smart home

Many of us are impatient for a future where telehealth reduces our visits to health professionals. Whether you are geographically isolated, tired of waiting hours in a waiting room for an overdue appointment or simply have felt the pain of dragging yourself from your sick bed to a doctor’s surgery…

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Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-10-18 19:29:45 UTC Samsung wants Bixby to power your smart home, and it has a Chromecast-like dongle to make it happen. The company unveiled an experimental dongle prototype called Project Ambience that turns “dumb” appliances and gadgets into Bixby-enabled smart home accessories. During a demo onstage…

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Anyone above a certain age will remember when household microwaves first came out. Cooking would often involve burn-inducing steaming or painting whole chickens with brown liquid so it would resemble a roasted version of itself at the dinner table. Rest assured, those days are long behind us, thanks to a…

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The smart home revolution is still in its early days. Even with the programmable devices that exist already — the thermostats that learn your patterns, the voice-controlled assistants and the lighting that can be customized according to your needs and daily routines — there is still a large unexplored vista…

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When you consider the trajectory of connected home innovation, it’s easy to see that the big wins have been more infrastructural elements like connected lighting, utilities, and alarms rather than homewares. Particularly when investors seem compelled to invest in products as ridiculous as Juicero. In short, Juicero sold a $700 juicer…

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You’re probably used to waking up to coffee, thanks to a pre-programmed machine. But what about an oven that offers breakfast options based on your health and recipes designed around your level of activity for the day? Or a thermostat that adjusts for the day’s weather and knows when you’re…

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In the wake of the recent OneLogin data breach, it becomes evident that no one is safe in the cyber world. All companies are susceptible to attacks and should be prepared to react in case of a sensitive data breach. Have you ever paused to consider what you would do…

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The Internet of Things is changing the world. It’s forcing big corporates to reassess their direction and future, and as a result many are rushing headlong into partnerships with tech startups, desperate to get a foothold in the market. Partnering can seem like a good idea. It’s relatively quick, easy…

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Tesla’s fully renewable ‘tiny house’ has started its tour of Australia, aiming “to educate the public on how to generate, store, and use renewable energy for their home.” The tiny house is fitted with Tesla’s solar panels and a Powerwall, the company’s energy storage solution. A Model X will tow…

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