Burkett Design Based In Denver Taken Over By Eppstein Uhen Architects

May 04, 2017

Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) acquires Burkett Design to broaden its national footprint and ensure better services to the clientele of both the firms. The firms, together will offer expertise on a multiple range of interior design solutions, making the company’s competency in the space much larger. Burkettdesign will be changing its name to BurkettEUA. The partnership will see a merger of staff. The firms have similar proficiencies in the space of client servicing yet complement each other in a supportive manner that will now receive a boost through this new joint venture.

Sunlight Mimicking Lighting Technology Is The Newest Product From Ketra

May 04, 2017

Ketra unveils a lighting technology that mimics sunlight in its colour, intensity and temperature. The Ketra LED provides the entire range of natural sunlight according to the changing time of the day. This lighting provides the health benefits of natural lighting to the home bound ensuring better rest. Every bulb used in the space will provide the exact same output to maintain the consistency and enhance the effect of this new lighting solution.

Apple To Release New Line Of Smart Home Products In Collaboration With Iventec

May 04, 2017

According to Economic Daily News (EDN) report, OEM Inventec based in Taiwan are to produce connected speaker devices for Apple. This speaker will be the first AI- based smart tech product for homes by Apple. This product will be connected to Siri and is expected to overshoot Echo of Amazon. These speakers are expected to be revealed at the WWDC (The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference ) in June 2017. Inventec, otherwise is also the sole assembler of the AirPod product range by Apple.

Google Home Releases An Update

May 03, 2017

The smart speaker,Google Home, released an update that links it to several other smart devices. Since its release last year, this update has been the most significant. The Google Home was initially integrated to four platforms namely, SmartThings, IFTTT, Nest and Phillips Hue. The new update integrates Google Assistant and Google Home to products and devices like Rachio, Vivint, LIFX, TP-Link and August Home. 

Tesla Inc To Release Two New Solar Tiles

May 03, 2017

The solar roof tiles that were unveiled last year is all set for production in 2017. The project is on track and is said to lead Tesla’s gradual transition towards solar and energy efficient products. The first tile production will begin after the summer of 2017, followed by the second tile which is expected to begin early 2018. The orders for the tiles will begin in the next couple of weeks following installations in approximately 3 months. The installation charges and pricing for the tiles are yet to be revealed. Tesla is yet to reveal which two of the four unveiled tiles are going to be manufactured.

Hb Classic Series To Be Launched By Foreverlamp At The Lightfair International

May 03, 2017

The HB Classic Series of lamps is an extension of the HB Series ( High-Bay) LED product line. This range provides lumen options in interchangeable LED bulbs. It proves to be a valuable replacement with its 250W High Intensity Discharge Lamps (HID) application. The round shape retains the aesthetics of a traditional HID fixture with an upgrade to the LED coupled with lumen choices. 

Atelier Swarovski Home Collaborates To Make New Range Of Crystal Homeware Products

May 02, 2017

The second homeware collection by Swarovski sports a range of aesthetically cut crystals in common decor pieces by designers like Aldo Baker, Babara Barry,Studio Brynjar & Veronika,Greg Lynn and Tomás Alonso. The new product range showcases paperweights, bottle stoppers, marble trays, candle holders, boxes, and cups. While products like the marble trays, boxes, and cups use crystal embedded in the design in an artistic manner, the others use the crystal as a substitute to the base material itself.

Grand Idea Studio Launch Smart Voice Tool To Control Home Devices

May 02, 2017

Joe Grand of the Grand Idea Studio has come up with a technology to add voice feature to product designs. The EMIC 2 Text to Speech Module can be connected to an Arduino board that can be connected via USB to a computer. Voice devices like Siri of Apple or the Amazon Echo are difficult to create due the complexities in the technological function of coding it.  This device brings in 9 different voices at a fraction of the complexity. An Arduino provides for an easy to use platform to create interactive objects. When synced with an Arduino, it can provide customised output depending on the codes put in.

Trashpresso Upcycles Plastic And Fabric Waste To Create Floor Tiles

May 02, 2017

Miniwiz has come up with a unique technology that converts plastic and fibre waste into tiles. The entire processing unit fits into a 40-foot long shipping container that can be transported to even remote locations. The outside panels absorb solar heat, generating the electricity required for the processing. The water required in the processes is also recycled by being flushed back into the process. Miniwiz focuses on upcycling waste to reproduce it as materials that can be used to deliver new functions.  

3d Home Design App Available With Windows10 Update

Apr 28, 2017

Live Interior 3D was designed by BeLight and version 3.0 released with the new Windows10 update. Some of its special features include tools that can help to draw design elements for porches and balconies, add custom roof designs, and a 2D side view to enable smooth additions of panels and door frames. This app also introduces the ability to make 360 degrees videos and images that can be viewed on other browsers.