Connected appliances, or sometimes referred to as ‘white goods’, have quickly grown to become the fourth largest category of smart devices, and they’re expected to dominate the smart home market in just two short years.
The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected devices’ designed by famous brands who have now joined forces with my local Internet Service Provider (ISP), has just become silly. So what actually [...]
Almost 110 million smart home devices will be shipped worldwide in 2018, according to a new industry report from Futuresource Consulting. This equates to a retail value of almost $17 billion (€14.8 billion) and demonstrates strong growth in both volume and value.
On Thursday, security flaws were revealed within the firmware of Samsung‘s SmartThings Hub. Cisco Talos issued a blog on multiple vulnerabilities. As Jeremy Cowan reports, this is not the only IoT security flaw exposed recently. No surprise then, that enterprises are getting twitchy about the security of their future IIoT services.
The rules of engagement between smart home companies and digital assistant ecosystems are changing as smart home market growth continues, highlighting areas of opportunity – and caution – for device manufacturers, service providers, and digital assistant platforms alike according to a report just released by Strategy Analytics.
Homes without security systems are three times more likely to be broken into. It’s a shocking statistic for sure, but homeowners and renters are not helpless in the face of crime.
Analysts predict an imminent boom in demand for smart homes, yet the mainstream media still scoffs at pitiful consumer take-up. The truth may lie somewhere in between, but it seems there are too many services that users either don’t value or struggle to install.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is becoming a significant part of our everyday lives. Connecting electronic devices, vehicles, clothes and even buildings to a digital network, the Internet of Things could dramatically change the way we live. By 2020, there may be as many as 26 billion devices connected to the IoT.
Smart appliances have been available for many years without making much impact on the US$74 billion worldwide Laundry and Refrigeration market, but research from Futuresource Consulting indicates that this may be about to change.
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