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Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Webee: A home hub that’s all about the algorithms

The smart home is fine, but I’m still waiting for the anticipatory home. A home that not only accepts programs and can be controlled remotely, but …

Staples Connect review: One small step toward the smart-home singularity - CNET

MSRP: $99.00<p><b>The Good</b> <b>Staples Connect</b> is a smooth, simple-to-use system that delivers on its promise of integrating devices of different networking protocols into a single home automation network, all without monthly fees.<p><b>The Bad</b> Device controls within the Staples Connect app are too limited -- for …

Home Automation

CES 2014 to host iBeacon scavenger hunt w/ official mobile apps

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association announced that it will be using Apple’s new iBeacon technology to host a unique scavenger hunt of sorts at its International CES event scheduled for next week. Using the official CES mobile apps for iOS or Android, attendees will be able to collect badges …

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a round bulb-shape, this lightbulb is a relatively …

Tech Companies Take Step Toward The 'Internet Of Things'

Several companies have made what some see as a small step toward TVs, locks and household appliances all talking to each other.<p>As an example, imagine someone trying to break into your house. A smart lock on the door would trigger flashing lights and a camera. The camera would snap pictures of the …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping

While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled out iBeacon technology that can shadow your every move in all 254 of its US stores -- if you want it …

SmartCharge Wants You Not To Notice Power Outages – At Least Until The Milk Starts To Stink

When the power goes out, it’s terrible. Nothing works, and for some reason it’s impossible to remember that: I always find myself doing things like “well if I can’t watch TV I can at least read this book, I’ll just turn on the light…” and then nada of course. With SmartCharge, a new Kickstarter …

Plugaway Is An App-Controlled Plug & LED System Aiming To Undercut The Smart Home Competition

Another contender for smart(en)ing up your home has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds. The Beijing-based startup behind Plugaway has put together Wi-Fi connected plugs and LED lightbulbs which, used in conjunction with its Android or iOS app, can remotely switch your appliances on or off, or dim …

How Working Remotely Changed My Life (and Can Change Yours, Too)

<i>Justin is the Product Manager for Industry Mailout. He’s passionate about building products that delight customers, and also blogs on justinjackson.ca and tweets via @mijustin</i><p>Working remotely is a hot topic of debate these past years. Many companies are beginning to allow the flexibility to help …

5 Social Media Metrics that your Business Should Track

This post is brought to you by Simply Measured.<p>Publishing content on the Internet generates reams (or, rather, spreadsheets) of data. Creators like you have access to unprecedented information about how your content is received and acted upon.<p>As data gets bigger, more ubiquitous, and more social, …

PhoneHalo’s tracking tags are shrinking and getting embedded in luggage

Phone Halo has come a long way since it introduced its first personal tracking tag in 2011. The Cobra Tag, built by Cobra Electronics(s cobr) and …

House Of The Future: How Automation Tech Is Transforming The Home

In the late 2000s, while he was building himself a “green” home in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod, went looking for a thermostat, and was unimpressed by the limited features and dated technology he found.<p>Fadell teamed up with former Apple colleague Matt Rogers in …

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When asking people what matters most in their lives, they usually offer up values like friendship, health and happiness.<p>For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out.<p>Have you heard of online startup Of A Kind? If not, bookmark it …

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When asking people what matters most in their lives, they usually offer up values like friendship, health and happiness.<p>For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out.<p>With the Silenci chair, Stockholm-based o4i—a design studio that focuses …

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There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption...<p>Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail.<p>Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the …

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Take a look into the unique process.<p>A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.<p>A year and a half ago, three Danish powerhouse designers—Lars Holme Larsen of Kilo Design, Bjarke Ingels of BIG, and Jens Martin...<p>Streamline your plumbing and …

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Whether wall-mounted, freestanding, or handheld, these adventurous sculptural shapes and accents have us reflecting upon the...<p>As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from...<p>Today begins Dwell.com's Friday round-up …

MLB using Apple’s iBeacons to create interactive stadium experiences

If you’re planning to see a ballgame next year, make sure to bring an iPhone(s aapl). According to Mashable, the MLB has been working closely with …

iBeacon briefing: What is it, and what can we expect from it?

With Apple’s iBeacon technology starting to see some real-world applications, we thought this would be a good time to take a brief look at what it is and what we might expect from it in future …<p>The one-sentence summary is that you can think of iBeacon as like GPS for indoor locations, your phone …