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August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys

Advertisement<p>31 Comments<p>Credit: August<p><i>Updated: This story was updated at 4:50 to correct the story. The August lock doesn’t use Wi-Fi.</i><p>For most people …

Saying 'Open Sesame' Actually Unlocks Doors Now

The expression “open sesame” was popularized by a folk tale in <i>One Thousand and One Nights</i>, but it’s taken roughly three centuries for the expression …

Amazon Echo enters the smart home with support for WeMo and Hue

With a new update, Amazon Echo users can tell Alexa to turn WeMo Switches and Philips Hue lights on and off.<p>Alexa's taking a small step into the smart home, with a new update that brings Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue devices under Amazon Echo's control.<p>The update comes after months of speculation …

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Networking

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How the iPhone 6S could control your home

It seemed as if Apple was taking over the household with its Macs, iPhones, iPads and the Apple TV, but now the Cupertino company wants to control …

Home Automation

The key to selecting the right approach to home automation is to understand what you want it to do, how it can be wired, and how much you can …

8 Modern Floating Homes You'll Want to Retire to Pronto

The lifestyle is not for everyone, but a floating home undoubtedly offers a very special kind of urban refuge, not to mention a more <b>cost-effective way</b> to own (waterfront!) property in a pricey seaside city. And just because they've got to float doesn't mean the structures are doomed to simple, …