IoT Incubator Breed Reply Backs Smart Home Security Device Cocoon

IoT Incubator Breed Reply Backs Smart Home Security Device Cocoon

Breed Reply, the London-based Internet of Things (IoT) incubator run by Italian publicly listed Reply, has announced that it’s backed three new startups in the smart home, health and energy sectors: Cocoon, the UK smart home security startup; BrainControl, an Italian startup that has developed an assistive technology to let disabled people control a computer with brainwaves; and Netherlands’ Greeniant, which provides analytics for smart meters. In total, this amounts to an investment of just…

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Quirky Wants To Win the Smart Home Wars With This $50 Hub

Quirky Wants To Win the Smart Home Wars With This $50 Hub

50$ allows an average home owner the ability to connect to The Internet of Things. Smart homes sound awesome. The idea sounded awesome 15 years ago, when Microsoft teased some of their ideas in a concept video, and it sounded awesome when Apple announced HomeKit last month. But do you know anybody that actually lives in a smart home and reaps all that awesomeness? Probably not. And Quirky wants to change that. This week, Quirky…

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As Objects Go Online Via The Internet Of Things

As Objects Go Online Via The Internet Of Things

The Promise (and Pitfalls) of the Internet of Things By Neil Gershenfeld and JP Vasseur Since 1969, when the first bit of data was transmitted over what would come to be known as the Internet, that global network has evolved from linking mainframe computers to connecting personal computers and now mobile devices. By 2010, the number of computers on the Internet had surpassed the number of people on earth. Yet that impressive growth is about…

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A New Gadget That Lets You Invent Your Own Internet of Things

A New Gadget That Lets You Invent Your Own Internet of Things

It’s a familiar adage in the tech world that hardware is hard. After all, a single coder can ship an app, armed with just a computer. But a new piece of hardware has to go through design revisions, materials tests, and manufacturing regulations before it sees the light of day. This is why Ville Ylläsjärvi thinks Thingsee One, the open source, Internet of Things gadget his company is Kickstarting, will have staying power. Thingsee One…

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SmartThings joins Z-Wave board as IoT gets strategic

SmartThings joins Z-Wave board as IoT gets strategic

Samsung’s infiltration into the Internet of Things continues, with SmartThings – its recently-acquired home automation platform – now grabbing a spot on the Z-Wave Alliance board of directors. Z-Wave is one of the lingering wireless standards that still prevails among smart home devices, connecting things like remotely-controlled outlets, lamps, and thermostats, though while popular has nonetheless failed to dominate and thus unify the interconnectivity between automation devices. Given that SmartThings has proved that the smart…

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Apple’s HomeKit Is a Step Towards the IoT.

Apple’s HomeKit Is a Step Towards the IoT.

Apple HomeKit release date rumours: Apple’s system for controlling gadgets in your home coming this spring With HomeKit and iOS 8, Apple has promised to bring the Internet Of Things (IoT) and home automation to iOS. But when is HomeKit coming out? We can already buy home automation devices, but when will you be able to buy HomeKit devices for iPhone and iPad? Here’s our HomeKit release date and rumours article. by Lou Hattersley | 26 Jan 15…

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