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Plaid Systems Eve Ecosystem

The Eve Irrigation controller uses the Adam moisture sensor and weather info from SmartThings to set up a perfect watering schedule.

By August 19, 2014

MSRP: $199.00


Xiaomi weighs up expanding ecosystem with Mi Smart Scale

Celebrating its fifth birthday with a new fitness device, the Chinese company is also introducing a pink Mi Note, a power strip and an upgraded 55-inch Mi TV 2.

By March 31, 2015


Steve Jobs wanted to 'further lock customers' into Apple's 'ecosystem'

That's according to an e-mail he sent to employees in 2010 that included "2011: Holy War with Google" as a talking point for an upcoming meeting.

By April 2, 2014


Here's why the Xbox One's November update is a big deal

The new Xbox One update introduces new features and backward compatibility, and promises better performance.

By October 28, 2015


Pitting Siri vs. Alexa in the CNET Smart Home

We audition the best digital assistants out there to see which work best for voice control the CNET Smart Home.

By October 22, 2015


Designer Yves Behar talks smart locks, wearables and Apple (Q&A)

The famed product creator sits down with CNET to talk about the new devices he's producing for startup August, as well as the design areas he'd love to tackle.

By October 14, 2015


A smart home divided cannot stand (or can it?)

Apple HomeKit, Works with Nest, SmartThings, Alexa... The mix-and-match approach might seem ill-advised for the smart home, but how bad is it really?

By October 14, 2015


Shark attacks drone, shark wins

Technically Incorrect: A $250,000 underwater robot is mistaken for a big fish by a shark. Oh, calamity.

By September 30, 2015


Use the cloud to make your garden grow with the Smart Outdoors Buying Guide

Expand your smart home beyond your outer walls with connected outdoor tech.

By September 16, 2015


X-ray of a fossil finds other fossils inside

An X-ray scan of a fossilized sea urchin revealed a large number of fossilized clams inside.

By September 4, 2015