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For a Limited Time, Get Two Philips Hue Bulbs for $100

If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to start or expand your Philips’ color-shifting Hue lighting collection, Amazon’s offering a great deal on spare bulbs today. All you have to do is pick any two Hue bulbs from four available models, and your total price at checkout will get marked down to $100. [Philips Hue Bulb… » 8/03/15 6:15pm 8/03/15 6:15pm

You Can Buy a HomeKit-Friendly Thermostat Starting Today

Apple announced HomeKit, its attempt to make every lightbulb and lock talk to your iPhone, well over a year ago, but things that can actually whisper sweet nothings in your iDevice’s ears have been few and far between. Most notably, you haven’t been able to buy a HomeKit-enabled thermostat, something that changes… » 7/07/15 1:33am 7/07/15 1:33am

A Simple Little Cube Wants to Be the Remote Control For Your Smart Home

Smart home devices are seeping into our lives. But as the number of remotely adjustable aspects of home life grows, keeping track of all the apps that control everything could become a bit of headache—a fact which doesn’t really jive with the smart home philosophy of being as lazy as possible. » 6/14/15 6:00pm 6/14/15 6:00pm

HomeKit Will Let You Access Your Smart Home Via iCloud

Slowly but surely, Apple is been threatening to creep into the smart home market. The company just took one more small step by announcing that it’s HomeKit software will give you access to connected home devices from anywhere in the world by using iCloud. And the software will finally work on a whole bunch of products. » 6/08/15 2:25pm 6/08/15 2:25pm

How Creeps Will Use the Internet to Break into Your Home

Your refrigerator is sending spam. Your front door is running buggy firmware that tells you the deadbolt is locked (when it's not). And the kid next door is pirating music over your wifi network, thanks to a backdoor in your thermostat app. All the internet-enabled things that make your home "smart" are also turning… » 2/23/15 11:17am 2/23/15 11:17am

WeMo Beefs Up Smart Home Lineup With Four New Sensors

Right now, piecing together a smart home, your very own domicile outfitted to perfectly fit your life, is a confusing cobweb of wireless standards, compatibility, and brands—lots and lots of brands. But the first step into this brave new connected world is just giving your home awareness, and that's what Belkin WeMo's… » 1/04/15 7:00pm 1/04/15 7:00pm

Quirky and GE Launch Seven New Gadgets To Make Your Smart Home Smarter

Quirky, the company that helps turn crazy inventions into things you can actually buy, has announced seven new gizmos to help raise the IQ of your home. They include inexpensive devices that detect moisture levels or energy consumption, but also one product—a smart thermostat—aimed at giving smart home leaders like… » 11/11/14 12:06pm 11/11/14 12:06pm

Leeo SmartAlert Review: A $100 Night Light That Listens For Fire

If your smoke alarm starts wailing and you're not home to hear it, you'd better hope one of your neighbors does — or else you might come home to a smoldering pile of rubble. But with the Leeo smart night light, even if your nearest neighbor is miles away, you'll be alerted to potential fires as soon as the alarm goes… » 10/21/14 8:00am 10/21/14 8:00am