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41 Useful AF Products That'll Captivate Every Practical Person

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate …

Rachio announces a new smart sprinkler controller, raises $10M

Rachio, the company that builds WiFi controllers for your garden sprinklers (think Nest Thermostat, but for watering your plants instead of heating your house), is back with a new one. They’ve also raised $10M in a Series B round.<p><b>So what’s new in this Gen 3 version?</b><p>A new hardware design, which the …

Your Smart Home Is Spying on You. Here’s How to Spy Back.

Producer/Editor: Yasmin Nouh; Animator: Dan Ashwood; Shooter: Elie Khadra<p>After Gizmodo’s investigation into the data smart homes expose about our …

MOTION SENSOR 360

£ 57.75 exVAT<p>£ 69.30 incVAT<p>£ 57.75 exVAT £ 69.30 incVAT<p>description<p>Description<br>• Shipping<p>The Faradite Motion Sensor 360 is a low profile, 12-24V, passive …

Arduino

3 Recreational Inverter Generators With Cool Features

If a generator performs its primary function well, you'll need to look at features and conveniences to compare models. That's a particular strength …

Thanks to Elgato you can now control your garden hose with Siri

Elgato has a whole new line of HomeKit products at IFA this week. The company teamed up with "leading suppliers" for specific home automation purposes, including a self-locking door lock, Eve Lock; a smoke detector called Eve Smoke; and a tamper-detecting window sensor called Eve Window Guard. …

ZING | Intelligent Night Light

Individually, each Zing is an awesome, <b>full-color</b>, plug-in night light with <b>smartphone control</b> and <b>light effects</b>, including <b>automatic blue light …

Yale’s Super-Smart Doorbell Cam: ‘Look’ Viewer with Video, Intercom, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi

Yale, a popular maker of smart door locks, is broadening its access control line with the new Look Real Living Digital Door Viewer, an IoT doorbell …

CEDIA 2015: BTX May Have First Motorized Shades with Bluetooth Mesh Networking

BTX is back in the home-technology channel, with a booth at CEDIA Expo 2015 and a wide assortment of motorized window coverings in various price …

Home Automation

Axis Gear Makes Motorized Window Shades in Minutes

We talk about motorized window shades a lot at <i>Electronic House</i>. That’s because we can’t stress enough how cool and convenient this option can …

Home Automation

Microsoft unveils a beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat

Built by Johnson Controls<p>Microsoft is partnering with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat. The software giant unveiled the new GLAS thermostat in a YouTube video today. It’s built by Johnson Controls, makers of the first electric room thermostat. It appears that GLAS will include a translucent …

These solar panels are actually creating drinking water out of thin air

An Arizona State University spin-off company, Zero Mass Water, is creating access to water for all, just like the air we breathe.<p>Their special solar …

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Wemo Bridge will add HomeKit compatibility to Belkin's home automation platform in the fall

After a commitment from Belkin to share plans about future Wemo HomeKit compatibility earlier in May, the company has made good on its promise, and …

Brilliant Smart Home Control

Make your light switches do more than just manage illumination with the Brilliant Smart Home Control. Available in models spanning 1-4 switches, each …

Review: Elgato Eve Energy Brings UK Apple HomeKit Socket

At last there’s a UK HomeKit socket module available. But is it any good? We plug in an Elgato Eve Energy at the Automated Home to find out. Setting …

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come free -- you'll need patience and one of a specific set of pricey Logitech Harmony universal remote …

Design is Political – Changing the World by Design

Our mission is to encourage and empower everyone to use creative curiosity to solve social problems and make the world a better place.

Devolo Home Control Review Part 3 – Safety & Security

Welcome to the third instalment of our review of the Devolo Home Control range. So far we have the starter pack up running with some additional …

Finally a UK HomeKit Socket – Elgato Eve Energy

[UPDATE – Check out our Review of the Elgato Eve Energy] Elgato have released the first UK plug-in smart home socket to supports Apple HomeKit. The …

Video: Installing a Flush AV Backbox with Syncbox

We noticed a new product making a bit of a stir in the custom install world so we asked the makers to tell us a bit about – Syncbox… When companies …

40+ Intentionally Vulnerable Websites To (Legally) Practice Your Hacking Skills

Check out and bookmark this ultimate list of over 40 intentionally vulnerable websites to practice your hacking skills<p>Image credit: Flickr/Pierre …

Manufacturer & distributor of electrical Wiring accessories & Lighting

Wiring Accessories<p>THE <b>CLICK</b>®ACCESSORY RANGE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. FROM THE BASIC FUNCTIONAL MOULDED SWITCH THROUGH TO A SOPHISTICATED WIRING …

FishHunter Pro

You're already using your phone to keep track of your fishing. Why not let it help you find the fish, too? FishHunter Pro is a Wi-fi enabled gadget …

Wio Link - 3 Steps. 5 Minutes. Build Your IoT Applications!

Wio Link is designed to simplify your IoT development. It is an ESP8266 based open-source Wi-Fi development board to create IoT applications by …

Making your sweet home a ‘smart’ home! Smart Water heater by V-Guard!

Photo Courtesy - www.youtube.com<p>Do you know Internet of Things are the recent trends and there are a lot of inventions happening across the globe?<p>One …

Mipow BTL400 Playbulb Garden Smart LED Solar Light

<b>Enjoy Colors, Embrace Fun</b><p>PLAYBULB garden is a smart Bluetooth wireless solar garden light which is friendly to the environment. It is able to light …

Smart Shades Solar Powered Bluetooth Blind Motor Controlled from your Phone

Originally crowd funded (and raising 874% of its goal), Smart Shades is a clever little Bluetooth blind controller. The motor unit attaches to the …

GE: Smart grid yields net-zero energy home

NISKAYUNA, N.Y.--General Electric unveiled a project at its research labs that will let homeowners cut annual energy consumption to zero by 2015.<p>These "net-zero energy homes" will combine on-site power generation through solar panels or wind turbines with energy-efficient appliances and on-site …

General Electric

No More Air Conditioners: This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy

The facade works with no power at all–not even solar panels–and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.<p>For most of human history, buildings were essentially net zero energy systems. Thick walls kept out cold and simple windows let in fresh air and daylight. Then came complex, …