Don't-Miss Home tech Stories
Breathe easier without having to get up and fiddle with a knob. Smartphone notifications when the filter needs changing are pretty smart too.
Wi-Fi network cams aren't all created equal. We pit three newcomers against the crowd favorite, Dropcam.
IFTTT integration is coming soon, but what's here is already solid, and comparably priced with the Philips Hue Lux.
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.
This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.
This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.
Reliance on power-hungry Wi-Fi restricts where you can locate this sensor.
This IP camera is inexpensive enough, but you’ll need a D-Link router to take full advantage.
Low-power sensors, useful notifications, and peace of mind for homeowners: not a bad package.
Two dogs and a sheepskin throw rug are no match for this powerhouse robot vac. Oh, and it also has lasers.
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.