AWT News Update: April 4, 2016

AWT News Update: April 4, 2016

Thank you, listeners, for a record month! Please tell your friends about the AWT News Update and keep our numbers growing. Today we bring you news from all around the world of Apple:

  • If you own a Nest Revolv home automation hub (seen above), you're not going to be a happy camper when you hear that they're totally shutting down your $300 device
  • Have you spit into the bottle for 23andMe to get genetic information? If so, you'll be able to anonymously link your genetic info to ResearchKit medical studies in the near future
  • Apple's plans to sell low-cost refurbished iPhones in India are being undermined by a lobbying group backed by local firms and Samsung
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Argus Insights: Apple’s HomeKit and Amazon Echo have the most interest for Smart Home customers

Argus Insights: Apple’s HomeKit and Amazon Echo have the most interest for Smart Home customers

The Smart Home market today is made up of competing ecosystems, forcing consumers to mix and match a broad array of devices to cobble together a seamless automated environment.  A new report from Argus Insights looks at the top options for Smart Home connectivity and finds consumers are frustrated-- in particular with Google and Apple’s refusal to play nice together, and are happier with the broad and relatively easier to integrate Amazon Echo.

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