Google-owned “Nest” is Looking for IoT Business

Google-owned Nest is letting its Products get Cozy with other Devices and apps like health trackers, home appliances, and cars. Mercedes-Benz, through its DriveStyle app onboard, can now tell Nest when the driver will likely arrive home, so the thermostat can start heating or cooling at the right time. Jawbone’s Up 24 band can now […]

Home Automation Creating Interest

Microsoft is interested in home automation and recently announced an agreement to work with an insurance company on home automation technology. Its Xbox gaming platform is seen as a potential hub or control center for home devices. With Apple, Samsung and others “still developing their own independent strategy, the industry is yet again poised to […]

Information of Things

What Happened to Smart Homes, Glass and Robots at Google I/O Conference? Of all the things Google officials talked about during the annual developers conference keynote, the things that had a lot of people buzzing were those the company didn't mention. The Google I/O keynote on Wednesday focused on Android, wearables, especially smartwatches, Google TV […]

Wireless Carriers a Challenge for Internet of Things (IoT)

According to Google, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) will often require slow-but-cheap connectivity, pretty much the opposite of what wireless carriers offer today. The company has challenged carriers to make this IoT plan known so developers and customers can begin to plan their futures. Google’s Don Dodge says current mobile plans are poorly suited for a world […]

Coming Soon to a Fridge Near you Targeted Ads

Targeted advertisements are headed to smart refrigerators, smart thermostats and other Internet-connected devices, potentially raising new privacy concerns for people who use those products. A financial report filed by Google in December and picked up Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal describes the Internet Company’s intent to deliver ads on almost any IP-enabled device that […]


You've heard the term and probably read stories about smart homes and devices that communicate with each other. But what makes it all connect? There is no agreed-upon definitive definition, but there is a test for determining whether something is part of the Internet of things (IoT): There are lots of questions about IoT. -- […]