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Opinion/Analysis

Four Tech Trends That Will Actually Be a Thing In 2017

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

If you’re interested in technology and how it can advance our homes, you’ll know that almost every month there’s a new product that’s going to be “the next big thing.” In the past year there were countless products that promised to transform day-to-day living,…

Internet of Things

Is There Still Too Much Risk For Smart Home Adoption?

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The Internet of Things has become a huge seller in the tech world. There are apps for everything from watching your dog while you’re at the office to WiFi-connected garage door openers. Everything from hi-tech baby monitors to multi-colored lights are available to turn your…

Opinion/Analysis

Drones, Artificial Intelligence Will Shift Real Estate Needs

By | Jul 25, 2016 at 10:18 am

Last year, smart homes were set to be the next big thing, and our attention was focused on finding new ways to integrate technology into our homes. One year on, the focus has shifted. We are less concerned with what we can move in,…

Tips & How To’s

6 Fee-Free Tech Solutions for Ultimate Home Security

By | Jul 25, 2016 at 9:45 am

Still paying $50 or more per month on a two-year home security contract from a legacy player? You’re paying through the nose for reputation, friend. And, these days, reputation is cheap. Here’s the deal: the home security oligopoly, epitomized by big-name companies like ADT…

Internet of Things

Security for Smart Homes: Important Things to Consider

By | Jun 12, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Many of us have seen the commercial. A young couple arrives at a vacation spot to which one set of their parents have already arrived. The dad asks if they secured the house before they left. Of course, they answer, “yes.” He then pulls…

Internet of Things

Smart Homes: What Are the Security Risks?

By | May 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Internet of Things industry is one step away from going mass market. While the smart home industry is currently estimated to hit $58 billion in worth by 2020, not all the consumers feel equally excited about smartifying their homes. Creating bulletproof security is…

Funding

Tado Raises $23M to Make Temperature Control Smarter

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

Among the most popular smart home devices are those like Nest that can regulate temperatures automatically and remotely. This is great if your home’s temperature is controlled from a central source, but what if you don’t? What if your air conditioner comes from a remote…

Internet of Things

Smarthome Estimate Offers All-in-One Home Automation

By | Jul 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

There are so many products on the market now that let you automate your home and control it from your phone. These days you don’t even need to be near your home in order to lock and unlock doors, control your home’s temperature, and customize the lighting….

Ecosystems

Miami

10 Most Innovative Startups Showcasing at Smart City Startups

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Smart City Startups is heading back to Miami for its second year of urban tech innovation. Organized by Miami-based investment fund Urban.Us, the two-day conference will kick off with a Festival open to the public, where 100 startups will showcase solutions that can transform our cities in the next…

Gear & Gadgets

Smart-Home Hub Branto Launches on Kickstarter

By | Jan 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Yes, smart homes are the future, but should it be so expensive? Ukrainian startup Branto thinks not. So they developed a smart home hub that works as a wireless assistant device that serves up a wide range of functions including monitoring your home or business with…

Business

NEEO, the Thinking Remote, Launches on Kickstarter

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Imagine controlling your home devices using your mind. We may not be quiet there yet, but this California-based startup is getting close to it.  NEEO has recently launched a smart system that enables you to take control of all the devices in your home…

Funding

Boston

Smarter Home Startup Sense Labs, Inc Raises $2.5M in Funding

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Cambridge-based startup Sense Labs has raised $2.5 million in equity funding, according to a recent regulatory filing. The company builds devices that analyzes the electrical use in your home that can be monitored on your smartphone. This announcement comes just in time for CES 2015, where consumers…