Apple first announced HomeKit, its wireless protocol for home automation, almost an entire year ago at Apple’s developers conference in June 2014. Finally it looks like the first batch of hardware partners will be launching their iOs HomeKit-complaint devices. First HomeKit-compliant devices: Ecobee’s ecobee3 WiFi-connected thermostat. $250.00 Elgato’s Eve, line of Bluetooth sensors that collect data … Continue reading 5 New Devices on Apple HomeKit
Understanding the hieroglyphics (pictograms) on the care tags of your garments will allow you to wear your clothes longer and save you money. Washing The wash tub symbol gives directions for machine washing. Sometimes a dot will be used to indicated temperature. Other times you may see a temperature in Celsius. One dot – 30C is cold wash … Continue reading Decoded: What the Laundry Symbols on your Clothes Mean
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the system could be a boon to those living off the electric grid. But what does it mean for the average household?
Google’s Nest opens its platform so the smart thermostat and smoke detector can communicate with other appliances and apps.
Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. Typically this is accomplished using an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field from within a charging base station, and a second induction coil in the portable device takes power from the electromagnetic field and converts it back … Continue reading TechTop: Qi Inductive Charging
Do you worry about hackers gaining access to your Smart House? Truth is the more connected our technology becomes, the more data our devices and appliances can gather about us. That data can be shared in ways we don’t anticipate or can be revealed as part of larger breaches. In a speech at International CES, Edith … Continue reading Bitdefender Box protects your Smart House
If you thought the new Samsung ActiveWash was pretty cool just wait…there’s more. LG has also debuted a washer at the International CES 2105 show with a new washer category of their own. LG’s revolutionary TWIN Wash System enables two separate loads to be washed simultaneously with a space-efficient mini washer located in the pedestal. The new … Continue reading LG Twin Wash system