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.

11/18/2014

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.

11/10/2014

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.

11/07/2014

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.

11/06/2014

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.

11/05/2014

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.

11/04/2014

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.

10/24/2014

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.

10/21/2014

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.

10/21/2014

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.

10/15/2014

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.

10/14/2014

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.

10/08/2014

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

10/02/2014

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.

09/30/2014

Insteon’s new Windows Phone home-control app adds voice commands via Cortana

Insteon’s new Windows Phone home-control app adds voice commands via Cortana

The latest chapter in the story of two products struggling for relevance in an increasingly crowded market.

09/25/2014

Wink Relay could be the smart-home breakthrough we’ve been waiting for

Wink Relay could be the smart-home breakthrough we’ve been waiting for

A DIY in-wall controller for the price of a cell phone? What’s the catch?

09/24/2014

Logitech's Harmony remote and hub aim to stop the home automation madness

Logitech's Harmony remote and hub aim to stop the home automation madness

Harmony Living Home controls thermostats, door locks and lights from several big brands

09/17/2014

Ecobee's smart thermostat knows when a room needs warming

Ecobee's smart thermostat knows when a room needs warming

Remote sensors detect people and temperatures all around the house, for a price.

09/16/2014

New standard for ZigBee remotes makes friends with connected homes

New standard for ZigBee remotes makes friends with connected homes

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

09/12/2014

Nest gets cozy with Dropcam and pro automation systems

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.

09/09/2014

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