Nest

Smart Buildings

IKEA “Just Getting Started” in Smart Home Market

August 28th, 2019
Security

Nest Breaks Silence with Release of a Diverse Home Security Product Range

October 2nd, 2017
Smart Cities

Amazon S3 Outage Reminds Us The Cloud Is Not Perfect

On the 28th February 2017 the cloud went down. Or at least a large section of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) went down, taking a lot of things down with it. The list of affected sites is long but the outage points to a much bigger problem; what does an outage […]

Smart Buildings

Thread Protocol Moves Onto Commercial Buildings, Leaving Nest At Home

Last week, the Thread Group has announced its intention to expand into the commercial building and professional sectors. The consortium, which has developed a wireless networking mesh for connected homes, wants to extend the reach of Thread into buildings, in order to unlock valuable new use cases for its members. “This is a natural step […]

Security

Leading Software Firms Race To Create Smart Home Assistants

“Siri, what’s your favourite movie?” you may ask your iPhone one rainy day, who would reply (half the time), “I’ve heard that ‘Blade Runner’ is a very realistic and sensitive depiction of intelligent assistants.” The fact that we can ask our phones this question, the style of answer, and the example used, all reveal a […]

Smart Cities

Nest Goes Open Source With Its Thread Networking Protocol

Nest is going open source. The Alphabet-Google smart home company has just confirmed that it is rolling out ‘OpenThread’, an open source reference code implementation of the Thread networking protocol created in 2014. Last Wednesday, Nest published the source code for its implementation of the new OpenThread protocol on Github under a three-clause BSD license, […]

Smart Buildings

No Shortage of Investment in the Building Internet of Things

The Building Internet of Things (BIoT) is expected to become one of the top five markets for the Internet of Things. It is still in its early stage of development but the investment that it has attracted to develop new products and apply leading edge technology shows that it has the backing of both technology […]

Security

Still No Sign of Nest Security Products As Internal Unrest Goes Public

Amid growing reports of unrest at Nest, new information has leaked about the companies foray into the home security sector. It is not exactly a secret that Google’s $3.2 billion dollar acquisition intended to release security related products. On the contrary, the only surprise has been how long it has taken for the company to […]

Lighting,Smart Cities

The Long Road Ahead For Smart Home Apps

Of the 4.5 million people identified as IoT developers in 2015, 1.4 million were focused on smart home apps a recent report by VisionMobile says. The report identifies seven distinct IoT app development themes; smart home, retail, industrial, wearables, smart city, medical and the connected car. It shows the smart home as the most popular […]

Smart Buildings

Shouldn’t We All Have Smart Homes By Now?

So it’s 2016 and we all live in Smart Homes – perfectly energy efficient residences that have learned our behavioural patterns and cater for our every need – or at least we’re supposed to be by now aren’t we? Much more likely is that you, like the vast majority of us in the “smart world”, […]

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