21 Results for

smarthome

Editors' Take

Staples Connect Hub (D-Link Edition)

A pilot program for the office supplier's smart-home hub was successful enough to merit a broader US roll-out, along with new hardware and more partnerships.

June 30, 2014

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With Nest, Google homes in on smart-home blueprint

Commentary: Nest Labs' purchase of Dropcam may signal a future in which parent Google tries to balance licensing technology for and participating in the smart-home market.

By June 23, 2014

Review

Staples Connect

It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.

January 27, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating January 27, 2014

MSRP: $99.00

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Apple rumored to announce iPhone smart-home remote

Will your iPhone replace your clickers? Several sources point to Apple revealing smart-home features for iOS 8 at WWDC.

By May 30, 2014

Review

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

Despite a few usability quirks, Belkin's WeMo Insight Switch only improves on the simple, low-risk formula that made Belkin's original programmable WeMo Switch so appealing as a home automation starting point.

December 16, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating December 16, 2013
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ZigBee smart-home tech on its way to Samsung handsets -- report

Samsung's next Galaxy reportedly will pack ZigBee wireless technology to let users to control everything from lighting switches to heating controls.

By July 10, 2013

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Android meets LED bulbs in Google smart-home push

At Google I/O, Google and Lighting Sciences Group show off an LED bulb controlled by Android devices, a step for the Web giant into home automation.

By May 10, 2011

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Fool burglars with Verizon's smart-home system

Verizon's Home Monitoring and Control system can adjust your lighting, heating and security camera settings while you're on the road.

By January 5, 2011

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Verizon powers up smart-home services

Real-time management system for home automation to get started in Fios-based pilot project in New Jersey, with wider availability planned for mid-2011.

By December 30, 2010

Review

Manything (iOS)

Manything can't match the video quality and options of some traditional Wi-Fi cameras, but there's no easier way for iOS users to experiment with DIY home security.

July 22, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 22, 2014

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