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Privacy remains a big issue in today’s smart home | VentureBeat

Sales of smart home-related products are growing at double-digit rates in many countries across the globe (particularly in the United States and Western Europe), as highlighted at the IFA Global Press

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Smart home tech helps older Americans age in place

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme of connecting, creating and contributing is made easier with smart home technology that helps our aging population connect with family and friends

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How to Choose the Right Platform to Run Your Smart Home

Maybe you’re taking your first tentative steps into the smart home market, or maybe you’re expanding what you’ve already got, but at some point you’re going to want to get everything working together—or

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LG developed its own AI chip to make its smart home products even smarter

As its once-strong mobile division continues to slide, LG is picking up its focus on emerging tech. The company has pushed automotive, and particularly its self-driving capabilities, and today it doubled

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Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prohibit makers of smart home speakers from saving or storing recordings without users’ explicit consent. The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, which

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Google Has Tips to Make Your Smart Home More Eco-Friendly | Digital Trends

Just in time for Earth Day, Google has some new ways to save energy around your home and keep the Earth clean while you’re at it. The company is announcing new integrations for Google Assistant with

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Google Just Handed Amazon A Massive Advantage In Smart Home Tech

“Alexa, say ‘Thanks’ to Google.” We won’t see any message like that in the near future, but Amazon executives should be very happy right now. And the massive ‘Works

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Make your smart home hack-proof | Komando.com

Our homes are more connected than ever before. Between Alexa, smart home devices, and Wi-Fi throughout our houses, there’s no escaping the reach of the internet in our domestic lives. On one hand,

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Use This Tool to See Where Your Smart Home Devices Are Sending Data | Digital Trends

It might feel like your collection of smart home devices are just communicating with each other and with you. Odds are, that isn’t the case. The data from your devices can be sent all over the place

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Google Nest: Why Google finally embraced Nest as its smart home brand

The search giant’s smart home division is now called Google Nest Starting today, Google is done holding smart home appliance maker Nest at arm’s length. It was folded into the Google Home division

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Google’s Nest changes risk making the smart home a little dumber

Google is trading Nest’s platform for Google Assistant, and the implications could be huge for the smart home ecosystem This week, Google announced that it would be integrating the Nest brand into its

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The Very Best Smart Home Gadgets

The first smart home gadgets from a few years ago weren’t actually very smart, but times have changed, and there’s now plenty of good reasons to upgrade your vacuum cleaner, microwave, and even your

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Smart home devices ‘creepy’ say two-thirds of owners – 9to5Mac

Smart home devices are ‘creepy’ according to the majority of people who own them, based on an Ipsos MORI poll. Two-thirds of US owners of smart home gadgets bought them despite this feeling. The take-away

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Design flaws create security vulnerabilities for ‘smart home’ internet-of-things devices

Researchers at North Carolina State University have identified design flaws in “smart home” Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices that allow third parties to prevent devices from sharing information.

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Smart Home Devices for Seniors Increase Safety and Independence

It’s not realistic to watch over someone 24/7. We need to take breaks, go to the office, or run errands. Or, we might live far away. When you’re not able to be with your older adult in person, smart

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Lawmakers Want To Protect People From Smart Home Security Breaches | Digital Trends

Smart home devices can make some tasks around the house more convenient, but if there is a data breach, they can prove to be more trouble than they are worth — especially when protections aren’t in

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Smart Home Technology for Landlords

We live in a world where homeowners can turn on the AC, unlock and lock the front door, turn on the lights, and detect water leaks – all from the office, the airport, or across the country. Home automation

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Wireless Power Launches Next Smart Home Evolution | Sensors Magazine

In recent years, device manufacturers have capitalized on the popularity of “smart” devices among consumers and connected many ordinary products to the internet. The success of voice assistants has

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Up Your Smart Home Game With This Killer Nest/Google Home Bundle

Times they are a-changin’ and soon, the automated smart home will be standard fare for the average U.S. consumer. If you’ve started dabbling with Google Assistant-enabled products and you’re

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Best Smart Home Gift Ideas in 2019 | iMore

This selection of smart home gifts is perfect for beginners looking to ease into the world of smart products. This content was originally published here.

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