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How to Ride the Smart Home Wave

Techonomy | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology

Over the years, we've seen technology waves come and go. In Silicon Valley and other tech-heavy areas, we're riding a pretty big wave right now, fueled by the Fed's easy money, low interest rates, and global venture capitalists spending big in hopes of ROI.

CasaJasmina: Work in Progress

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

CasaJasmina from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

7 New Tech Gadgets Every Parent Needs to Know About

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.21.2015 | Technology
Andrea Smith

We all know the feeling of sneaking over to the baby rocker and starting it up again or changing the speed, desperately trying not to wake the baby so you can enjoy just a few more moments of peace and quiet. mamaRoo has you covered with their new connected baby rocker.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Nest Labs Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 01.23.2015 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Recently I caught up with Maxime Veron, Head of Product Management at Nest to take a deeper look at the company's initiatives in the areas of social good, artificial intelligence(AI) and their vision for the future of the smart home.

Casa Jasmina

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

Bruce Sterling : Casa Jasmina from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

Getting the Most Out of Your Old iPhone

Brad Spirrison | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

You can still enjoy the majority of the apps and games, and basically all of the songs and videos you purchased from iTunes and/or loaded on older generation devices.

Watching the iWatch and the Battle for the Smart Home

Beverly Macy | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Big news yesterday as Apple shows the world how it's done. The results? A (free) U2 album on iTunes; a larger screen; paving the way for mobile payments; and, of course, the long-awaited iWatch.

Is the Internet of Things a Solution or Just Another Problem Waiting to Happen?

Quora | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology

This question originally appeared on Quora:Is the Internet of Things a solution looking for a problem? Why or why not? Answer by Jonathan Brill...

Big Companies Invest in 'Smart' Home Technology

Larry Magid | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Whether the technology is from Google or any other company, connecting our homes to the so-called "Internet of things" does raise some interesting privacy and security issues.

Beware of the Refrigerator

Sheila Raju | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

What we tend to forget is that ultimately, the responsibility of privacy management does not rest solely on the shoulders of technology companies; it rests on consumers too.

Let's Make America's Things Smarter

Kathy Kemper | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

The Internet has become boring. It's basically e-mail, Facebook, and the three other websites we visit regularly: just a bunch of information shot from one computer to the next. Yawn.

Your Smartphone Camera Can Be a Practical Tool

Larry Magid | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Your phone's camera can also be a practical tool. I use my smartphone camera for all sorts of things that no one would ever consider a "Kodak moment."

Welcome to the Internet of Things

Roberto Ramos | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Roberto Ramos

Digital technologies have made our lives instantaneously simpler, for the most part. And as Moore's law of technology posits, it keeps swiftly moving in that direction with smaller items serving as catalysts.

LG Wants You to Text Your Fridge

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

Wearable technology may be the big trend here at the international CES but smart, connected home appliances is coming in a close second. Samsung sh...

Is Going Smart Really Smart?

Reno Charlton | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Reno Charlton

From smartphones and tablets to smart TVs for the home, people are now connected to the digital world no matter where they go and what they do. But just how smart is leading a smart life?

How To Build The Ultimate Smart House

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.31.2012 | Technology

As design technology progresses to the point of enabling inanimate objects with Wi-Fi, we're bound to see some highly intelligent houses popping up. A...

WATCH: C++ Programming Pioneer Hacks Off-Grid, DIY, Smart Home

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

When Loren Amelang's Silicon Valley employer put in florescent lighting and wouldn't let employees bring in their own lights, Amelang moved to an off-grid property to create a space where he would have control over his environment.

How America Is Dumbing Down the Next Generation

Jacqueline Leo | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
Jacqueline Leo

My house and my car are getting smarter. After replacing a furnace, a water heater, a dishwasher, a car, and a coffee maker, I would give my house a B- on an IQ test. The problem is, the smarter our houses become, the more incompetent we become -- with impunity.

Bianca Bosker

Former Google CEO Envisions A Home Where Every Gadget Knows You | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.10.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Google wants to do a little remodeling over at your place. Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said the company's Android software...

Colorado "Smart Home" Cuts 30 Percent Of Energy Use (VIDEO)

NBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Smart grids" and "smart homes" are new discussions nationally -- and exciting ones, at that -- but some towns have been speaking that language for a ...