Which Will Be the Most Popular Smart Home Trends Next Year?



Over the past few years, smart home technology has advanced considerably so it’s exciting to see how it will develop in the next 12 months. An article in cepro.com has highlighted some of the top smart home trends for 2018. Not surprisingly one of the top trends is still security and is often cited as […]

CARU Offers Safety Tips for Parents Buying Connected Toys



Many parents will be buying their children smart toys this holiday season and while these toys can be fun, an article by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) in the Better Business Bureau is warning they could also put the family at risk unless care is taken when using these devices. The article includes safety […]

4 Surprising Benefits of Smart Home Tech



It’s 2017. Smart home technology isn’t exactly new at this point, but we’re still discovering new benefits beyond what the product packaging describes.

Microsoft reveals GLAS Smart Thermostat



Just recently Microsoft revealed its new smart thermostat called GLAS and which is powered by its Cortana digital assistant.
At the moment, not much is known about the thermostat but an article in Tech Times points out that it looks as if Nest, which is one of the

Voice Recognition Technology Becoming More Popular



Over the past few years, voice recognition technology has become a more popular way of communicating with connected and mobile devices. Not so long ago smart devices had to be controlled by clicking or swiping them, but now many can be activated with just a few words.

Wearable Technology and Its Effect on Insurance Markets



According to a recent press release, wearable technology represents a new way for insurance companies to potentially collect and analyze data about the people they insure.

Machine Learning and Smart Home Security



The popularity of smart homes is on the rise but with it comes increased concerns about security. Now an article in CBR online.com asks if machine learning will be the answer.

Security Increased against Smart Home Hackers



An article in CNBC.com highlights how companies are exploring better ways to protect valuable data from connected services, for example from a smart home device. The article points out that the data transmitted by a smart thermostat may seem innocuous, but a lower temperature could signal that a house is empty, increasing the risk of […]

Smart Home Staging and How It Affects Both Sellers and Buyers



Staging a home to sell it is certainly nothing new and sellers are often advised by their real estate agent to carry out some simple upgrades, perhaps repainting a room or two, or renting some nice looking furniture. However these days  home staging is changing and according to an article in the Boston Globe, sellers […]

How Age and Gender Affect Interest in Smart Home Technology



According to an article in siliconangle.com, the market for smart home appliances is anticipated to reach $38.35 billion by 2020, but a recent report shows a real gap between knowledge of these products and using them every day. The National Smart Home Survey asked participants about their awareness with regards to smart home technology uses […]

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