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Amazon is making another big play for the smart home market, and is already well entrenched in millions of homes with its Echo family of AI smart speakers. Devices like the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show allow you to control a multitude of smart devices like thermostats, door locks and lights (among other things). The online retail giant is looking to further expand its reach with the acquisition of Blink. Blink is most well-known for its line of intelligent security cameras, which can last up to two years using a couple of AA batteries. The long battery life means that homeowners can be more liberal... Read more...
Equipping your home with smart products can be an expensive proposition. Blink, one of the major players in the smart home market, is hoping to lessen the financial burden on potential customers with a new battery operated smart doorbell system with video capabilities. It's supposed to be easy to install and costs $99 for existing customers who already own a Blink sync module, or $129 for new customers. Granted, that's way more than a regular doorbell costs. But in the realm of smart products where Internet connectivity rules the day, the asking price is not egregious, especially for what the doorbell... Read more...
WebKit has become something of a common engine powering a lot of browsers these days, but one could argue that Android is also powering a lot of devices these days, despite the fact that things like the Kindle Fire look nothing like Android. So today, Google's announcing a fork of its own. As platforms evolve and mature, we're seeing a trend -- the initial platform hits, and eventually, various parties find different ways to exploit it. Eventually, you end up with different end products with some of the same underlying technologies powering things. With Chrome, WebKit has been powering things on... Read more...
Electric vehicles are on a pathway to success so far as we can tell. They'll obviously face a lot of challenges to start, as with any brand new technology. But the industry backing is there, and the hype is too. The one that is really needed to kick things into high-gear is a strong infrastructure. If consumers know that they can recharge their electric vehicles as easily as they can refuel their current gasoline-powered automobiles, there's an even better chance for these kinds of cars to really take off. ECOtality is an up and coming name in the electric automobile space, mostly for their work... Read more...