Home Automation

Philips Hue introduce New Outdoor Lightstrips and More

After recently introducing a large series of new outdoor lighting products to coincide with summer (at least in the western Hemisphere), Philip Hue …

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Your home won’t be smart without these Home Automation Hacks

So you read our Ultimate Guide to Smart up your house and invested in the latest gadgets. Now you are all set to start automating your house.<p>Below a …

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What a streamlined HomeKit means for Apple's smart home ambitions

First announced in 2014, HomeKit is Apple's iOS-based framework for the smart home. The idea is that you'll pair compatible devices like smart lights and smart thermostats with your phone, then automate everything alongside each other using standardized controls in Apple's Home app, or by using …

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Senclo Fi Garage Door Controller

Price: $309Control your garage door from any location with the Senclo Fi Garage Door Controller. This fully autonomous opener offers a smarter, …

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How to Prevent Home Automation Hacking

With many home security systems on the market today, home owners are able to add home automation features. These features can automatically lock and …

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6 Smarthome Safety Features You Should Enable Right Now

Most homeowners deck out their houses with smarthome gear for the convenience and cool features, but what you may not know is that some devices come …

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Smart home gadgets aren't foolproof, even if you skip the installation

In April my husband and I moved into a new house. It was big step for both us: our first place after moving back to the US from London and our first "suburban" home with a yard on a quiet street.<p>The previous owners had fixed it up nicely with new kitchen appliances and a few bits of smart home …

Smart Homes

These multicolor LED smart bulbs work with Alexa and only cost $13

Multicolor Philips Hue bulbs are awesome but they’re just so expensive. Standard A19 multicolor bulbs from Philips Hue cost about $50. Fifty dollars! …

Smart Homes

Cut down your electric bill w/ this 2-pack of motion-sensing light switches at $24 (20% off)

Amazon offers a two-pack of TOPGREENER Motion Detector Light Switches for <b>$24.30 Prime shipped</b>. That’s good for a 20% discount from the going rate and falls to a new all-time low at Amazon, beating the previous best price by $1. These light switches automatically turn lights on and off and are a …

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Top 10 Best Smart lighting For Your Home

Smart lighting doesn’t mean your bulbs can answer pub quiz questions. No, they’re smart because they’re no longer restricted to just on and off, …

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Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

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GE and Honeywell: An Earnings Tale of Two Industrials – Bloomberg

GE and Honeywell: An Earnings Tale of Two Industrials<p>GE and Honeywell: An Earnings Tale of Two Industrials<p>GE and Honeywell: An Earnings Tale of Two …

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Apple retail expands HomeKit demos with Nanoleaf Remote hands-on area

Apple is expanding their in-store HomeKit marketing and demonstrations in-store with a new hands-on display featuring the Nanoleaf Remote and the …

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Nanoleaf Remote review: The smartest d12 on the block

When is a remote control <i>not</i> a remote control? When it’s the Nanoleaf Remote, a new smart home controller disguised as a baseball-sized dodecahedron …

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Everything You Need To Set Up DIY Home Automation

One of the great things about the smart home is that it’s completely modular. At any point you can add in some new devices or try out some new software and still be able to control your home remotely.<p>Device makers are also aware of that. And rather than limit you to one solution or another, many of …

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The device that lets you control your garage door with your phone has never been cheaper

Whether or not you’re into smart home gadgets and gizmos, there’s one connected device we think anyone and everyone who owns a home will appreciate. …

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Wemo Mini Smart Plug retroactively gains HomeKit via firmware update, no hub required

Belkin was remarkably late to the HomeKit scene with their Wemo line of smart home accessories, but the company finally remedied that in January with a dedicated $40 bridge. Now Belkin is going one step further and making its $35 Wemo Mini Smart Plug work with HomeKit without requiring a …

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Best Door and Window Sensors for Apple HomeKit

A HomeKit-enabled door and window sensor is going to give you an easy way to keep an eye on your property regardless of your location. You can use …

Gear & Gadgets

Philips releases its monstrous 43" Momentum 4K monitor

The monitor is the first to market with DisplayHDR 1000 certification.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>If you just need the biggest, brightest display …

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Momentum Niro WiFi Garage Door Controller with Built-in Camera review

<b>REVIEW</b> – Here was a typical scenario in our household: We’re getting ready to go somewhere and hop into the car parked in the garage. We open the …

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How to group smart accessories in the Home app

Once you start to set up more and more home automation devices with your iOS devices, you might find that the Home app can start to feel …

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This NFC Auto Door Lock Works with Existing Heavy Deadbolts

Locking and unlocking doors is one of the most popular uses of NFC (near-field communication), and you’ve probably used it yourself at an office. The …

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Lutron’s highly-rated HomeKit Lighting Bundle returns to all-time low at $120 (25% off)

Amazon offers the Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Kit for <b>$119.90 shipped</b>. That’s good for a 25% discount from the going rate and returns to the Amazon all-time. Today’s offer matches our previous Prime Day mention and is likely the lowest we’ll see for some time. This HomeKit-enabled …

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Syncwire 2-in-1 Mini Wi-Fi Smart Outlet

<b>Pros</b><p>Two sockets per outlet. Sockets can be individually programmed. Energy monitoring. Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT support.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No HomeKit …

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Reviews: Fibaro The Button HomeKit Controller

Available in black, white, or six fun and vibrant colors, the concept behind The Button is based on the idea that despite the futuristic coolness of …

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Add Schlage’s Connect Z-Wave Smart Lock to your front door at $199 shipped (26% off)

Home Depot currently offers the Schlage Connect Z-Wave Smart Lock for <b>$199 shipped</b>. Normally selling for $270 at retailers like Walmart, today’s offer saves you over 25% and is the lowest that we’ve seen. This smart lock sports an aged bronze finish and is compatible with a wide range of smart home …

Gear & Gadgets

Green Deals: 3rd Gen. Nest Thermostat in three colors $187 (Reg. up to $250), more

Altatac via Newegg offers the 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat in white, copper or black for <b>$186.99 shipped</b>. Originally $250 and currently $220 at Amazon, today’s offer is the best available. While we’ve seen the stainless steel model hit $150 once in the past, we rarely see the alternative colorways …

Gear & Gadgets

These smart home devices will make your life easier in an instant

Topics: techAuthor: Dhipkawee Sriyananda SelleyImages: Jul 19 2018 - 8:00am to Sep 17 2018 - 8:00amStandfirst: The easy life. Paid Listing: 0

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German creative studio Designaffairs lands in North America with a Portland office - Portland Business Journal

Heading into the dog days of summer, the number of tech companies, venture and private equity funds looking to invest in Portland shows no signs of …

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The Best Smart Home Thermostats of 2018 • Gear Patrol

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018<p>Efficient Temperature Control<p>The Best Smart Home Thermostats: Which Is Right For Your Home?<p>July 19, 2018 | By Tucker Bowe | …

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