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Blink home monitor now taking pre-orders, shipping summer

If you were reading posts sometime around last summer, you might have caught our coverage on the Blink wireless HD home monitoring system. This particular Kickstarter project successfully overfunded, topping over a million dollars with only a $200k goal. That over 6800 backers to keep happy, and so far things appear to be chugging away steadily. more »

Unveiled at CES, Skylink PowerHub has smarts & wireless

To say that anything related to smarthome products and/or automation was big at CES 2015 is a gross understatement. Although there was a clustered area dedicated to such booths, you were able to find manufacturers in almost every hall. It made things a little difficult for those with a home-centric interest. This explosion of devices more »

Are drones the future of smart home security?

CES 2015 saw a huge turnout in digital imaging drones by companies such as Yuneec, Hexo +, and Hobbico. These drones are making waves in the film and virtual reality industries while ushering in a new age of home filmmaking. But these companies are seeing a new trend in market interest. “The market is wide open,” says more »

The iCamPRO FHD is set to impress at 2015 CES, Kickstarter

Home automation and monitoring is shaping up to be the big thing for 2015. Even though products have been hitting the consumer shelves for well over a year, innovation and design are starting to catch up and improve the most recent releases. When it comes to home security, the next big star just might be more »

iPhone universal remote showcasing at CES 2015, shipping January

If you haven’t yet experienced the convenience of a universal remote, you’re totally missing out. Not only can one streamline actions and selections, but it seriously cuts down on coffee table clutter. And if you happen to be an iOS user with an older iPhone lying around, there’s a great way to repurpose that device more »

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TechnologyTell Review: LockState WiFi Electronic Deadbolt Lock

Among the variety of new home automation devices, locks are turning out to be quite popular. Why have physical keys when a mobile device can do the same thing? Remote locking and unlocking can be very convenient. But then why have a mobile device in your hand when a glowing pinpad works just as quickly, more »

Why aren’t all home outlets smart like the Brio?

By the time we make it to adulthood, power outlets are so ubiquitous that we hardly give them a thought. That is, until, babies. You know, there is an entire industry of outlet plugs fully supported by new, freaked-out, or new & freaked-out parents. The look is always the same when the conversation turns to more »

Save water, save the world, with Amphiro b1 smart shower

There has been a lot of focus on reducing energy usage and conserving. New and efficient smart LED bulbs have grown in popularity due to their low costs and longevity. However, there is more to a home’s total resource consumption than just lamps and lighting. You can tell by looking at the water and electricity/gas more »

Control more than lights with Insteon Dual On/Off Outlet

If you haven’t caught up to the wireless LED light craze, you’re seriously missing out. It’s one of those things that ends up being much more useful than expected, once in practice. Whether you want to save energy by remotely controlling lights, or to create a lived-in appearance at home while away, wireless is the more »

Smart Booo Dimmer puts wireless light control in hands

One of the reasons that wireless-enabled light bulbs have grown in popularity is the ease of control. Sure, there may be a pinch of laziness thrown in here or there, but it’s still pretty cool to turn lights on and off with a mobile smartphone or tablet. Besides, wall switches aren’t always in the most more »

BeON smart bulb lights homes, deters burglars

A lot of media attention is paid to high-profile cyber crimes such as stolen identities, hacking, and stolen credit cards. Although such incidents may be big, they’re still not quite as prolific as basic break-ins and theft. These happen all the time nationwide, but you’re only going to hear about local incidents. The key to more »

Netgear’s Arlo home security cameras are totally wireless

By now, you should be fairly familiar with modern home security cameras. Advanced models seem to be popping up every month from familiar manufacturers or relatively new companies. Most of these cameras tout wireless connectivity, yet fail to be completely wireless. Users are left to figure out the closest outlet to provide power. You better more »