SmartHome

Will Apple Fully Commit To Smart Homes After HomePod?

To answer the question of Apple’s commitment to smart home tech requires looking beyond the current status quo. It’s not hard to notice the emerging devices of Apple smart home products. After all, the essence of smart home technology is futuristic. Focusing purely on the present is to risk missing the mark. Right now, most […]

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Do it Yourself Home Automation: Start Here

Today’s look at where to start with home automation DIY is very much angled toward beginners. If you’re an old hand at using voice assistants to control your smart home devices, an Insteon expert, or well underway building out the smart home of your dreams, this guide is absolutely not for you. We’d urge you […]

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Amazon and Its Emerging Home Automation Line

If you think about Amazon’s role in smart home devices and technology, there’s one product that instantly springs to mind… Smart speakers. With the enduringly popular Echo family with the ubiquitous digital assistant Alexa onboard, Amazon has already exerted a stranglehold on a key segment of the market. Amazon’s approach with smart speakers exemplifies the […]

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Lower your Bills with These Smart Home Devices

There’s nothing smarter than having smart home devices that save you money. Smart home devices can be used to make you your money, and your time more efficient. By adding household automation and remote control access to some of your home systems, you can lower your consumption and lower your bills in the process. These […]

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Smart Home Devices Guide of 2019

The range and scope of smart home devices in 2019 have never been stronger. Maybe you’re already using the occasional smart light bulb and are looking for more in your connected home. If you’re already fully invested in home automation and you’re looking to get even more from your smart home. Either way, you’re in […]

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Why Don’t You Have These 5 Essential Smart Home Devices?

Maybe you’re a complete beginner when it comes to home automation. If not, it’s easy to overlook the basics of essential smart home devices. Perhaps, on the other hand, your pretty tech-savvy and already enjoying the benefits of a connected home. Either way, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of smart home devices […]

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The Continued Growth of Wearables and Their Place in Smart Technology in 2019 and Beyond

We recently examined Apple’s strategy for gaining home automation market share, and the concept of digital assistants reared its head. Why are we referencing apples strategic goals when we’re looking at the present state of wearable smart home devices? Well, a recent IDC report forecasts that wearables will grow by over 15% equating to 198.5 […]

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Make Your Smart Home a Party Home

While the holiday season is still some way in the distance, we all love a good party whatever the time of year. If you’ve got a connected home packed with the latest smart home devices, how can you harness that gear to make your smart home a party home? Today, we’ll take a more light-hearted […]

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What Home Automation Works with Google Home?

Among all smart home devices, how do you know what home automation works with Google home? Google Home first burst onto the scene back in mid-2016 at Google I/O. It was then rolled out with Pixel toward the end of that same year. This powerful alternative to Alexa, its only serious rival in the smart […]

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Sleep Easy with These 5 Smart Baby Monitors

Along with bundles of diapers, gallons of milk and the ubiquitous baby stroller, a smart baby monitor should go next on your shopping list. Well, if you’re a tech-loving smart home fanatic, a WiFi-enabled baby monitor is a must-have. We touched upon this in our recent look at how smart homes can help parents. Today […]

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