Smart Appliances

Toshiba Introduces New B2B Glasses-Free 3D

Toshiba has developed a new B2B 3D technology that eliminates the need for 3D glasses. The company reports that the new advancement “uses a low-crosstalk, high-definition LCD Gradient-index (GRIN) lens with a 15-inch 4K LCD panel. The technology realizes a highly portable, compact display that can switch between 3D mode with high-definition resolution and 2D…

Smart Home, Personal Device Trends for 2015

While the International Consumer Electronics Show covers the dizzying breadth of gadgetry and technology, much of the public’s interest will be focused on personal and home products that will impact their daily lives. Wearables are expected to move mainstream this year surpassing $3 billion in sales. John Gregory, AOL’s category development officer for retail believes…

LG Previews Smart Speakers for the Home

In a International Consumer Electronics Show sneak-peak, LG Electronics revealed it is introducing innovative mobile features to its Music Flow wireless speaker system: a new battery-powered portable Wi-Fi speaker, three new speakers, and three new sound bars. Each speaker in the system can be used independently or they can be connected to others to create…

TI to Unveil New Energy Harvesting Network for Smart Devices

At the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show, Texas Instruments (TI) will demonstrate a new sensor network that harvests the energy that comes from changes in temperature, vibrations, wind, and light in order to help power wearable smart devices. There are many applications already related to harvesting power but most involved large solar panels or sensors.…

Smart TV Sales Advance

Industry research indicates that sales of smart TVs in 2014 will account for more than half of the television market for the first time, and reach 82 percent of sales within five years. Jack Wetherill, Futuresource Consulting’s senior market analyst, notes, “Although the industry spotlight is focused upon ultra high definition (UHD) and curved screens,…

Samsung CEA Keynote to Spotlight Smart Appliances

While most of Samsung’s headlines of late have been in the smart phone sector, company president and chief executive officer Boo-Keun Yoon will shift the focus to smart appliances in his keynote address at the upcoming 2015 International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Yoon is expected to discuss how Samsung’s portfolio phablets, smart…

Editors Single out Favorite Smart Appliances

The editors of Better Homes and Gardens have identified their top picks of the new crop of smart appliances that will be exhibited at the upcoming 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas. Better Homes and Gardens brand executive editor Jill Waage explains, “We constantly hear feedback from our readers who are…

LG to Introduce Next-Gen Smart TV

LG will introduce its new smart TV platform WebOS 2.0 at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show. The technology is building on key features currently found on first generation smart television. LG touted its previous WebOS smart TV operating system as having a simpler and more intuitive user interface, in an effort to set itself…

Icontrol Adds Nest to Its Smart Home Portfolio

Icontrol Networks has added the Nest learning thermostat to its OpenHome ecosystem. One of Icontrol’s partners, Peq is already offering the Nest thermostat on its system and other Icontrol-powered providers are expected to follow suit. Icontrol Networks chief executive officer Robert Hagerty says. “The Icontrol and Nest integration shows how two leading companies are working together to break…

Cisco Gathers Partners for Smart Home Platform

Cisco is partnering with home appliance maker Bosch and electronics firm ABB to provide an open software platform for interoperability between multi-vendor home devices. Although details on the three-way collaboration are still sketchy, the ultimate goal is to drive and define the standards that will support the smart home market. The companies expect the business,…