These igloohome Locks Offer Great Design and Convenience

Jan 13, 2018 by

Smart Lock maker igloohome was showing off some new products at CES this year. But what caught our attention is the sleek and rugged industrial design and sophisticated convenience its current products already offer without connecting to the Internet. Is this the best kept secret in smart locks?

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Kidde Shows HomeKit-Compatible RemoteLync Bridge

Jan 12, 2018 by

Kidde was showing off a HomeKit-compatible RemoteLync Bridge at CES, bringing smoke and carbon monoxide alarm notifications to your mobile device and the potential to trigger additional actions, like turning on lights, turning off fueled devices, and more.

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MySmartRollerShades Will Automate Your Store-Bought Window Shades

Jan 11, 2018 by

The makers of MySmartBlinds have introduced MySmartRollerShades to automation your existing, store-bought windows shades. We challenge you to find a less expensive, feature-rich alternative.

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Nortek Introduces New Connected Garage Door Opener

Jan 10, 2018 by

Nortek has announced the new Mighty Mule connected garage door opener at a disruptive price, aimed squarely at the DIY market. The new opener supports traditional analog controllers and popular voice assistants.

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Ring Acquires and Previews Products from Mr. Beams

Jan 9, 2018 by

Ring has just acquired Mr. Beams, the company known for inexpensive, battery-operated LED security lighting. Ring intends to operate Mr. Beams as an independent company, but you'll also likely see “Ring Beams”-branded products hit the market later this year.

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New Bridge Brings Wemo into HomeKit Fold

Jan 9, 2018 by

The new Wemo Bridge adds HomeKit compatibility to Wemo devices. This gives Wemo device users more options for voice and app control than ever before.

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Large Touchscreens for All Your Appliances

Jan 8, 2018 by

Despite numerous concerns expressed by analysts and a healthy skepticism by consumers, appliance manufacturers seem determined to integrate large touchscreen panels into connected kitchen appliances.

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Onelink Puts Alexa around Your Home—at a High Price

Jan 8, 2018 by

First Alert's new OneLink Safe & Sound will be part smoke and carbon monoxide detector, part "premium" speaker, and part digital voice assistant. The concept is intriguing, but we're concerned that the addition of the audio features will price this device out of the market.

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Home: On #098 – CES Wishes, with Megan Wollerton

Jan 7, 2018 by

CES is right around the corner, and in what has become something of a tradition, we’re joined by one of the tech experts from CNET’s Smart Home. This year, Megan Wollerton helps recap last year’s CES while making some predictions—almost more like wishes—about this year’s show, which is right around the corner. We also run through a bunch of news and product updates.

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Home: On #097 – Fireside ’17, from Technology.FM [fixed]

Dec 27, 2017 by

In what has become something of an annual tradition, we’re happy to bring you the Technology.FM Fireside Chat (DMZ Remix). Richard again joins Jason Griffing, Seth Johnson, and Mike Wolf for this third edition of our year-in-review. What were our favorite smart home stories, what do we think will be big next year, and how did we do on last year’s predictions?

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LEDVANCE Introduces First Smart Filament-Style LED Bulb

Dec 20, 2017 by

LEDVANCE has introduced some new additions to its HomeKit-compatible Sylvania SMART+ lighting line, including a first-of-its-kind smart filament-style LED bulb. These won't be available until April '18, but a new dimmable soft white bulb and flexible light strip are available today.

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PlayOn Cloud Storage = Cloud DVR

Dec 13, 2017 by

PlayOn Cloud Storage lets you keep your PlayOn recordings in the cloud for as long as you'd like, with plans starting at just under $5/month. Looking for a mobile-first DVR solution without any home-based server or storage requirements? This may be just the right solution for you!

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