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This drip coffee maker connects to your Wi-Fi network, but it can't interact with other WeMo devices.
Breathe easier without having to get up and fiddle with a knob. Smartphone notifications when the filter needs changing are pretty smart too.
Nest issued an update for its iOS app on Friday, but it crashed and burned.
The $200 device is a little like Siri for your whole house.
Wi-Fi network cams aren't all created equal. We pit three newcomers against the crowd favorite, Dropcam.
You probably don't want a notification every time a bug flies by your security camera. Check out Simplicam.
This little gadget sticks to your fridge, and lets you scan barcodes or just tell it what you need, to compile a shopping list in an iOS app.
The S+ sits on your night stand and uses low-power radio waves to track night-time movement and breathing. Other sensors track the noise and light pollution that disrupts good sleep.
IFTTT integration is coming soon, but what's here is already solid, and comparably priced with the Philips Hue Lux.
This tiny device has the potential to shake up the home-security market.
It plugs into an AC outlet, alerts you to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and contacts you via an app with a recording of the sound. A few false alarms aside, this security device is a smart buy for any home.
Chris Breen's educated guess: Apple TV is waiting for a few other new Apple products to move with it into the smart home of the future.
This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.
Its success depends on developers making great software and devices, and Apple being able to convince users that those devices are not just worthwhile, but secure.
Apple has added a list of rules about how developers can use HealthKit, HomeKit, and keyboard data. And those rules could help it win over consumers.
Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.
It's not exactly Rosie the Robot preparing meals for you, but you'll be able to walk away from the kitchen and get a push notification when the meat is at the perfect temperature. Not too shabby.
Even if you've never head of sous vide before, you'll like how easy the Anova is to use and how delicious its recipes are.
HomeKit--a set of tools for controlling your home's devices from your iOS device--looks promising. But what about control from a remote location? Chris Breen has some thoughts.
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