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The Future Of The Smart Home: Smart Homes & IoT: A Century In The Making

The Future Of The Smart Home: Smart Homes & IoT: A Century In The Making

Predicting Our Future is a podcast about the next revolutions in technology, as seen through the eyes of a serial entrepreneur. Below is an edited transcript excerpt from Episode 10: “Smart Homes & IoT: A Century In The Making” — the first episode in a 7-part series on the future of the smart home. In this episode of Predicting Our […]

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PUCK is easy! ~ “As long as you know how to work an app, you’re golden”

PUCK is easy! ~ “As long as you know how to work an app, you’re golden”

What’s Puck? SmashToast’s Puck “removes traditional remotes from the equation, which is a pain point for many folks who assume that three or more remotes are a permanent object on their coffee table,” SmashToast Founder, Barnabas Helmy, explains. “You can see this problem amplified when you ask a bartender to change a channel.”  Puck solves […]

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Hardware to Retail: Interview with SmashToast!

Hardware to Retail: Interview with SmashToast!

Hardware to Retail: Interview with SmashToast!  Via Linkedin: In our efforts to educate up-and-coming consumer product teams to the ever-changing retail environment, we looked inward and conducted an interview with a Retailbound client – Smashtoast – getting direct insights from their Founder, Barnabas Helmy. As a hardware startup founded in early 2014 based in Chicago, Smashtoast created a […]

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Internet of Things to Tip $1 Trillion by 2020

Internet of Things to Tip $1 Trillion by 2020

Internet of Things to Tip $1 Trillion by 2020 Global spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow 14.6 percent in 2018, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp. (IDC), to hit $772.5 billion. The category will more or less maintain that upward trajectory throughout the prediction period, averaging a 14.4 percent compound annual […]

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Smart home devices could save energy and help seniors age in place

Smart home devices could save energy and help seniors age in place

Smart home devices could save energy and help seniors age in place The smart grid-enabled switches can be used to control home energy use and manage a fleet of gadgets, including thermostats and appliances. An Illinois initiative is exploring how the devices could also improve life for seniors and provide more independence to people with […]

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