Apple first announced HomeKit, its wireless protocol for home automation, almost an entire year ago at Apple’s developers conference in June 2014.
Finally it looks like the first batch of hardware partners will be launching their iOs HomeKit-complaint devices. Continue reading “5 New Devices on Apple HomeKit”
Google-owned Nest Labs can keep you more connected with your home thanks to the many new third-party devices added to its “Works with Nest” Program.
The Works with Nest program originally launched with consumer brands including Whirlpool, Jawbone and LED bulb-maker LIFX.
According to Nest Labs senior product manager Greg Hu, the company’s goal is to keep the interactions between his company’s products and Continue reading “You Can Be More Connected to You Home Appliances with Google’s Nest”
Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. Typically this is accomplished using an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field from within a charging base station, and a second induction coil in the portable device takes power from the electromagnetic field and converts it back into electrical current to charge the battery. Continue reading “TechTop: Qi Inductive Charging”