Samsung's next Galaxy reportedly will pack ZigBee wireless technology to let users to control everything from lighting switches to heating controls.
What will happen when millions of electric vehicles plug into the grid at at the same time? If ZigBee Alliance's blueprints for the smart grid go according to plan, not much.
Tendril Networks releases its system for tracking energy usage in the house. Its twist: network-enabled devices that talk to advanced meters installed by utilities.
Home Depot will sell the Revolv hub in stores and online.
The GSMA has spent years steering mobile phone technology. Now it expects a big new business in hooking other types of devices to the network, an idea called the Internet of things.
Staples Connect will launch supporting perhaps the largest curated ecosystem of smart home devices.
LIFX is a Wi-Fi-enabled LED light that can you can customize to suit your lifestyle. It works via an Android or iOS app, and you can currently preorder the bulbs for $89 each.
It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.
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Enthusiasts will appreciate Revolv's attempt to bring order to the smart home universe, but those still dabbling with one or two connected devices should wait for this market to expand.