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Amazon Is Bulking Up Its Secretive Hardware Lab in Pursuit of a Connected Home
Internet of Things

Amazon Is Bulking Up Its Secretive Hardware Lab in Pursuit of a Connected Home

On the heels of a fizzling response to its Fire Phone, Amazon is reportedly foraying further into hardware by increasing headcount at its top-secret Lab126 by roughly 27 percent.
Geoff Weiss
5 Steps the 'Smart' Home Industry Must Take to Develop a Consumer Market
Internet of Things

5 Steps the 'Smart' Home Industry Must Take to Develop a Consumer Market

Consumers are, so far, unmoved by the prospect of the hyper-connected home and won't be until the technology is as easily used as a smart phone.
Scott Ford
What Americans Want From a 'Smart' Home (Infographic)
Connected home

What Americans Want From a 'Smart' Home (Infographic)

People generally have three main objectives in mind when considering having a 'smart' home, according to Lowe's.
Jason Fell
Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings
Smart Home

Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

The deal reportedly closed for about $200 million.
Jason Fell
Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million
Technology

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home
Connected 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.
Emily Price
Someone New Wants to Chat With You: Your Refrigerator
Internet of Things

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.
Nina Zipkin
Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim
Innovators

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Internet of Things: New Threats Emerge in a Connected World
Security

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.
Start Preparing Your SEO for the 'Internet of Things'
Marketing

Start Preparing Your SEO for the 'Internet of Things'

Google's recent acquisition has big implications for search. It's time to get ready for the coming changes.
Jayson DeMers
The Connected Home: A Huge Opportunity But Slow to Catch On
Growth Strategies

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.
Jason Fell