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Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

The deal reportedly closed for about $200 million.
The Internet of Things May See Huge Growth, So Companies Want in Now

The Internet of Things May See Huge Growth, So Companies Want in Now

More devices are expected to be connected at the end of the decade. Router-maker Belkin recently launched a new product line to get an early start.
Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million

Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million

Watch out, Nest. If the rumors are true, the South Korean electronics giant could soon take a bite out of the sizzling home-automation market with the purchase of SmartThings.
This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home

This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home

Vivint's new 'Sky' system learns how you interact with your home to make it a smarter place. It's not just automation, but smart automation.
How Google Is Taking Over Our Lives

How Google Is Taking Over Our Lives

In the best possible ways, though. Right?
Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Consumers will now be able to control their Whirlpool washers and dryers, Mercedes-Benz vehicles and Logitech remote controls through Nest's operating system.
Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

The deal signals that the connected home industry is rife with potential and gaining tremendous steam.
Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Former Apple exec Matt Rogers co-founded Nest, a smart-home product company that went from a garage startup to a $3.2 billion business.
Google: In a Few Years, Ads Will Show Up on Refrigerators, Thermostats and Glasses

Google: In a Few Years, Ads Will Show Up on Refrigerators, Thermostats and Glasses

As more aspects of our lives become connected to the Internet, the tech giant Google says that the definition of what is considered a 'mobile' ad is going to evolve.
Someone New Wants to Chat With You: Your Refrigerator

Someone New Wants to Chat With You: Your Refrigerator

Customers in South Korea can now purchase LG's smart fridges, ovens and washing machines equipped with a social messaging system called HomeChat.
Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

Better late than never. Kind of. The Korean electronics maker's dull-ish inaugural connected lightbulb doesn't exactly turn us on.
This Is What the Internet Will Look Like in 2025

This Is What the Internet Will Look Like in 2025

As the World Wide Web celebrates its 25th birthday, here are some predictions about its future.
The Internet of Things: New Threats Emerge in a Connected World

The Internet of Things: New Threats Emerge in a Connected World

Most consumers are now very aware that their computer could be targeted with malware. There is also growing awareness that the new generation of smartphones are also vulnerable to attack. However, few people are aware of the threat to other devices.
Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Get This: A Smart Toilet That Aims to Correct Poor Posture, and Even Detect Pregnancy and Disease

Get This: A Smart Toilet That Aims to Correct Poor Posture, and Even Detect Pregnancy and Disease

With this tool, a trip to the loo could get even more personal in the future.
8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

From scheduling oil changes to monitoring you baby's health, new sensors will make your life easier to track in the next few years.
Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?

Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?

Security firm outlines a recent cyber attack using internet-connected household devices.
The Real Reason Why Google Bought Nest for $3.2 Billion

The Real Reason Why Google Bought Nest for $3.2 Billion

Here's a hint: It has to do with things people do 'twice a day.'
Google to Acquire Connected-Home Startup Nest for $3.2 Billion

Google to Acquire Connected-Home Startup Nest for $3.2 Billion

The tech giant expects its deal to buy popular smart-thermostat maker will close in the next few months.
The Wackiest Gadgets and Other Tech at CES

The Wackiest Gadgets and Other Tech at CES

More than just TVs and computers, a number of bizarre products launched this year during CES.
The Connected Home: A Huge Opportunity But Slow to Catch On

The Connected Home: A Huge Opportunity But Slow to Catch On

Representatives from LG, Lowe's and Verizon discuss why the market for these smart gadgets has potential but hasn't exploded yet.

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