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Amazon Launches Echo, a Speaker You Can Talk To
Far Out Tech

Amazon Launches Echo, a Speaker You Can Talk To

This is a speaker you leave on all day and give it voice directions, like Siri on an Apple iPhone.
This Gizmo Wants to Make Your Shower 'Smart,' Cutting Your Water Use In Half
Next Big Thing

This Gizmo Wants to Make Your Shower 'Smart,' Cutting Your Water Use In Half

A crowdfunding campaign for the Eva Smart Shower launched on Indiegogo this week.
Catherine Clifford
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The 7 Most Useful Smart Home Devices
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The 7 Most Useful Smart Home Devices

In the home of the future, refrigerators tweet and coffee pots let you know when grandma missed her morning cup. But people willing to pay a price can already live in this sci-fi reality.
Shalene Gupta
Amazon Is Bulking Up Its Secretive Hardware Lab in Pursuit of a Connected Home
Internet of Things

Amazon Is Bulking Up Its Secretive Hardware Lab in Pursuit of a Connected Home

On the heels of a fizzling response to its Fire Phone, Amazon is reportedly foraying further into hardware by increasing headcount at its top-secret Lab126 by roughly 27 percent.
Geoff Weiss
What Americans Want From a 'Smart' Home (Infographic)
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What Americans Want From a 'Smart' Home (Infographic)

People generally have three main objectives in mind when considering having a 'smart' home, according to Lowe's.
Jason Fell
Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings
Smart Home

Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

The deal reportedly closed for about $200 million.
Jason Fell
The Internet of Things May See Huge Growth, So Companies Want in Now
Internet of Things

The Internet of Things May See Huge Growth, So Companies Want in Now

More devices are expected to be connected at the end of the decade. Router-maker Belkin recently launched a new product line to get an early start.
Sarah Austin
Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million
Technology

Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million

Watch out, Nest. If the rumors are true, the South Korean electronics giant could soon take a bite out of the sizzling home-automation market with the purchase of SmartThings.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home
Connected home

This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home

Vivint's new 'Sky' system learns how you interact with your home to make it a smarter place. It's not just automation, but smart automation.
Emily Price
How Google Is Taking Over Our Lives
Internet of Things

How Google Is Taking Over Our Lives

In the best possible ways, though. Right?
Jason Fell
Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home
Internet of Things

Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Consumers will now be able to control their Whirlpool washers and dryers, Mercedes-Benz vehicles and Logitech remote controls through Nest's operating system.
Geoff Weiss
Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million
Connected home

Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

The deal signals that the connected home industry is rife with potential and gaining tremendous steam.
Geoff Weiss
Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution
Nest

Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Former Apple exec Matt Rogers co-founded Nest, a smart-home product company that went from a garage startup to a $3.2 billion business.
John Patrick Pullen
Google: In a Few Years, Ads Will Show Up on Refrigerators, Thermostats and Glasses
Internet of Things

Google: In a Few Years, Ads Will Show Up on Refrigerators, Thermostats and Glasses

As more aspects of our lives become connected to the Internet, the tech giant Google says that the definition of what is considered a 'mobile' ad is going to evolve.
Catherine Clifford