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Samsung's new Smart Home service outlined, wants to connect to third-party services and products

We heard whispers that Samsung was planning big for CES, and we're not just talking TV panels. It's now revealed Smart Home, which attempts to tie together Smart TVs, home appliances and handheld smart devices into one single platform. Perhaps more importantly, the company says it's going to …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Light Bulbs

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

SimpliSafe Home Security review: Simply a better way to secure your home - CNET

<b>The Good</b> For such a multifunctional system, <b>SimpliSafe</b> is incredibly easy to set up and use. Their contract-free packages are highly customizable and thoughtfully designed for better, smarter home security.<p><b>The Bad</b> SimpliSafe packages don't include video cameras, and you won't be able to connect with …

Home Security

Applebee's installing 100,000 tablets to take orders and kill boredom

Do you love going out for jalapeño poppers but hate the human interaction it always requires? Applebee's apparently knows the feeling: the middling restaurant chain is adding tablets to its tables and bar areas to let you order your food and pay the check without having to track down your server. …

The Day SF Became Gotham City: How a Metropolis Is Making a 5-Year-Old's Wish Come True

On Friday, November 15, San Francisco became Gotham. The city did not do this for Comic-Con, nor to film a new movie. The city did this to fulfill …