smart home Stories August 31

Neato brings smarter features to lower-cost robot vacuum cleaners

Neato has today brought two features from its top-of-the-line D7 Connected robot vacuum cleaner (review) to two lower-cost models …

smart home Stories April 17

We told you back in December about an iOS app that can control smart ovens from GE and Bosch, and Electrolux has told us that it is next in line.

The Innit app lets you detail your diet, allergies and food preferences to recommend recipes. Once you select one, the app will work with you and your oven to help cook it …

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smart home Stories February 23

Those of you who’ve been following my Smart Home Diary series will know that I’ve learned a number of lessons – some of them the hard way. But I thought it would be useful to distill these into a single piece offering my best advice for anyone planning to create a smart home from scratch today.

And that advice begins with considering whether or not creating a smart home is a smart choice for you …

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Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

smart home Stories February 16

iDevices today has unveiled a new connected wall switch that it says lets users seamlessly control their other iDevice accessories and their smart home products. Dubbed the Instant Switch, iDevices touts this accessory as an “intelligently-designed wireless remote wall switch…

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smart home Stories January 16

Update: In an email to 9to5Mac, Twist says that “the app works fine and the cloud services are paid for and covered for a long while.”

Two years ago, we reported on Twist, a new smart home accessory maker aiming to take a different approach to smart home lighting. At the time, the company debuted an AirPlay-connected lightbulb and speaker system combo, but it now appears that those efforts didn’t catch on like Twist had hoped…

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smart home Stories January 9

After yesterday announcing Apple Watch control of ovens, washing machines and dryers, Whirlpool now wants to apply connected kitchen smarts to reducing the amount of food that goes to waste …

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