Smart Appliances

Smart Appliances

For a couple decades, there wasn't much progress in the home appliance world. But now, these smart appliances that connect your oven, refrigerator or washer and dryer to the Internet through Wi-Fi connections can help you save money and have a more energy-efficient home. As home appliance companies begin to create more smart appliances, people will discover many more ways they're helped by technology.

Lowe’s Iris Home Automation Kits

The Lowe's Iris home automation kit has hit the market. Of course, it's only available from Lowe's Home Improvement stores. You'll get all the...

Water Heater Automation: Ready for Smarter Water?

Water heaters are strange beasts in the world of home automation: They tend to rely on older sensors and plumbing to work, making it difficult to give them smart features. But the market is starting to change that with water heater automation products ...

7 of the Best New Smart Home Products

Are you ready for the coming wave of new smart home products that meet real needs instead of just offering superfluous digital additions? Here are the most practical solutions hitting the market and what they can do for you. Whirlpool Smart Washer and...

Lono Smart Sprinkler System Keeps Plants Happy, Saves Money

If you are looking for a smart sprinkler system that will nourish your plants and lawn while saving you money at the same time, then Lono is the answer. The smart sprinkler provides...

My Take on the New Pebble Smart Watch

There is a new Pebble smart watch on the market and it's one of the best available. The hype surrounding the Apple Watch has been tremendous while the release of the new Pebble Time has made relatively few ripples in the tech press.

SmartThings Makes Your Home Smarter

SmartThings is one of the newest additions to the home automation marketplace. Their tagline is "The easiest way to make your world smarter." Checking...

5 Smart Devices to Turn Your House into the “Internet of...

Headlines like to shout a lot about the "Internet of Things," but this simply refers to everyday devices that are using wireless Internet technology for greater customization and easier control. The Internet of Things has become a very interesting place,

Manage Your Sleep Patterns to Sleep Better

What if I told you you could analyze your own sleep patterns and get a better night's sleep? You can. Read how.

Can a Bluetooth Cooking Thermometer Make You a Better Cook?

A Bluetooth cooking thermometer won't turn you from a mediocre player in the kitchen to a world-class chef. However, there are quite a few ways that one can help you be a better cook. I can think of numerous ways and times/dishes that one of these ...

Is Insteon a Reliable Automation System?

Insteon advertises its home automation and security product line as being more reliable than all others on the market. Most home automation systems utilize...