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.

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Outsmarted By LG’s Smart Refrigerator

LG might have just done it. They may have created a smart refrigerator that is smarter than you -- at least in some things. After...

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...

LG Smart Home: The Home of Tomorrow?

The World Fairs of the 1930s promised us a future where everyone had a smart home with everything automated, available at the push of...

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...

The Age of the Smart Kitchen is Upon Us

If your house is equipped with an HA system, you can control lights, shades, thermostats, and even kitchen appliances no matter your location. We are entering the age of the smart kitchen.