Smart Home

You Can Buy The Nest Thermostat For $200 Until July 4

Nest has lopped $50 off the price of its $250 Nest Learning Thermostat. Some people may find that price to be outrageous for a thermostat, but this thing has all sorts of money-saving features.

Smart Home June 27, 2016

From Smoke Alarms To Water Detectors: Roost To Release Smart Home Device That Will Help Identify Leaks

Roost has unveiled the Smart Water and Freeze Detector, which looks to help homeowners save on repair work due to water and freeze damage. The device will cost $49.99 and will begin shipping in the fall.

Smart Home June 23, 2016

How To Protect Your Smart TV From Hackers: Here Are Some Tips

Hackers can now get into your fully secured networks through an unnoticeable and negligible entrance: your Smart TV. Here are different preventive measures to make sure Smart TV vulnerabilities and access points are safely secured from unsolicited hacking.

Smart Home June 20, 2016

FoldiMate Is An $800 Laundry-Folding Robot That Can Make Lives Easier - Sort Of

A startup from California has a new appliance dubbed FoldiMate Family that could potentially make life easier for people. The FoldiMate Family is bot that can fold and de-wrinkle the laundry in a matter of seconds!

Smart Home June 9, 2016

Vizio Launches Sound Bars With Google Cast Technology: Prices And Options

Vizio has launched a lineup of sound bars that feature Google Cast technology. With these speakers at hand, users can now stream music over Wi-Fi and use their tablet or smartphone as a remote with the SmartCast app.

Smart Home June 8, 2016

Atari Is No Longer Just About Video Games, Enters Internet Of Things Industry

Atari has unveiled a partnership with Internet of Things company Sigfox to enter the smart products business. The developments of new Atari-branded smart products will start within the year.

Smart Home June 1, 2016

Asus Unveils Walking, Talking Robot For The Smart Home: Meet ZenBo [Video]

Asus expanded its field of interest into robotics and smart homes, and showcased ZenBo at the Computex 2016. The quirky device hosts a myriad of features and costs about as much as a premium smartphone.

Smart Home May 30, 2016

If You Have 4 Grand Lying Around, You Might As Well Play Music On This LG Fridge

LG rolled out a new version of its large-capacity French-door model fridge, and it comes with built-in Bluetooth speakers. The LFXS30786S is available from a number of retailers at a whopping price.

Smart Home May 20, 2016

Report: Garage Door Openers Are The Most Frequently-Used Smart Home Devices

According to a report, smart garage doors, locks and security cameras are the smart devices that are used most.

Smart Home May 11, 2016

Uhoo Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign For Indoor Air Toxin Sensor

uHoo is attempting to launch a smarter air quality monitor and has turned to Indiegogo's community for support. The little air monitor is only about the size of a soda can, but it isn't short on sensors.

Smart Home May 11, 2016

Nissan Takes On Tesla Powerwall With New Home Battery xStorage: Is It Better?

Nissan announced xStorage, a home energy storage system, which is expected to give stiff competition to Tesla's Powerwall. The xStorage will be available in the UK in September.

Smart Home May 12, 2016

Connected Labs To Host Hackathon Promoting The Use Of The IBM Watson IoT Platform

Connected Lab will host a smart device hackathon for the purpose of creating chat bots.

Smart Home May 11, 2016

Samsung Smart Home Security Red Flags Raised In IoT Security Research

Computer scientists from the University of Michigan have published an extensive report on the vulnerabilities in Samsung's Smart Home automation system. The researchers said such vulnerabilities 'expose a household to significant harm.'

Smart Home May 9, 2016

Amazon Alexa Can Now Summon Your Tesla Model S But First, Say Hello To Lexi

Amazon's Alexa is growing up fast. The digital assistant is driving a Tesla Model S - and she now has a kid named Lexi.

Smart Home May 7, 2016

Roost Introduces New Smart Smoke Alarms That Could Give Nest Protect A Run For Its Money

Roost is now more than just smart batteries, unveiling two smart smoke alarms that can sense danger up to 87 percent faster than standard detectors.

Smart Home May 5, 2016

Samsung Introduces Personal Assistant Robot Otto: Should Alexa Be Worried?

