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Enjoy Smart Light Bulbs Sans the Hub

Plug-and-play varieties of light bulbs are readily available if you’re not a fan of complicated home automation. The SimpleHome Multicolor Smart LED …

Home Automation

Fix Wi-Fi Troubles With the Samsung Connect Home

The new Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi mesh system is available for pre-order on June 2. It also functions as a hub for connected home devices that use …

Wi-Fi

Nest and ecobee Enter Long-Term Cross-License Agreement

PALO ALTO, Calif. & TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nest Labs, Inc. and ecobee Inc. today announced that they have reached a long-term patent cross-license …

Home Automation

The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending more …

Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Smart Speaker Showdown

With HomePod, Apple puts Siri in a speaker to face off against the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Let's see how they stack up against each other.<p>Apple …

Amazon

Google Home Outage Shows Smart Homes Can Be Dumb Sometimes

Google launched its Google Home hardware last year as a way to bring the Google Assistant into your daily life. Unlike Assistant on a phone, Home is …

We’ve Seen The Future Of The Smart Home, And It Is Bright

New research paints a rosy picture for the road to the smart home.<p>Home-automation products will add $1.8 billion of new CE sales through next year, …

Apple Frees Up Its Smart Home Platform To Kickstart Development

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014, Apple dipped its toes into the nascent smart home market with the launch of HomeKit, a developer program for hooking up smart devices in iOS. It was Apple’s typical closed-garden approach: developers had to integrate a dedicated authentication …

Automation

No, You Can’t Compare Apple HomePod to Amazon Echo or Sonos

We're comparing Apple to oranges. Here's why Apple HomePod stands apart from its supposed competitors, Amazon, Google and Sonos.

Automation

Samsung Embarks on New Era of Whole Home Automation with the Launch of Samsung Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System

The FINANCIAL -- Samsung Electronics America, Inc. on June 1 announced Samsung Connect Home will be available exclusively for pre-order on …

How Automation Tech Is Transforming The Home

Introduction<br>Home automation may not have been on the scenes for very long, but it is definitely here to stay: from the simple lifts and levers which …

Automation

6 Questions to Ask When Considering Home Automation: A Beginner’s Guide

Home automation is not a Jetsons-era future. It’s here now, and the possibilities are endless. From an ever-expanding list of compatible home tech …

New Nest Cam IQ Indoor Security Camera

Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com), architect of the thoughtful home, today announced the Nest Cam IQ indoor security camera, offering best-in-class …

Android inventor's Echo competitor will choreograph your home

Essential<p>Andy Rubin has turned his attention to the kitchen counter and the smart home. Alongside the Essential Phone, the founder of Android on Tuesday debuted the Essential Home -- a countertop smart speaker that has a lot in common with the Amazon Echo and the Google Home.<p>Like the Echo and the …

Automation

Nexia HD Wi-Fi home security cameras review

Samsung Embarks on New Era of Whole Home Automation with the Launch of Samsung Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced Samsung Connect Home will be available exclusively for pre-order on BestBuy.com starting June 4. …

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

Verizon Wireless just launched SmartHub, a 4G LTE router (hot spot) and home-automation hub that shuns wired broadband for an all-cellular …

Ecobee CEO on the Future of the Connected Home

ecobee unveiled its latest generation smart-home thermostat this week at the Collision Conference in New Orleans. This version is the first to arrive …

Automation

IKEA Trådfri Smart Lighting System to Get Apple HomeKit Support

Swedish home store IKEA has announced that its recently announced Trådfri smart lighting system will soon be compatible with HomeKit, Apple's smart home management platform.<p>The affordable range of home lighting products was originally announced in late March and includes LED bulbs, illuminated …

The Potential of Voice Assistants

<i>With connected home devices proliferating the market, Echo/Alexa, among others, seem to tie all these IOT devices together seamlessly.</i><p><b>Kevin Brennan |</b> …

Build and program your own smart home system

The future may not yet have delivered the <b>flying cars</b> or <b>rocket boots</b> we were all promised by sci-fi last millennium, but at least we’re getting <b>smart homes</b>. If most of us were offered the chance to be able to <b>command our houses to do our bidding</b> when we were kids, we probably would’ve taken it.<p>Most …

Automation

NuBryte Announces Its Voice Controlled Smart Home with Google Home Integration

...NuBryte Announces Its Voice Controlled <b>Smart</b> <b>Home</b> with Google Home Integration TMCNet: NuBryte Announces Its Voice Controlled <b>Smart</b> <b>Home</b> with Google …

Google Home

Comcast's smart home app controls your Philips Hue lights

Comcast's Xfinity Home app can steer many of the devices in your household, but there's been a conspicuous omission: Philips' Hue lights. Why spring for Comcast's hybrid automation/security service when it can't handle commonplace smart bulbs? That changes today. Comcast and Philips have formed a …

D-Link Partners with Google to Provide Products that are Compatible with the Google Assistant

<i>D-Link's mydlink products will soon support the Google Assistant</i><p>TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced its partnership …

Notifications coming soon to Alexa-powered devices

Alexa-powered devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show will soon support notifications. You’ll be able to turn them on or off with the help of the Amazon Alexa app. Once a device receives a notification, it will alert you with the help of a chime and a pulsing green light. To check it …

Amazon

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

Introduced at Lightfair 2017 LG Electronics’ new ZigBee Connector plugs into an Android mobile device, discovers smart lights via visible light …

Home Automation

Google’s Home speaker can now make phone calls

The company is being more careful about privacy than Amazon<p>Amazon might’ve beaten Google to the punch in adding voice call functionality to its smart speaker, but not by much. Today Google announced that it’s adding a new calling feature to Google Home. At launch, only outgoing calls are supported; …

Google

With Echo Show, Amazon Seizes The Lead In The Race To Artificial Intelligence

Riding on a recent surge in share price, Amazon sent another shock wave through the tech world on Tuesday by launching a smart Wi-Fi speaker that not only hears what you say, but also shows you what it sees. This 7-inch touchscreen-equipped digital assistant — Echo Show — is the latest addition to …

Artificial Intelligence

How New Home Automation Systems Are Disrupting The Security Business

For a long time, the home security industry has been dominated by big companies that offered an all-inclusive home security system. The wholesome …