Blog Posts - Home Automation

Piper safety cam enables you to add recorded movies to Dropbox and Drive without spending a dime (plus extra IFTTT enhancements)

Piper’s house safety and automation unit has been enhancing yr over yr. Since my preliminary evaluation, it has overhauled its app and improved lots of its options, however it additionally lately launched an IFTTT channel that enabled Amazon Al...
by picturedir on Aug 30, 2016


I am pleased to host today's guest post by Maria, our regular contributor on assistive technology here at The Caregivers' Living Room. Maria is a freelance writer currently living in Chicago. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the...

The Drill Down 422: Virtually There

[Photo courtesy of Wired] This week, crucial news for Windows QuickTime users, Netflix and Amazon Prime video price changes, BlackBerry’s encryption key is in the hands of the government, the future of VR, and should all locks have keys? All this...
by Geeks of Doom on Apr 22, 2016

The Drill Down 420: Many Bothans Died

This week, Google’s prank backfires, the FBI flexes their new muscle, is Nest in trouble?, the largest data leak in history, a new Star Wars movie trailer, and Tesla 3 is coming! a couple of years ...All this and more this week on The Drill D...
by Geeks of Doom on Apr 8, 2016

Shopping: Get iSmart Alarm With HD Resolution and Night Vision

Home safety has become a major issue where many people have started to secure their home using closed circuit television (CCTV) to record images and videos as legal proof if anything wrong happens in their homes. Home is the place where we keep valua...
by The Jesselton Girl on Feb 21, 2016 Unveils the Benefits of Owning Thermostats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Press Release Submitted by         Press Release Distribution Keeping a house is quite a costly affair nowadays, because a prevailing amount of housekeeping expenses runs i...
by Free PR Online on Nov 26, 2015

The Drill Down 403: Holiday Gift Guide 2015

The holiday season is coming up and The Drill Down would like you to be ready for it. So as we do every year around this time, we’ve prepared a list of what we consider the perfect gifts to give... and get this holiday. So before you stand around f...
by Geeks of Doom on Nov 20, 2015

Why Home Automation is a Must to Keep Your Family Safe

There are a lot of trendy home automation gadgets on the market; while some are worth buying, others seem like a waste of our hard-earned dollars. When it comes to keeping our families and possessions safe, how are we to know which products will w...
by khairuddinuad on Nov 16, 2015

The Drill Down 382: Bad Blood

This week, Taylor Swift has ‘bad blood’ with Apple Music, what may be coming in the new Apple Watch 2, Nest's new camera, Twitter’s secret project, Lexus teases a real hoverboard ... and much much more on The Drill Down [...] The post The Drill...
by Geeks of Doom on Jun 26, 2015

A (Much) Smarter Air Purifier

Yep. You can control the Holmes Smart Air Purifier with your smartphone. It's super cool. The post A (Much) Smarter Air Purifier appeared first on Is This Really My Life.
by is this REALLY my life? on May 9, 2015

Home Automation for Energy Conservation and Safety

Home automation used to be limited to universal remotes and expensive video camera systems. Today’s automation innovations go well beyond 1980s technology. From Internet-connected security systems to automatic lights, you can protect your home...
by Home Improvement on May 7, 2015

Launching a Web Server for Home Monitoring

Last year we talked about setting up simple home automation. Building off of that, let's talk about setting up a web server on the SBC to share data on the world wide web.Read more ›...

Phillips adds the portable Go lamp to the Hue lineup

Phillips has a variety of lights for their WiFi-connected Hue system.  There are color-changing bulbs, white light-only bulbs, strips lights, and tabletop lamps, but they all have one thing in common:  they have to be screwed into a lamp so...
by concoconco on Apr 4, 2015

Order grocery staples to keep your house running smoothly with the press of a button with Amazon Dash

I’ll admit that I thought this was an April Fool’s joke when I saw it yesterday, but it’s a real offering from Amazon.  The Amazon Dash Button lets you re-order laundry detergent, paper towels, diapers, pet food, even mac &...
by concoconco on Apr 3, 2015

Touchscreen-enabled routers double as home automation hubs

If at all possible, we like to keep our router and hub count down to a nice round number of "one." That's the idea behind a pair of new models from Almond which eliminate the need to have both a smarthome hub and router by combing them into one devic...
by engadget on Apr 1, 2015

Samsung delays its next-gen home automation devices

It'll take a while longer to see how Samsung's acquisition has improved SmartThings' Hub and sensors. The company was supposed to release its next-gen home automation devices this April, but now it's pushing back the launch date. SmartThings isn't ev...
by engadget on Mar 31, 2015

4 Great Smart Home Gadgets Under $200

4 Great Smart Home Gadgets Under $200 By Tim Smith   There are plenty of products on the market that can help your home run smarter and more efficiently. Unfortunately, those products have typically come with a pretty steep price tag. The good n...
by GeekAdviser on Mar 23, 2015

Nyrius Smart Outlet controls your lamps and small appliances without WiFi

Nyrius has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new method of automating control of lamps and small appliances in your home.  The Nyrius Smart Outlet connects to an app on your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, so you don’t even hav...
by concoconco on Mar 20, 2015

Replace your door’s deadbolt key with Sesame and a smartphone app

There are a variety of ways you can open and lock your home’s door without using a key.  I tried a WiFi-connected deadbolt that didn’t work, no matter what type of interpretive dance I used to approach it.  I’ve been intri...
by concoconco on Mar 20, 2015

The Home Automation Project: Garage Opener Door Edition

In my ongoing campaign to fill the house with electronic automation wizardry, the workshop / garage only makes sense for the next step. In addition to the camera that's integrated into the Inston system out there, I'm adding a garage door controller.
by AZ DIY Guy on Mar 3, 2015

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