Posts Tagged: smart home

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Virtual Assistants Harness Third Party Developer Power

In a recent article we talked about home automation and the concept of virtual assistants. Although Amazon’s Alexa is one of the most exciting virtual assistants (VAs) around, she’s still not the best known; that honor has to go to Apple’s Siri, who is currently undergoing some big changes. Read more

Tablet with an app controls several features in the home such as door lock, lights, washing machine, surveillance camera, music, water use and more. Woman press the tablet, that shows a icon of a house.

APIs Are Breaking the Barriers to Smart Home Automation

Last year we hit a milestone. We’re not talking here about landmark deals on climate change or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but rather that we passed the date that marked “the future” in Back To The Future II. Much has been made of the fact that we still don’t have hoverboards, and the Cubs still haven’t won a World Series in over 100 years, but we’re more interested in film and television’s vision of the home of the future…or, in BTTF II’s case, the past. Read more