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Amazon Leads Home Voice Control Assessment but Limited Language Support Allowing Competitors to Challenge

Amazon created a market with its innovative Alexa platform, but it faces fierce and growing competition from powerful rivals and start-ups alike.  In a competitive study of smart home voice control platforms, ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, finds that Alexa currently leads the market. This is due mostly...[Read More]

“What now Alexa?”

Alexa had a very good Christmas, with the app reaching number 1 as the most downloaded on Christmas Day. Devices with Amazon Alexa became very popular gifts to give over Christmas, with the voice assistant used by many devices including Lightwave smart home lighting dimmers, electrical sockets and heating controls. Although Amazon doesn’t release its sales figures, it has been said there have been...[Read More]

How To Control Your Smart Gadgets With A Home Weather Station

We live in a time where technology has integrated itself into almost every single part of our lives: from the way we communicate and interact with each other to the way we run our homes. When used in conjunction with IFTTT aka If This Then That, home weather station allows homeowners to activate appliances and systems within their homes to adapt to changing weather conditions.      ...[Read More]

Microplane Master Series Graters Review

So far this week, we’ve spent time sleeping and cleaning. Now we’re in the kitchen with the Microplane Master Series; my latest ‘go on, treat yourself’ gadgets. I’m getting towards 30 now, and I’m starting to see the value in spending more for a superior product when necessary. Usually, it means better performance and better product-life, plus you get the aesthe...[Read More]

Vax Blade 32V Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

Is it hard to get excited about a vacuum cleaner? Usually, yes. I’m a sucker for a good commercial (pun intended), but even then I didn’t expect to look forward to cleaning – until the Vax Blade 32V Cordless vacuum cleaner arrived on my doorstep. My first impression was “man, this thing is light!”, swiftly followed – upon unboxing – by “man, this thing is sexy”. Yes, I actually thought...[Read More]

Smart Home Market: Industry Expansion Directly Related to Rising Internet Penetration Worldwide

As per Transparency Market Research (TMR), the degree of competition witnessed in the smart home market will remain medium in the long term. A new study by TMR, have held the concentration of industries in the global smart home market responsible for the prevailing competitive forces. While it makes consolidation of shares a challenge for the manufacturers, it definitely does not shy them away fro...[Read More]

Futuristic Style Home Automation with Linear Actuators

Linear actuators have been utilized in the manufacturing sector, and they are increasingly essential for home appliances and domestic uses. The industrial actuators (see more at http://12vactuators.com/industrial-actuators) are necessary in automating homes that are now futuristic unlike before, as they are technologically smart, secure and comfortable. Home automation gives more leeway to control...[Read More]

The best wireless home gadgets

Want to turn on your car from your bedroom? Create a home which you can operate with the simple voice command on your smartphone? Or simply want to keep an eye on the kids while you are at work? With the latest and best smart wireless gadget you can do this and so much more. If you want a seamless, smooth, operational home, consider some of these wireless gadgets to invest in. Amazon Echo – ...[Read More]

HomeGrid Forum Powerline Technology boosting capabilities for the Connected Home

As the use of G.hn powerline technology continues to grow rapidly in global consumer markets, several HomeGrid Forum members are showcasing the multiple benefits that powerline technology brings to consumer technology.   G.hn offers a single, widely supported standard for connected networked devices over any existing wired infrastructure (powerline, coax and phone line) in the home. With the ...[Read More]

New DreamWorks Puzzle Game “Home: Boov Pop”

      New DreamWorks Puzzle Game “Home: Boov Pop”   When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part ...[Read More]

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