Google Home now supports multiple users, but still can’t separate work and personal accounts

Up to six people can train Home to recognize their voice Google Home can now be trained to identify the different voices of people you live with. Today Google announced that its smart speaker can support up to six different accounts on the same device. The addition of multi-user support means that Google Home will now tailor its answers for each person and know which account to pull data from based on their voice. No more hearing someone else’s calendar appointments. Training the thing to tell people apart sounds rather…

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Smart Homes Need Smart Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) means adding network connectivity and some form of “intelligence” to everything. Everyday items are now connected to each other and the Internet. We are seeing an accelerating trend of smart devices flooding personal spaces, creating smart homes. Nearly all home goods can be bought with Internet connectivity. It doesn’t stop there: Security cameras, baby monitors, televisions, thermostats and heating systems are all connecting to the Wi-Fi network inside your house. The network is only protected from all the accumulated evil on the Internet by the…

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The Connected Kitchen

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As the gathering place, the center, and the heart of the home, the kitchen is often positioned as the focal point of our home lives. Now a wave of clever new connected devices are set to transform the way we cook, the way we eat, and the way we interact with our kitchen appliances. You only need to walk round the kitchenware section of any department store to realize there is no other room in the house where innovation is as prevalent. For years, manufacturers have focused on developing new…

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Five easy ways to make your home smarter

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More and more of the devices in our homes come with an internet connection, hooked up to your wifi to do various “smart” things. And while the smart-home dream where everything just magically does your bidding without you having to lift a finger is still a long way away, even the most mundane devices will soon be able to do something to make your life easier. Right now, the Internet of Things is still a bit of a mess, but with the right gear you can make your home work…

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How IoT & smart home automation will change the way we live

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Business Insider Intelligence Exclusive: The data provided here is an excerpt from the Internet of Things Report, a comprehensive report that covers the market trends in the IoT industry. For complete analysis, learn more about BI Intelligence and the IoT Report. The Internet of Things is set to disrupt the way we live and work, but for now let’s focus on the “live” portion of that statement. Smart homes filled with connected products are loaded with possibilities to make our lives easier, more convenient, and more comfortable. Imagine that you’re…

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Google Launches Home Wi-Fi Router

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Google Inc launched a Wi-Fi router on Tuesday, the latest move in the company’s efforts to get ready for the connected home and draw more users to its services. The cylinder-shaped router, named OnHub, can be pre-ordered for $199.99 at online retailers including the Google Store, Amazon.com Inc and Walmart.com. The router comes with in-built antennas that will scan the airwaves to spot the fastest connection, Google said in a blog post. With the router, users will be able to prioritize a device so that they can get the fastest…

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Why 2017 will finally be the year of the smart home: Consumers figure it out

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There are tons of high-tech gadgets to make homes “smarter” today, but homeowners are not asking for them as much as you might think. Full home automation is not high on the average house hunter’s priority list. That may be about to change. The trouble so far has been the technology itself: Consumers aren’t sure how to integrate it into existing home systems. Plain and simple, they don’t know how to use it. “It’s been a lot of fragmentation in the industry, a lot of confusion among consumers as to…

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Where to place home security cameras, according to the data

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In 2015, the total value of reported stolen property was more than $12 billion, according to the FBI. A well-placed camera can help identify intruders and potentially get your stuff back after a robbery. If your security cameras are placed in the wrong areas, though, you may not be as protected as you think. Here are a few tips for putting your security cameras where they will do the best work. The optimal places to install security cameras The front door, back door and first-floor windows are the most common…

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