Smart Home

Security

4 Great Gadgets to Help Protect Your Home Office

To keep your expensive work equipment out of the hands of burglars, try these affordable, DIY security options.
Coffee

GE Reveals a Fridge That Serves Up Piping Hot Coffee

Forget getting ice from your fridge. Check out this video of a refrigerator that uses Keurig K-cups to deliver your caffeine fix.
CES 2015

Shiny New Gadgets to Smart Homes and Beyond: A CES 2015 Preview

Gadgets and devices are great but this year's focus is going to be more on the why rather than the what.
Smart Home

Lighting That Adjusts as You Watch TV? It's Happening.

The SyFy channel has teamed up with Philips Hue light bulbs to offer TV watchers a more immersive experience that involves changing the color and brightness of the lights in their living rooms.
Gadgets

10 Gadgets That Make Awesome Holiday Gifts

Not sure what tech gifts to buy for the holidays? No worries. We have you covered.
Smart Home

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.
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.
Internet of Things

5 Steps the 'Smart' Home Industry Must Take to Develop a Consumer Market

Consumers are, so far, unmoved by the prospect of the hyper-connected home and won't be until the technology is as easily used as a smart phone.
Connected home

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.
Smart Home

Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

The deal reportedly closed for about $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.
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.
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.
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.
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