Items tagged with automation

It looks like we could be seeing an audio-related Nest product in the not-so-distant future. This news stems from the fact that Nest posted a job ad that seeks a "highly technical Head of Audio to lead the development of Nest Audio across hardware and software, present and future." That speaks volumes (no pun). Whoever gets hired will get to lead a team that oversees the development of 'Nest Audio', which will involve both hardware and software. Whatever comes from this will be an end-user product, but that's probably not too much of a surprise. It's an interesting move for Nest, although not really... Read more...
Don't call AT&T just a carrier, at least not any longer. The company most often associated with being the first U.S. mobile provider to offer the iPhone has branched out in a major way since 2007. At this stage, it's also offering phone, broadband, and pay-TV services under the U-verse umbrella, and soon, it'll also be dabbling into the home security and automation market. In fact, it's something we're pretty excited about. The home automation market has been largely underserved. The only major players require professional installation and cost tens of thousands of dollars per home. For most... Read more...
Home automation has been a lagging industry in the mainstream. Sure, those with plenty of disposable income can have their whole home wired up to react to their every word, but what about the rest of us? With no major standardization efforts in place, there's little hope that mainstream users will have affordable ways to automate their home... or will they? AT&T is hoping to bridge that gap with Digital Life, and it has just announced an expansion of Digital Life launch markets. Customers in 15 markets across the U.S. will soon get to experience the newest technology in home security and automation,... Read more...