Domestic Technology

Use This iOS App to Control Your Mac

iOS/Mac: Whenever I plug my MacBook into a TV to share, say, a video with my friends, I end up on the floor, squatting in front of the laptop, while …

iOS

All the new HomeKit gear unveiled at CES 2018

CES 2018 has brought many new goodies for Apple fans, but one of the most prolific categories has been HomeKit. We saw more than a dozen new HomeKit …

Home Automation

The Philips Hue Go smart lamp everyone loves was just discounted on Amazon

Philips Hue is the biggest name in smart lighting and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. The brand offers a wide range of high-quality smart …

Home Automation

This affordable new dash cam features voice control

Dash cams are truly fantastic inventions, but very few are actually hands free or at least safe enough to control while driving. But, now there’s a new dash cam called 70MAI that is controlled by just using voice commands to capture the precise moments you need it to. The camera is currently being …

Gear & Gadgets

Get Leviton’s Decora Smart Z-Wave Plus Dimmer for $38 shipped (Reg. $49)

Amazon offers the Leviton Decora Smart Z-Wave Plus Dimmer for <b>$38.39 shipped</b>. That’s good for $11 off the regular going rate and Home Depot, is the best offer we’re seeing and within $2 of the all-time low. Rated 3.8/5 stars from 210 customers.<p>Leviton Z-Wave Plus Dimmer features:<p>Works with Amazon …

Home Automation

Brilliant smart home light switch

Brilliant replaces an existing light switch and adds smart home capabilities including voice control, camera and integration with smart products like Nest and Sonos.

Home Automation

Wiz smart lighting now adjusts brightness based on time of day

<b>Thanks to a recent update unveiled at this year’s CES tech show, Wiz smart bulbs can now adjust brightness levels in your home automatically.</b><p>As the …

Home Automation

How To Choose The Best Sewing Machine

There are so many different types of sewing machine models available today, that it can be difficult to try and choose the best sewing machine that …

Sewing

Wink Lookout

<b>Pros</b><p>Easy to install. Works with numerous third-party devices. Supports multiple wireless protocols.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No professional monitoring. No backup battery. …

Home Automation

LYNEA Plug Lamp

We all want household items to last as long as we need them to. Hence, we are always on the lookout for durable appliances, pieces of … Read MoreThe …

Home Automation

Green Deals: WeMo Switch Smart Plug now $22 Prime shipped, more

Amazon offers the WeMo Switch Smart Plug for <b>$21.99 Prime shipped</b>. Originally $56, today’s deal is within $1 off the Amazon all-time low and the best that we can find. For comparison, some retailers are still charging around $40. This smart plug offers in-app scheduling, voice control, and works …

Home Automation

Thoughtful And Connected: Nest CEO Talks Latest Products, Design And Where It's Heading

Nest’s products are mostly clad in a shimmery white plastic or a chic stainless steel. Since the company’s early days, it has put design at the forefront of its products – I remember seeing the Nest Thermostat at CES years ago and people were crowded around. To see a thermostat.<p>It’s still the case …

Automation

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Galaxy Note 8 $725, Dell 11″ Chromebook $169, Samsung Smart Cam 2-pack $85, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops …

Gear & Gadgets

Pick up a 2-pack Samsung Smart Cam HD Plus Wi-Fi Cameras for $85 shipped, today only

Today only, Woot offers a 2-pack of the Samsung HD SmartCam 1080p Wi-Fi Camera in certified refurbished condition for <b>$79.99 + $5 flat rate shipping</b>. These cameras originally sold for $69 a piece, making today’s bundle worth $53 in savings. We last saw this 2-pack go for $90 and with today’s deal …

Gear & Gadgets

Hands-on with the iDevice Instinct HomeKit wall switch with built-in Amazon Echo speaker

iDevices built an Amazon Alexa speaker right into their upcoming Instinct wall switch, and while we didn’t get to try it, we did get to check it out, …

Home Automation

9 Common Sense Home Automations You Must Try

It's time to take your smart home setup to the next level with these common sense automations!<p>1. A sunset-driven humidifier<p>One automation I'm really …

Home Automation

Bring HomeKit control to your front door w/ the 2nd Gen. August Lock from $135 (Reg. $230)

Amazon offers the Second Generation August HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock for <b>$139.99 shipped</b>. Also available at Best Buy, where members can lock in an addtional $5 in savings. That comes within $10 of the Amazon all-time low and we saw it go for $150 over Black Friday. For comparison, it still fetches …

Home Automation

Is it OK to Store Dirty Laundry in the Washing Machine?

Adult life is full of difficult decisions. Like which vocation to choose as your profession. Or where to settle down. Or this classic conundrum: what …

Washing Machines

Know when someone is at the door w/ this wireless doorbell for under $10 Prime shipped

Biosyntec US (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon has the AVANTEK waterproof doorbell chime kit on sale for <b>$9.89 Prime shipped</b> when code <b>4WEX8C7Y</b> is used at checkout. Normally $18 or more, this is the lowest we’ve seen it offered. As Amazon’s #1 new-release in doorbell push buttons, this …

Gear & Gadgets

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

Two well-known tech companies have competing — but also different — home alarm systems. Which one's right for you?<p>For as smart as our homes have …

Android News

Button Up Neck Cowl in Flannel and Cuddle: Janome America

Yes, we’ve entered the New Year, and yes, we’d like to <i>think</i> that means ol’ man winter is in our rear view mirror. But across the US, the cold weather …

Sewing

Getting Started With Home Automation

Image: iStock<p>Over the coming weeks I'm going to be looking at a bunch of different home automation gear. I have several goals in this journey …

Home Automation

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner

With the introduction of the Nest Cam IQ last year, Nest began to evolve the Dropcam platform it had acquired several years earlier. That camera’s …

Home Automation

Nanoleaf wants you to control your smart home with a dodecahedron

A few months ago, Nanoleaf revealed a "Rhythm Starter Kit" that let you synchronize its colorful Aurora light panels with music. At CES, the company released a product designed to control it and more: the Nanoleaf Remote. But instead of a typical handheld remote control, the Nanoleaf Remote is in …

Home Automation

Pretend you're sitting by the fireplace with help from these flaming light bulbs

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Home Automation

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 …

Wi-Fi

Geek Daily Deals Jan. 15, 2018: 2-Pack of Smart Plugs for $22; 10-Pack of Mini-Extension Cords for $19

Reading Time: 3 minutesGeek Daily Deals on a 2-pack of smart plugs that work with Alexa and Google Assistant. Get a 10-pack of mini-extension cords …

Home Automation

Consolidate your home theater: Logitech Harmony Elite Remote drops to $250 ($50 off)

Amazon offers the Logitech Harmony Elite Universal Remote System for <b>$249.99 shipped</b>. Also available at Best Buy. That’s good for 17% off the regular going rate, good for $50 in savings and is the best offer out there. It also comes within $10 of the Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over …

Home Automation

iHome iAVS16B review: This smart bedside block radio gets Alexa in the mix

You probably know iHome as a longtime provider of iPod docks and radios. Now you can add Alexa purveyor to its job description, thanks to the launch …

Home Automation

Make your garage door smart for $55

The Chamberlain MyQ is compatible with most modern garage-door openers and originally sold for $130. Plus: a modern take on the Game Boy Pocket, but for just $17!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the</i> …

Home Automation