Samsung lays groundwork for connected homes with Smart Home platform

By Shawn Knight
Jan 5, 2014
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  1. Samsung is set to launch a new initiative that they claim will lay the platform framework for the connected home of the future. Known as Samsung Smart Home, the service will allow users to manage and control a number of...

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    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 811   +91

    Taking connectivity a bit too far imo. Wonder how this will turn out though
  3. @NTAPRO my grandpa said it 20 years ago, my dad said it 10 years ago, now you are saying. Your kids will say it too when the tech reaches that year too.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,172   +944

    Well the "internet of things" is going to take over at one point. There wont be any "non-smart" devices in a few years unless this connectivity initiative completely fails.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,854   +946

    Initially it'll only be affordable to the rich & idle. Whether it takes off depends on widespread affordability.
  6. It's not new, though.. Philips has done it couple years ago.. I've seen it before ~.~
  7. Very smart until the first hurricane or flood comes knockin'

    ha ha ha
  8. This type of thing has been talked about for years, hopefully this or some other open standards method will take off. I just hope that whatever is put in place really thinks about and implements strong security.
  9. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 135   +23

    Unless you build it yourself.
  10. Luay

    Luay TS Rookie Posts: 35

    I can see myself in the office telling the kids at home to throw the whites in the washer, sheets in the dryer, then I set up the machines and have them do their work. It'a good way to monitor kids and train them how to take care of their home even if the parents are away.
  11. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 135   +23

    But eventually the washing powder won't go in on itself. Someone has to put it in and kids often have the idea to create a bubble world and throw in the entire box. When I do the laundry I have to put in the clothes and the powder and it would be pretty strange to use the phone to start it while I'm standing next to it. I think it is more convenient for entertainment systems, lights and thermostat. I can't see the logic of hooking it up to things like a fridge. Like I'm gonna turn it off and ruin all the food while I'm at work...

    Unless its a walking fridge that can deliver my drinks on the spot. Than I would say nothing about the fridge...

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