ZigBee 3.0 promises one smart home standard for many uses

ZigBee 3.0 promises one smart home standard for many uses

The ZigBee Alliance is unifying multiple profiles under ZigBee 3.0.

11/18/14

Review: WeMo-enabled Holmes Smart Humidifier is the go-to gadget for flu season

Review: WeMo-enabled Holmes Smart Humidifier is the go-to gadget for flu season

Breathe easier without having to get up and fiddle with a knob. Smartphone notifications when the filter needs changing are pretty smart too.

11/10/14

Crashy Nest update for iOS temporarily pulled from the App Store
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Crashy Nest update for iOS temporarily pulled from the App Store

Nest issued an update for its iOS app on Friday, but it crashed and burned.

11/07/14

Amazon teases Echo, a Bluetooth speaker and voice-activated assistant

Amazon teases Echo, a Bluetooth speaker and voice-activated assistant

The $200 device is a little like Siri for your whole house.

11/06/14

Netgear’s Arlo wireless security cameras to be the foundation of a new smart-home platform

Netgear’s Arlo wireless security cameras to be the foundation of a new smart-home platform

Weatherized, battery-powered cameras will eventually tie into other connected-home systems.

11/05/14

Google's Nest thermostat becomes a faster learner with major software update

Google's Nest thermostat becomes a faster learner with major software update

The update helps the device become more aware of how people use it and adjust automatically to fit customer needs.

11/04/14

Sharp's security camera captures color video when it's pitch black

Sharp's security camera captures color video when it's pitch black

The device shines near-infrared light to illuminate a scene

11/04/14

Nest acquires Revolv and immediately stops sales of one of the top smart-home hubs

Nest acquires Revolv and immediately stops sales of one of the top smart-home hubs

This is great news on the one hand, and a sad turn of events on the other.

10/24/14

New Raspberry Pi goodies inbound: Official display accessory, revamped A+ model

New Raspberry Pi goodies inbound: Official display accessory, revamped A+ model

If you're looking to spice up your Raspberry Pi projects with an easy touchscreen addition, you may not have long to wait.

10/22/14

Transparency's needed to avoid smart device privacy rules, says former US official

Transparency's needed to avoid smart device privacy rules, says former US official

Connected devices raise new concerns about personal data.

10/22/14

Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet

Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet

This tiny device has the potential to shake up the home-security market.

10/21/14

Last week, the Roost Smart Battery was a great idea

Last week, the Roost Smart Battery was a great idea

A $35 battery that sends smoke-alarm notifications to your phone would have been terrific if the $99 Leeo hadn’t been invented.

10/21/14

Meet Ubi, the tiny voice-activated computer that wants to control your smart home

Meet Ubi, the tiny voice-activated computer that wants to control your smart home

Ubi responds to voice commands to adjust your thermostat, answer trivia questions, send text messages, and more.

10/15/14

Meet Blueshift Hydrogen, the supercapacitor-powered Bluetooth speaker that may outlive you

Meet Blueshift Hydrogen, the supercapacitor-powered Bluetooth speaker that may outlive you

Blueshift's new crowdfunding campaign aims to launch a slew of new speakers and accessories, all rocking environmentally conscious, open-sourced designs.

10/14/14

The Zuli Smartplug shrinks geo-fencing to room-fencing, for precision control of your home lighting system

The Zuli Smartplug shrinks geo-fencing to room-fencing, for precision control of your home lighting system

Bluetooth is ubiquitous for headsets and speakers; Zuli uses it to build a super-cheap mesh network for home control.

10/08/14

Startup aims to be lord of the sensor-filled gesture control rings

Startup aims to be lord of the sensor-filled gesture control rings

Japan's 16Lab thinks its controller ring's components are a differentiator.

10/07/14

Intel-backed IoT standards group gains support from Cisco and Acer

Intel-backed IoT standards group gains support from Cisco and Acer

The Open Interconnect Consortium is the latest IoT body to boast about its progress

10/03/14

Google-backed Thread Group opens membership, wades into home IoT marsh

Google-backed Thread Group opens membership, wades into home IoT marsh

The group wants vendors to adopt its networking stack for connected-home devices

10/02/14

D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor review: Wi-Fi wasn't made for this

D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor review: Wi-Fi wasn't made for this

Reliance on power-hungry Wi-Fi restricts where you can locate this sensor.

09/30/14

SmartThings adds Logitech Harmony support to make smart homes more responsive

SmartThings adds Logitech Harmony support to make smart homes more responsive

Hook a home entertainment center into all your other smart home gear

09/26/14

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