All posts by Petra

How to build a prefab smart home from scratch
06 Aug
5:31

How to build a prefab smart home from scratch

Welcome to season two of Home of the Future, a six-part video series co-produced by Curbed and The Verge that chronicles the buildout of a prefab home in Austin, Texas—designed with cutting-edge technology, sustainability, and innovation in mind. The journey begins this week inside a prefab factory. Stay tuned for […]

Wounded vet and family move into Gary Sinise Foundation smart home in Fayetteville
06 Aug
2:28

Wounded vet and family move into Gary Sinise Foundation smart home in Fayetteville

U.S. Army Sgt. (Ret.) Eric Hunter and his family have moved into their new home near Fayetteville, built by the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. Eric endured 61 surgeries following damage done by an IED (improvised explosive device) while deployed in Afghanistan in 2012. “We’re finally […]

How to Set up Smarthome Devices When You Have Roommates
06 Aug
12:56

How to Set up Smarthome Devices When You Have Roommates

Whether you’re in college sharing a dorm room, or just have roommates to make rent cheaper, here’s how to set up your smarthome devices so that they play nicely with multiple household members, as well other devices that your roommates might have. There once was a time where you wouldn’t […]

Smart Home Company Control4 Leaps On Results, Amazon Hire
05 Aug
9:17

Smart Home Company Control4 Leaps On Results, Amazon Hire

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Smart homes: what you need to know about iot devices
05 Aug
9:17

Smart homes: what you need to know about iot devices

Dahna Chandler The Mortgage Reports Contributor Smart homes and the Internet of things (IoT) In this article: Today, so-called smart homes and IoT devices can make life easier, if you know how to use them. You can control: Home security, lights and temperature Appliances and water heaters Windows, doorbells and […]

What Sonos’ IPO Means For Your Smart Home
05 Aug
5:53

What Sonos’ IPO Means For Your Smart Home

The data is clear: The smart-speaker market is growing. It’s growing so much, in fact, that one of its biggest players just went public. “Sonos has been on the market for so long,” explained Lidiane Jones, Sonos’ VP of Software Product Management. “Given the team that we have and the […]

Here are some of the funniest moments people’s smart homes and cameras have captured — sometimes accidentally
05 Aug
5:52

Here are some of the funniest moments people’s smart homes and cameras have captured — sometimes accidentally

VentureBeat If you’ve decided to upgrade or add some appliances to make your home a smart home, you might enjoy the added security you feel by knowing who’s at your door, whether there’s anyone in your house, or whether any alarms are going off. You also might be notified when […]

Get to know Honeywell’s Smart Home Security Starter Kit
04 Aug
2:49

Get to know Honeywell’s Smart Home Security Starter Kit

If you want a DIY home security system with professional monitoring, stop reading right now. The $450 Honeywell Smart Home Security Starter Kit doesn’t offer optional professional monitoring or cellular backup — yet.  This US-only kit instead consists of a self-contained, all-in-one security camera/system (sold individually for $350), plus two […]

Garmin Launches VĂ­voactive 3 Music GPS Smartwatch
04 Aug
2:49

Garmin Launches VĂ­voactive 3 Music GPS Smartwatch

Garmin has announced the launch of VĂ­voactive 3 Music GPS Smartwatch. This smartwatch is an upgraded version of the earlier launched VĂ­voactive 3 GPS Smartwatch, with integrated music. The fitness watch has on-device music storage capacity for 500 songs that can be played directly from the watch using Bluetooth headphones […]

Best smart home tech for your dorm room
04 Aug
2:49

Best smart home tech for your dorm room

Amazon Echo Dot Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 The good: The second-gen Dot smart speaker is just as smart as the full-size Echo at half the cost. It boasts more skills and third-party integrations than the Google Home Mini, and includes an aux-out jack for quick, direct connections […]