All In Wink
Former DIY smart home darling Wink reverses course and requires users to pay $5 per month or their systems will be disabled by May 31.
Jason Knott · May 08, 2020
The famous rapper acquired home-automation maker Wink earlier this year, and his first new DIY product is … the unremarkable Lookout home-security app and some Z-Wave sensors.
Julie Jacobson · October 27, 2017
FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by will.i.am (i.am+), is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time — after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers.
Julie Jacobson · August 06, 2017
Smart-home platform and Quirky spin-off Wink has a new owner: musician and tech entrepreneur will.i.am.
Chelsea Cafiero · July 28, 2017
Blaming last week’s Internet outage on the rise of connected devices is just a convenient meme, says encryption expert Will Price, founder of the home automation provider Simple Control (Roomie Remote).
Julie Jacobson · October 24, 2016
Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?
Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2016
If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we’ll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the ‘next Icontrol’.
Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2016
Today: Buy this hub, build a smart home. Try: You know all those smart devices you already bought? Buy this hub to connect them together.
Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2016
At CES 2016, ADT unveils two open APIs: One for ADT Pulse security and home automation, another called Canopy for third-party devices that benefit from professional security monitoring.
Julie Jacobson · January 07, 2016
Home automation standards, low-voltage DC power distribution, IoT at retail and the demise of VIA International grabbed CE Pro page views in 2015.
Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2015