Smart Homes

2018 Infiniti Q50 receives mild mid-cycle changes

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Top 4 Smart Home Gadgets That Will Actually Save You Money

, Contributor<p>What’s even better than tech devices that make you’re life easier? Technology that will also leave you a little (or, in some instances a lot) of cash over time. Check out these ingenious inventions that practically pay for themselves.<p><b>Nest Learning Thermostat, Third Generation</b><p>Set it and …

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Elgato Eve Motion Wireless Motion Sensor

Keep an eye on your home even when you’re not there with the Elgato Eve Motion Wireless Motion Sensor. This powerful device has an impressive …

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LG 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner (LP1417WSRSM)

<b>Pros</b><p>Quiet operation. Fast cooling. Easy to install and relocate. Built-in dehumidifier.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Some app issues in testing. Lacks usage reporting. Does …

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3 home tech ideas for your tiny space

Small—and smart<p>So, you got that tiny house. Or that compact one-bedroom apartment for which you endured a frightening co-op board interview. Or you and your partner moved into a studio that is really not meant to accommodate two people. Congrats! You are now Living Small.<p>There are innumerable ways …

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You won’t have to buy light bulbs again for the next 10 years

Remember when LED bulbs first came about and they cost a small fortune. Well, those days are over and you now have absolutely no excuse to still be …

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Take advantage of the price cut on these Philips Hue smart bulbs

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Whether you’re trying to fully transform your living space into an underwater oasis with a multicolored light projector or you’re just trying to spice things up a little bit, colorful lighting is …

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Hacker remotely raises home temperature 12ºC (22ºF) on smart thermostat

Smart home technology is increasingly commonplace. As tech-conscious consumers, we have embraced Internet-connected fridges, kettles, and thermostats feet-first. Although shiny, these often ship with significant security flaws, which can prove disastrous for users.<p>The Heatmiser smart thermostat is …

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Kwikset 980 Door Lock - Consumer Reports

Overall score<p><b>Kwikset</b> 980 door lock<p>Price <b>$30.00</b><p>This model has been tested by our experts.<p>to get immediate access to<p>our unbiased reviews and ratings<p>About<p>…

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Smart Home Diary: What will & won’t make the cut in my new home?

Anyone engaging me in conversation at the moment would be well advised to avoid the topic of realtors in particular, and the joys of finding, buying and selling homes in general.<p>Progress has been rather frustratingly slow, but we will, at some point, be making the move – and one of the many items …

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Simple Steps to Protect Your Home While You're on Vacation

It’s hard to imagine a worse ending to a summer vacation than returning to find that someone broke into your home. And while it's true that there's …

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Netgear Arlo Pro Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Netgear Arlo Pro?<p>The Arlo Pro is Netgear’s high-end, weather-proof and fully wireless camera. It requires a minimum initial outlay of …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Advanced Smart Devices Designed To Enhance Security

Every year new services and products enter the market. Technology is getting smarter and more reliable. It assists us with everything from communication, health to improved security.<p>Security tech varies from smart locks to talking smoke detectors. Now, we have an opportunity to keep our loved ones …

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Product Review: Dog & Bone LockSmart Tech

Smart devices are everywhere nowadays, but when it comes to security, many still prefer the simple reliability of a mechanical device that can’t be …

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Green Deals: 4-pack Philips 60W A19 LED Light Bulbs $5, more

Best Buy offers a 4-pack of Philips 60W 800-Lumen White A19 LED Light Bulbs for <b>$4.99 with free shipping</b> in orders over $35. This bundle typically sells for $8, meaning you’ll save nearly 38%, but we did see it for $1 less recently. Not only will switching to LED light bulbs offer a longer lifespan, …

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This Is The One Gadget That Could Save Your Home From Disaster

Water giveth and water taketh away. There are few things scarier to a homeowner than the prospect of a flood—and the rot and mold it can leave behind. Even if you live in an apartment building far from a coastal floodplain, a faulty water heater (or even upstairs neighbor’s defective appliance) …

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This security camera is one of Amazon's best-sellers, and it's cheaper than ever

<i>The Insider Picks 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>Some things change over time, but the desire to keep your home safe and secure isn't one of them.<p>In the past, setting up security cameras …

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What can you automate? Your morning coffee and more!

