Smart Homes

These smart sensors warn of disaster before it happens

They don't look like much, but the software that powers these smart home sensors is pretty intriguing.<p>There are all sorts of smart home sensors that promise to keep an eye on your home. At first glance, a new system called OnePrevent doesn't look much different from any of them (other than the …

Home Automation

Electronics all over your home could be spying on you. Here’s how to stop it

In a world where even the most private of devices offer internet-connected features, how do you protect your privacy in your own home?

Security

Best Luggage Locks for Travellers (TSA Approved) in 2017

Security is always the first concern in whatever thing we are doing. So while traveling it is mandatory to secure your luggage and prevent any other …

Gear & Gadgets

Lights, camera, Nubryte: This smart switch puts the action on the wall

Home Automation

[Deal Alert] Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Harmony Hub on sale for $69.99 at Best Buy & Amazon ($60 off)

If you are looking to add voice control for your TV and media console to your smart home setup then the Harmony Smart Control with the Harmony Hub is …

Home Automation

15 Dumbest Smart Devices on Earth

Gear & Gadgets

This tiny box lets Alexa control anything that plugs into a wall

Building the smart home of your dreams is an ongoing process, and it takes a fair amount of time and research to get started. Some people want …

Home Automation

Best smart home devices you can control with an iPhone

<i>What are the best smart locks, thermostats, lights and security systems that I can control from my iPhone? I want to set up a smart home.</i><p>The internet …

Home Automation

Tech Savvy: A new wave of appliance technology for the home

Of note:<p>• Whirlpool had some amazing new items they were showcasing. One being their all-in-one washing machine and dryer—you never need to transfer …

Tech Trends

Build a safer smart home: 4 tips to sidestep hacking

Today, smart homes are all the rage, especially from a security standpoint. Many people believe that by installing digital locks, security cameras …

Home Automation

Feast your eyes on 2017's smart, goofy small appliances

Coffee

Elgato Stream Deck Smart Home Control Panel (video)

Elgato has designed a new piece of hardware which has been specifically created to provide a quick way of controlling your home entertainment centre, …

Home Automation

Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector review

Roost makes a home in a flooded leak-detector market<p><b>The Good</b> The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector boasts killer design, reliable performance, and a reasonable price.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Roost isn't waterproof, and it doesn't include a probe range extender like some competitors. I'd also like to …

Home Automation

9 Best iPhone Apps to Control HomeKit Devices

Once you start down the smart home path, you quickly realize that it’s a never-ending journey. Not only are there always more devices out there …

Home Automation

Sense review

Sense knows how much electricity you're using<p><b>The Good</b> It's easy to view your home's energy consumption using the $299 Sense Home Energy Monitor's Android or iPhone app.<p><b>The Bad</b> You need an electrician to install Sense and it doesn't work with any smart home platforms. Sense detects devices on its …

Home Automation

Lutron: Examining TLED Lighting Scenarios in Retrofit Applications

Lighting industry experts from Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless lighting and shade control, have created a technical …

Consumer Industry Group Creates Connected Home Security Checklist

by<p>As marketers push for consumers to adopt smart home devices, an industry association is aiming to bring transparency and trust in securing those …

Gear & Gadgets

EDISON WORLD: smart home solutions for an energy-aware life

EDISON WORLD: a system of smart home solutions tailored to an energy-aware lifestyle<p><b>for more than 130 years, EDISON has been powering italian homes.</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Moto G5 Plus Review: Budget Done Right

Could 2017 be the year of the budget phone? We’ve already seen the <b>Huawei Honor 6X</b> and the <b>ZTE Blade V8 Pro</b> pack high-end features into sub-$300 …

Mobile Technology

Sense tracks your home's energy usage for you

Home Automation

My house is smart, but it won’t shut up

My house is smart, but it won’t shut up<p>Wren Mcdonald<p>Wanna hear a joke? Here goes:How many voice-activated techno-servants does it take to turn off a …

Automation

Building A Better Connected Home

In a conversation with Nest, we discuss the the risks, benefits and future of home automation<p>For as long as humans have known the concept, home has …

Home Automation

The Hub Spot: LG Launches Personal Robots

LG’s eye-catching Hub Robot takes the concept of the smart home to the next level. By connecting to other smart appliances in the home, the Hub Robot uses Amazon Alexa’s voice recognition technology to complete household tasks such as turning on the air conditioner or changing a dryer cycle with …

Gear & Gadgets

Top-Rated Robot Vac Just Dropped to $186

Robot vacuums have been around for over a decade, but the market has generally belonged to iRobot, whose floor-cleaning bots can cost as much as $899.<p>…

Gear & Gadgets

How to protect smart home devices from attackers and hackers?

Your smart TVs among other smart devices might be watching you. This is the notion everyone has after WikiLeaks dumped CIA documents online, showing how the spy agency can hack into your television, smartphones and even your car.<p>Online security has become a priority for all those who have the …

Home Automation

Our favorite smart lock works with Alexa and Siri, and it’s on sale on Amazon

Only one time in history has the August Smart Lock (2nd Gen) been on sale for a lower price than it is right now, and that sale lasted for exactly …

Home Automation

12 Gadgets That Bring You Close to the Future

From smart coffee makers to washing machines, technology is making us go wow every single day. But, we still seem to ask for more. Be it as a …

Gear & Gadgets

Smart Lighting: a Home Solution with Lots of Health Benefits

<i>About the guest author: Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener, and aspiring homeowner. She resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Triple Flaw in Nest's Dropcam Opens the Door to Burglars

Three vulnerabilities in Nest’s Dropcam and Dropcam Pro security cameras have been discovered by Florida-based security researcher Jason Doyle that …

Home Automation

Online Quotation Tool Provides Smart Home, VR, Home Theater Estimates

Andrew Lucas London's online quotation tool allows homeowners to scope out their smart home or home theater project and receive instant VR diagrams …

Home Automation