• Home Automation 101: Do It Right With Sage

    Home Automation 101: Do It Right With Sage

    It’s never been easier to turn your home into a fully automated, smart home.Join us as our own Holly Resnick shows just how easy it is as we watch her install the SAGE security kit with just a drill, pencil and screwdriver.
  • Guide to a Smart Home Starter Kit

    Guide to a Smart Home Starter Kit

    The benefits offered by a smart home sometimes seem like the luxurious domain of those who can afford to live on the boundary of science fiction.But the reality is that smart home technology has been around for enough time that it’s no longer out of reach for most, and can be built in to even a starter home or apartment.
  • Get Smart With Stacey: How to Get Google Home, Smart Lights to Play Nice

    Get Smart With Stacey: How to Get Google Home, Smart Lights to Play Nice

    I'll soon be getting a Google Home and am ready to start diving into the world of the Connected Home.I'll be starting with connected light bulbs, so the Philips Hue lights came to mind.
  • Comcast Enhances X1 Digital Movies With Bonus Content

    Comcast Enhances X1 Digital Movies With Bonus Content

    Special features are no longer limited to your DVD player: Comcast partnered with four Hollywood studios to launch "enhanced movie extras" on Xfinity X1.Customers can now access bonus content with the digital purchase of participating titles.
  • Get Smart With Stacey: Prepping the Connected Home for New Owners

    Get Smart With Stacey: Prepping the Connected Home for New Owners

    If you have smart home questions you'd like me to answer, send an email to [email protected] is specific to WeMo and the other is generally about moving and trying to figure out what to do with your smart devices.
  • Your Kids Will Probably Hate Comcast Digital Home

    Your Kids Will Probably Hate Comcast Digital Home

    Are your kids spending too much time on their smartphones, responding to snaps during dinner and video chatting when they should be doing homework?The feature will bundle network controls into the ISP's wireless gateways, which combine a Wi-Fi router, DOCSIS 3.
  • Ford Offers Amazon's Alexa in Cars

    Ford Offers Amazon's Alexa in Cars

    The integration, announced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will roll out in two phases.Starting later this month, Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap owners can remote start, lock or unlock doors, and get vehicle information from the comfort of their home using voice commands.
  • The Smartest Connected Home Products of CES 2017

    The Smartest Connected Home Products of CES 2017

    But a smart home isn't really a smart home without your fair share of intelligent, and sometimes wacky, appliances, gadgets, and even mattresses.And let's not forget cool gadgets for our furry friends.
  • 'OK, Google' Arrives on Vizio TVs, Speakers

    'OK, Google' Arrives on Vizio TVs, Speakers

    The Vizio integration marks the latest addition of third-party device support to what is a growing, but still quite limited Google Home ecosystem.To take advantage of it, in addition to a Vizio SmartCast TV or speaker set, you'll need to also be watching or listening to content from a Google Home-supported service.
  • Get Smart With Stacey: When Gadgets, Voice Commands Don't Play Nice

    Get Smart With Stacey: When Gadgets, Voice Commands Don't Play Nice

    I have a Google Home connected to both a Hue Bridge and a SmartThings Hub.I have two Hue bulbs connected to the Bridge, individually named "Mike's Light" and "Donna's Light.
  • Google Home Adds Belkin Wemo, Honeywell Support

    Google Home Adds Belkin Wemo, Honeywell Support

    The Amazon Echo competitor now plays nice with Belkin Wemo and Honeywell devices to help you control your home's temperature and lights.With the new Honeywell integration, you can "conveniently manage your home's temperature without leaving the comfort of your covers—just say 'Ok Google, turn the temperature up downstairs,'" Google Assistant Product Lead Gummi Hafsteinsson wrote in a blog post.
  • LG's Putting Alexa in Everything (Except Phones)

    LG's Putting Alexa in Everything (Except Phones)

    In a meeting at LG's Seoul headquarters, we got a closer look at LG's upcoming robot home hub, which could be the center of an Alexa-enabled home when it comes out early in 2018.Even [LG's own] webOS is an option for us down the road," Kim said.
  • 200 Things to Ask Your Google Home

    200 Things to Ask Your Google Home

    At launch, it could only answer Google queries, but now it has more than 200 third-party skills—"conversation actions" in Google parlance— that you can quiz.The full list of Google Home third-party actions isn't available on the web.
  • Talk to Your GE Appliances Via Google Home

    Talk to Your GE Appliances Via Google Home

    You'll need to pair the "OK Google" command with GE's "Geneva Home" command to preheat your oven via voice.So say "OK Google, tell Geneva Home to preheat the oven to 350 degrees" or "OK Google, tell Geneva Home to set the oven timer for 10 minutes" or "OK Google, ask Geneva Home how many dishwasher pods are left.
  • New Features Make Google Home a Worthy Echo Rival

    New Features Make Google Home a Worthy Echo Rival

    The Home seemed likely to be a powerful competitor for Amazon Echo given the resources at Google's disposal.Its coolest tricks required not only a commitment to Google's media platforms, but Google hardware like the Chromecast.
  • How Google Assistant on Google Home is outclassing Amazon’s Alexa

    How Google Assistant on Google Home is outclassing Amazon’s Alexa

    When Google launched Assistant, its artificially intelligent Amazon Alexa competitor, it had hardly any third-party support.Now — about six months after Google Home’s debut — Amazon may still have more third-party skills, but Google Assistant is matching and outclassing Alexa in all its other features.
  • Newest Mercedes Factory Will Churn Out Batteries

    Newest Mercedes Factory Will Churn Out Batteries

    German auto giant Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, is putting the finishing touches on a new factory for churning out electric car batteries that will rival the sprawling and mostly-completed Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada.Daimler's plant, built on a 50-acre site near the eastern German city of Dresden, is scheduled to open next year and will double the company's battery production capacity.