You may never need rise from the couch or get out of bed again. Home automation is becoming increasingly popular with apps that control ceiling fans, sprinkler systems, garage doors, kitchen appliances, you name it. Along that line of thinking, temperature control company Ecobee has just released a public API that lets third-party apps read, update and poll information about its home thermostats.
Google has introduced a production ready, first version of Android Things. Android Things is Google's managed OS for the Internet of Things. Android Things launches with production-ready support for a number of certified System-on-Modules (SoMs), and additional SoMs for development and prototyping.
Google has given developers more tools to control and manage the Google Assistant in myriad devices. In addition to new languages and countries, developers can take advantage of new device management APIs in order to let consumers exercise more control over their smart hardware.