The fee-free home automation platform is starting to look like a true contender for smart home supremacy.
The Ecobee3's sluggish touchscreen and glitchy apps hold it back, but fixes are in the works that might soon make this smart thermostat worthy of your consideration.
This app-enabled touchscreen thermostat tracks your movement for smarter heating and cooling.
With room-by-room motion-sensing capabilities and a slick interface, the Ecobee3 might turn up the heat on Nest.
Experts weren't wrong when they predicted a smart-home boom in 2014. Six months later, here's where things stand -- and where they might be headed.
From sensors to thermostats and even a connected ceiling fan, these gadgets can offer cooling smarts this summer.
New partnerships, a booming developer base, and a fresh coat of paint for the app are helping SmartThings pull ahead of competing platforms.
Microsoft's free Joulemeter utility gives you a rough estimate of a Windows system's power consumption. Plus: tips for reducing your electronics energy bill.
Some companies, like Nest, have proven that home energy-use systems can be consumer-friendly. Maybe this is why Google is reportedly giving such a device another try.
With startup Nest, the leader of the original iPod and iPhone teams and other Silicon Valley veterans have cooked up the Learning Thermostat, an entirely new approach to efficient home heating and cooling.