Smart Appliances

Smart Doorbell Doubles as Security Device

This is not your father’s doorbell. Ring is more door butler than simple smart appliance. The user-friendly device includes a wide-angle camera, speaker, microphone, motion sensor and a button that triggers your home’s doorbell chime. When a visitor or delivery person approaches your home, Ring sends an alert to your smartphone that there is someone…

GE Teams with Keurig for Latest Smart Appliance Feature

Not everyone has a spacious Architectural Digest kitchen. More often than not, counter space is at a premium. Following in the tradition of the toaster over, General Electric (GE) and Keurig have teamed up to create another two-fer appliance: a coffee and tea brewer that’s built in to the refrigerator door of GE’s new Cafe…

Ford Announces Electric Vehicle Plan and Other Initiatives

During his 2015 International CES keynote, Ford chief executive officer Mark Field outlined the company’s new initiative, a set of 25 experiments designed to test out innovative ideas that address an array of driving issues including urban congestion and air quality. The initiatives include creating an electric vehicle charging station infrastructure at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan,…

CEA Head Touts Smart Home and Other Emerging Technologies

Consumer Electronics Association president and chief executive officer Gary Shapiro opened the first official day of the International CES by noting that the consumer electronics industry is “in a really good place.” Proving he is the master of understatement Shapiro presented figures to back up his optimism. The consumer electronics (CE) industry in the United States…

Samsung CES Keynote Laser-Focused on the Internet of Things

In his keynote speech on the eve of this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung Electronics chief executive officer and president, BK Yoon, announced that all of Samsung’s Internet of Things (IoT) components and devices will be open to any platform and says Samsung is committed to invest $100 million in the developer community…

LG to Create Ecosystem of Smart Appliances and Devices

LG opened its International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) participation by unveiling an array of innovative products that according to president and chief technology officer Scott Ahn reflects the company’s intention of creating an entire ecosystem of smart appliances and devices—including home automation, smart cars, and a new wellness platform—that work together. During the presentation Ahn…

Voove Puts SmartAppliances Domains on the Market

Voove Limited is selling its collection of SmartAppliances domains—.com, .net, and .org—noting that ownership of these domains will strategically position the buyer in the forefront of the burgeoning smart appliance market that is expected to exceed $26 billion by 2019 and reach an annual value of $34.9 billion by 2020. Press presentations by industry heavyweights…

CES Unveiled Previews Smart Home Products, Services

The sheer amount of new technology on display at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show can make it difficult to be noticed. So event organizers host a pre-tour preview at the CES Unveiled press event. What’s clear from the sampling of products and services is that the Internet of Things is taking the smart home…

Apple Smart Watches and Other Wearables Expected to Help Drive IoT

Some of the most anticipated products at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show are wearables. None more so than the Apple watch, although whether or not it can match the success of the iPhone or iPad remains to be seen. However, some stakeholders believe it will make wearables the next hot commodity. T-Mobile chief executive…

LG, Kodak Make Pre-CES Announcements

LG has confirmed plans to launch its HomeChat premium smart appliance service in the United States. The technology enables users to input commands in natural language and receive answers back from smart appliances. In addition, HomeChat also allows users to monitor how much energy their home electronics are consuming. With HomeChat consumers can send an…