Weekly News Round-Up for August 11, 2014: Monumental politics, smart homes and GSAPP's new dean
Friday, August 15Farewell to the Old Okura: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing... View full entry
Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup
Samsung is making a big push into being the center of the smart home today with its acquisition of SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets onto a single smartphone app and hardware hub.
Looks like Samsung is trying to catch up with Apple's upcoming HomeKit. View full entry