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New desks, bedside tables, and lamps will feature Qi wireless charging capabilities.
Pop these bad boys on things you need to catalog, track and locate. You can then hunt for lost items with an augmented reality app.
You already bring your iPad in the kitchen, so why not make it work harder?
The Drop scale connects to your iPad to walk you through baking recipes step by step. No more measuring cups!
Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions.
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.
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