Swidget is a smart outlet that can become a Bluetooth speaker, motion detector, and more

A new kickstarter project looks to simplify smart home tech by promising to do it all

Yale partners with SmartThings and Amazon Alexa for new smart lock options

Yale has announced on Twitter and through press release that their KeyFree and KeyLess Assure door locks are now compatible with Samsung SmartThings and Amazon's Alexa. The Assure deadbolts feature capacitive touchscreens to unlock using pin codes and Bluetooth to utilize the "key free" technology. The company says you will need a Samsung SmartThings Hub ...

Microsoft unveils its own smart thermostat to take on Nest and ecobee

Microsoft is partnering with the makers of the first electric thermostat to compete with Nest and Ecobee

5 Best Smart Thermostats of 2017 (So Far)

A smart thermostat is a tech product you have likely heard a lot about, but might not be fully convinced you need.  And you aren't alone: I had the same thoughts when I moved into my first home a few months ago. I may be a tech guy, but I just didn't see the need ...

Google Home gets discounted to $99 as it gets new features

In light of Prime Day, retailers have begun discounting Google Home from its original $129 price to $99. The product, which launched last October, has become a capable challenger to Amazon’s Echo and Alexa voice assistant, with many proclaiming that google assistant exceeds and beats alexa (we indeed had similar results in our own testing, ...

The First 8 things you should do with your new Amazon Echo device

You just bought an Echo device. Now what? So you took advantage of those massive Prime Day discounts on Amazon’s Echo Devices and are expecting your shiny new Alexa products on your doorstep shortly. But what exactly do you do after that? We’re here to make sure you get your new Echo device set up ...