. That, however, is the goal of OpenArch, a project by designer Ion Cuervas-Mons that uses projectors, motion sensors, and light to create interactive spaces. Read More

  • Smart Money For Smartphone-Controlled Smart Homes: TechStars Alum Mobiplug Gets $2.7M Led By Foundry Group

    Smart Money For Smartphone-Controlled Smart Homes: TechStars Alum Mobiplug Gets $2.7M Led By Foundry Group

    That was fast: Mobiplug Networks, a startup focusing on smartphone-controlled smart home technology, which was featured only in August as part of TechStars’ most recent class in Boulder, Colorado, has today announced a new CEO and news that it has picked up $2.7 million Series A round of funding, led by Boulder-based VC Foundry Group. Bullet Time Ventures, SK Ventures, Social… Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Nissan Showcases “Smart House Of The Future”

    CEATEC 2011: Nissan Showcases “Smart House Of The Future”

    Next-generation homes are definitely one of the big trends at the CEATEC 2011 exhibition that currently takes place in Chiba, Japan. We have covered multiple “smart home” concepts from various Japan companies over the last years, and at CEATEC, Nissan’s so-called NSH-2012 Smart House of the Future is stealing the show. It’s not a typical home but rather a simple… Read More

  • Video: Futuristic Smart House

    It’s not the first “next-generation home” we have covered so far, but major Japanese housing manufacturer Sekisui House‘s so-called “Smart House” is definitely one of the coolest concepts so far. Apart from Sekisui, telecom giant NTT Docomo, NEC, and Namco Bandai Games have been involved in the creation of the prototype house that was recently showcased… Read More