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The Inventor of Those Eco-Friendly Hipster Bulbs Is Getting Ready to Sue Everyone

Edison-style LED bulbs have become a real hit, and often seen in places like trendy restaurants and bars. Like typical LED bulbs, these bulbs offer increased energy efficiency and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs while maintaining a stylish old-world appearance. Read More >>

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Philips Hue’s New Bluetooth Bulbs Make It Cheaper to Try Out the Best Smart Lights

Despite being one of the most popular smart light platforms on the market, one of the disadvantages of Philips’ Hue system is its need for a bridge. That means getting started with Hue tended to cost a bit more than competing platforms, because to control even one light, you needed a hub. Read More >>

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Lutron Teamed Up With Philips to Solve One of the Most Annoying Things About Smart Lights

After living with smart lights—especially smart lights connected to a voice assistant—it’s hard to go back. However, one of the most annoying things about smart lights is when guests who aren’t familiar with your lighting system come over and start messing things up. Read More >>

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These Are the Best Smart Home Gadgets to Trick Out Your Pad

The first crop of smart home gadgets from a few years ago weren’t actually very smart, but times have changed, and there’s now plenty of good reasons to upgrade your hoover, microwave, and even your sound system, with a bit of AI-enhanced smarts. Read More >>

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What to Expect From Google’s Pixel 3 Hardware Event

In less than a week’s time Google will be holding court in New York to reveal some less-than-mysterious new hardware offerings. Those Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones might have been thoroughly leaked ahead of next week’s gathering, but what other surprises has Google managed to keep under wraps? Read More >>

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Lenovo Wades into the Smarthome Gold Rush with Some Very Cheap and Convenient Gadgets

Along with anything related to smart speakers and voice assistant integration, one of the biggest gold rushes in tech is the rapidly expanding smarthome market. And with companies both new and old trying to find a way in, there’s a lot of a confusion among consumer about which brands are legit. Read More >>

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Smart Home Security Camera Sends Footage to Wrong Person, Is Maybe Not So Smart After All

Internet-connected devices are known for having their fair share of security issues — especially when it comes to cameras. But here’s a new one: the BBC reported this week that a smart home security camera started sending video clips to the wrong person. Read More >>

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Amazon is Invading Model Homes to Show Off a Future No One Wants

Amazon announced Wednesday that it will try to pitch the general public on its dystopian future by launching interactive showrooms in model homes across the USA to show off its full line of smart home products. Read More >>

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Don’t Use a Nest Doorbell to Raise Your Kids

Nest recently released a new ad, and let me tell you: there are some issues with the content. So you see this teenage girl in a prom dress ring a Nest doorbell, and a teen couple walk out the front door. The two girls walk to a car, as a low robotic voice beckons the boy and proceeds to give him a fatherly speech about being a gentleman. Turns out, the voice is actually coming from the doorbell and belongs to his doctor dad who is at work at a hospital. Again, there are some issues. Read More >>

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Amazon and Google Are Back to Feuding, This Time Over Smart Homes and Nest

E-retail giant Amazon has declined to feature any future products from Google’s line of smart home products, Nest, and as a result, Nest won’t be restocking those items currently listed on the site once they sell out. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Why Samsung’s Home of the Future Concept Scares the Hell Out of Me

Picture this: you live in the future. Your gadgets are voice-controlled. You’re lazy, so you don’t want to walk over to a smart speaker to bark your commands. But one of the world’s largest electronics companies has saved you from that slightly inconvenient fate by installing microphones in everything you own. Read More >>

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Apple’s Answer to the Amazon Echo Sounds Creepy

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is moving forward with plans for a smart home hub, joining the Amazon Echo and the upcoming Google Home device in the battle to take over your house. Read More >>

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Philips Hue System Adds a Motion Sensor That Will Turn Your Smart Lights On Automatically

Before the idea of a ‘smart home’ came long, people had to actually walk over to a switch to turn lights on and off—it was barbaric. Now you can illuminate your entire house with just a few taps on a smartphone app, but Philips wants to make life even easier than that with a new motion sensor that automatically turns its Hue lights on and off for you. Read More >>

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Future Bluetooth Standard Links to Internet Without Middle-Man Device

A lot of devices rely solely on Bluetooth for connectivity, but they always require another device to provide them with a link to the internet. That often means you need to be right there with it — but not for much longer, because the low-power standard is getting its own gateway to the internet. Read More >>

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TP-Link’s New Touchscreen Router Is a Giant Leap Towards a Unified Smarthome

The hundreds of different smart home platforms premiering at CES 2016 is a perfect summation of that technology: it’s kind of a mess right now. But with its new SR20 Smart Home Router, TP-Link might have just helped to streamline the smart home and make all the connected devices in your home finally play nicely together Read More >>