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Garmin's spendy Fenix Chronos is a tax on golfers

Garmin's Overpriced Luxury Fenix?<p>I'm a fan of Garmin's Fenix smartwatches. I've been wearing the Fenix 3 for about a year, and, for me, it has a solid balance between battery life (two weeks), training tools, smart features and good old basic horological tasks. The only addition I'd like is all day …

Fenix

SeeNote ePaper Sticky Note with Touchscreen Functionality

Sticky note is very handy to remind us to do certain tasks, there are still lots of people who prefer to use sticky note instead of phone reminder …

Review: August Smart Lock with HomeKit

Of all the smart home gadgets you can buy, the door lock remains the holy grail. Coming and going without ever touching keys is something we crave for some reason, and August is our best crack at it.<p>And its new HomeKit enabled lock is supposed to bring something extra to the mix in Siri. Still, the …

10 tips every Fitbit owner should know

The best smart lock

It depends in part if you own or rent your home.<p><i>By Jon Chase</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending more than three months researching and testing eight leading models in both side-by-side tests and …

Home Automation

Elgato Eve Energy Smart Plug Supports Apple Homekit

Elgato has launched a new smart plug called the Eve Energy which has been designed to provide an easy way of transforming any appliance into a smart …

10 Best Chrome Extensions For Designers To Skyrocket Your Career

Google Chrome is the most popular browser with a crushing 68% market share leaving Firefox and Internet Explorer behind as shows the latest browser statistics by W3Schools.<p>As a modern designer, you are now powered by not only a powerful graphic editing software but also rapidly evolving tools in …

5 Kitchen Gadgets We’re Eyeing for 2016

We all know preparing great food is about technique and practice, but a few nifty gadgets can’t hurt.<p>Committing to a kitchen gadget can be tough, …

13 Cleaning Gadgets to Make 2016 Your Tidiest Year Yet

Keeping your home nice and tidy is always high up there on the list of new year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, just because you are motivated and ready to make this year your tidiest yet, it’s still a struggle to get to the hard-to-reach places and conjure up the energy to clean after a long day of …

Cleaning

Samsung is putting SmartThings hubs in its 2016 HDTVs

The TVs will be able to control connected Samsung and "smart" devices.<p>All the smart TVs in Samsung's 2016 lineup can connect to its SmartThings platform, the company has revealed. Even better, it equipped all the flagship TVs, which it calls SUHDs, within next year's product list with the IoT hub …

Samsung

An IFTTT-powered CNET Smart Home? We're testing it out

If this, then that.<p>That's the idea behind IFTTT, a free online automation service that lets you link devices and web services that don't normally work together. Originally conceived as a web tool, IFTTT's early focus was on automating your online experience, with recipes that automatically saved …

Samsung SmartThings Hub

<b>Pros</b><p>Works with multiple wireless protocols. Easy to install. Excellent user tips and advice.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Requires a wired Ethernet connection. Live video is …

FIBARO’s The Button Simplifies Home Automation

After unveiling its innovative FIBARO SWIPE, a control pad that allows users to control home automation devices without touching anything, The Fibar …

Axis Gear Makes Motorized Window Shades in Minutes

We talk about motorized window shades a lot at <i>Electronic House</i>. That’s because we can’t stress enough how cool and convenient this option can …

Connect Nest, SmartThings And More To HomeKit Using 'Homebridge'

Users of home automation kit, like Nest, SmartThings, Wink, Lockitron and more, that doesn’t officially play ball with Apple’s HomeKit, may want to …

15 Innovators to Watch Out for in the Smart Home Market

With the market for smart home safety and security systems estimated to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 77% by 2019, existing electronics …

Nebia Shower – Better Experience, 70% Less Water

Editor's Rating<p>4.8?<p>Discovered on 2016-06-06<p>A showerhead that is better in every way. A superior experience, iconic design, and 70% water savings. …

Invention Of The Week? Take A Nebia Shower And Save Serious Money

Nebia is a new shower-unit that uses 70 percent less water. Find out how this cutting-edge energy efficient invention will save you big bucks.

Nest Cam review: a slightly better Dropcam

Keeping an eye on your family, pets, neighbors and maybe a thief or two is the pitch for the Nest Cam. The evolution of the Dropcam Pro WiFi camera isn't much more than a modest hardware upgrade with the Nest name now attached. And while the $199 device shoots higher-quality images and features a …

Smart Homes

The connected home needs HomeKit and Project Brillo as soon as possible

Google and Apple both have a solution for your connected home. Whether you’re interested in Project Brillo or HomeKit, the promise of a truly connected home is exciting, because let’s be honest — the connected home sucks right now.<p>In fact, I bristle at even calling current solutions a connected …

Finally! There’s Home Automation For The Rest Of Us With Hook

Take a look at all of the home automation gadgets on the market right now and you’ll notice a startling trend: they’re all incredibly expensive. Home …

5 great smart hubs to connect your home

There's no denying that smart homes are becoming more than just a fad — proving that there <i>is</i> money to be saved over time when it comes to products …

Home Automation

Strips is a window sensor so thin it’s nearly invisible

This was bound to happen in the ever-expanding Internet of Things universe: nearly invisible sensors, or at least what their developer claims are the …

Home Automation

How to turn your old house into a smart home

Connected appliances, heating and more are making homes smarter. But what can you do if you live in a centuries-old dwelling?

Logitech Harmony Exceeds Apple HomeKit

Last year, Logitech announced a new Home Hub which began a transformation of Harmony into a home automation hub by integrating a number of third …

9 Amazing Home Automation Companies You Need to Know

Here are the top 10 home automation companies and why they are so amazing.<p>Today's home is a smart home thanks to the technology innovations of home automation companies. Whether it's front door locks and home protection, climate control, or appliances, your castle is now completely under your …

Smart home of the future is here; why aren’t people buying in?

The movie “Back to the Future Part II” told us we’d all have smart homes in 2015, with programmable lights and computerized locks.<p>In the real 2015, smart homes are far from mainstream, even though the technology exists.<p>There are thermostats that learn your living habits, door locks that track who …

Loopio Keyring Tracker Makes Sure You Never Lose Your Keys Or Mobile

If like me you have the tendency to misplace your keys or smartphone a new keyring tracker called Loopio have been launched this month by Serge …

Control Your Blinds From Your Smartphone Using DaVi (video)

If opening and closing your blinds is a chore for you or a little tricky, a new gadget called DaVi has been created by Mario Masitti that might be …

Jawbone Will Ship UP3 On April 20, Blames Water Resistance Problems For Delay

Jawbone has updated the ship date for the UP3 activity tracker, informing pre-order customers and prospective buyers that the wearable gadget will start heading out to U.S. buyers on April 20. The UP3 tracker, announced in November 2014, faced numerous delays, and cited manufacturing problems with …