Posts Tagged: "home automation"

WeMoSlowcooker

WeMo Brings Wireless Control To The…Crockpot?

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The crockpot is one of the most useful kitchen tools ever invented. This is not sarcasm; if you can chop things, put them in a pot, and add liquid, a slow cooker essentially makes it possible for you to cook. But, of course, even the humble crockpot can be improved,...

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Revolv Links All Your Wireless Home Devices Together

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There’s a lot of wireless stuff out there, and appliances are getting smarter all the time. But it also leads to digital clutter; you’ll have half a dozen apps on your phone to control half a dozen different items. That’s where the Revolv comes in. One Hub, One App Essentially,...

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Belkin WeMo Switch Review

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Not too many years ago, the words “home automation” were only uttered by the rich and elite.  However, with the emergence of smartphones and ubiquitous in-home WiFi, home automation can be had at a fraction of the cost of a custom system of a time past.  There are a variety of companies...

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Serena Shades by Lutron Electronics Review

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In the realm of home automation, it seems like you can get pretty much anything anymore.  I personally have reviewed automated cameras, door locks, lights, and thermostats – but there is so much more out there.  We are really starting to approach the level of tech inside of our houses...

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Nest Learning Thermostat (video)

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Did you know that 50% of your energy bill is derived from heating and cooling your home?  Did you also know that you can cut that number by as much as 20% if you program your thermostat?  But let’s be real, who does that?!  More often than not we just walk...