Your Nest Protect Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter

It's been a tumultuous year for Nest's second product, Protect, a fire and CO alarm that's endured not only a halt in sales and recall, but also a price cut and return to the shelves. Yet in a low-key announcement today, Nest showed how powerful its product model can be: By introducing new functionality for devices… » 9/04/14 9:00am 9/04/14 9:00am

Every Smart Appliance Should Be as Brilliant as This Smoke Detector

It's easy to scoff at the idea of smart appliances when you're faced with an onslaught of everyday devices with bewilderingly superflous Internet-y capabilities crammed in for little other reason than to pad the feature list. It doesn't have to be that way though. Take the Canary, for instance, a smart smoke alarm.… » 6/27/13 12:32pm 6/27/13 12:32pm

Hideous Moth Smoke Detector Saves Lives Instead Of Destroying Clothing

Normally you'd do everything you can to rid your home of moths, lest they leave your clothes and other fabrics riddled with holes. But this over-sized facsimile is actually being sold as a stylish alternative to run-of-the-mill smoke detectors that you won't mind having perched to your ceilings. » 8/20/12 1:40pm 8/20/12 1:40pm