Paul LillyFreelance contributor, TechHive

Paul Lilly is a freelance technology writer and an avid Boston sports fan.

Curb box

Curb home-energy intelligence system promises to help reduce your electric bill

This little box connects to your circuit-breaker panel and identifies energy hogs in your home.

trane comfortlink ii

Nexia Home Intelligence says its free service can predict heating-and-air system problems

HVAC monitoring and diagnostic service can help prevent small heating and cooling problems from becoming bigger, costlier ones.

Denon HEOS soundbar and subwoofer

Denon adds a sound-bar and subwoofer to its HEOS wireless multi-room audio lineup

New speakers from add a home-theater zone to HEOS networks.

Behmor coffee roaster

Behmor’s building a smarter coffee roaster and brewer

The perfect cup of coffee might be just a profile, and several hundred dollars, away.

Ecoisme

Ecoisme will monitor your home's electricity consumption to help you save money on your electric bill

This intelligent device will track the energy use of any device and give you tips on to use less electricity.

Halo WX disaster detector

Smart Labs heads to Indiegogo with Halo WX, a smarter smoke detector that can also warn of natural disasters

Whereas most smoke alarms only warn of fires, Halo WX can alert you to dangers such as floods, tornadoes, and even nuclear emergencies.

Samsung Artik 5

Samsung introduces Artik: An all-new Internet of Things development platform

Manufacuturer to offer a $100,000 prize to the developer who creates the best Artik-based product designed to reduce water consumption.

Ketra LED bulb

Ketra’s bright idea brings dynamic LED lighting to affluent smart homes

Studies have shown that there are numerous health benefits to natural light. Ketra aims to replicate that in the home using intelligent LEDs.

GasWatch

GasWatch propane tank scale alerts your mobile phone when you run low on fuel

This clever gadget safely lets you know how much propane is left, so you don’t get caught with a half-cooked meal.

neighborhood watch

Neighborhood Watch program to add wireless security cams to its wetware network

Strategically placed battery-powered cameras will provide real-time alerts to designated residents' smartphones.

Cinder Sensing Cooker

Cinder Sensing Cooker uses rocket science to prepare smarter meals

This smart precision appliance promises to never overcook or undercook your meats and vegetables.

Spark Electron

Spark Electron brings cheap cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things

This low-cost, cellular-connected development board is making a run on Kickstarter; should appeal to DIYers and small developers alike.

Origin Omega home theater PC

Origin Omega brings hardcore gaming credibility to the home theater PC

You can stuff up to three graphics cards inside Origin PC’s purpose-built Omega HTPC.

CSI on Hulu

Hulu inks exclusive agreement to stream CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Streaming deal gives Hulu Plus subscribers access to more than 300 CSI episodes.

pigeon photo frame

The digital picture frame refuses to die (and here’s one that wants to hatch)

Give grandma a Pigeon photo frame, and up to 10 people can send family photos to her via the cloud.