A Gift Guide for Making Any Dumb Home Smarter

Do you or someone you love (or at least give enough of a damn about to buy a holiday gift for) want to explore this whole “smart home” idea without buying into a whole ecosystem? There are plenty of ways to get started, but these gadgets seamlessly integrate into your current, IQ-challenged abode. Best of all, they’re… »11/23/15 12:00pm11/23/15 12:00pm


Cheap Motion Sensors That Tell You Your Windows and Doors Have Opened

With the release of Dropcam's Pro webcam last fall, the company set the scene for some interesting wireless accessories with the inclusion of built-in Bluetooth LE. With an API it hopes to get other companies to make accessories too, and to encourage development the company has just revealed its own official… »5/19/14 2:40pm5/19/14 2:40pm

Dropcam Pro: A Burlier Webcam to Keep Watch Over Your Home

Dropcam, the worldwide leader in nanny cams, is following up its popular cloud-powered remote monitoring system with a greatly improved piece of hardware so that you can track your home-piece in more detail than ever before. Dropcam Pro doesn't look different than its predecessor, but there's a lot of good new stuff… »10/10/13 9:00am10/10/13 9:00am