News tagged with home appliances

Hackers could make smart homes stupid—or worse

Imagine the smart home of the future. Thanks to a central controller and wi-fi, not only does the thermostat power up and warm or cool the house as you are heading home. Smart light bulbs come on low at dusk ...

Jan 07, 2015
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Samsung to buy US tech firm SmartThings

Samsung said Friday it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation startup SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics giant aims to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market.

Aug 15, 2014
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Tokyo fair showcases latest sex aids

The latest sex aids are no longer simple gadgets, with many now digitised and linked to smartphones—some manufacturers at a Tokyo fair even insist they are just like home appliances.

Mar 01, 2014
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Key factors for wireless power transfer

What happens to a resonant wireless power transfer system in the presence of complex electromagnetic environments, such as metal plates? A team of researchers explored the influences at play in this type of situation, and ...

Jul 31, 2013
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Getting the most out of home electricity

Large household appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, account for a huge amount of daily electricity consumption. An EU-funded project has developed a system to help you and your neighbours ...

Jul 05, 2013
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