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Connected Everything: The technological magic of auto-discovery

Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke’s famous quote about the relationship between technology and magic—“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”—has proven to be a remarkably prescient commentary on the state of technology and its impact on people for…

Home gateways: extinction or evolution?

In the early days of “smart homes” or “connected homes” or the “smart living room” or whatever phrase you chose to describe the idea of a living space with more than just a simple internet connection for your PC, there…

Samsung buys IoT startup SmartThings for $200 million

Samsung has acquired SmartThings, a startup that builds technology to connect everyday items like locks, smoke alarms, and more, allowing you to control them via smartphone. Although the financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, re/code is reporting that the price…