Chanelle BessetteFreelance contributor, TechHive

Chanelle is a freelance contributor who writes about smart home products and connected devices. She has written for Fortune and Forbes covering business and technology.

Transparent

Amazon to stream its television series ‘Transparent’ for free this Saturday only

To celebrate the show's two Golden Globe wins, Amazon is temporarily taking its critically acclaimed outside its paywall.

Logitech Harmony

Logitech opens its Harmony platform to connected-home product developers

Company announces an open API for its Harmony line, says it’s already working with IFTTT, UCIC, and “would like to extend access to a few others.”

AT at CES 2015

ADT to add IFTTT support and voice-recognition to its Pulse home-control/security system

Home-security provider touts the advantage of central-office monitoring versus simply “looking in” to make sure everything at home is as it should be.

Holi SleepCompanion

Smart lighting products from Holi help you party harder and then sleep sounder

The technology in Holi’s SmartLamp and Sleepcompanion was tested by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Denon HEOS speakers

Denon’s HEOS multi-room audio system climbs on the Google Cast bandwagon

These self-powered speakers can handle Cast for Audio streams right out of the box.

hi wifi 1

Ekin Labs says its free software can build a home-security system using hardware you already own

Hi WiFi creates a no-cost motion-sensor zone using your smartphone, tablet, and other devices connected to your wireless home router. Did we mention it’s free?

nubryte energy tracker

Lucis targets smart-home DIYers with its NuBryte lighting-control hub

This panel looks and performs like the controllers the pros put in, but it’s designed so that anyone can install it.

SureMote

Tekoia’s SureMote turns your smartphone into a remote for controlling your smart home

The clever app utilizes both your Android phone’s infrared emitter and its Wi-Fi radio to control everything from your TV to your robot vacuum cleaner.

TDK Trek Flex

The TDK Trek Flex speaker is rugged and weatherized

Yep, yet another Bluetooth speaker. This one's noteworthy for the IP65 rating that protects it from dust and water jets.

Kidde RemoteLync

Kidde Fire Safety’s RemoteLync alerts your smartphone when your smoke detector goes off

New sensor sounds a lot like the Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight, minus the nightlight.

Sharp Aquous

Sharp says its Aquos 4K TVs will look as though they deliver higher-than-4K resolution

TV manufacturer mixes fact with a generous splash of hyperbole while pitching its latest Aquos lineup at its CES press conference.

Nucleus Intercom

Nucleus aims to reinvent the home intercom

Tablet-like device is designed for video conferencing in addition to being a smart-home hub.

SuperTooth multi-room audio system

SuperTooth debuts super-cheap multi-room speaker system at 2015 CES

There’s nothing new about using Bluetooth to stream audio, but can it keep multiple speakers in sync?

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, explained

Everybody’s talking about it, billions are being spent on it, and it will impact all of our lives sooner rather than later. Our primer explains what all the fuss is about.

Big Ass Fans and Jawbone

Jawbone and Big Ass Fans harness the Internet of Things to give a better night's sleep

Jawbone fitness trackers to exchange data with Big Ass Fans' smart ceiling fans.