Why are some smart home businesses ‘bricking’ customers’ devices?

Wink recently gave its customers a two-day deadline to pay a subscription for its services or have them ‘bricked’, digitally blocked. Mark Samuel (MS), CEO of Ezlo Innovation, believes that not only is the “buy a subscription or we brick your device” model the wrong way to treat customers, it is also the wrong revenue

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Smart home throws its doors wide to an open ecosystem

An open ecosystem offers several benefits to smart home market participants, says Thomas Rockmann, VP of Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG.

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Berlin’s IFA is the venue for three connected device launches by Qualcomm

Qualcomm made a series of announcements at IFA in Berlin, involving virtual reality (VR), smartwatches and home entertainment.

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Consumers slow to connect with IoT in the home

1.Two-thirds of UK consumers believe the Internet of Things (“IoT”) could make their lives better, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Review;

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CDP First Response Monitor wearable device recognised for design excellence

Design and technology consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP ) has been awarded two ‘Red Dot: Design Concept’ Awards.

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So you think IoT is free?

Any attention paid to the big tech events, such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) or Mobile World Congress, confirms that the take up and potential for IoT (Internet of Things) are both on steep upward trajectories.

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GlobalPlatform technology deployed 17.7bn secure elements on secure chip technology

GlobalPlatform, the association standardising the management of applications on secure chip technology, says it has ‘conservatively estimated’ that a total of 17.7 billion secure elements (SEs) based on GlobalPlatform specifications were deployed globally between 2010 and 2015.

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Authentication, Authentication, Authentication!

With IDC predicting there will be 200 billion connected devices operating amongst us by 2020, the IoT is a digital revolution tipped to eclipse any of those that came before it.

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