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Tado smart thermostat Universal Windows App updated with better support for Smart AC Controls

The Tado smart thermostat provides pretty good support through its Universal Windows App and its latest update, to version 2.13.5 The update brings better support for Smart Air Conditioners, a rather good idea given the current heat wave. The update now lets you add multiple Smart AC Controls to yo...

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Tado smart thermostat Universal Windows App updated with better support for Smart AC Controls

Tado has expanded its range of home HVAC controls with the addition of a new Smart Thermostat and Smart Radiator Thermostat at IFA 2016 last week. The new radiator thermostat lets you individually control the radiator in each room, saving energy and providing a more customizable home environment. W...

Android

Qualcomm’s Smart Audio Platform to Help OEMs Make Smart Speakers With Alexa, Google Assistant

During Qualcomm’s CES 2018 press event, the chipmaker announced its new Smart Audio Platform. The goal of this new platform is to enable the rapid acceleration and creation of smart speakers in the industry, where manufacturers have to spend less time on design and the tech inside, while also...

Tech

Raising Smart Kids in Smart Homes: Ideas for Parents

Today’s children are tech-savvy. Known as “Generation Z,” they’re kids who were born after the turn of the millenium and grew up in an internet-dominated world. If you’ve currently got a Generation Z child living under your roof, how can you maximize smart home technolo...

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All of TP-Link's Smart Home Gear Is 20% Off, Including $24 Smart Plugs

TP-Link has very quietly developed an impressive lineup of simple smart home gear, and you can save 20% on basically all of it today with promo code 20SMARTHOME.Read more...

Tech

Smart Lighting Showdown: Bluetooth Smart vs. Wi-Fi vs. ZigBee

It seems everyone is selling smart lighting products — from big box and specialty stores to local food markets. And that’s to say nothing about the many online stores out there! With so many vendors selling these products, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more manufacturers are...

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17th-century smart lock was really smart

Think cool technology is only a recent thing? A 340-year old smart lock may change your mind.

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17th-century smart lock was really smart

Think cool technology is only a recent thing? A 340-year old smart lock may change your mind.

Android

GE’s new smart lamp is also a smart assistant, thanks to Alexa

Earlier this week, we reported on the Ecobee4, a smart thermostat that could also accept voice commands from Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. Now, GE has announced it will sell a smart desk lamp that will also have Alexa voice support. Pre-orders for the lamp, called The C by GE Sol (yeah, w...

Tech

Ikea's Home Smart Line Could Shake Up the Smart Home Industry

Only one product line. Not many features. And a blueprint for every smart home company out there.


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