When you start thinking creatively, you can add smart home tech to just about anything that runs on power.<p>You've replaced your normal, boring lights …

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The 2 best universal remotes Logitech Harmony has ever made are both on sale right now

Logitech Harmony is obviously the biggest name in universal remotes, and it has been for quite some time. Long story short, if you want to control …

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Philips Hue White Starter Bundle with HomeKit support for $59.50 shipped

Amazon offers the Philips Hue White A19 Starter Bundle with HomeKit support for <b>$59.63 shipped</b>. That’s a $10 savings off the original MSRP and the best offer that we’ve seen at Amazon this year. It’s also the lowest price currently available. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 1,400 Amazon reviewers.<p>Philips …

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Monoprice is taking up to 30% off select Z-Wave Sensors from $18 shipped

Monoprice is taking up to <b>30% off</b> select Z-Wave Plus sensors and accessories starting at <b>$17.99 shipped</b>. That’ll save you anywhere between $3 and $10 depending on which Z-Wave accessory you opt for. While it varies across each sensor, they typically share 4+ star ratings.<p>Select Z-Wave Plus Sensors …

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Microsoft Glas: The voice-activated thermostat

Smart home systems are all the rage in the tech industry at the moment. Apple has HomeKit, which controls lights and electronics remotely, while …

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RemoBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell drops to $119 shipped (Reg. $180+)

Amazon is offering the RemoBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell System for <b>$119 shipped</b>. For comparison, Walmart has it for $185 and this is Amazon’s all-time low price. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 143 Amazon shoppers.<p>RemoBell Video Doorbell Features:<p>A Wi-Fi, wireless, battery-powered, video doorbell that allows you …

Wi-Fi

​This Gadget Lets You Control Your Home With Hand Gestures

It's called Hayo<p>When I tap the corner of the table, the Sonos speaker comes on, playing some low-key funk. Running my hand along an imaginary “slider” in midair turns up the volume. Moving my hand back down makes the music softer again. The guy I’m meeting with reaches out and taps another …

Gear & Gadgets

Bluetooth SIG Specification Enables BLE Mesh Networks - 2017-07-19 - Page 1

Jul 19, 2017—<p>The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has released a Bluetooth mesh-networking specification that enables Bluetooth Low Energy …

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Green Deals: 3-pack 60W E26 Candelabra LED Light Bulbs $10, more

Lohas (99% positive feedback from nearly 11,000) via Amazon offers a 3-pack of its 60W E26 Candelabra LED Light Bulbs for <b>$9.74 Prime shipped</b> when promo code <b>ZYYGGYSQ</b> is applied during checkout. That’s a 50% savings from the regular price and the lowest that we’ve ever tracked at Amazon. These bulbs …

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Looking to warm up your smart nest? Microsoft debuts Cortana-friendly Glas thermostat

<b>Cool tech that’ll warm your heart (and home)</b><p>If you’re building a smart home – or upgrading a dumb one – one of the first things most people change …

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Voyager is a waterproof, smart LED light stick that you control with a phone

A new Indiegogo campaign is seeking funding for Voyager, a waterproof smart light stick made with LEDs, a diffuser tube, integrated battery, remote …

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Black and Decker Robotic Vacuum With LED and Smartech (HRV425BL)

<b>Pros</b><p>Customizable LED lighting. Simple, well-designed app. Top-loading dustbin is large and easy to remove. Manual steering option. Good battery</b> …

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Driverless Vehicles Go Remote Control

In somewhat of a twist on the forward motion of the development of self-driving vehicles, there seems to be a movement in vehicles that use a driver, …

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