August Smart Lock and Connect Review: I'll Use Keys, Thanks 

Four months ago, we called the August Smart Lock superb. I knew that sooner or later, I'd invite one into my home. I got my chance a few weeks ago with the August Connect dongle, a $50 add-on that gives the lock internet access so you can control it from anywhere in the world. Sadly, it also revealed the lock's… » 2/13/15 10:20am 2/13/15 10:20am

Buzz In Guests Remotely With August Smart Lock's New Internet Hub 

While I personally prefer an auto-lock that doesn't connect to the Internet and expose my home network to the antics of script kiddies, in today's connected home that's isn't always a viable option. Luckily, August's new Smart Lock hardware lets you have it both ways. » 1/07/15 1:00pm 1/07/15 1:00pm

August Smart Lock Review: A Great Lock that Moves With You

Smart locks, along with intelligent lights, are the standard bearers for today's home automation movement with some of the biggest names in security—looking at you Schlage and Kwikset — offering internet-connected locks. But a San Francisco-based upstart may have just beaten these industry titans at their own game. » 10/14/14 10:00am 10/14/14 10:00am

Our Favorite Laptops, Cameras, Light Bulbs, and More

T.S. Eliot didn't know what the hell he was talking about—August is unquestionably the cruelest month. With only four more sweet weeks of summer left, every day that passes is just another reminder that we're about to be back in the lifeless dregs of fall. And what do we do when something upsets us? That's right;… » 8/02/13 10:00am 8/02/13 10:00am

Are Smart Locks Secure, or Just Dumb?

Keys have been around for hundreds, if not, thousands of years. We've all used them. We generally understand how they work and how vulnerable they can be. Some are better than others. And now that the simplest of devices in the home are connecting to the cloud, it's time to figure out just how safe or smart these… » 6/05/13 2:17pm 6/05/13 2:17pm

Here's Your Smart Lock of the Future, Today

In an ever increasing world of connected smart things, the most important home appliance, the front door lock, is just now getting automated. August, co-founded by Yves Behar and Jason Johnson, today announced the company's first product, a $200 lock aptly named Smart Lock. Now you never have to pull out your key or… » 5/29/13 8:15pm 5/29/13 8:15pm

Our Favorite Laptops, Cloud Storage, 4G, Gadgets, and More

It all seems a bit for naught, with the earth in obvious upheaval, spawning one natural disaster after another and careening toward a horrible, fiery, and certain end next year. But until that happens, there are some pretty cool gadgets to play with! Here's the best of bunch from August. » 9/01/11 10:16am 9/01/11 10:16am

It's SugarSync—with a…