Acquisition talks are reportedly underway between Google and Dropcam, a company that specializes in security-oriented Smart Home devices. With the acquisition, Google could then release products in the home security field through Nest, a high-tech thermostat company that was acquired for $3.2 billion.
The new chief of Google Glass, Ivy Ross, was a part of retail companies like Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Calvin Klein, Bausch & Lomb, Art.com, and Gap. Ivy Ross’ extensive experience in marketing could definitely help Google transform Google Glass into a fashionable accessory.
My significant other and I are on the lookout for a new TV. We want at least a 40-inch Smart LED TV that can play hi-res movies. (Blu-ray!) While I know there are so many models available in the market, we can’t decide on which one. I think we’ll wait for the prices to go down some more or wait for Black Friday. Or if we can’t wait, maybe we’ll just buy this Roku-like device from Sony. The Sony FMP-X10 Ultra HD Media Player is a simple media player but it can save and play 4K-res movies.
Connected home devices are all the rage with products like the Google-owned Nest thermostat taking over people’s houses. Now, a new connected home device from Tado has made its way onto Kickstarter with a funding goal of $150,000. The company has already been able to raise $14,000 on the crowdfunding site and it has 29 days to go before the funding period closes.
If you didn’t get mom what she wanted for Mother’s Day, you may want to consider buying her smart appliances from LG. These are great gift ideas especially if your mom or wife is a gadget freak.
Each week, we bring news about the latest industry shakeups and articles about upcoming gadgets. Ultimately, in the grand scheme of things, it’s all first-world chit-chat. As audiophiles flock to Neil Young’s Pono Player, speculators discuss the latest smartphone rumors, and consumers research their next purchase, there are those in the world struggling with energy poverty.
If you’re ever up in the night staying up late with a movie, heeding the call of nature, or maybe for a midnight snack, you probably have some kind of illumination to help you out. It could be a small lamp, night light, or even the light above the stove. But if you’re ready to save an outlet while still having light at night, grab your wallet while you check out the SnapRays Guidelight by Snap Power.
A quality flashlight tends to be one tools we tend overlook until it’s needed most. I’ll admit that half the flashlights in my house use the old-style bulbs, while the rest have newer, brighter Cree lights. Yet these devices still run on Sanyo Eneloop AA batteries that recharge through a wall charger.
So you’re enjoying your Xbox One that it’s become your primary entertainment system? You love the idea but something’s amiss. Perhaps a remote control?
Exciting news, 3D printing fans! And especially you 3D printing fans with children. 3D Systems and Hasbro, Inc will be working together to co-create new 3D printing experiences for children.
My Macbook Air will be turning 3 this March so I’m thinking about rewarding myself with a new gadget. I want an iMac but it’s way beyond my budget right now. I might settle on an iMac Mini or an Apple TV.
In what seems to be the biggest news early this year in smart home technology, Google is set to acquire Nest Labs with a hefty price of $3.2 billion. The search giant paid cash and with CEO Larry Page excitedly welcoming Nest founders to Google.