Samsung unveiled its smart speaker/personal assistant named Otto, a prototype showcasing the company’s ARTIK IoT platform. The robot not only listens and speaks but also acts as a remote security system through the built-in HD camera.

Smart Home April 30, 2016

Triby Portable Speaker From Invoxia Sends Amazon's Alexa AI To The Kitchen

Amazon backed Invoxia one year ago and now the French company rolled out Triby. The magnetic speaker is a great addition to the kitchen, as it sports many of Alexa AI’s capabilities and some unique features to boot.

Smart Home April 28, 2016

Amazon Echo Dot And Echo Tap Teardown: iFixit Shows What's Inside

Amazon Tap and Amazon Echo Dot went through the iFixit teardown and the results are rather optimistic. The two devices scored differently in repairability rating, but only by a small margin.

Smart Home April 23, 2016

PillDrill Scanning System Could Track Prescriptions And Remind You To Take Your Meds

The PillDrill is a smart scanning system that tracks prescriptions and reminds users about medication schedules. This also allows caregivers to stay connected and check whether the patient has already taken their medicine.

Smart Home April 21, 2016

Smart Mattress Will Notify You If You're Partner Is Cheating - Or Rocking The Bed

The Smarttress is a smart mattress that will let you know if you're partner is up to no good, detecting whenever there's someone using your bed in a 'questionable way.'

Smart Home April 20, 2016

Best Smart Light Bulbs That You Can Buy Today: Philips Hue, Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker, Misfit Bolt And More

We check out some of the best smart light bulbs available such as the Philips Hue, Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker, Misfit Bolt, Sengled Pulse and the Elgato Avea to help you reimagine your home.

Smart Home April 19, 2016

Parents, Don't Panic: Amazon Echo, Other Alexa-Enabled Devices Can Answer Questions About Your Kids' Health

The KidsMD software – the first healthcare skill for Alexa-enabled devices – was launched on April 12 and will help parents get answers to common symptoms and ailments plaguing their child.

Smart Home April 19, 2016

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball: Vacuum Cleaner That Refuses To Get Knocked Over

Tired of vacuum cleaners that keep tipping over? Dyson created a perfect solution to this old problem: a ball-shaped corded vacuum cleaner that is impossible to topple.

Smart Home April 15, 2016

Who's Willing To Share Personal Data For Money? A Lot Of People Will, A New Intel Security Survey Says

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the future of wireless networks, as smart home technology is growing in popularity among users. A majority of Intel Security survey respondents indicated they are willing to trade personal data collected from smart home technology for money.

Smart Home April 12, 2016

Nest May Offer Revolv Owners Compensation On Case-By-Case Basis

Nest will be disabling the $300 Revolv smart home hub on May 15, which will make the device useless. The company said that it could be providing customers with compensation for the device on a case-by-case basis.

Smart Home April 6, 2016

Nest Will Disable Revolv's $300 Smart Home Hub On May 15: You Will Not Be Able To Use It And That's Unfair

Nest is going to render the $300 Revolv smart hub and app useless on May 15, and that means owners won't be able to use them anymore after a month.

Smart Home April 5, 2016

Xiaomi Unveils Smart Rice Cooker: Here's What This $150 Product Does

Xiaomi's product launch last March 29 introduced us to a new smart rice cooker that will seemingly know how to cook rice perfectly. It features a minimalistic design packed with new technology and smartphone integration.

Smart Home April 4, 2016

Forget Passwords: New MIT Wireless Technology Makes Password-Free Wi-Fi, Safer Drones, Smarter Homes Possible

The new-age Wi-Fi system, Chronos, brought to light by the MIT research team, might be the answer to a password-free wireless device. From a single Wi-Fi point, this system tracks localization with 20 percent more accuracy and may ensure safer drones and prevention of Wi-Fi theft.

Smart Home April 3, 2016

Dyson Outs Pure Cool Link Smart Air Purifier: Here's What It Can Do

Dyson has just updated its air-purifying, bladeless fan, 'Pure Cool.' The new update enables users to connect to their fans through their smartphones and monitor, regulate and adjust its performance.

