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.

HIRIS Brings Gesture Control to Wearables

Video games like XBox have had gesture control for a little while now. HIRIS brings it to a wearable and it's fantastic.The HIRIS Wearable Computer lets you use gestures to control smartphone apps. Let's wander over and check it out!

Wake Smart Alarm Wakes You Up Without Disturbing Your Partner

Don't you hate being awakened in the middle of your dreams by the sound of your partner's alarm going off? Thankfully, this annoying occurrence will soon become a thing of the past with the perfect smart home accessory, the Wakē smart alarm clock.

The Darma Smart Cushion: Your Sitting Coach and Guide

Who would have ever thought that a seat cushion would be smart enough to tell us that our posture is bad and that we need to stand up, stretch and take a break? The Darma Smart Cushion not only alerts you to bad sitting habits, but it also tracks and ...

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...

Amazon Echo: Voice Recognition with a Bluetooth Speaker

The Amazon Echo is Amazon's latest device for the digital home, and it combines a wireless speaker with voice recognition capabilities similar to the iPhone's nearly ubiquitous, Siri. News, weather, information, and music are all available ...

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 ...

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.

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...

Home Automation Makes Life Easier

The move to home automation is in full swing. It started slowly, a little over a decade and a half ago, with a few...

Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Saves You Money on Outdoor Water Usage

The Rachio Iro Smart Sprinker provides automatic watering for all your vegetation that can be wirelessly controlled from the comfort of your smartphone. If you are looking for an intelligent sprinkler system ...