The Harmony API gives Logitech access to new third-party products in addition to smart-home-extras like voice, gesture and motion control.
Sense's Mother home automation hub announces that it's opening its API at CES 2015.
Early users of the software tool include Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, which has integrated Uber's car service into its reservation screen.
At South by Southwest, the head of the Android and Chrome teams touches on a wide variety of topics, including how Google plans to reach the next billion uses.
Adobe launches some new mobile apps and its first hardware, plus a new software development kit that it hopes will bring in third-party supporters.
A partnership with Verizon and other carriers is aimed at bringing the browser-based operating system to wealthy countries. But don't expect ordinary slab-of-glass phones.
A developer has followed the Pebble Watch's example by making Apple's iOS play nice with a Google-powered Moto 360 smartwatch.
It gives outside developers access to programming that will let other applications integrate the new subscription-only music service, hoping to get Beats Music in your car, your home, everywhere.
Developers can prototype their devices, simulate a full release, then keep the finished products updated through an open source app store.
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