January 2018 | Digitized House

Month: January 2018

Smart EV Charger and Ceiling Fan Switch join iDevices connected home portfolio

As a consolidation movement continues among connected home product companies, Internet of Things (IoT) device maker iDevices—a pioneer in development of Apple HomeKit accessories—was acquired in April 2017 by Hubbell…

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Conversations with your walls: iDevices Instinct smart switches to debut

Aiming to elevate the lowly light switch, connected home accessory company iDevices has announced their Instinct line—smart wall switches with onboard voice activation capabilities. Designed with the Amazon Alexa digital…

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Apple HomePod speaker set for February 2018 debut

After creating buzz around the Apple HomePod speaker at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June of 2017, the Cupertino company has announced their first play in the voice-activated speaker…

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In Spain, ENTR smart door locks enable people with disabilities to live independently

More and more people with disabilities choose to live in their own homes. This creates new challenges for domestic design: the typical set-up for a residence can include multiple barriers…

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Smart water futures gain steam at CES 2018

So, you ask, did CES® 2018 yield a watershed moment for the connected home? If the number of water-related devices introduced this week in Las Vegas was any indication, your…

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At CES 2018, Belkin fires first Apple HomeKit volley with Wemo Bridge

Will 2018 be the year when Apple HomeKit smart-home accessories finally take off? With CES® 2018 kicking off in Las Vegas on January 9, Belkin fired one of the first…

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Connected garages just got smarter: ChargePoint brings Amazon Alexa to EV charging

The connected garage just got smarter. Home-based 240-volt charging stations are becoming de rigueur for many electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners, as cars with high-capacity…

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