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Microsoft releases Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview
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Microsoft releases Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview

Dan Thorp-Lancaster 23

Microsoft announced today that it is bolstering the "Internet of Things" (IoT) with the release of the Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview for developers and makers working with the Raspberry Pi 2 and Intel's Minnowboard Max. While we've known for a while that Microsoft was working on bringing free versions of Windows 10 to the IoT space, this marks the first time developers will get...

Microsoft joins Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance to standardize connected home tech

Microsoft joins Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance to standardize connected home tech

Rich Edmonds 18

Microsoft has partnered up with Qualcomm and other companies to establish standardized ways for connected household objects (such as light bulbs and thermostats – the "Internet of Things") to communicate with one another. The move will see Microsoft working with other tech companies to bring about standards and make integrating said products an easier endeavour for consumers. The...

INSTEON home automation for Windows and Windows Phone now exclusively at Microsoft Stores

INSTEON home automation for Windows and Windows Phone now exclusively at Microsoft Stores

Daniel Rubino 45

Home-automation company INSTEON and Microsoft have finally managed to get stock of their kits and accessories to Microsoft Stores, both online and physical. The deal is exclusive to Microsoft. First announced in mid-May, INSTEON's products support Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 PCs and tablets, letting users control various devices like motion sensors, thermostats, Wi-Fi cameras and...

Verisure launches official Windows Phone app to help you monitor and control your home

Verisure launches official Windows Phone app to help you monitor and control your home

Sam Sabri 13

Verisure is the consumer branch of Securitas Direct, a company in Europe that specializes in safety and security solutions for homes and businesses. Home owners can install a Verisure system to help protect their assets. There’s also now an official Verisure app for Windows Phone so you can control and monitor your home when you’re on the go. Details below. Have a Verisure (www....