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Tesla Robot: News, Release Date, Features, and Rumors

The Tesla Bot is a human-like robot built to help you with repetitive, dangerous, and boring tasks. Here's what we know about it so far.

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Flip the (Light) Switch with a Simple Voice Command

A smart light switch is a network-enabled smart home device used to control lights, fans, and other devices with your smartphone or virtual assistant.

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Vacation Mode Let's Your Smart Home Run the Show

Using vacation mode on your smart home devices can help you keep your home safe, and save energy while you're away.

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Use Smart Home Devices? Get Smart About Your Online Security

As more smart home devices enter the market, it's important to make sure the security of your smart home remains one step ahead of the hackers.

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Ethics are the latest analog phenomenon getting an online reboot

Digital ethics are the set of rules and moral guidelines that govern interpersonal behavior between individuals and/or companies on the internet.

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Samsung Smart Fridges Brings Technology to the Kitchen

Samsung's Smart fridge uses Family Hub 3.0 to bring apps, Bixby Voice and tons of features right to your kitchen.

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Why You Should Use Voice Activation in Your Home Automation System

Adding voice activation to your home automation system can be as easy as adding a microphone and installing a software program on your computer.

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat (aka internet thermostat) is a programmable building thermostat capable of connecting to an Internet protocol (IP) network.

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Play your favorite tunes on Google Home

You can use OK Google to play music from a variety of streaming services. Use Google Home with Spotify, Apple Music, and even YouTube. You just need...

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How Does the Facebook Portal Work?

You've heard of Facebook Portal, but do you know what it is? Here's everything you need to know about how Portal works, what it does, and how to make...

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The Best Ways to Make Your Hue Bulbs and Amazon Echo Work Together

After connecting your Hue lights to your Echo, you can now ask Alexa to do some clever things, as well as connect to IFTTT to go even further.

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Smart Technology for Your Oven and Stove

Explore how a smart oven brings smart home technology, including voice control, to your range including both the oven and your stove cooktop.

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Amazon Echo Glow: The Smart Nightlight for Kids

Amazon Echo Glow is a smart nightlight powered by Alexa but doesn't include a microphone or speakers. It displays different colors for different...

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What Is Amazon Echo Studio and How Does It Work?

Amazon Echo Studio is a smart speaker designed to create stereo sound without a stereo. It integrates the Alexa voice assistant and Dolby Atmos...

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Introduction to Wireless Home Automation

Wireless home automation devices such as X10, Z-Wave, and Zigbee improve the reliability and the reach of older home automation systems.

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How to Wire a Ceiling Fan and Light for Home Automation Use

Wiring a ceiling fan and light with separate switches allows home automation control of both devices. Here's what you need to know.

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A Smart Microwave Does More Than Nuke Leftovers From Last Night

A smart microwave is a microwave oven that connects to your smart home network, and includes expanded features and capabilities usually associated...

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What Is a Connected Home (And Why Would You Want One)?

Connected homes (also known as smart homes) promise a wide array of personal conveniences. Can the technology live up to the hype?

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Everything You Need to Know About Automating Your Home

Building your home automation system can seem overwhelming. Most people begin with lighting starter kits. Here's what you need to know.

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Which Home Automation Technology Is Best for You?

Choosing the best home automation technology at the start can save you money down the line. But which protocol is the best is determined by your...

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Wiring Closets for Home Network Automation Equipment

Dedicated home automation enthusiasts are creating home network wiring closets to centrally house the brains of their systems.

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Make Siri Safe to Use With This Simple Security Settings Fix

Is Siri telling all your secrets? There's a potential Siri-related security hole that a simple settings change can fix.

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IP Motion Sensors in Home Automation Systems

Discover how using a motion detector as a sensor can allow a home automation system to make specific events happen automatically.

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12 Best Google Home IFTTT Applets

When you combine Google Home with IFTTT, it becomes a smart assistant powerhouse capable of many tasks. Discover 12 Google Home IFTTT combinations.

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What Does the Samsung SmartThings Hub Do for Your Smart Home?

Thinking of setting up a smart home? You might wonder what exactly is the job of the Samsung SmartThings Hub. We break it down to get you started.​

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How to Build Alexa Skill Blueprints

Wish Alexa could do something specific? It can! Create and share your own, specific Alexa Skill using Alexa Skills Blueprints to create the...

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5 Intermediate to Advanced Arduino Project Ideas

Try out these Arduino projects to create Segway robots, access control systems, internet-controlled mood lights, and other nifty contraptions.

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Keeping Time With Atomic Clocks

An atomic clock is a device that syncs itself to the Atomic Clock outside Boulder, Colorado. You can also sync laptops and other computers as well.

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