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Home automation is shaped by the newest innovation and technology. Being up to date with the latest smart home news is important for every enthusiasts.

If you want to keep track of the ever changing world of IoT and know what’s happening with your favorite manufacturers, you are at the right spot.

Although our team is not that big at this point, we try to deliver the most important news and updates from the smart home industry.

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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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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).  This may strike you as a little strange, in today’s world most tech companies are holding on to their own particular sets of skills like a mother clutching her newborn child.… Read More
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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.  … Read More
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We are on Reddit! The Home Automation Subreddit of BYSH!

We are happy to announce that we’ve created our own subreddit! We would be happy if you join our ever-growing community of smart home and home automation enthusiasts and share your experiences, opinions, setups, ideas, news and more!  Thank you for the continuous support.… Read More
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Ransomware and Your Smart Home – The Security of Z-Wave

Smart home technology is all around us, but what’s the security of Z-Wave, the wireless communications protocol that drives the inter-connectivity of your devices?  The world around us is changing by the second. Innovation in wireless connectivity and the protocols that allow devices to talk to each other is what makes smart homes a reality.… Read More
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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 affected everything from child monitors to doorbells.  As the world of IOT starts to find it’s feet, security is going to be paramount in placating people’s worries and taking the industry from the peripheries, and into the mainstream.  … Read More
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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.  … Read More
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Amazon to release the Echo Show – Alexa with a screen

Amazon has 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.  … Read More
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Google Home to support multiple accounts soon

A curious thing happened inside the Google Home App recently.  A ‘card’ appeared within the discovery tab announcing that “Google Home now supports multiple users”. Here is the message in it’s entirety: Multiple users now supported: Now, you and others in your home can get a personalized experience from your assistant on Google Home 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.  … Read More
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5 obscure IOT devices to look out for in 2017

Currently, the IOT devices that garner the most headlines tend to be pretty obvious.  Light switches, thermostats, and video doorbells have all hit the headlines in recent months, as consumers become more accustomed to seeing connected devices around the home. Some of the most interesting IOT projects however, lean more towards the obscure end of the market.  … Read More
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Bixby: Samsung’s brand new AI assistant

At the recent Samsung Galaxy S8 keynote, the Korean manufacturer not only announced the release of a new flagship smart phone, but also introduced us to Bixby, their new voice and touch controlled assistant. While this area of tech is looking ever more crowded these days, Bixby comes with some unique features that Samsung hopes will elevate it above the competition.  … Read More
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Four home appliances looking to make waves in 2017

In the eyes of tech companies, the consumer living space has become the latest battleground for your hard earned cash, and one that could become very lucrative if they pull it off correctly.   Here, we take a look at four exciting products; some brand new, some updated, that will be gracing our homes before the end of 2017.… Read More
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Round-Up of the Best CES 2017 Smart Home Technologies Review

Just a few weeks ago the 2017 annual Consumer Electronics Show took place and some of the biggest names in the Smart Home Industry took to the stage to present their latest and greatest gadgets. To recap the best home automation has to offer, here’s our round-up of the best CES 2017 smart home technologies review.… Read More
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The Joined Intel Smart Home and Amazon Forces

A new announcement regarding the joined Intel smart home and Amazon forces sparked interest in the home automation industry. Does this give Amazon Alexa a fighting chance against the Google Home?  Earlier this month, via a blog post, developer Ted Karczewski announced that Intel and Amazon will be joining forces to move smart home innovation forward.… Read More
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Facebook’s CEO Smart Home AI Assistant Jarvis

Mark Zuckerberg release a new video showing off Jarvis. Facebook’s CEO, who had previously discussed the smart home AI assistant he was developing, now let everyone enter his home virtually and see for themselves what the AI truly does.  A few months ago we dived deep into a discussion of whether or not a Facebook smart home assistant was to be expected in the future and while Mark Zuckerberg does denies such developments, he continues to entice people with his personal smart home AI Jarvis.… Read More