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  • SmartThings And Samsung Team Up To Make Your TV A Smart Home Hub

    SmartThings And Samsung Team Up To Make Your TV A Smart Home Hub

    Samsung and SmartThings are buddying up to introduce Samsung’s latest line of Smart TVs, complete with SmartThings platform integration so folks can use their TVs as an interface to control the home. There is no shortage of internet-connected devices out there, from standard security systems and smart lighting systems all the way to the connected kettle. But a connective language… Read More

  • 9 Gifts For The Smartest Smart Home

    Choose from 16 million shades of color, make grandpa feel more secure by showing him who’s at the door when he’s not even there and get the house turnt with a rendition of Alvin and the Chipmunk’s “All I want for Christmas” at the moment your visiting family steps in the door with these hand-picked devices we think you’ll enjoy giving or getting this… Read More

  • SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit Launches In Amazon, Best Buy And Sears

    SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit Launches In Amazon, Best Buy And Sears

    New home automation system SmartThings home monitoring kit is now available from Amazon, Best Buy and Sears. The home monitoring kit’s hub and sensors were previously available to purchase individually on the SmartThings website. The whole kit is now available at the aforementioned retailers nationwide, starting today. SmartThings sensors hook into a main hub and are designed to tell… Read More

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    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung, Samsung And SmartThings

    Happy Friday, dear readers. Before you skip off for a long weekend, I come bearing a gift: the weekly TC Gadgets Podcast (or, as we’re calling it now, the Podcraft. This week we discuss the new Samsung smart watch, sleep sensor, and brand new SmartThings integrations, with a hint of the Amazon Echo. This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast features John Biggs, Natasha Lomas… Read More

  • Samsung Outs A Sleep Tracker That Can Switch Off Your TV

    Samsung Outs A Sleep Tracker That Can Switch Off Your TV

    Samsung has announced a sleep tracker called SleepSense that can also plug into other connected devices you might have around your smart home — such as a smart TV or web-enabled air-con — to switch things off or on, or dial things up or down, based on whether you’re falling asleep or about to wake up. Read More

  • SmartThings Unveils A New Smart Home Hub

    SmartThings Unveils A New Smart Home Hub

    SmartThings’s smart home devices are getting a lot sleeker — and a lot more powerful — as of today. The company today is releasing a new line of updated home sensors and a new, more powerful hub. In addition, SmartThings is rolling out a more simplified application centered around specific events and spots in a home, such as a bedrooms and kitchens for locations, and events… Read More

  • SmartThings Support Is Coming To Amazon Echo

    SmartThings Support Is Coming To Amazon Echo

    It would appear that Amazon has plans to team up with SmartThings to power various home automation features with the Amazon Echo, the voice-powered personal assistant device. According to a Google web cache of the SmartThings blog, the Amazon Echo will soon be able to power any SmartThings-compatible devices in the home through a simple shout-out to Alexa. That includes non-SmartThings items… Read More

  • Samsung Launches ARTIK, Its New Platform For Connected Devices

    Samsung Launches ARTIK, Its New Platform For Connected Devices

    Samsung Electronics has launched a new open platform that it says will make developing smart devices faster and easier. ARTIK includes three circuit boards, software support, developer tools, and embedded encryption for security. Read More

  • A Q&A With SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson After Selling To Samsung For $200M

    A Q&A With SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson After Selling To Samsung For $200M

    As you might have heard, Samsung loosened up the purse strings yesterday with a ~$200 million acquisition of SmartThings, a platform that sells starter kits for entirely personalized smart home customization. For a few hundred dollars, SmartThings can help pretty much anyone get started building out a smart, connected home, with more than 100,000 different devices (from light switches to… Read More