connected home

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

    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 virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects. Hayo recently announced there will be an API so developers can play with the company’s image recognition technology. Read More

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

    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. Read More

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

    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 Amazon, the market’s been pretty tough to avoid. In a new study released this week, NPD is offering some insight into the phenomenon, noting that the home automation market saw a 57-percent… Read More

  • IoT startup Notion draws $3.2 million in additional funding

    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 with Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures participating. Notion has now raised a total of 5.7 million dollars in addition to a successful Kickstarter. The company currently has 11 employees and has… Read More

  • Building a smarter home Crunch Network

    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 just the push of a button. In many ways, the show turned out to be prophetic; today we have printable food, video chats, smartwatches and robots that help with housework — and flying cars may… Read More

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

    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 connected home devices like smart thermostats and security cameras — think France’s answer to Nest — is announcing that it has raised €30 million ($32 million). Read More

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

    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 get your hands on a range of products for the connected home that work with Siri on your iOS device, and that you’ll be able to do so as soon as today, since some of the new HomeKit… Read More

  • Connected Home Products Need To Shift From Nerds To Normals

    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 number of obstacles, according to Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman. “In general there is a belief that the internet brings functionality to devices you could not have without it. Trying to crack the… Read More