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Review: Belkin WeMo LED Lighting plays nice with the WeMo system

IFTTT integration is coming soon, but what's here is already solid, and comparably priced with the Philips Hue Lux.

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Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet

This tiny device has the potential to shake up the home-security market.

Roost Smart Battery

Last week, the Roost Smart Battery was a great idea

A $35 battery that sends smoke-alarm notifications to your phone would have been terrific if the $99 Leeo hadn’t been invented.

Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight

Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight review: $99 is cheap if it saves your house from burning down

It plugs into an AC outlet, alerts you to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and contacts you via an app with a recording of the sound. A few false alarms aside, this security device is a smart buy for any home.

Ubi computer

Meet Ubi, the tiny voice-activated computer that wants to control your smart home

Ubi responds to voice commands to adjust your thermostat, answer trivia questions, send text messages, and more.

Zuli Smartplug

The Zuli Smartplug shrinks geo-fencing to room-fencing, for precision control of your home lighting system

Bluetooth is ubiquitous for headsets and speakers; Zuli uses it to build a super-cheap mesh network for home control.

Internet of Things

Intel-backed IoT standards group gains support from Cisco and Acer

The Open Interconnect Consortium is the latest IoT body to boast about its progress

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Google-backed Thread Group opens membership, wades into home IoT marsh

The group wants vendors to adopt its networking stack for connected-home devices

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D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home

This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.

D-Link DCS-S150 motion detector

D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor review: Wi-Fi wasn't made for this

Reliance on power-hungry Wi-Fi restricts where you can locate this sensor.

D-Dlink DSP-W215 smart plug

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control

This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.

D-Link DCS-933L Wi-Fi camera

D-Link Day/Night Network Camera review: Delivers the basics for cheap

This IP camera is inexpensive enough, but you’ll need a D-Link router to take full advantage.

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SmartThings adds Logitech Harmony support to make smart homes more responsive

Hook a home entertainment center into all your other smart home gear

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Insteon’s new Windows Phone home-control app adds voice commands via Cortana

The latest chapter in the story of two products struggling for relevance in an increasingly crowded market.