connected home

Qarnot unveils a cryptocurrency heater for your home

French startup Qarnot unveiled a new computing heater specifically made for cryptocurrency mining. You’ve read that right, the QC1 is a heater for your home that features a passive computer inside.

Comcast launched free voice-controlled connected home services for Xfinity users

The connected home has been a big theme at CES, and today Comcast is turning on a new service that underscores its intention to be central player in it. The broadband giant is turning on free, voice-c

August Access, an in-home delivery service first tested with Walmart, opens to all retailers

August Home, the smart lock startup that was acquired by lock giant Assa Abloy in October last year, is stepping up its delivery game. At CES today, the company announced a service it’s calling

Netatmo launches a chatbot to manage all your connected devices

French company Netatmo is adding one more way to control your smart objects around your house. You can now talk and control with all your connected devices using a chatbot in Messenger. The feature is

Swedish lock giant Assa Abloy acquires smart lock maker August Home

The smart home market continues to heat up, and the legacy giants do not want to get locked out: quite literally. This morning, Assa Abloy, the $23 billion Swedish lock giant that owns Yale and many o

Ring launches Protect, its own $199 connected home security system

Ring, maker of one of the original (and still likely the best) connected video doorbell, has launched a comprehensive home security system called Protect, which retails for $199 and includes a base st

i.am+ buys Wink, the smart home hub formerly owned by Flex and Quirky

Wink — the smart home hub and platform originally incubated inside the failed connected object maker Quirky, and then acquired by Flextronics (now known as Flex) as part-payment for Quirky&#821

iRobot’s CEO defends Roomba home mapping as privacy concerns arise

iRobot CEO Colin Angle has been talking about his company’s plans to map user homes with the Roomba for a while now, but a recently published Reuters interview has raised a number of new privacy con

Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device, yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up vir

Most consumers not being turned on by connected home, study finds

Connected homes aren't yet sparking interest beyond the early adopter crowd, according to survey of nearly 10,000 consumers in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia conducted by analyst Gartner.

Connected home revenue in the US grew 57-percent in 2016, according to NPD

No surprise, really, that connected home sales experienced a surge last year. Between the seemingly exponential number of new players and driving pushes from major companies like Apple, Google and Ama

IoT startup Notion draws $3.2 million in additional funding

Notion, a connected home startup headquartered in Denver, closed $3.2 million in additional funding as part of the second tranche of a previous seed round from last year. XL Innovation led the deal

Building a smarter home

The Jetsons presented a highly entertaining vision of what homes of the future would look like. The animated television show anticipated a world where humans would be able to do everything with jus

Netatmo, France’s Answer To Nest, Raises $32M To Build Its Smart Home Business

France has developed something of a name for itself as a center for IoT startups, and today another mover and shaker in the space is making some waves. Netatmo, a Paris-based designer of stylish conne

Here Are The First Connected Home Devices For Apple’s HomeKit

Apple’s HomeKit is finally starting to roll out to actual consumers, via the first crop of HomeKit -enabled accessories from third-party manufacturers. This means you’ll soon be able to ge

Connected Home Products Need To Shift From Nerds To Normals

While connecting devices in the home to the internet creates all kinds of interesting possibilities, the concept still has a ways to go before it really enters the mainstream — and there are a

Ring Video Doorbell Review: You Can Finally Tell The Delivery Guy To Wait 30 More Seconds

 The new design and branding are intended to be more appealing to traditional homeowners looking for something more appropriate for their existing decor, and less sci-fi – and there have been funct

Sutro’s Smart Device Helps Pool Owners Take Control Of Their Water Chemistry

Sutro, a startup presenting at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas, aims to remove one of the big headaches of owning a backyard swimming pool or spa. Now, I don’t own a pool myself

Rdio Signs Bosch, Jaguar Deals For In-Car Music; Google, LG For Connected Home Gadgets

Rdio, the music-streaming service founded by Skype co-founder Janus Friis that offers 30 million songs in 60 countries, is trailing behind Spotify and Deezer in the race for paying music streaming sub

Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

Everyone's gunning to be the platform for your smart home, including Apple and Google, but Quirky spin-off startup Wink has its range in stores as of today at The Home Depot, giving it access to a mar
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