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mylight.me offers new solution for midnight bathroom trips

e3light Group released a new solution for home lighting outside the realm of overhead lighting and lamps. If ever you’ve woken in the middle of the night and felt the agony of flipping the light switch just to find your way to the bathroom, mylight.me is for you– so, everybody. Essentially taking nightlights to the next level–adulthood, more »

Emberlight provides wireless smarts to regular bulbs

There’s been a boom of wireless-enabled smart bulbs over the past year or so. Although many will recognize popular models such as LIFX and Philips Hue, you can search Amazon and find plenty of options for Bluetooth wireless light bulbs. Some of them even have built-in speakers so you can remotely control both lights and more »

Doors open via Bluetooth with Genie Smart Lock

One of the tests of manhood involves carrying all the groceries into the house in a single trip. Even as our spouse heads to unlock and open the front door before turning around to help, we’ve already collected each bag and shut the trunk. As we shuffle with loaded arms, lifting over bushes, twisting through more »

McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Wadia adopt DTS Play-Fi for wireless whole-home audio

DTS today announced that McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia have joined the “DTS Play-Fi ecosystem.” Play-Fi allows you to play music from a smartphone, tablet or PC wirelessly over your home’s WiFi network to as many Play-Fi connected speakers as you’d like. It’s a competitor to Apple’s AirPlay, which of course is best suited for an Apple-centric home entertainment system.

10 things you can buy instead of Samsung’s $120,000 TV

What kinds of things? Glad you asked.

Blink does away with high costs, wires for home surveillance

If you’ve only ever thought about home security and monitoring, yet never had the motivation to move forward, now is a good time as any. The power and range of surveillance cameras have grown so that there is something to fit anyone’s needs. Many options are highly affordable, require no monthly fees, and allow users more »

Paradigm introduces next gen of its on-wall Millenia speakers

Paradigm today offered up more sonic goodies for home audio fans — namely, its next generation of “ultra-slim” Millenia on-wall/on-shelf speakers. Sitting 1.75 inches from the wall when mounted, they’re meant to be paired with a flat-panel TV.

Klipsch Reference R-10B released, first Reference series component

Klipsch has announced its new Reference R-10B soundbar as the first soundbar under the brand’s new Reference unity strategy. It’s a two-way soundbar with premium drivers, two lightweight 3/4-inch horn-loaded textile dome tweeters for distinctive high-frequency detail, and two 3-inch polypropylene woofers. The tweeters are couples with Klipsch-exclusive Tractrix Horns to reduce distortion and increase more »

BrightSwitch automatically shuts lights off, saves energy at home

If you’re like me, minimizing resource waste is a lifestyle. I don’t overwater (good thing, since Sacramento has “water police”), I don’t overload the washer or dishwasher, and I hang clothes to dry in the oven that we call a garage (especially effective in the summer). But most importantly, I shut off lights when they’re more »

MakerBot 3D printers now available in select Home Depot stores

If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with some 3D printing action, MakerBot printers are now on display at select Home Depot stores. Originally founded in 2009, MakerBot has become a world leader in 3D printing and scanning. Although many 3D printers have come since, MakerBot retains a status of making 3D more »

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You probably still don’t know or want Ultra HD TV

A study conducted by The Diffusion Group found that “short-term demand for 4K/Ultra HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets.”

Jibo wants to be your family’s robot

From GadgeTell Having a home robot that does things for you while acting human is awesome, and it may finally be a possibility with Jibo. An Indiegogo project has launched for Jibo, and the project has already pulled in all of the funding necessary to turn Jibo into an actual product. Read the full post on GadgeTell »