Making the swap to LED lights

February 6, 2017

Unfortunately, LED lights have been swept up into the whole ‘smart home’ mess, with app-controlled dimming and hue adjustments, making them both costlier and more complex than they need to be. So for most they’ve always been filed away alongside things like ZigBee, SmartThings, and AllJoyn. But what about the simple LED light bulb, the one that just plugs into the place of ye olde incandescents and does only one…


Tridonic expands into North America to serve smart IoT solutions

Tridonic, a global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, is opening a new office in Highland, New York to serve the North American market with smart solutions also for IoT applications. The company headquartered in Dornbirn, Austria is bringing new products designed specifically for North America onto the market, including its high-quality solid-state lighting (SSL) modules, electronic LED Drivers and controls. Tridonic will also be launching its new digital…

January 25, 2017

The first smart remote for EVERYTHING

November 28, 2016

Magically control all your favorite devices and so much more with the Sevenhugs Smart Remote. It comes with a screen that instantly adapts to anything you point at. When you point at any device, Smart Remote’s high-definition touchscreen will instantly display an intuitive interface to control that specific device. If you want to control a device that is located near other ones—like a media player below your TV or maybe…


Go to sleep with one, wake up with another

November 21, 2016

Author: Daisy Stapley-Bunten According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million report sleeping problems occasionally. Sleep disorders and problems have many underlying causes, from stress, health conditions, to medications. But a prominent cause of sleep difficulties can be blamed on exposure to TVs, smartphones, tablets and computers, which have an effect on sleeping patterns. Multiple studies…


Hackers have a light bulb moment

November 4, 2016

The IoT, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even reduced congestion on the roads. Now here’s the bad news: Putting a bunch of wirelessly connected devices in one area could prove irresistible to hackers. And it could allow them to spread malicious code through the air, like a flu virus on an airplane. Researchers report in a paper to be…


New approach to home security lets you be everywhere at once

September 20, 2016

A New York-based engineering product design company called Canary has released a brand new solution for home security. The Canary Flex is the first indoor and outdoor, weatherproof, HD security camera that can be used both wire-free or plugged in. The camera records HD video with its 147-degree wide-angle lens  and audio with automatic night vision and a wide-angle lens. The viewing radius ensures your living room, nursery, backyard or porch is…


New smartphone app lets you paint with light

September 13, 2016

If you have a smartphone and a passion for art, check out the newly released app PABLO which allows users to capture HD light trails and light graffiti in real time with a patent-pending “live-view” technology. To create beautiful light paintings that can be shared socially, users need to focus on the camera’s settings, paying attention to variables like light sensitivity and exposure time. The PABLO camera has exposure controls, timers and “image flippers”…


Sanbot is a personal humanoid robot with its head in the cloud

September 7, 2016

This week at the IFA Consumer Electronics show in Berlin, Germany, a China-based AI company called Qihan Technology introduced a new kind of humanoid robot. I know you’ve probably seen quite a few in-home robots in the news these days, but Qihan wanted to show off some of its new robot’s interesting capabilities. The company debuted the robot with the intentions of selling it as a service, instead of a plain, old personal robot. The Sanbot…


Google working on driving tech that detects nearby emergency vehicles

September 6, 2016

When drivers hear the sirens of an emergency vehicle or get a glimmer of some flashing lights, they are typically required to pull their car over and allow those vehicles to pass — or just pull over, in the case of a police vehicle requesting a stop. In the event of an emergency, ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks usually have the authority to disobey and rules of the road, which, while…