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  • Apple takes on the smart home
  • Apple takes on the smart home
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Apple takes on the smart home

After much speculation, Apple has announced its smart home platform: HomeKit. Bucking the current trend for smart home hardware, Apple's announcement was focused on a communication standard instead of a specific product. Will Apple's HomeKit make smart homes the norm?



  • Swarm: Foursquare gets streamlined Swarm: Foursquare gets streamlined

    Foursquare has launched an app called Swarm, aiming to revitalise the feature that made it popular at the start – checking in. It's part of a shift in how brands are streamlining their services - from complex, all-in-one packages to simple apps focused on individual components.

  • Article image Are smart homes a dumb idea?

    As you leave for work, you yell “lock” and “camera on” to keep the house secure, before telling your vacuum to clean the bedroom carpet while you're out. It's not a sci-fi film - the technology is available now. But do we really want our homes to be controlled by technology?

  • Article image Amazon Dash: the connected future of shopping?

    With the spread of technology, companies are exploring the ways household chores can be made more bearable. Amazon is appealing to grocery-hating mothers everywhere with Amazon Dash – the kitchen assistant intended to do for the shopping list what Kindle did for the e-book.

  • Article image Life on autopilot

    A new wave of technological advancements is making it easier than ever to plug into an automated lifestyle, as people increasingly expect to exchange minimum input for maximum output.