Don't-Miss Home tech Stories
The Drop scale connects to your iPad to walk you through baking recipes step by step. No more measuring cups!
Intimidated by going to a yoga studio? This mat can give you real-time feedback on your yoga practice at home.
With a laser pointer integrated into the camera body, you can mess with your cats with a simple swipe of your smartphone screen.
Future Bluetooth devices could connect to the Internet through regular home routers, and require opt-in approval for privacy-invading Beacons.
Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats
The $200 device is a little like Siri for your whole house.
You probably don't want a notification every time a bug flies by your security camera. Check out Simplicam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It looks like the Nest, but instead of learning your habits, Lyric just tracks your phone's location.
It's like Johnny Cab without the guy! Google's ride is here, and it's a cute little car. Plus we talk about Samsung's Simband, what an Apple entry into the home-automation market might mean, and Facebook's latest attempt to cut back on the oversharing. With guests Jason Cross and Leah Yamshon.
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss Apple's rumored home automation moves, hacked Aussie iCloud accounts, and kids and old computers.
Vendors of connected-home hardware would love to get shelf-space in Apple Stores. And they'd be willing to do almost anything Cupertino asked to get it.
If it came with a remote, Blumoo can control it, and you can customize everything.
You might be able to soon tell Siri to open the garage door—assuming a new rumor is accurate, anyway.
Sure, sure, you want a clean house. You try. You can handle the immediate mess when you see it; it’s just hard to keep up with on a regular basis. These apps can help you keep everything orderly.
Is Apple trying to launch a revolution in the world of home automation? The pieces are slowly falling into piece, says contributor Marco Tabini.