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The Best Paint Colors for Beach House Bedrooms, According to Designers

1 of 12<p>Tradewind by Sherwin-Williams<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>Hazy Blue by Benjamin Moore<p>3 of 12<p>Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>Super White …

Sherwin-Williams

6 Smart-Home Upgrades to Help Sell Your House

The stock advice for homeowners putting a house on the market used to go like this: Give the exterior, or the front door, a fresh coat of paint; tame …

Home Automation

This Retractable Baby Gate Is the Best Baby Gate I’ve Ever Used

It works like a roll-up window shade and extends to block stairs or openings. It's the safest I've found.<p>I love my house, but it has one major …

Time I

Two Sonos One speakers now cost $349 – the same as one Apple HomePod

Sonos is offering a special limited deal for its new Sonos One smart speaker, which works with Amazon’s Alexa right now, and is gaining support for Google Assistant in a future update: You can buy two for $349, which is the same price as one of Apple’s HomePod Siri-enabled speakers. This is likely …

Nest Secure vs. Ring Alarm: Which DIY security system is best?

For as smart as our homes have become — with damned near every device you can buy today connected to the internet, and probably with some sort of …

The $199 Aura system detects motion using nothing but Wi-Fi radio waves (and possibly sorcery)

We saw a bunch of nifty new home monitoring solutions unveiled last week at CES 2018, but there was nothing quite as cool as the Aura Starter Kit you …

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Amazon adds support for Spotify with multiroom audio on Echo devices

And also SiriusXM<p>Amazon announced today that it’s adding support for Spotify and SiriusXM to the multiroom audio feature on Echo devices, letting users synchronize music across multiple rooms. Amazon launched the multiroom audio feature earlier this year, supporting Amazon Music Unlimited, TuneIn, …

Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 is an expensive, but capable home camera system

Here’s the thing about home security systems: they are expensive, usually require experts to install them, and for the good ones you’ll need to pay a monthly fee starting at $30 to have a company monitor them. While they won’t provide the same level of security as a professionally installed system …

How to Decorate Your Home Like Your Favorite Destination

Transform your pad into a London flat or a Moroccan riad.<p>It's easy for a traveler to be struck by the design aesthetic of a specific place, like the …

Travel

This Samsung Wi-Fi system connects all your smart devices together for an even smarter home

We all have those rooms in our homes with crappy wi-fi. Well, it's time to get your whole home covered with this wi-fi system from Samsung, which is …

Wi-Fi

The 21 Best Smart Home Devices of 2017

This was the year that I discovered just how glorious a smart home can be, and luckily, it was also a year in which some of the most innovative devices made their debut. From lights to music to fitness and more, ahead, I've highlighted the 21 devices that <i>really</i> changed my life this year. And the …

Smart Homes

Schlage’s Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt brings tech to your front door for $118.50

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt for <b>$118.64 shipped</b>. Also at Home Depot. That’s good for $51 off the …

GE’s Wireless Smart Switch outfits your lighting with smartphone control for $31 shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon is offering the GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Light Switch for <b>$30.60 shipped</b>. That’s good for $9 off the going rate as well …

9 home security systems you can install yourself

Do-it-yourself home security companies aren't like the ADTs and Vivints of the world. Instead of locking you into a multiyear contract, most DIY systems give you the flexibility to chose how and when you monitor your home. That usually means you can sign up for a monitoring service on an optional …

Home Security

Netgear's smart floodlight watches your yard day and night

Meet the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light, a smart floodlight that watches over your yard.<p>Netgear today added a new device to its Arlo line of products -- the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light.<p>Available in the US only starting in early 2018, Netgear is holding off on …

Smart home security: Beware of hacked devices

<b>(NBC News) —</b> A smart home can make life's little chores easier, but it could also be a doorway for hackers.<p>"We're seeing attackers trying to break in …

IKEA’s smart lighting officially supports HomeKit

After what seems like an eternity (for IKEA and HomeKit fans, at least), the Swedish furniture maker has added support for Apple's smart home platform. As <i>9to5Mac</i> notes, so long as you have the company's Tradfri hub installed at your house, you'll be able to start controlling the lighting via your …

5 things you can (and should) control with Alexa

It’s no accident that Amazon’s Alexa virtual personal assistant is taking over the consumer electronics industry. Gadget makers were in search of a …

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

Apps

AI is making smart homes safer

Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place. And thanks to the proliferating internet of things (IoT), good security practices are becoming less of a chore.<p>It’s a little like the iPhone’s touch ID fingerprint reader, or now face ID — it’s more …

Wink gives us yet another DIY security system to choose from

The DIY Wink Lookout security kit comes with two sensors and a siren, tied together with Wink's existing hub.<p>Add Wink to the growing list of companies with a DIY home security system. The smart hub maker, acquired in July by Will.i.am's tech company I.am+, just debuted a self-monitored security kit …

Vivint Smart Home delivers automation and security for a price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Vivint offers a wide array of products that are all compatible with Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant and controlled via the Vivint app.<p><b>The Bad</b> If you don't pay for monthly monitoring, most of Vivint's smartest features suddenly won't function.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Vivint is a solid choice for …

The First Four Things You Must Know Before Buying A Franchise

Over the years, I’ve met many people who want desperately to own a business, but 1) just don’t know what it should be; or 2) lack the entrepreneurial vision and/or desire to start a business from scratch.<p>Enter one of the great inventions America has given to the world: the franchise.<p>Purchasing and …

Small Business

10 of the best freestanding baths

Freestanding baths can work to create a stunning focal point for your bathroom while also adding a touch of elegance and personality.<p>They can often be costly though so, before you invest in a new stylish tub here are some things you should give some thought to.<p>Weight<p>This shouldn't come as a …

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

How to set up home at the edge of the world - CNN Style

Written by Katy Scott, CNN<p>If you're looking to hole up in the middle of nowhere, there's a hut in a box for that.<p>Back in the days of gloom post World War Two, prefab homes -- structures prefabricated in sections in a factory and then assembled on site -- were built <i>en masse</i> as temporary solutions …

If You Have These Apps, You Don't Need an Interior Designer

The interior design service on the rise recently launched a app. Homepolish Magazine is a complete portfolio of all of its projects, so you can scour …

Apps

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

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