Category: Smart Home


Want to make your dumb Bluetooth speakers smart? This could be the answer

You may not know as much about Bluetooth as you think. Bluetooth is usually thought of as a communications technology that links two pieces of hardware together, but it’s capable


Alexa’s in-app smart home controls just got a makeover

With its latest deluge of Alexa devices, Amazon abandoned much of the black, utilitarian plastic that characterized its previous generation of gadgets in favor of softer, homier designs wrapped in posh fabric.


Amazon’s Alexa assistant now works with over 20K devices

Amazon executive Daniel Rausch stood onstage before a crowd of hundreds at Berlin’s IFA tech show Saturday to share a few big numbers about Alexa. ‘Just this year,’ he said,


There are five ways to unlock the Lockly Secure Pro smart lock

Lockly has a new smart lock at CES 2019 — the Lockly Secure Pro. The Secure Pro deadbolt costs $300; the latch model costs $330. Both come in satin nickel


IRobot’s Terra robot lawn mower cuts the grass while you relax

For some, mowing the lawn is intensely satisfying. For others, it’s a time-consuming chore. If the latter sounds like you, take heart. Help is on the way from iRobot, the company

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Half-priced Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub and more

November is a time of tradition: colder weather, football, turkey feasts with friends and family — and, of course, scouring the web for the best Black Friday deals. And, sure