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Coolbox

The Coolbox is a toolbox for the 21st century

This toolbox sounds like a DIYer’s dream, with enough room for a battery, two USB charge ports, Bluetooth speakers, LED lighting, a removable whiteboard, tablet stands, and more.

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Samsung's high-tech doghouse has an automated feeder, tablet TV, and hot tub

With so many companies building smart home for humans, it's about time someone thought of the pets.

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Tesla plans a home battery pack to help keep the lights on

Tesla's crusade against fossil fuels could soon hit home with a battery-powered energy pack.

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This anti-gravity paint tool eliminates drips and spills, hits Kickstarter on Friday

You don't plug it in and it doesn't use batteries, but this intriguing invention sounds like every homeowners' dream.

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Amazon Echo update lets you control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify with your voice

A new software update for Amazon's virtual assistant device lets you use spoken commands to control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify playback.

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Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work

Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions.

The smart home trends that took CES by storm

Here's your glimpse of the home of the future.

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The Internet of Things comes to home beer brewing

The PicoBrew Zymatic beer brewing appliance taps online resources and services, like a cloud-hosted library of beer recipes.

Interested in cooking sous-vide style? The Anova Precision Cooker makes it easy.

This French method of cooking by placing food inside a vacuum-sealed bag and boiling it at a controlled temperature is an art and a science. This device makes it easy for the home chef.

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Internet of Things companies need to ensure consumer privacy, warns US regulator

More effort is needed from Internet of Things companies to protect consumer privacy, the FTC chairwoman said

SmartMat is the first intelligent yoga mat

Intimidated by going to a yoga studio? This mat can give you real-time feedback on your yoga practice at home.

Petcube is a cloud cam that's custom-made to confuse cats

With a laser pointer integrated into the camera body, you can mess with your cats with a simple swipe of your smartphone screen.

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Why Internet of Things 'standards' got more confusing in 2014

Multiple industry groups formed in 2014, and there will probably be just as many a year from now.

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Bluetooth 4.2 supercharges smart homes, blocks privacy-bashing Beacons

Future Bluetooth devices could connect to the Internet through regular home routers, and require opt-in approval for privacy-invading Beacons.

bitdefender box

Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

Roost Smart Battery

Roost Smart Battery blows past its Kickstarter goal

It seems people dig the idea of a battery that can alert you when your smoke alarm goes off (and before it starts chirping).

zigbee

ZigBee 3.0 promises one smart home standard for many uses

The ZigBee Alliance is unifying multiple profiles under ZigBee 3.0.