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Circle Smart Home Internet Device

A Family-Friendly Device Designed to Manage and Safeguard Your Home Internet

Circle with Disney is a device and app that works with your WiFi to manage what online content goes to each member of your family—all while adding a layer of encryption to keep your data safe.
December 3, 2015
Dojo home security device

A Sculptural Pebble-Shaped Device that Protects Against Smart Home Hacks

Dubbed Dojo, this unique product monitors and learns the behavior of your internet-connected home devices to better detect hacks,
November 19, 2015
Skidmore Passivhaus yard

5 Super-Insulated Houses That Stand Up to Winter's Chill

By following Passive House guidelines, architects can create houses keep in the heat without major utility bills.
November 12, 2015
Mini Lumio+

Editor's Picks: New Gifts for the Tech Geek

For the early adopter, tech evangelist, and gadget hobbyist on your list, we've created a gift guide of smart devices to simplify your holiday present hunt. Find more gift ideas, from textiles to furniture, in our
November 10, 2015
Luma secure WiFi network device in orange

New Smart Home Tech Eliminates Wi-Fi Deadzones and Offers Top-Level Internet Security

As home get smarter, they're also becoming more vulnerable. From security cameras to smart phone-controlled coffee machines, every aspect of our homes' functions are incrementally becoming more exposed to outside digital access. One startup, Luma, is offering a new system of WiFi routers with cutting-edge security, parental control measures for children's online devices, and more.
November 5, 2015
Singlecue hand gesture-recongition device in a living room.

A New Product Controls Your Smart Home with a Wave of Your Finger

Thanks to advanced image-recognition software, a new product called Singlecue can read the subtle movements of a single finger to dim the lights, change the channel, and more. Singelcue hit the market last week and promises to bring control of multiple smart (and old-fashioned) household devices—quite literally—at your finger tips.
October 5, 2015
Twist by Astro LED light bulb and speaker

How Working in Home Automation Inspired One Developer to Rethink Smart Tech

Entrepreneur Shaun Springer turned 15 years of smart home experience into Astro, a hardware startup that aims to simplify the high-tech home. Here, he shares the revelation that changed his view of the smart home business.
September 30, 2015
home security the game of breaking and entering burglary

These Common Home Security Weak Points Are Easy to Overlook (And Even Easier to Fix)

Let’s look at your home the way a police detective—or a burglar—would. Where are the blind spots and vulnerabilities? What design details could be changed to make a place safer?
September 20, 2015
home security what burglars want

Simple Tips and Tricks for Burglar-Proofing Your Home

Burglary borrows equally from the skill sets of a technical science and theatrical improv; it follows careful rules yet just as easily abandons those rules for a spur-of-the-moment smash and grab. Burglary can thus be anticipated but not perfectly predicted. How do you know if your house will be targeted?
September 19, 2015