Giorgos Trigonakis

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Wink Lookout

<b>Pros</b><p>Easy to install. Works with numerous third-party devices. Supports multiple wireless protocols.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No professional monitoring. No backup battery. …

Getting Started With Home Automation

Image: iStock<p>Over the coming weeks I'm going to be looking at a bunch of different home automation gear. I have several goals in this journey …

All the new HomeKit gear unveiled at CES 2018

CES 2018 has brought many new goodies for Apple fans, but one of the most prolific categories has been HomeKit. We saw more than a dozen new HomeKit …

Meet the newest member of the Echo family

Amazon has just released a new smart home device – Echo Spot – a stylish, compact design with one big difference...it has a built-in screen.Ideal for …

Apple, Inc.'s HomePod Launch Could Be Imminent

Contract manufacturer Inventec has reportedly started shipping the Mac maker's first smart speaker.<p>It may be better late than never, but it's still a …

Everything is connected, and there’s no going back

The days of benign tech trade shows are over<p>My mother likes to tell me that I went to my first tech trade show in a stroller, and that she and my father were inspired to get a VCR that day.<p>The VCR, for nearly two decades, was the prototypical gadget of tech trade shows. Not only did it make …

In just 3 years, more people might turn to Amazon’s Alexa for their banking

It won’t be long before voice assistants like the Amazon Echo or Google Home start taking people out of physical stores.<p>In fact, it could take as …

Google Home

Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools

Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech, it’s safe to the touch and just as fast as a wall outlet.<p>The company stopped by TechCrunch’s CES …

Why you should switch to LED lightbulbs right now, before the law requires it

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>Elisabeth Leamy<p>Bio Follow<p>When Jason Chroman relocated from San Francisco to the suburbs, he and his family moved into a bigger, newer house. It was all very exciting until their first electric bill arrived. "The house was maybe 30 percent bigger, but the electric bill was …

Oral-B’s new smart toothbrush ensures you won’t miss the molars | Trusted Reviews

<b>A new smart toothbrush from Oral-B uses motion sensors and a smartphone camera to ensure users pay due attention to all of their choppers.</b><p>The Oral-B …

Oral-B

Sony reveals experimental Amazon Echo rival | Trusted Reviews

<b>Sony has revealed that it is working on a new home assistant in a similar mould to the Amazon Echo speaker.</b><p>It’s already been a fairly fruitful MWC …

Amazon Echo

NuBryte Touchpoint Is All-in-One Smart Home and Security Touchscreen

NuBryte Touchpoint is a smart home console that includes automated lighting, home security and an intercom/messaging system. NuBryte, which is a …

The Force is in your smart home: Touchless gesture control upgrades at #MWC2016

The way we interact with our smart home devices is about to change thanks to new software that introduces touchless gestures and presence …

Shortcut Labs Flic review: Coolest new tech: A $34 Flic smart button - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Flic is easy to set up and even easier to use. The partnerships all work well, and the button's potential is high.<p><b>The Bad</b> The iOS app isn't as sharp or deep as the Android counterpart. The Bluetooth dependency also limits Flic use to those who always carry their phone -- so the cool use …

Smart Homes

Competition for Alexa? LG Uplus announces new voice-controlled smart home gadgets

With the success of the Amazon Echo, the online mega-retailer's increasingly popular smart speaker, it was inevitable that we'd start seeing competitors begin to emerge, just as it's inevitable that tech journalists will begin making cheesy "is there an Echo in here?" jokes as it happens. So, let's …

The Future Of Smart Home Payments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has metamorphosed over the last few years. In the future, its applications will no doubt impact industry, urban development, healthcare, agriculture and other major ecosystems. Gartner projects there will be 6.4 billion connected things in use worldwide in 2016 (a 30 …

How to: Installing the Nest thermostat

Nest debuted and became a darling of the home automation crowd, seemingly overnight. There's good reasons for that, as the company offered a unique …

Best Smart Thermostat 2016

Best Smart Thermostat 2016 Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteMoney will likely be the driving reason to invest in one of our best smart …

Automating each and every light in the CNET Smart Home

Thus far, we've taken a piecemeal approach to building out the CNET Smart Home -- a thermostat here, a kids' room there, always taking small steps toward the whole-home connected experience.<p>Well, small steps be damned. It's time to start making giant leaps.<p>Up first: the lights. We started …

4 Ways Philips Hue Can Push Your Lighting to the Next Level

Advertisement<p>In 2016, smart homes are becoming more commonplace. Today, products like Nest help us control the temperature in our homes using a …

A Tale of Two Universal Remotes: Harmony vs. Blumoo

It’s been a couple of years since Dr. Mac talked about universal remote control devices and apps. He says an awesome universal remote control is the …

How to connect Lifx bulbs to the Amazon Echo

You may have heard that the Amazon Echo recently received a massive upgrade in functionality, adding over 1,000 features, including the ability to order Domino's Pizza, stream Spotify and control your Ecobee thermostat.<p>A new feature you may not have heard about is official Lifx support. Lifx has …

Z-Wave Scores Huge UL Win for Security, a First for Mesh Technology

Z-Wave, arguably the leading home automation technology today, may soon become the top home-security protocol as well. UL has approved the latest …

Home Automation

Forget smart bulbs or smart outlets: what about a smart battery for portable devices?

Once you realize how easy it is to start connecting devices around your home to your smartphone, the temptation to keep adding more can have a …

Home Automation

This is the internet's favorite universal remote

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/bfishadow If you've spent hundreds piecing together a home theater, piling a game console, media streamer, receiver, Blu-ray …

Black Friday 2018 UK: When is Black Friday and where can you get the best deals?

• Deals<p><b>Black Friday 2018 UK: Whether you’re new to the Black Friday madness or a veteran of the shopping extravaganza, you’ve come to the right place.</b> …

Control up to 8 devices w/ Logitech’s Harmony Home Universal Remote: $100 (Reg. $150)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><b>Update (2/18 3:40pm):</b> Amazon has the Logitech Harmony 650 Remote Control for <b>$52.99 with free shipping</b> (Reg. $60+). Rated 4 out of …

Install a Smart Valve and Stop Your Basement from Flooding

Advertisement<p>When a water pipe bursts, you <i>know</i> you’re in for a financial world of hurt.<p>Not only will your house be flooded, causing thousands of …