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Nest is getting ready for the smart home’s Cambridge Analytica moment – The Verge
17 Oct
8:45

Nest is getting ready for the smart home’s Cambridge Analytica moment – The Verge

Filed under: Google Policy Smart Home Nest is getting ready for the smart home’s Cambridge Analytica moment New, 20 ‘Works With Nest’ will be replaced by a tighter set of rules for partner devices By Russell Brandom Oct 16, 2019, 9:42am EDT Share this story Share this on Facebook Share […]

Google’s New Nest Mini and Nest Wi-Fi Up The Smart Home Smarts – Forbes
15 Oct
11:15

Google’s New Nest Mini and Nest Wi-Fi Up The Smart Home Smarts – Forbes

The new Google Nest Mini Google The much leaked Pixel 4 is, unsurprisingly, grabbing the lion’s share of the headlines from the big Google hardware event—but smart home fans will be pleased to see that the search giant has taken the covers off of a couple of key new smart […]

Building a new home? Wire it up for the smart home of tomorrow. – Stacey on IoT
15 Oct
8:05

Building a new home? Wire it up for the smart home of tomorrow. – Stacey on IoT

Credit: Amazon On our most recent IoT Podcast, Judy called into our hotline and asked if it makes sense to install wired ethernet in a new home she’s having built. And specifically, she’s wondering if she should even consider locations such as her garage for wired connections. Without a doubt, […]

14 Oct
4:57

iRealm Smart Plug 2.0 review: This smart home gadget lacks any redeeming features – TechHive

Since first reviewing the product last November, I’ve had Lutron’s Caséta Wireless Dimmer on my bedside table, which I use to control my reading lamp. The tiny Pico remote makes it easy to control the light without having to crawl out of bed, and it’s never given me a minute […]

Week in Review: The ‘smart home’ is still so, so stupid – TechCrunch
14 Oct
1:45

Week in Review: The ‘smart home’ is still so, so stupid – TechCrunch

Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. Last week was a short one, but I talked about the merger of a couple of the worst adtech companies in the world. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox […]

5 best cheap home security solutions of 2019 – CNET
13 Oct
10:35

5 best cheap home security solutions of 2019 – CNET

Tyler Lizenby/CNET It’s already October, which makes the next three months the most expensive of the year for most of us. And as you travel more, your house become more vulnerable to burglary. So the question is, how do you protect your house without adding another expense on top of […]

How Amazon and Alexa are dominating the smart home market … for now – USA TODAY
12 Oct
4:15

How Amazon and Alexa are dominating the smart home market … for now – USA TODAY

Most products are not capable of becoming the default for an entire category. But most products are not Amazon’s suite of Alexa-enabled home devices.  The tech giant’s Echo, Echo Dot, and other products have essentially defined the smart devices for consumers and put Amazon in first place for smart speaker […]

11 Oct
1:05

Samsung SmartThings Wifi review: A sensible choice for smart homes, but far from the best router – PCWorld

Mesh tech is as beneficial to smart home devices as it is to home networking, so it makes sense to deploy a single product that can handle both missions—provided that single device offers best-in-class performance in both areas. While the second-generation Samsung SmartThings Wifi mesh router is a great smart […]

7 Great Gadgets to Make Your Smart Home Smarter – Techlicious
10 Oct
9:55

7 Great Gadgets to Make Your Smart Home Smarter – Techlicious

Brought to You by the Consumer Technology Association posted by Elizabeth Harper on October 09, 2019 in Health and Home, Kitchen, Home Safety & Security, Home Improvement, Lighting, Automation Systems, Guides & Reviews :: 0 comments Techlicious editors independently review products. To help support our mission, we may earn affiliate […]

Sweepr raises $9 million to diagnose smart home devices in real time – VentureBeat
10 Oct
6:46

Sweepr raises $9 million to diagnose smart home devices in real time – VentureBeat

What if the next time your dishwasher went on the fritz or your smart lights failed to switch on, you could quickly dial for help using a voice assistant? That’s the idea behind Sweepr, a two-year-old Dublin, Ireland-based startup that’s developing what it calls a contextually adaptive care platform. By […]