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Technology is constantly changing. Whether you are an industry expert or a home automation enthusiasts, you have to know what’s going on in the smart home world. With that in mind, check out the latest smart home news right here.


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The IOT Roundup – What’s been happening this week? (15th October, 2017)

It has been a slightly quieter week for IoT and smart home fans, but none the less there have been a couple of announcements that have peaked some interest.  With last weeks offerings from Google, it was always going to be a more sedate seven days, but with the likes of Ring and Dell providing us with some noteworthy news, there is still plenty to dig in to.

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Amazon and Microsoft integrate their digital assistants

In a bizarre twist that few saw coming, news has started to filter through that Microsoft and Amazon are allowing their digital assistant’s, Cortana and Alexa, to work together in a limited capacity (at first).  While this news may strike you as a little strange, in a world where most tech companies are holding on to their own particular sets of skills like a mother clutching her newborn child, it does actually make sense, at least for Microsoft and Amazon anyway.

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Bluetooth brings mesh capabilities to the home

Anyone who has been keeping an eye on IOT communication standards, listen up.  Bluetooth is about the throw a considerable-sized hat into the ring.  Now, you would be forgiven for thinking that Bluetooth has already entered the arena years ago, and in fact was one of the original standards that have been used by many smart device manufacturers

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Dojo – Your new home network guardian

One of the biggest issues with IOT and the range of smart home devices is security and the risk of malware. With huge worldwide infections that have effected everything from child monitors to doorbells. As the world of IOT starts to find it’s feet, security is going to be paramount to placating people’s worries and taking the industry from the peripheries, and into the mainstream

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Apple’s place in the smart home

With their huge sales figures in most of the developed world, you would expect Apple to be leading, or their about’s, in the world of IOT and smart home technology. It’s not that they have ignored this area of tech, far from it in fact.

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Security and the big worry for IOT

You have probably heard recently about the ransomware attack that hit over 100 countries last week, and caused havoc for many large companies including the UK’s National Health Service. This attack brought hospitals and doctor’s surgeries to their knees, cancelling operations and causing legitimate worry for a health service already under severe strain.

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Amazon to release the Echo Show – Alexa with a screen

Amazon have been doing rather well in the home hub department of late. The original Echo was a blockbuster hit, as was it’s smaller sibling, the Echo Dot. The recent release of the Echo look (a smart camera that gives you fashion advice) is yet to prove it’s worth in the market, but from what we have seen so far, it will probably carve out a niche for itself to some degree

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Ikea to release Trådfri worldwide

Rumors circulating online recently that Ikea was to bring its own smart lighting system to market worldwide has proven to be true, with the upcoming release of the Trådfri smart kit. The name itself translates to “wire-free”, and consists of a central hub, two dimmer switches, a controller, and two white-spectrum bulbs.

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The Amazon Echo Look – fashion guru or privacy concern?

With the huge success of the Amazon Echo, and Amazon Dot devices, it was only a matter of time before the online retail giant looked to capitalize on even more customer-centric data, and the brand new Echo Look seems to be just such a device. While it is not available to everyone, Amazon have started taking requests for the device, which they are currently pricing at $200.

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Google Home to support multiple accounts soon

This is the news every Google Home user who doesn’t live alone has been waiting for, the ability to have your information relayed specifically when you interact with it. While this news has sent the Google-verse into a spin, you shouldn’t get too excited yet, as the card seems to have been sent out by mistake, and the functionality this card purports to give, sadly isn’t there.

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