The almighty phone already rules our lives. It’s with me wherever I go. Commands my attention. It’s not just a phone. It’s my connection to work, videos, my camera, entertainment and access to the almighty Oracle, Google, at a moment’s notice. Now the phone looks to be the scepter to help rule my castle.
The tech world has been abuzz for the last few weeks eagerly anticipating the announcement from Apple of an iPhone 5. Well, it’s here and your local Apple store is guaranteed to be even more crowded in the coming weeks as the new device is unveiled. But as I followed along with the Apple press conference I started seeing a number of the iPhone 5 featuers and changes to iOS 6 that can impact the home.
The Jetsons’ Rosey the Robot may have been the first droid to run a home, but Google is trying to bring it into a reality. While the title of this post may have you thinking about C-3PO taking orders for dinner and vacuuming your living room, an article from the NY Times highlights a new Google technology called Android@Home that turns your Android phone into your home’s control center.