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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Apple's Siri gets lead role in new 'smart' home systems

The first “smart” home gadgets that can be controlled by Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant are going on sale this week, just days after rival tech giant Google announced it’s building its own software for Internet-connected home appliances and other gadgets.

The new products could be an important step forward for the emerging industry of “smart” or “connected” homes, where appliances, thermostats and even door locks contain computer chips that communicate wirelessly. While a number of companies are working on similar products, analysts say Apple could persuade more consumers to try them by making it easy to control different products from a familiar device, such as the iPhone.

Read more: http://www.sfltimes.com/soflo-live/apples-siri-gets-lead-role-in-new-smart-home-systems

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