Report: Amazon Wants Your Smart Home To Know What You Need Before You Do

Despite having almost a quarter of a billion active users, Amazon is struggling to find a footing for its hardware in peoples' homes. You might have ten old Amazon boxes lying around—but did any of them contain a Fire phone? A new report from Reuters details how Jeff Bezos plans to change that by doubling down on… » 9/24/14 9:08am 9/24/14 9:08am

Here's How Nest Will Work Together With Your Dropcam Now

When Nest acquired Dropcam for $555 million earlier this summer, it seemed like an obvious move: Nest has sensors out the wazoo, but no camera. We hadn't heard much about integration between the two companies, though, until today, when Nest announced exactly how the devices will work together. » 9/09/14 9:00am 9/09/14 9:00am

How Nest Is Already Using All That Data From Its Army of Smoke Alarms

The big news from Nest today is that Protect is back on the shelves. But lost in the shuffle is a more interesting tidbit from the company: Its first report on data culled from the alarms of hundreds of thousands of users. It's a glimpse at how Nest (and Google) can use their army of home-based smart hardware for the… » 6/17/14 4:20pm 6/17/14 4:20pm

Here's How Microsoft Imagined the Smart Home of the Future In 1999

Early rumors may have hinted that Apple had a fully integrated smart home up its sleeve. But after today's WWDC, we know that's not the case. And it's unclear what developers are going to do with Apple's HomeKit, a piecemeal tease that implies you'll soon be able to control your smart toaster with your iPhone. But in… » 6/02/14 6:01pm 6/02/14 6:01pm

Apple's HomeKit Is an iPhone-Powered Universe of Gadgets

Instead of jumping head first into the smart home market by allowing iOS users to (finally) control all of their connected appliances and devices from a single app, Apple has instead decided to tip-toe through the connected home's front door with a new API feature called HomeKit that ensures everything can be securely… » 6/02/14 2:35pm 6/02/14 2:35pm

GIZMODO at 2012 Smart Home—New Gadgets!

Last year Gizmodo and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago partnered up to curate the technology for the Smart Home: Green + Wired. The exhibit recently re-opened for 2012 with new furnishings and a few our favorite new gadgets. MSI did an incredible job in 2011 creating a truly Smart Home that we wished we… » 8/31/12 6:40pm 8/31/12 6:40pm

Here it Is: The World's First Remote-Controlled (LED) Light Bulb

Don't you hate getting all bundled up under the covers, your pillows in the perfect scrunch position under your head, only to realize you didn't turn out the lamp on the opposite end of the room and there's no way you'll be able to sleep with that bright bulb shining in your eyes all night? I do. And I do this all the… » 6/20/12 9:40pm 6/20/12 9:40pm

Walk Through the 2011 Smart Home with Joe Brown

If you haven't had a chance to stop by MSI, Chicago to check out the 2011 Smart Home exhibit, it's cool — you're busy, we understand. Gizmodo's own Joe Brown recently gave Discovery Canada a guided tour through the exhibit, so you can see some our favorite items in the house without leaving your computer. » 5/11/11 11:00am 5/11/11 11:00am

GIZMODO at 2011 Smart Home Opens This Friday!

Gizmodo and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) have teamed up to bring you something amazing - the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit, opening this Friday, April 22, 2011! As the technology partner for the exhibit, we've taken the technologies that change the way we live, work, love, play, think and… » 4/19/11 11:00am 4/19/11 11:00am

GIZMODO at Museum of Science and Industry's 2011 Smart Home

Gizmodo and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) are teaming up to bring you something amazing this spring - the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit. As the technology partner for the exhibit, We've taken the technologies that change the way we live, work, love, play, think and feel and incorporated… » 4/05/11 11:00am 4/05/11 11:00am