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What a streamlined HomeKit means for Apple's smart home ambitions

First announced in 2014, HomeKit is Apple's iOS-based framework for the smart home. The idea is that you'll pair compatible devices like smart lights and smart thermostats with your phone, then automate everything alongside each other using standardized controls in Apple's Home app, or by using …

Home Automation

Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system nails simple home security - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The $199 Ring Alarm Security Kit is quick to install, its app is easy to use and the system itself is simple to manage. The price is excellent and you can add extra accessories a la carte as needed.<p><b>The Bad</b> Ring's home security system doesn't currently work with Alexa, despite being an …

Smart Homes

Momentum Niro WiFi Garage Door Controller with Built-in Camera review

<b>REVIEW</b> – Here was a typical scenario in our household: We’re getting ready to go somewhere and hop into the car parked in the garage. We open the …

Home Automation

5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive

Going to the effort of setting up a smart home just so you can turn your lights on and off from your phone may not seem like the best use of your …

Smart Homes

What you should know before installing solar panels

An electrician is encouraging consumers to do their research before installing solar panels.<p>Matt Eye, owner of M.B. Eye Electrical, said many clients …

Solar Power

5 Home Renewable Energy Options You’ve Never Heard Of

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about renewable energy for the home? More than likely, you’re picturing big solar panels …

Renewable Energy

Everything You Need To Use Arduino For Home Automation

One of the great things about home automation is that it’s limitless. Whether you add more smart locks, toss some smart light bulbs into lamps, or add another smart thermostat to your home, it’s simple and easy to control all the products in your house.<p>But if you’re someone who doesn’t like the …

Arduino

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

<b>Pros</b><p>Slender design. Sharp 1080p video. Supports IFTTT and Alexa voice commands. Motion detection with pre-buffering. On-demand streaming. Easy to …

Home Security

HOW TO: THE 34 BEST HOME AUTOMATION IDEAS

Smart home (or home automation) technology has been around in a serious way since the 90’s, but it was generally reserved for those with big budgets …

usefulness

DIY Raspberry Pi Wireless Access Point Project

Raspberry Pi and network enthusiasts searching for a project to keep them busy this weekend may be interested in this DIY Raspberry Pi wireless …

Raspberry Pi

Everything You Need To Set Up Raspberry Pi Home Automation

Raspberry Pi has for the last several years been a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. The device, which costs just $39 for the Raspberry Pi 3 and even less for older versions, is designed to let you create whatever you can dream up.<p>Raspberry Pis have been used to control computers, create game experiences, …

Raspberry Pi

How to: Build a HomeKit or Alexa-powered smart home on a $200 budget

Whether you’re hearing about it in the context of more basic smartphone control, home security or voice assistants, a lot of perks come from being a smart home owner. But often times smart home tech can be expensive, especially to someone just looking to get started. So below you’ll find our top …

Home Automation

This LED light bulb doubles as a JBL Bluetooth speaker at just $15 Prime shipped (50% off)

Sengled USA (100% positive all-time feedback from 1,000+) via Amazon offers its Solo Dimmable LED Light Bulb with built-in JBL Speaker for <b>$15 Prime shipped</b> when code <b>50KVL2XG</b> has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $30, today’s price drop matches our previous mention as well as the Amazon …

Light Bulbs

Intermittent fasting helps doctor lose 125 pounds in 18 months

As Dr. Kevin Gendreau watched his 32-year-old sister grow sicker and sicker due to an aggressive ovarian cancer, he reevaluated his own health. The then 28-year-old resident physician was 300 pounds at 5 feet 9 inches tall.<p>“My poor sister, Rachel, she had no choice with her health,” Gendreau, 30, …

Weight Loss

The 7 Things Solar Panel Makers Don’t Want You To Know

Installing solar panels in your home can lower your environmental footprint and your monthly bills, but there are also some disadvantages you should …

Solar Power

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Residential Solar Panels?

<i>What are the pros and cons of residential energy customers switching to solar? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on …

Solar Power

13 LED smart bulbs that are worth the cash

Smart Homes

Hi-tech watchdog The Oval Smart Multi-Purpose Sensor can tell you everything about its environment, connecting to a smartphone to deliver live updates from anywhere in the world. It looks for motion around your home or workplace, detects moisture or flooding, and keeps track of the temperature. Photograph by The Gadget Flow https://thegadgetflow.com/portfolio/oval-smart-multi-purpose-sensor/

Thingstream challenges SA's IOT players

Thingstream delivers a global IOT connectivity platform which connects via GSM networks.<p>US-based distributed information networks provider …

Internet of Things

Nest Hello – The smartest and most secure doorbell Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Nest Hello?<p>It’s surprising that it’s taken so long for a major competitor to launch a video doorbell to challenge the Ring. The wait has …

Smart Homes

Review: LIFX Beam with Apple HomeKit is a cool remote-controlled lighting feature

Review<p>The Beam may be a luxury, and has a few rough edges, but proves to be a cool way of making smart lighting a focus of your home instead of just …

Home Automation

5 Simple Tips for Improving Your Figure Drawing Skills

Esteban Ocampo at the Will Cotton Drawing Party, 2017. Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.“An artist should draw people constantly, by any means …

Drawing

Review: Ring Alarm is a $199 Do-It-Yourself Home Security System That Keeps Things Simple

Last month, Ring began taking pre-orders for its Ring Alarm home security system, and today it begins shipping. I've had a chance to spend some time with Ring Alarm, and I've found it's an easy-to-use security system that's useful with or without professional monitoring.<p>Priced at $199 for the base …

Home Security

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

Wi-Fi

Get a wire-free home security camera with 6-month battery life for half the price as an Arlo Pro 2

Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 is probably the best cord-free home security camera on the planet right now, but that $220 retail price is a tough pill to …

Smart Homes

Blow people’s minds with this $26 LED light strip that flashes in sync with music

If you want to spice up the party in your house, apartment, or dorm room this fall, you should definitely check out the DotStone Music LED Strip …

Smart Homes

What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Clean Energy?

<i>What are some common misconceptions that people have about clean energy? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on Quora:</b><p><b>What are</b> …

Clean Energy

SimpliSafe home security locks down a $1 billion investment

SimpliSafe, makers of a popular install-it-yourself home security system that won Editors' Choice here on CNET, have announced a deal with the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman "to accelerate the company's growth and expansion of the home security market."<p>Now, sources close to the company are …

Home Security

8 Futuristic smart home gadgets that will blow your mind

Given the current pace of change, some new products feel like old hat. But these futuristic smart home gadgets should impress even early</b> …

Smart Homes

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy