Category: Smart Home

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Nest's New Security System Makes Me Feel Sad for Nest

Everybody seemed excited about Nest’s big event on Wednesday. New products! Several of them! New direction! Much needed for a company plagued with security flaws , product defects , and loads of other problems . But the most innovative thing that Nest announced was an alarm. Literally, a box that makes a loud noise. It’s……

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Roomba's Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder

The Roomba is generally regarded as a cute little robot friend that no one but dogs would consider to be a potential menace. But for the last couple of years, the robovacs have been quietly mapping homes to maximize efficiency. Now, the device’s makers plan to sell that data to smart home device manufacturers, turning……

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Don't Need Colors? The Philips Hue White Starter Kit Is Just $54 For Prime Members Today

If you like the idea of Philips Hue’s automation features , but don’t particularly care about exotic and colorful lighting concepts, you can pick up the Hue White starter kit for $60 today , about $10 less than usual. That gets you two soft white bulbs and a Bridge that lets you control them from…