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New standard for ZigBee remotes makes friends with connected homes

ZigBee Remote 2.0 expands the technology to reach more types of devices

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Nest gets cozy with Dropcam and pro automation systems

When tied to Nest's products, Dropcam's cloud camera can detect motion when you're away, and record video when there's gas or smoke.

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Apple's HomeKit is ready to shake up the connected home market

Its success depends on developers making great software and devices, and Apple being able to convince users that those devices are not just worthwhile, but secure.

Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum ready to take on Roomba

16 years in the making, Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum uses infrared sensors and a 360-degree camera to map out its environment and navigate while cleaning.

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Software update will help Nest Protect know the difference between steam and smoke

The smart smoke detector should get a little smarter thanks to a 2.0 software update coming to units automatically in the next couple weeks.

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Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum aims to sweep Roomba under the carpet

Watch out iRobot! After a decade and a half of research Dyson finally has an answer to the Roomba.

Sensor-packed Butterfleye camera wants to be the eyes into your home

This smart surveillance camera monitors your home, using video analytics and sensors to decide when to record and when to turn itself off.

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With SmartThings buy, is Samsung embracing an open Internet of Things?

An Internet of Things startup may help shape a consumer goliath's product strategy

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Samsung to acquire SmartThings, the open connected home platform

By bringing SmartThings under the wing of its Open Innovation Center, Samsung is admitting that to succeed in the smart home space, you can't count on customers to buy all their products from one company.

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Peq is yet another smart home platform, with possible Best Buy backing

Pronounced "peek," the latest smart hub looks slick and is cheap up-front, but it requires a monthly subscription.

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Wireless security cam Blink goes from sleep to recording in less than a second

Blink was born to help sell its proprietary silicon chips. What it's ended up producing, though, is a flexible and inexpensive security camera with a unique set of features.

Energy harvested from body, environment could power wearables, IOT devices

Energy harvesting technologies will work for really low-power wearables, not power-hungry smartwatches.

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Meet Sproutling, the smart baby monitor that learns your kid's sleeping patterns

Think of it as a Nest Learning Thermostat for your baby. It sees her when she's sleeping, and predicts when she'll awake.

Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

Two researchers will show at Defcon how a Dropcam could turn into a Trojan horse

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Revolv's connected home hub gets even smarter with an Android app and Nest support

Now open to Android and iOS users, Revolv's new apps let you add geofencing to your Nest thermostat.