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Fallout Mounts from Impending Works with Nest Sunsetting
With the new Google Nest brand, the Works with Nest program is slated to shut down. Image: Google Nest.

Fallout Mounts from Impending Works with Nest Sunsetting

Following the announcement by Google and Nest of the impending sunset of the Works with Nest third-party integration program on August 31 2019, major players in the connected home sphere are beginning to advise their customers to plan for the inevitable disconnect of these services.…

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Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery Launches with Chamberlain myQ Technology
The Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery service has launched in 50 U.S. cities. Image: Digitized House.

Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery Launches with Chamberlain myQ Technology

Zeroing in on doorstep package theft, Amazon has partnered with garage door opener maker Chamberlain in the launch of the Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery service. Available now to Prime customers in 50 U.S. cities—including our home base of Austin, Texas—the service requires a Chamberlain myQ…

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Opening the Door to Smart Ovens for Culinary Finesse
The Hoover Vision smart oven has a built-in HD camera and an interactive touchscreen door. Image: Hoover.

Opening the Door to Smart Ovens for Culinary Finesse

Smart devices are becoming more and more commonplace in modern homes. While you may be familiar with virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, did you know you can trade in your traditional kitchen appliances for smart alternatives? Let's take a closer look at…

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Infographic: Smart Ideas to Save Money, Help the Environment on Earth Day
Nest Thermostat E smart thermostat. Image: Nest.

Infographic: Smart Ideas to Save Money, Help the Environment on Earth Day

From our colleagues at CopyPress, here's a timely infographic for Earth Day 2019, where you can learn about some great tips for saving money and helping to save the environment. These include recommendations for switching to LED light bulbs and smart thermostats, tips on water…

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No Assembly Required: Sonos and IKEA Partner on Smart Speakers
Sonos and IKEA announced the first products in the IKEA Symfonisk line. Image: Sonos and IKEA.

No Assembly Required: Sonos and IKEA Partner on Smart Speakers

It’s no secret Sonos and IKEA have been working on integrating Sonos speaker technology into IKEA home furnishing designs. With the latest news from these two companies, it has been confirmed consumers will be able to purchase the first fruits of the collaboration through the…

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Window Shades: 6 Solutions to Maximize Natural Lighting
Hunter Douglas Duette Lightlock cellular honeycomb shades. Image: Hunter Douglas.

Window Shades: 6 Solutions to Maximize Natural Lighting

Having plenty of natural light in your living space is not only healthy, but it’s also very beneficial for your overall well-being. What’s more, having adequate daylight streaming into your living space will reduce the need for artificial lighting—thus saving you money on energy costs…

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How a Smart Home Can Help You Go Green
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How a Smart Home Can Help You Go Green

When talking about smart homes, the main focus is usually the functionality and convenience factor. However, investing in smart home automation technologies can also help you save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. There are myriad ways in which a smart home can help you…

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How to Use Google Assistant for March Madness Listening
March Madness bliss: Listen to your favorite game on Google Home speakers. Image: Digitized House Media.

How to Use Google Assistant for March Madness Listening

As March Madness rolls into its final days, the drudgery of work can get in the way. But seriously, what's more important than NCAA hoops this time of the year, particularly when your alma mater is still in the mix? Solve that dilemma by asking…

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Future Connected Home Devices Likely to be Powered by New Processor Architectures
The Amazfit Verge smart watch uses a RISC-V processor. Image: Huami.

Future Connected Home Devices Likely to be Powered by New Processor Architectures

Most home-centric electronics products demand low power at cost aggressive prices. Given that, the processor which is selected for many designs is undergoing a major transformation. The force behind this fundamental change is known as RISC-V (Reduced Instruction Set Computing – 5th iteration). RISC-V—pronounced “risk…

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4 Smart Products to Modernize Your Space and Boost Home Value
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4 Smart Products to Modernize Your Space and Boost Home Value

Our houses, like most aspects of our modern lives, are becoming increasingly technological—and increasingly smart. Smart devices for the home range from a button that restocks your laundry detergent via an Amazon order to a camera that answers your doorbell for you when you’re out.…

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How Google Home Hub Can Help Trim Energy Costs
Google Home Mini + Google Home Hub displaying energy data from Reliant Energy. Image: Digitized House Media.

How Google Home Hub Can Help Trim Energy Costs

Does your relationship with your electrical utility seem grounded in 1995? Anemic websites, cryptic data access, and paper bills can become a relic of the past with leading-edge utilities, where they are using a Google Home Hub and voice activation skills to enable frictionless access…

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Smart and Healthy Features Abound in KB Home ProjeKt: Part 2
KB Home ProjeKt. Image: Builder Magazine.

Smart and Healthy Features Abound in KB Home ProjeKt: Part 2

As we wrote in Part 1 of our coverage of the KB Home ProjeKt, this Las Vegas-area concept home endeavors to deliver connected home and holistic design features aimed at the long-term health and wellness of its eventual occupants.  In this segment, we will take…

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Amazon Alexa vs. Google Assistant for Smart Home Control
Amazon Echo vs. Google Home Mini Speakers. Image: Digitized House Media.

Amazon Alexa vs. Google Assistant for Smart Home Control

The soaring popularity of virtual assistants has set the stage for competition. With contributions from Amazon and Google, consumers across the country have to choose between two of the tech industry's leading brands. Neck and neck, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and each deliver value…

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