Tag Archives: home

Noon smart lighting control may offer Nest-like polish

Looks like Hue, LIFX, and others will soon have some new smart lighting competition, with a former Nest exec preparing to launch a rival system of his own. Locoroll is the brainchild of Erik Charlton, formerly a member of the founding team at Nest and the company’s head of business. It’s been working for more than a year and a … Continue reading

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Walmart wants to deliver groceries straight to your fridge

Walmart is hoping you trust the company enough to let its delivery drivers into your home even if you're not in. The retailer has teamed up with smart home accessories-maker August Home to test a new delivery method in Silicon Valley, which entails g...

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Microsoft opens pre-orders for standard Xbox One X

Microsoft's Xbox One X is now available to pre-order. The console, touted as the most powerful ever (that claim excludes PCs, of course), will be out on November 7th worldwide

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BioLite’s FirePit goes beyond the camping grill

Relaxing and staring at fire is a primordial pleasure, but one that's often isolated to camping trips. It also inevitably leads to burger and hot dog cravings

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‘Neko Atsume’ is coming to PlayStation VR in 2018

Neko Atsume was the smartphone hit where you collected and fed cats.

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Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge review: ‘Siri, open my garage door’

If Apple has its way, your entire home will someday be Siri-enabled. Between its various hardware options like the iPhone, Apple Watch and (soon) HomePod, the underlying software that is HomeKit can make your entire home controllable via voice

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BMW takes on Tesla Model 3/S and commits to 12 BEVs by 2025

In an intimate gathering in Munich this morning, BMW’s CEO and Chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, Harald Kruger shared with journalists that “by 2025, we will offer 25 electrified vehicles.” Twelve of those will be fully-electric, Kruger confirmed. By the time these new battery-electric vehicles (BEV) come to market, the automaker says, range anxiety will be … Continue reading

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Stanford toughens up cheap solar cells by mimicking insect eyes

While silicon solar panels are already providing electricity for a lot of homes and buildings, it doesn't mean researchers have stopped looking for better and cheaper alternatives. Case in point, a team of Stanford scientists working to make a cheape...

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The smart kitchen revolution is a slow one

Of all the spaces in our homes, the kitchen is the one that has seen the least change in the last few years. Sure, that countertop CD player has given way to an Echo, but you've probably not invested in a smartphone-controlled oven or DRM-enabled jui...

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The best compact washer and dryer

By Liam McCabe This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Rea...

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