Category Archives: smart home

Energy-independent smart homes on horizon
12 Nov
11:10

Energy-independent smart homes on horizon

Cortez development will raise stakes on environmentally friendly construction PALMETTO — A nondescript collection of warehouses stretches down a narrow and easily overlooked street here. Few businesses display identifying signs, lending the industrial zone an aura of secrecy. One warehouse with sheets of brown paper covering the windows is the […]

Target’s Hottest Black Friday 2018 Smart Home Deals: Echo, Google Home Hub, Nest
11 Nov
8:00

Target’s Hottest Black Friday 2018 Smart Home Deals: Echo, Google Home Hub, Nest

As Black Friday nears, the biggest stores have revealed what prices they’re going to cut.  Here are the best smart home deals so far announced by Target. Google Home HubGoogle The deals highlighted in this post were independently selected and do not contain affiliate links. If Fitbit smart trackers are also […]

Why The Smart Home Needs The Retail Channel
11 Nov
4:51

Why The Smart Home Needs The Retail Channel

For all the promise and potential of the smart home, the category has always been a little like Jello—difficult to nail down and challenging to define. If you ask 10 consumers what it is, you’ll likely get 10 different answers. Some define a smart home as the simple possession and […]

6 Smart Home Gadgets You Have To Have When You Move In
10 Nov
1:41

6 Smart Home Gadgets You Have To Have When You Move In

Tech to keep you safe, comfortable, and connected.Anthony Karcz So you moved out. Maybe you’ve even taken some of your gadgets with you. But your new place still needs major upgrades. Here’s what I installed in my new place before (or soon after) I walked in the door. Alexa-enabled so […]

Take 20% off some of the best Alexa-enabled smart home accessories
09 Nov
10:30

Take 20% off some of the best Alexa-enabled smart home accessories

Amazon has a list of select, but excellent, smart home devices, and you can take 20% off the item of your choice with the code SMART20. The code is limited to the products on that screen, and you’ll only be allowed to use it once. So choose wisely. Lucky for […]

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Bargains on Echo Dot, Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod …
09 Nov
7:21

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Bargains on Echo Dot, Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod …

November is a time of tradition: colder weather, football, turkey feasts with friends and family — and, of course, scouring the web for the best Black Friday deals.  Sure enough, here you are! And, presuming it’s deals on smart home gadgets that you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. […]

Comcast wants to take on Google and Amazon as a smart-home hub
08 Nov
4:10

Comcast wants to take on Google and Amazon as a smart-home hub

Comcast’s new product would let people stream from apps like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime.  Comcast Cable giant Comcast may be taking on Amazon and Google to be the commander of your smart home.  Comcast is testing a program that would allow its broadband-only customers to turn their TVs into […]

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Half-priced Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub and more
08 Nov
1:01

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Half-priced Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub and more

November is a time of tradition: colder weather, football, turkey feasts with friends and family — and, of course, scouring the web for the best Black Friday deals.  Sure enough, here you are! And, presuming it’s deals on smart home gadgets that you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. […]

The Smart Home Race – Who’s Winning
07 Nov
9:50

The Smart Home Race – Who’s Winning

Google (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) have been engaged in a race over the past years. They both seem to be alone in this race, as no other real competitors have risen to challenge them. This race is of course who can create the most cohesive and advanced set of products […]

Net-zero contemporary smarthome in Piedmont
06 Nov
6:40

Net-zero contemporary smarthome in Piedmont

https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Net-zero-contemporary-smarthome-in-Piedmont-13364587.php Published 1:31 pm PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Photo: Liz Rusby / Grubb Co. Photo: Liz Rusby / Grubb Co. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Liz Rusby / Grubb Co. Net-zero contemporary smarthome in Piedmont Back to Gallery Designed by Oakland’s Jarvis Architects, […]