TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,935 Reviews & Articles | 38,244 News Posts

'Connected' home technology on the rise, future looks interesting

Connected home appliances still haven't matured, but the future of these technologies continues to show great potential

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Jan 24, 2014 8:38 pm

The growth of connected technologies will also drive demand for apps which have typically only found their way to smartphones and tablets. Since refrigerators, thermostats, and other connected home appliances typically don't rely on a traditional GUI to operate, apps are the best way for home owners to interact with smart technology.

 

TweakTown image news/3/5/35056_01_connected_home_technology_on_the_rise_future_looks_interesting.jpg

 

"As users continue to adopt and interact with apps, it is their data - what they say, what they do, where they go - that is transforming the app interaction paradigm," a Gartner analyst recently noted. "In the next three to four years, apps will no longer be simply confined to smartphones and tablets, but will impact a wider set of devices, from home appliances to cars and wearable devices."

 

For example, an app would send out an alert via the connected refrigerator to the owner to notify milk - or another staple food item - is running low.

 

Despite the growth of connected technologies, after a recent security study discovered at least one connected refrigerator was part of an organized botnet, security issues will clearly need to be addressed.

NEWS SOURCES:Itworld.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Connectivity & Communications news at our Connectivity & Communications news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases