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Read: Voice-Activated Google Home Device Now Has Smart Home Capabilities

Voice-Activated Google Home Device Now Has Smart Home Capabilities

Google Home was officially announced on Wednesday and will rival Amazon Echo.

Read: Honeywell, Google Resolve Patent Lawsuit Over Nest Lab Thermostats

Honeywell, Google Resolve Patent Lawsuit Over Nest Lab Thermostats

Honeywell filed the lawsuit against Nest Labs back in 2012.

Read: Report Predicts Google, Apple to Dominate Home Security Market in 20 Years

Report Predicts Google, Apple to Dominate Home Security Market in 20 Years

Research firm Citigroup predicts that self-serve security solutions from tech firms like Google and Apple will make up 62.5 percent of the home security market in 20 years.

Read: Google Seeks Home ‘Security Score’ Patent

Google Seeks Home ‘Security Score’ Patent

Google has now filed a patent entitled Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home.

Read: Forbes: Google’s Nest Close to Partnering With ADT

Forbes: Google’s Nest Close to Partnering With ADT

The companies are working to connect Nest’s thermostat and smoke/carbon monoxide alarm with ADT’s Pulse system.

Read: Samsung, Dell and Intel Establish Internet of Things Alliance

Samsung, Dell and Intel Establish Internet of Things Alliance

The Open Interconnect Consortium looks to deliver a specification, an open source implementation, and a certification program for wirelessly connecting devices.

Read: Analyzing Nest’s $555M Acquisition of Dropcam

Analyzing Nest’s $555M Acquisition of Dropcam

Nest has announced that it will acquire Dropcam for $555 million and hints at a hardwired security device.

Read: Google Eyes Home Security, While Apple Ponders Smart Home Market

Google Eyes Home Security, While Apple Ponders Smart Home Market

Reports suggest that Google is in talks to acquire home security firm Dropcam, while Apple plans to launch a Jetson’s-style home automation platform to ramp up competition with Google.

Read: Recall Aftermath Reveals Nest Labs Shipped 440,000 Fire Alarms in U.S.

Recall Aftermath Reveals Nest Labs Shipped 440,000 Fire Alarms in U.S.

Motion near the device during a fire can prevent the alarm from immediately sounding.

Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion

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