Tag Archive: Home


Google has Nest. Apple has HomeKit. And now Samsung is buying into the future of home automation too, with the $ 200 million purchase of SmartThings – a hardware startup that makes it easier for all your smart appliances to talk… Read more ›

As the eighth of the planned ten episodes in this final season of HBO vamp-drama, True Blood, “Almost Home” brings more storylines to a close, weaning us off the Bon Temps drama gently, with a few fun explodey bits along… Read more ›

Ever needed to reboot an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that doesn’t have a functioning power button or a Home button? It’s tricky if not impossible, right? Even with the Assistive Touch on-screen buttons and variety of workarounds for a failed power button, rebooting an iOS device without working hardware buttons is a challenge, but … Read More

Why the iPad could be your next home theater

In an age in which the latest movies can be watched on your iPad or even iPhone, it’s questionable exactly what the point of going to an actual movie theater is. Unless you’re a fan of seeing movies projected, that… Read more ›

While Google has Nest Labs and Apple has HomeKit, Samsung is reportedly looking to enter the home automation space by acquiring Internet of Things company SmartThings for $ 200 million, according to TechCrunch. SmartThings is a home automation platform that allows… Read more ›

Apple has a massive pile of cash sitting overseas and the U.S. Senate is now weighing options on how to entice Cupertino to bring all $ 138 billion of it back to American soil. Senate Democrats and Republicans are reportedly in… Read more ›

iOS 8′s HomeKit puts Apple at heart of home automation

In the not-so-distant future, we’ll use smartphones to control nearly everything around our homes. We already have smart light bulbs, thermostats, locks and appliances, but we lack a central platform for all these devices. That’s all going to change this… Read more ›

It’s the eve of the Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff, and tomorrow morning Apple will hold its first media event of 2014. Like always, there’s a ton of speculation on what will and won’t be announced. Some last minute reports share new information on… Read more ›

It’s all happening! WWDC 2014 is right around the corner, and if recent rumors prove true, Apple’s about to make major moves into your home with iOS 8—we’ll fill you in. Plus, the Apple/Beats deal is now a reality, and… Read more ›

Mobile Home button controls Siri from afar, in a car

The Mobile Home is a one-thing-well kind of product. It connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth and lets you trigger Siri remotely. Which brings me to that excellent name – this is literally a mobile home button. Why? Cars. The… Read more ›