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These 3 Security Systems Include Home Automation - Technabob

Home security systems are designed to give you peace of mind: If you’re getting aggravated trying choose or install them, they aren’t working! …

Smart Homes

8 Ways To Get People To Take You More Seriously

Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you're not alone. More than 50% of people don't feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>.<p>Maybe colleagues ignore your input in meetings. Perhaps they interrupt …

Philips Hue Motion Sensor: Putting the auto in home automation

The Philips Hue Motion Sensor is a great addition to any Hue light setup.If you have Hue lights in your house, you're going to want to check out the …

The Gadget Guy shares home automation gadgets

Here to share latest and greatest in the world of gadgets is The Gadget Guy himself, David Novak!<p><b>Novi Security 4-1 HD Camera, Motion and Smoke</b> …

Lowe's Iris Smart Hub (Second Generation)

<b>Pros</b><p>Easy to install. Very responsive. Controls numerous Z-Wave, ZigBee, and Wi-Fi devices. Supports Amazon Alexa voice commands.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Requires monthly …

Google: There's No Hub Like Home

No longer willing to let Amazon have the space to itself, Google on Tuesday officially launched Google Home, its long-awaited wireless hub. Google …

Google Home

The Easy Way to Make Your House or Apartment a Smart Home

Whether it’s lighting, cleaning or temperature control, there are lots of ways to start automating your home and connecting the devices you use most frequently.<p>And, while the reality of a truly “smart home” is still a few years off as standards are worked out, more and more companies are …

Home Automation

Kello trains your sleeping habits without using sensors

While there are already a handful of devices that claim to improve our sleep quality, one little startup from Hong Kong's Brinc IoT accelerator thinks that it can do a better job. Kello is a sleep trainer that comes in the form of an internet radio alarm slash Bluetooth speaker slash home …

Home Automation Made Easy With Zac Voice Control System (video)

Anyone looking to engage in a little home automation may be worth giving a new voice control system a little more investigation which takes the form …

12 Smart Home Gadgets That Will Keep Burglars Away

There is a burglary in the United States every eighteen seconds. But, based on a report by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department …

Home Security

The All New Echo Dot Is Here, and I Ordered One - House-O-Matic

In November of 2014, Amazon shook up the home automation market when it released the Echo, a smart home assistant that responds to voice commands. …

Smart Homes

Meet Kobi, the Roomba of lawn maintenance

As someone that hates mowing the lawn, Kobi might be my new best friend.<p>The autonomous robot uses GPS and built-in sensors to cut grass, rake, pick up leaves or plow snow. If you’d prefer a more hands-on approach to lawn maintenance, you can even take the reigns and control Kobi with a smartphone …

Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers

Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consumer electronics industry was locked up and no one could crack the case. Until those meddling Arduino kids …

Arduino

Drop partners with Bosch to let users monitor their oven remotely

This could actually go a ways toward easing my obsessive dial checking on the way out the door in the morning. Drop, they of connected kitchen scale fame, is partnering with Bosch to bring an added layer of connectivity to the German appliance maker’s kitchen devices.<p>The deal, announced at IFA in …

LG didn't think its smart hub was Echo-like enough so it added Alexa

LG’s SmartThinQ Hub is a lot like the Amazon Echo. It looks like an Echo. It’s designed to control your home like an Echo. And now, it has Alexa, like… you guessed it… an Echo.<p>Part of the Amazon Voice Service — a program that licenses Alexa software to those that want to integrate it — the …

Smart Homes

7 clever robots that can help you around the house

By David Nield<p>If robots really are going to rise up and overthrow the human race, then it's only fair that they muck in and do some jobs around the …

Robotics

Xiaomi sucks: new Mi Robot Vacuum takes on Roomba

Suck it up: this is the Mi Robot Vacuum, revealed today by Xiaomi. It costs US$250. Photo credit: Xiaomi.Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today …

Mobile Technology

Internet of things struggles as use of smart home gadgets flatlines

The technology giants of Silicon Valley have long predicted that all our fridges, ovens and light bulbs will soon be connected to the internet. But British households have yet to embrace the so-called “internet of things”, according to new research showing that sales are flatlining.<p>Figures from …

Internet of Things

10 Home Automation Gadgets For a Connected Life

There are numerous tasks you juggle with every day. Be it at home or at work, you definitely need some help with those many tasks. Whether it’s about …

Will the skyscrapers outlast the pyramids?

Egypt’s pyramids were the skyscrapers of their day – and they are still standing 5,000 years later. Do today’s tallest buildings stand a chance of outlasting them?<p>The cracks first emerged in April. By 29 June 1995, a vast network of fissures spanned the entire fifth floor ceiling of one of Seoul’s …

Skyscrapers

Yes, Mew Is In Pokemon Go

Last week, a data mine of <i>Pokemon Go</i> revealed Pokedex images for all 150 Pokemon in the game, including the Legendary Pokemon Articuno, Zapdos, …

These colour-changing smart bulbs will light your home for the next 15 years

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln<p><b>Being able to have use reliable and responsive smart bulbs in your home without breaking the bank can be a bit of challenge</b> …

Home Automation

Microsoft's Official Guide For A DIY, Raspberry Pi-Powered Magic Mirror With Face Detection

Smart mirrors have been all the rage this year, and it looks like Microsoft's getting into the game too. While Microsoft's mirror is teased as a …

How today's smart home tech shows how we'll live in the future

By Jim Hill<p>We've always had a long-term vision of the smart home as a kind of tracy island, where the front lawn flips over to reveal the landing pad …

Turn anything in your home into a connected device with Mesh

If only making ourselves smarter were as easy as making your whole house smarter, we’d all be geniuses by now. Alas, such technology does not yet …

15 Tech gadgets you'll wish you owned during a power outage or natural disaster

Like it or not, we are growing more dependent on our mobile devices with everyday that passes. At 35 years old, I am old enough to remember how to …

Zenbo the Friendly Robot Could Run Your House

"Smart, dear to our hearts, and always at our disposal."<p>Alongside ASUS' mammoth release of third-generation products today (May 30), there was also a surprise announcement — a home robot. Billed as a family friendly household assistant bot, Zenbo is able to move independently around the house, …

Home Automation Hubs And Systems Guide (video)

If you have been considering setting up a home automation system within your living space and transforming your home into a smart home, you might be …

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Internet

Lutron adds Alexa support to its connected home devices

While Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices get more and more features to play music and order goods from the online retailer, it's IoT that's making it the must-have device for the home. With it, instead of reaching for a smartphone and launching an app, you can simply say, "Alexa" and control an …