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Google/Nest Announces Acquisition Of Dropcam For $555 Million

06/20/2014, Earlier this year, Google announced that they would be acquiring Nest, the company behind smart home gadgets like the Nest Protect and the their smart thermostat. Now you might have heard that Google has interest in other home-related gadgets, and a rumor...

Microsoft Partners With AFI For Home Automation Startup Accelerator

06/18/2014, Connected homes and home automation seems to be the way of the future. Our appliances are starting to get smarter and there are various efforts from a variety of different companies, such as Nest, who are hoping to make our homes a lot more smarter, and...

Nest Refunding Protect Owners $33 If Bought Before 15 June

06/18/2014, As you might have heard by now, Nest has finally returned the Protect smoke alarm to shelves via Google Play. For those unfamiliar, Nest had previously pulled the smoke alarm from being sold due to an issue with the device where users could accidentally...

Nest Protect Returns To Google Play Store With Key Feature Disabled

06/16/2014, The Nest Protect which was announced in October last year happened to run into some issues, having its sales halted temporarily due to safety concerns in April 2014. Following that, in May this year, the Nest Protect smart smoke detector was recalled,...

Nucano Smart Door Chime Wants To Take Home Automation To New Levels

06/13/2014, Home automation is starting to become a big thing nowadays. We’ve seen efforts from a variety of companies hoping to make a dent in the market, such as Nest, Philips, and so on. However it seems that we could have a new player in the form of Nucano who...

Roku 3 Review

06/12/2014, Roku devices have been streaming Internet content since 2008. That would explain why every streaming content player, except for iTunes, supports the Roku brand. Unlike Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, Roku does not have any content to push for. Roku has also...

Boeing 727 Transformed Into A Home

06/11/2014, Have wings, will travel. However, what happens when that pair of wings have been grounded due to obsolescence? Bruce Campbell is one such engineer who is based outside of Portland, Oregon, having transformed a retired Boeing 727 commercial airliner into a...

Edyn Smart Garden System

06/06/2014, So, you would love to potter around the garden, but realize that you do not have any kind of green fingers whatsoever? Fret not, as technology catches up with life, those who do not have green fingers can still obtain help in the form of Edyn, a smart...

The Rachio Iro Is A Smart Sprinkler System For Your Home

06/05/2014, If you’re the type that is particularly concerned about the amount of water you are using because you don’t want to waste it, then Rachio’s Iro smart sprinkler system might be something you could be interested in. As it stands, sprinklers turned on...

Big Ass Fans Unveils The Haiku Smart Fan

06/05/2014, There are smartwatches, smartphones, and now we guess there are even smart fans? Well that’s what Big Ass Fans is calling their latest product, the Haiku ceiling fan. In fact they’re going as far calling it the world’s first smart ceiling fan, but...

Roof Tiles Could Help Clean Up The Air

06/04/2014, I would suppose that one can say that smog is a modern day problem that those of us who happen to live in large cities have to deal with, and while it is far from a pleasant experience, it is a very real problem that ought to be solved – for the...

SenseME Smart Ceiling Fan

06/04/2014, Not all ceiling fans are created the same, as you can tell by the Haiku with SenseME ceiling fan, which is touted to be the first of its kind in the world. This is a unique addition to any home, where it will boast of an on-board computer and an array of...

Apple’s Smart Home Initiative Might Be Less Complex Than We Think

05/30/2014, Earlier this week, we heard rumors that Apple could be announcing a Smart Home initiative at WWDC 2014. It sounded like a pretty exciting idea, to think that Apple could be diving into connected objects, home automation, and whatnot. Well if you were...

Homey Brings Intelligent Speech-Controlled Home Automation

05/29/2014, There are already a lot of “smart” products available in the market that let you control lights, temperature and many other things with your smartphone or tablet. However most of the time the user experience might not feel as seamless as it...