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Hive Smart Thermostats Finally Receive IFTTT Support

Manufactured by British Gas, Hive is a collection of smart home devices that provide simple and easy to install home automation solutions. While the products do manage to stand their ground on the ever evolving market, they have suffered a lack of interconnectivity, due to the strict walled garden approach of the company. However, things are beginning to change as Hive has officially announced, earlier this week, which they will finally be bringing IFTTT support to their line of smart home thermostats.

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The New Players in the Smart Home Industry – The Yonomi App and the Logitech Pop

Today, the smart home industry market saw two new major additions in the form of the Yonomi App and the Logitech Pop. The software is aimed at delivering a better and more enjoyable smart home experience, while the hardware aims for ease and simplicity in home automation. However, this is not the first time we’ve seen smart home devices with huge promises. Are this app and this device any different and can they change the industry? Chances are, they won’t. However, they are sill two great additions to the smart home market and are certainly worth checking out.

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No IoT Without Intelligent Printers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining more and more popularity and is slowly but surely becoming the next big thing on everyone’s lips. Namely, seeing how IoT makes our lives more practical, and helps unleash the full potential of present day technology, it is no wonder that it has already reached out to almost every single device in our household. Because of this, there could be no talk about Internet of things without mentioning how it helps make our printers significantly more intelligent.

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The Next Level Smart Home featuring Notion

At Notion, we’re engineering an elevated experience integrated with the products you know and love now. We’re driving the concept called “home awareness” and the impetus has been to truly give your home a voice. With 8 different sensors in each device, Notion can be used for a variety of different monitoring needs around the house. Users receive custom push notifications on everything from open doors, windows, water leaks, lights, smoke alarms and more.

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The Lifeswitch makes your life easier

The Switchform team consists of us two, Brett and Bryan. We launched this small start-up to make it possible to build smart homes simpler through design. We have been in the home automation field for quite some time and have noticed a huge surge in the demand to control one’s home via mobile devices but what happens when that control leaves the home. We thought, “Let’s make a product that allows you to run your home as easily as you operate the apps on your phone.” The lifeswitch was born.

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What is Amazon Echo?

The Amazon Echo is the latest in smart home technology. It can play internet radio, music, news and more with voice command controls. It also uses voice commands to control household features such as lights and A/C. The full list of features is impressive, and the device retails for a reasonable price.