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Now open to Android and iOS users, Revolv's new apps let you add geofencing to your Nest thermostat.
Versatile Iota has a longer range than Bluetooth, a pay-once business model, and a decent handful of use cases. But it relies on having enough customers to blanket your town with coverage.
Two dogs and a sheepskin throw rug are no match for this powerhouse robot vac. Oh, and it also has lasers.
If you've got a Philips Hue connected home lighting system, download the Syfy Sync app for iOS, and your lights will sync up with the action during next week's debut of Sharknado 2 on the cable channel.
It's not exactly Rosie the Robot preparing meals for you, but you'll be able to walk away from the kitchen and get a push notification when the meat is at the perfect temperature. Not too shabby.
Frustrations with the mobile and web apps overshadow everything we like about this Dropcam competitor.
Piper's wide-angle camera and built-in sensors are great for renters, but I had some issues with missing notifications.
Not only can Piper's wide-angle lens see everywhere in your room, it's also a Z-Wave hub, letting you control compatible accessories from a single app.
Siri isn't the only personal assistant that can turn on the lights for you. Cortana integration is coming to the Insteon smart-home ecosystem.
Products based on the networking specification are due next year
If it's recently rained, or it's just not very hot, Skydrop can skip a day of watering to conserve resources and money.
This smart gardening system sends data from your soil to the cloud, which decides when and how much to water your plants. Yep, it's a 21st-century rain cloud.
The Open Interconnect Consortium will establish security, authentication and communication standards
It works just fine. But I get more use out of my dumb slow cooker's extra features, missing from this smartphone-controlled version.
A walk through a model of home automation, powered by Quirky and Home Depot's new Wink partnership.
The not-just-office-supplies company has spent the better part of a year quietly building a connected home platform that integrates 150 devices. Not too shabby.
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