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Hardware and software for creating greener, smarter and more engaging appliances, lighting, security and automation systems

Security Firm to Detail Vulnerabilities in WeMo Switch and Android App

On Friday, at Black Hat Europe, an annual conference for the information security industry, Invincea Labs will detail two security vulnerabilities that it has discovered in smart-home products and an app made by WeMo—one of which would expose a user's smartphone photos and location to an attacker.

Consumer and Smart Home Editor's Notes

Does One Fewer IoT Standards Equal One Step Closer to Interoperability?

On Monday, two groups that have spent the past few years developing competing open-source communication standards for Internet of Things devices announced that they will merge. But there is still plenty of reconciliation to do before consumers can enjoy interoperable IoT devices—if they ever do.

Consumer and Smart Home Expert Views

Smart Home: Top-Notch Technologies

A growing number of houses contain systems designed to make life easier and more comfortable, thanks to the Internet of Things.

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