"smart home" articles

Guest post by Gary Ashton Before the Internet, if someone wanted to sell buy a home, they would hire a real estate agent, who would utilize their network of information, research houses, neighborhoods, school districts, and more, and then finally bring their findings back to the homebuyer. Now, because of big data, much of this process is obsolete, since information is more accessible than ever. The term “big data” is used to describe a compilation of data that comes...
 
Kari Hall , VP, Global Software Services at ResMed, recently spoke with Parks Associates about the future of healthcare. Kari was also a speaker at Parks Associates’ annual Connected Health Summit in San Diego, where she and speakers from 2bPrecise, Kaiser, Qualcomm, and UPMC Insurance Services spoke about the business opportunities available through precision medicine. ResMed changes lives with award-winning medical devices and cutting-edge cloud-based software applications...
Last week, Samsung announced that it will add smart features to all of its home appliance products by 2020. With this announcement, the company is doubling down on its January 2015 projection that by 2020, all its products will be connected to internet. One of the Samsung’s most popular smart appliances, the Family Hub refrigerator , has been available to consumers since May 2016, and the company recently announced their intention to position that appliance as a control hub...
Daniel Herscovici, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Xfinity Home , Comcast's total home security and home automation solution, recently provided key insights into the smart home and home security markets:  Comcast Xfinity has grown from 500K subscribers in 2015 to more than 1 million in Q2 2017 – what attributes to such significant growth? We attribute the growth of Xfinity Home to many factors including product innovation, bundle value and unique...
Imagine a hot summer night in Phoenix, one of the hottest major cities in the United States. I’m visiting my grandmother’s home while on a break from college and sleeping on the pullout couch in her guest room. It’s 2 a.m., and I have awoken feeling quite warm and am unable to return to a peaceful slumber. That’s because my grandma has turned up the thermostat to 82 degrees. Her formative years were during the height of the Great Depression, and throughout the course of her life,...
Parks Associates will host the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer , November 1-2, 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, featuring high-level speakers from the top European and international companies in the digital living ecosystem. Early confirmed keynotes include: Sudeep Maitra , Global VP, Strategy and Development,  Centrica Matthias Mieves , Head of New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home,  Deutsche...
Today is Amazon’s Prime Day (7/11). In the past week, noteworthy discounts on Amazon’s Alexa-powered devices has been top tech news. As of Q2/2017, Amazon’s smart speakers with the Alexa personal assistant have led smart speaker market with highest consumer adoptions (according to data from Parks Associates). During its WWDC17 keynote, Apple announced its participation in the playground with Apple HomePod, which will be ready to ship in December 2017, suggesting a coming change in...
 
by Tu Skuse | Jul. 10, 2017
Tags: Amazon, smart home, voice control
Consumers have been relatively quick to embrace voice-based applications, beginning and led by Apple’s Siri. Parks Associates research notes that at the end of 2016, 45% of U.S. smartphone owners reported using a voice-enabled personal assistant through an app or dedicated device. As devices continue to add listening capabilities, voice control will extend throughout the home and in other connected devices as an intrinsic, easy, and natural way to facilitate smart home...

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