Smart Home April 2, 2016

Xiaomi Launches Stunning 65-Inch Curved Mi TV 3S With 4K Samsung Display

The new 65-inch curved Mi TV 3S from Xiaomi boasts a 4K Samsung display in a razor-thin 0.23-inch metal build. With an unbelievable price tag of around $1,380, the curved TV is initially available in China.

Smart Home March 27, 2016

Amazon Reveals How To Make Your Own Alexa-Powered Echo Using Raspberry Pi

Amazon has released a guide that teaches users how to make their own Alexa-powered Echo using the Raspberry Pi. The end product of the project is a viable, low-cost alternative to the Echo, but with one major catch.

Smart Home March 26, 2016

Tesla Discontinues Large 10-kWh Consumer Powerwall To Focus On Smaller Model

Tesla has quietly discontinued its larger 10-kWh Powerwall home battery system. People just didn't buy it, and probably for good reasons, too.

Smart Home March 24, 2016

Vizio P-Series 4K HDTVs Have Google Cast Baked In, Boast HDR And Bundle Tablets As Remotes

Vizio launched its first-ever revised version of the P-Series 4K TVs, which will retail starting at $999. The 2016 P-Series model is built upon Google Cast and ships with a 6-inch Android tablet along with the traditional IR remote.

Smart Home March 23, 2016

Amazon Echo: Here's A List Of Compatible Devices With Alexa

Amazon's Echo Smart Home page lists all the smart home devices that are compatible with the Amazon Echo. The list is continuously expanding, providing users with a growing list of options for their ideal smart home.

Smart Home March 19, 2016

Ring Video Doorbell Pro Will Ship Late April: Advanced Motion Detection, Night Vision And Other Features

The startup Ring took the wraps off the Video Doorbell Pro, showcasing configurable motion-detection zones, 1080p camera resolution, 5 Ghz Wi-Fi on top of the 2.4 GHz and swappable faceplates, to name a few.

Smart Home March 17, 2016

Philips Hue White Ambiance Will Help You Wake Up More Naturally: Here Is How

The Philips Hue white ambiance, the company's latest hue lightbulb, will help you fall asleep and wake up more naturally. It will arrive with an app that is filled with different handy features.

Smart Home March 15, 2016

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Excited About Amazon Echo And Here's Why

The Amazon Echo, which uses the virtual assistant Alexa, has a fan in Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. In an interview with CNBC, Wozniak praised the device while mentioning how he uses it in his home.

Smart Home March 12, 2016

Bosch Joins Internet Of Things Race With New IoT Cloud Service

Bosch joins the cloud computing bandwagon by becoming a full service provider for connectivity and the Internet of Things. The company aims to have all of its electronics IoT- enabled through IoT Cloud by the year 2020.

Smart Home March 11, 2016

Hot Features: Nest Introduces Family Accounts And Home/Away Assist

Nest finds a better way for its smart home ecosystem to determine if you're home or away. Plus, it now supports up to 10 users with its new Family Plan.

Smart Home March 11, 2016

Tovala Is A Smart Oven That Wants You To Live Well And Eat Better

Some are calling it the 'Keurig of Ovens.' With the ability to bake and broil and steam and cook through convection, that label might not be far off for the Tovala Smart Oven.

Smart Home March 9, 2016

Panasonic Unveils First Countertop Induction Oven The Size Of A Regular Microwave

Panasonic's Countertop Induction Oven offers an easy way to do induction cooking, and to make things better, it only has the size of a regular microwave or oven toaster.

Smart Home March 7, 2016

Amazon Echo And Nest Play Nice To Have Alexa Set Your Thermostat

Nest thermostat users will soon be able to adjust their temperature settings by simply giving out commands to Amazon Alexa. Some of these commands include setting the bedroom thermostat to a certain degree and telling the thermostat that the user feels too hot.

Smart Home March 5, 2016

New Display Reduces Discomfort When Watching 3D Movies On Smartphone

Scientists from China have developed a new device boasting of comfortable 3D visual effects. The device is based on a “super multi-view technique” working to reduce viewing discomfort, particularly on portable screens.

Smart Home February 26, 2016

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