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9 Buzz-Worthy Smart Home Innovations Coming Out of CES 2016

The world's premier tech expo dazzled attendees with high-tech home appliances and devices that ran the gambit from delightful to disruptive.

Innovation

Here's How Big the Gig Economy Really Is

Hint: it’s big.<p>Whether you call it the freelance, sharing, or gig economy, one thing has become clear over the past several years—the way we work is changing.<p><i>Time,</i> a sister publication to <i>Fortune</i>, teamed up with strategic communications and global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller and the …

Airbnb

Hands-on with Peach, a new iOS-only social network that feels a lot like Slack | VentureBeat | Apps

There’s a new app that everyone’s talking about today, and it’s from the founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann.<p>It’s a social network called Peach, and it feels like a weird blend of Tumblr, Slack, and even Telegram. The service, currently trending on Twitter, is only available on iOS devices and bills …

Slack

December’s self-driving car report from Google details rain encounters, zero new accidents

Google has been releasing monthly reports about its self-driving car program for quite some time now, and now December’s report has hit the interwebs. This report was delayed due to the holidays (they usually hit around the 1st of the month), and it also just so happens to be one of the most …

Google

How to secretly check WhatsApp and Facebook messages without the other person knowing

Social apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger make it easy to communicate, but they also make it easy to tell when someone is ignoring you. Thanks …

Facebook

Here Are The First Connected Home Devices For Apple’s HomeKit

Apple’s HomeKit is finally starting to roll out to actual consumers, via the first crop of HomeKit-enabled accessories from third-party manufacturers. This means you’ll soon be able to get your hands on a range of products for the connected home that work with Siri on your iOS device, and that …

Home Cinema

Apple TV Confirmed as Central Hub for Remotely Controlling HomeKit-Enabled Accessories

Apple has added a new support document on its website (via <i>iFun.de</i>) that confirms the third-generation Apple TV or later can be used to control HomeKit-enabled accessories when you are away from home using an iOS device.<p>After signing in with the same Apple ID on an iOS device and Apple TV, users can …

11 perspectives on the future of brick-and-mortar retail stores

Last week, we asked readers for their predictions on what role they think brick-and-mortar stores will play in the future. We received many great …

What Exactly Is Amazon's Smart Home Strategy?

If you were hoping for a straightforward, ‘here’s our smart home’ announcement from Amazon, you’re out of luck.<p>And unlike others in the space, Amazon’s efforts so far can’t really be summed up easily in a sentence or two. Instead, they’ve put together what appears to be a hodgepodge of random …

Amazon

Lowe's: The Home Improvement Retailer Of The Future

In other blogs I’ve looked at how cutting-edge companies like Amazon and Apple are getting closer to their customers by using consumer data to take the friction out of the purchasing process. That’s why you may be surprised that one of today’s leading lights in the retail space is actually a home …

The Future

Home Automation System Seed Labs Launches Silvair Control To Make Your Lightbulbs Smart

As our homes becoming increasingly wired (or unwired) it’s important for our teakettles to talk to our fridges and, potentially, for both to gang up on our vacuums. But how? They can now use something called the Silvair Control from Seed Labs.<p>We last met up with Seed Labs last November when they …

Domestic Technology

Philips’ Hue Go promises a portable bowl of light, and it delivers

With summer rapidly approaching, Philips is introducing a new mood lamp that will work inside and out. The Hue Go is a semi-spherical bowl of colorful light that features a battery to make it portable around a home. You can connect it to the supplied cord or use the light for around three hours …

Apple Store