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The NextMarket Report — Meld

Smart Home Weekly: Zigbee's Millions, Sesame Smart Lock, Meld's Cooking Knob, Smart Neighborhoods

Mike Wolf Amazon Amazon Echo GreenPeak Meld Sesame Smart Kitchen Smart Kitchen Summit smart lock Thread Zigbee

This is the Smart Home Weekly for the week of April 13th.   It's been a busy week or two in smart home, and that's if we're just talking about Amazon. Not only did they launch their home services efforts, but they put out a Dash Button and then showed us their hand on the Amazon Echo's smart home capabilities.  Looking beyond the online commerce giant, other big stories include the Zigbee/Thread deal, a new smart knob called Meld and smart lock maker Sesame hitting a cool million. NextMarket also had the exclusive on a forthcoming smart neighborhood security system that will...

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Smart Knob Meld Combines Retrofit Smart Home & Smart Kitchen Trends

Mike Wolf Meld Smart Kitchen

A new smart cookware knob called Meld launched on Kickstarter last week, already surpassing its relatively modest funding target of $50 thousand.   The new smart knob is an interesting approach to a smart kitchen in that it is a retrofit approach, which runs counter to some of the smart cooking appliance efforts from high end players like Dacor. The knob combines with a temperature sensing clip and an app to instantly adjust the range cooking temperature based on the actual temperature of the food. More specifically, the associated app, with hundreds of preprogrammed recipes, works with the clip to sense actual cooking...

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