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Internet of Things

Domesticating the Internet of Things

In 2012, serial entrepreneur Alex Hawkinson launched SmartThings. The company’s signature product is a WiFi-enabled hub that connects gadgets to sensors, allowing users to monitor their devices, and allowing devices to talk to each another, all with the aim of making homes safer and smarter. If the pipes are leaking in your home, SmartThings technology can alert you via text message before significant damage occurs.   More

Business Internet of Things

Which System Will Dominate the Programmable Household?

On the path to the programmable, interconnected household, two startups are pioneering the way. One is Nest, which founder and former iPod software developer Matt Rogers says aims to close the "gap between the consumer experience in mobile products and the ones in our homes." Nest's open-source competitor is SmartThings, which promises to let you "unlock a new world of possibilities by using your smartphone to communicate with everyday objects in your life."   More