Connected home

Internet of Things

Someone New Wants to Chat With You: Your Refrigerator

Customers in South Korea can now purchase LG's smart fridges, ovens and washing machines equipped with a social messaging system called HomeChat.
Innovators

Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

Better late than never. Kind of. The Korean electronics maker's dull-ish inaugural connected lightbulb doesn't exactly turn us on.
Internet

This Is What the Internet Will Look Like in 2025

As the World Wide Web celebrates its 25th birthday, here are some predictions about its future.
Security

The Internet of Things: New Threats Emerge in a Connected World

Most consumers are now very aware that their computer could be targeted with malware. There is also growing awareness that the new generation of smartphones are also vulnerable to attack. However, few people are aware of the threat to other devices.
Office Tech

Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Office Tech

Get This: A Smart Toilet That Aims to Correct Poor Posture, and Even Detect Pregnancy and Disease

With this tool, a trip to the loo could get even more personal in the future.
Technology

8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

From scheduling oil changes to monitoring you baby's health, new sensors will make your life easier to track in the next few years.
Technology

Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?

Security firm outlines a recent cyber attack using internet-connected household devices.
Technology

The Real Reason Why Google Bought Nest for $3.2 Billion

Here's a hint: It has to do with things people do 'twice a day.'
Technology

Google to Acquire Connected-Home Startup Nest for $3.2 Billion

The tech giant expects its deal to buy popular smart-thermostat maker will close in the next few months.
Technology

The Wackiest Gadgets and Other Tech at CES

More than just TVs and computers, a number of bizarre products launched this year during CES.
Growth Strategies

The Connected Home: A Huge Opportunity But Slow to Catch On

Representatives from LG, Lowe's and Verizon discuss why the market for these smart gadgets has potential but hasn't exploded yet.