Smart Home Technology Is Often Introduced as a Gift, According to New Study

A new study has discovered that many homeowners are eased into smart home technology by receiving items as a gift. Apparently, they most enjoy having a technology

Smart Speakers Are the Fastest-Growing Consumer Technology

According to an article in Tech, Google and Amazon discounted their hardware over the holidays as they were willing to lose money on smart speaker sales to gain a larger market share. This is because smart speakers are now the fastest-growing consumer technology and apparently a recent report expects shipments of smart speakers to […]

Improving Independence for People with Disabilities with Smart Home Technology

An article in Optometry Times highlights how smart home technology can help people who are visually impaired, pointing out that the latest mainstream technology includes accessibility features that are built-in from the start.

Smart Home Gadgets to Cut Energy Use May Do the Opposite

Many people are interested in purchasing smart home gadgets to help cut the cost of their energy bills. Devices that can be operated from a smart phone to control heating and cooling and lights and smart plugs are now widely available.

Clean Energy Emerges As One of the Most Desirable Smart Home Technologies

According to an article in, clean energy is one of the most desirable smart home solutions available. Apparently

Market for Smart Home Technology is Slow to Show Growth

Although lots of people are interested in using or incorporating smart home technology, the actual growth of this market is still relatively slow according to an article in

Consumers Hacking Fears about Smart Home Devices Could Stunt Industry Growth

New research recently released by Parks Associates shows consumer anxiety about smart home devices and platforms being hacked is increasing.

Research Shows Big Increase in Smart Device Adoption

Recent research from PlumChoice and Z-Wave Alliance shows that last year consumers began to see more clearly how smart device adoption could benefit them. Increasing numbers are intending to purchase smart home devices in the future or have already done so. This is the second consumer benchmark survey released by PlumChoice and Z-Wave Alliance and […]

Ready to Boost Your Home’s IQ? Start With These 6 Smart Devices

But out of all the smart technology that has recently hit the consumer marketplace, none seems to be as practical (or as readily available) as the multitude of smart devices for home.

IKEA Entering into the World of Smart Home Technology

This spring will see IKEA venture into smart home technology and an article in The Verge points out that it’s every bit as inexpensive as you’d expect. Instead, IKEA is focused on providing consumers with the best value for money with its wire free smart kit.

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