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How the Internet of Things Changes Traditional Design and User Experience

Phil Simon | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

Design is no longer an afterthought at progressive organizations. Companies are hiring highly paid user-experience experts en masse--a trend that will only intensify as the Internet of Things (IoT) arrives.

Why Is My Smart Home So Stupid?

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

One of the projects I currently work on is concerned with the consumption of smart home technology. And one question I have heard a million times from the consumers we have interviewed is this: why is my smart home so stupid?

10 Home Apps You Must Get If You Never Want To Leave Your House

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 01.09.2015 | HuffPost Home

These make it so easy to never leave your couch again.

Look Inside a High Tech Smart Home

iJustine | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Home

Technology is around us everyday to make our lives easier and the efficiency that comes with a smart home is undeniable. In this week's episode of Hardwired I decided to try out some products to smarten up my own home after a quick visit with the pros.

Google Is Crafting Another Route Into Your Home

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Dropcam, the home-monitoring camera startup, will be bought by Google Inc's Nest Labs for about $555 million in cash, a technology news we...

Google Buys Nest For $3.2 Billion

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Google is getting in the thermostat game. The company announced on Monday that it purchased Nest, the maker of high-tech thermostats and smoke detecto...

Smart Houses Help Reduce Energy Use and Save Money

Ilana Greene | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
Ilana Greene

One way to reduce unnecessary energy costs is to invest in a few home automation upgrades.

Bianca Bosker

Why You Should Get Excited About An Apple-Like Thermostat (Again) | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

Maxime Veron, head of product marketing for thermostat maker Nest, is sitting across from me at our office’s kitchen table. As we talk, he deftly at...

Bianca Bosker

'Godfather' Of The iPod Unveils His Newest Product | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology

Having helped design two of the most elegant electronics in history, the iPhone and iPod, Apple alumnus Tony Fadell is now setting his sights on the l...