FirstBuild's $20 Green Bean Maker Module and Software Developer Kit can make your dumb appliances smart.
Build a Peq smart home, but only with sanctioned parts.
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.
Smart-home technology made its presence felt in a big way at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Here are some standout highlights we saw that demonstrate impressive connected-home skills.
The consumer electronics giant has thrown its weight behind an effort to get devices on the Internet of Things to communicate and cooperate. There are several such groups, though.
Chamberlain's MyQ Garage should be the first on your list if you want to add some smarts to your garage door. Just prepare your wallet for the urge to link it to other devices.
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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.
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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.
Will your iPhone replace your clickers? Several sources point to Apple revealing smart-home features for iOS 8 at WWDC.