Home Automation

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<b>Overview:</b> <br>Home automation is "The Internet of Things". It simply means the way all devices or appliances are networked together to provide customers …

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Amazon Prime members can get an exclusive discount on Philips Hue bulbs right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're an Amazon Prime member looking to expand your smart home, Philips is currently having an exclusive sale on their Hue White …

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17 Tips That'll Make Your Energy Bills A Lot Cheaper

Save your wallet <i>and</i> the environment.<p>Posted on April 21, 2017, 21:01 GMT<p>1. Switch to energy-saving bulbs.<p>NBC<p>These bad boys are cheap, easy to get your hands on, and will save you cash in the long run. Back in the day they were ugly spirals, but now you can get energy-efficient bulbs that look just …

DIY

Appy Hour: The 10 Best Apps for Your Amazon Echo or Google Home

I have to make this clear right off the bat: this blog post isn’t going to tell whether you should buy an Amazon Echo or Google Home.<p>More in line …

Amazon Echo

5 of the hottest devices out there are on sale at all-time lows on Amazon

We already rounded up the day’s best daily deals, but it turns out there’s plenty more out there that you need to know about. We just would be able …

Smart Homes

How to Control Your Sonos Speakers with Alexa

It’s a dream of all <b>Sonos</b> speaker owners: to be able to set aside their smartphone and play music, just by saying what they want to hear.<p>While Sonos …

Amazon Echo

Lutron pairs with Google Assistant to let you turn the lights on with your voice

Why it matters to you<p>With more and more homeowners turning to Google Assistant and Google Home, Lutron is getting ahead of the curve by integrating …

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The Disconnected Bulb

Apr 21, 2017 by Doug Krug<p>We’ve seen significant growth in the connected lighting space over the past few years, yet consumers still face a daunting …

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You have one day left to save big on the Nest Thermostat and the Ecobee3

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22, and there are a number of different ways you can celebrate it. But did you know that there’s one thing you can do to …

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Save the planet and save money with these Earth Day green tech deals

Saving the planet shouldn’t be something we only think about once a year, but Earth Day does give us the opportunity to scope out the hottest tech …

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Review: Koogeek Smart Socket adapts your existing bulbs to work with HomeKit & Siri voice control

There are many ways to add HomeKit-connected lights to your home, allowing you to turn them on and off from your phone at a tap or with your voice using Siri. You can buy special Philips Hue bulbs, change wall switches with Lutron or Elgato, or plug in lamps to a smart plug socket.<p>The Koogeek Smart …

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We are giving away connected home gadgets!

One lucky reader will take home a Harmony remote, a Logitech Pop smart button and a Logi Circle security camera to make their home a lot smarter. This promotion ends on May 4, 2017.<p>Want to build a more connected home? This giveaway is your perfect chance.<p>We've joined forces with Logitech to give …

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Control your home electronics from anywhere with a WeMo Maker, now 18 percent off

Looking for a better way to control your home electronics? With the WeMo Maker, all you need is your smartphone. The WeMo Maker lets you automate as …

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Control And Set Schedules For Your Garden Hoses From Your Smartphone

Switching between different watering devices in your yard or garden can be a big hassle. Maybe you have a multiple sprinklers in the front and back …

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10 gadgets that will do gardening and yard work for you

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>It’s tough to keep your yard and gardens looking their …

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Logitech Harmony paired with Android is the ultimate universal remote

If you spend a lot of time in the living room with a lot of entertainment devices, the Logitech Harmony system is a worthy investment.<p>I once owned a …

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The best HomeKit-enabled products that save energy for Earth Day

<i>From 9to5Toys:</i><p>Earth Day 2017 is upon us, so it’s time for our annual look at how you can save money by adding a few simple accessories to your home. Elgato, Philips, Ecobee and many others have released a number of products geared towards saving energy (and your hard-earned cash).<p>Chances are, as an …

Smart Homes

Touring the Control4 Smart Home RV

Control4, the company behind the award-winning home automation platform favored by many electronics integrators, has taken the smart home on the …

Smart Homes

Green Deals: 3-pack Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Outlets $15, more

Etekcity (100% positive feedback from 64,000+) via Amazon offers its three-pack of Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switches for <b>$14.98 Prime shipped</b> when promo code <b>D6F2ER6B</b> is applied during checkout. That’s a 25% savings off the regular going rate and the best offer currently available. Although not …

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Google Home Just Got a Whole Lot Better

Google just fixed its home assistant's biggest flaw.<p>Google Home launched with one big flaw. Its coolest personal assistant features—like keeping track of your appointments, or predicting the length of your commute—were limited to just one person because the smart speaker wasn't smart enough to tell …

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Make Movie Night a Blockbuster With This Fully-Loaded TV Room

Upgrade your den of infinite diversion with the right gear and you’ll forget what a movie theater even is.<p><b>1. LG B6 OLED 4K HDR Smart TV</b><p>A couple years …

Audiophile

Great Deal! These are our 3 favorite Amazon tech bargains today

Thursday’s Amazon Gold Box deals feature a set of unique smart outlets with a powerful 100-foot range, a pack of extra-long lightning cables to keep …

Gear & Gadgets

THE US SMART HOME MARKET REPORT: Systems, apps, and devices leading to home automation

The US smart home market has still yet to meet the expectations many observers had in the early part of this decade.<p>The same issues BI Intelligence first identified back in 2015 still plague the space — persistently high prices, technological fragmentation, and consumers' lack of a perceived …

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5 smart home devices to live your best life

If you want a smarter home, there’s an AI-enhanced product for nearly everything.

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This Smart Home Framework Helps People Better Care For Senior Citizens

The elderly are proving to be a large target for the connected home market at a time when many are disinterested in leaving their homes<p>If there’s any …

Smart Homes

Google Home now supports multiple users, with AI to recognise individual voices

Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant for home automation now has the ability for up to six people to connect their …

Google

Wabash Lights concept moving beyond beta

The team behind the public art project are ready to bring a block-long stretch of LED lighting to the Loop<p>Nearly 14 months after the Wabash Lights beta installation was first powered on, the row of colorful LED tubes that have hung beneath the Loop's elevated train tracks on Wabash Avenue will be …

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Smart TVs should be so much smarter

We've been dreaming of better, smarter entertainment that integrates seamlessly with the connected home for years now. So why isn't it further along by now?<p>Plenty of TVs call themselves "smart," but most of them use that cloud connectivity solely for pushing firmware updates and streaming content …

Smart Homes

Go Green This Earth Day With These 10 Eco-Friendly Gadgets

Recycled cases ($5+)<p>Nearly everyone wants (or needs) a smartphone case. Most cases are made of silicon or plastic, neither of which are very easy on …

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Ring Floodlight Cam review

Ring's trusty floodlight camera keeps watch when you can't<p><b>The Good</b> The $249 Ring Floodlight Cam's advanced motion detection offers activity zones, scheduling and prompt related alerts.<p><b>The Bad</b> You have to pay at least $3 per month for cloud storage services and the Floodlight Cam doesn't currently …

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