App Controlled Device Trends

By GmanRocks | Eventually every electronic device in the world will have a SmartPhone/Tablet App included as part of the complete package for buyers/owners. You will be able to use devices (in some cases wearable devices) to monitor Energy, Vehicles, Toys, TVs, Home Theaters, Smart Home, Surveillance, Appliances, BBQs, health, Lawn, and much more in the palm of your hand. App Controlled Device Trends Posts the Best App-Controlled devices out today and reviews them for you. This allows you to go to one website for all your App Device Controlling and Monitoring needs.

iDevice dimmer switches work with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri

Using your voice to control things around your home is one of the cooler aspects of the future we live in. But, unless you have the right phone or smart speaker, that functionality can be crippled or nonexistent. Platform-agnostic devices for smart homes are all too rare, which is why iDevices' …

Verizon Hum turns your vehicle into a connected car

Those of us with older cars often feel envious of those with nifty connected cars, featuring OnStar and other similar services. We may not go and purchase new cars just to get those features, but Verizon has just announced a new product that could ease your dumb car pains. They call it the Hum.<p>What …

Smart Homes

This reusable, rechargeable GPS tracker is no bigger than a quarter

You know that scene that pops up in practically every espionage movie you watch? The one where the hero slaps a GPS transponder on the undercarriage …

Apple says HomeKit is on track for June launch

It’s been nearly a year since Apple unveiled the HomeKit platform, and we’re still waiting on an official launch. A report earlier today claimed that Apple is delaying the launch of its home-automation platform until August or September, but an Apple spokesperson has refuted the report, saying …

Home Automation

App

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Apps

GOOGLE CHAIRMAN: ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear," Schmidt replied.<p>"There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you …

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These smart power switches let you use Siri to turn on anything in your home

iDevices' Switch and iHome's SmartPlug are among the first HomeKit products<p>Back in June, Apple announced plans to let your iPhone start controlling smart home products, and here at CES 2015, we're finally starting to see some products that it can control. iDevices' Switch (seen above) and iHome's …

Chamberlain goes from the garage to the front door with Notifi

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Chamberlain<p>Chamberlain, a company that’s long been known for garage door openers and is the maker of one of my …

Home Automation

SmartThings device maker joins forces with Lowe's Iris

At CES, CentraLite announces a partnership with Lowe's Iris.<p>LAS VEGAS -- CentraLite may not be a household name yet, but this third-party manufacturer of SmartThings , PEQ , Ubisys and other home automation brands, has just locked down a partnership with Lowe's Iris <i>and</i> introduced a couple of new …

Home Automation

The Tao Chair lets you work out without ever getting up

Most people in the States are unfit in some way, shape, or form. Most of us get up, go to work, and come home without ever intending to do some kind of exercise, which can wreak havoc on our bodies. Tao Wellness, who came to CES last year with the Tao WellShell, wants to take that trend on by …

Belkin expands WeMo line with four new sensors

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Belkin has added a variety of sensors to its popular WeMo line of connected home products, which already include, outlets, …

Home Automation

One of the First Apple HomeKit-Compatible Devices Ships

Unlock doors with your iPhone.<p>One of the first products to take advantage of Apple’s new HomeKit software for controlling connected devices in the home has begun shipping ahead of the anticipated introduction of the next generation of iPhones.<p>August Smart Lock, an electronic lock that provides …

IFTTT now connects to Rachio Iro, the smart lawn sprinkler controller

The cute little web service IFTTT (“If this, then that”) is steadily becoming much more than just something on your phone that helps you embed Instagram photos into your tweets.<p>Now you can hook up your Rachio Iro, a connected garden sprinkler controller, to your IFTTT account and use it to control …

HomeKit-Enabled Chips Begin Shipping to Smart Home Device Makers

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple announced HomeKit, a platform designed to allow smart home devices to seamlessly integrate with iOS devices via Bluetooth and Wi-FI. As part of the certification process for Apple HomeKit, manufacturers must purchase their Bluetooth and Wi-Fi …

What if Apple’s next router was also a smoke alarm?

Now that Marc Newson is one of Apple’s design bigwigs, the guys at Curved Labs wondered what sort of new products might result from the collaboration.<p>Their concept? An updated AirPort WiFi router that is also a smart smoke and CO2 detector, a la Nest Protect.<p>Leaving aside the fact that you’d either …

Wi-Fi

The smart-lighting race: How Belkin's WeMo aims to outsmart Philips Hue (review)

Nowhere is the war for the smart home raging harder than on the lighting front.<p>Traditional players and new contenders with connected lighting products are duking it out to replace the humble lightbulb. The goal: to give consumers total control over their lighting, whether they’re at home or …

Mr. Coffee® Smart Optimal Brew™ 10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Wemo®, BVMC-PSTX91WE

Rated 5 out of 5 by Rachelaroark from Worlds Best Coffee Maker!! This coffee maker is fabulous. The carafe keeps the coffee warm for hours without …

Get your car to tell you what's wrong with a $50 dongle

We imagine that the blind terror that we experience when visiting an auto shop is the same when a car mechanic visits Best Buy. After all, to us, that check engine light represents a multitude of problems that send most of us into a panic. That's the issue that Fixd is hoping to eliminate, thanks …

USA Today for iPhone outs itself as a future CarPlay app

USA Today has revealed that it will soon be added to Apple’s list of supported third party apps with support for CarPlay. The mention slipped into the release notes of the USA Today’s latest iPhone app update mentioning that the app would no longer feature audio versions of articles as it prepares …

i-Bell Lets You Know Who’s Ringing Your Doorbell From Afar

Meet i-Bell, a new wi-fi connected doorbell contending for your crowdfunding cash so you can spy on callers to your home from the comfort of your smartphone.<p>We’ve seen a few of these devices before — notably DoorBot and SkyBell last year (as well as attempts to repurpose old smartphones as …

GE Announces Line of 'Link' Smart LED Light Bulbs, Starting at $15 [Updated]

General Electric has unveiled its new line "Link" smart LED light bulbs, which can be controlled by an iOS device and start at $15 for individual bulbs and $49 for a starter kit complete with two bulbs and a link hub. The product is being developed in collaboration with design company Quirky, which …