• Get Smart With Stacey: How to Control Outdoor Halloween Lights

    Get Smart With Stacey: How to Control Outdoor Halloween Lights

    This weekend, we decorated for Halloween, which means a few sets of lights, an LED spider, and some cheap spider webs.My connected Halloween lighting looks like this in the front: And this is the back: Not like this, which requires a professional lighting designer: When it comes to holiday lighting, smart switches are your best friends.
  • Philips Smart Lights Hacked Using a Drone

    Philips Smart Lights Hacked Using a Drone

    As the New York Times reports, Researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science and Dalhousie University in Canada recently uncovered a flaw in a wireless technology often used in smart home devices, including Philips Hue smart light bulbs.The new risk stems from radio protocol ZigBee, a wireless communications standard widely used in home consumer devices—especially smart light bulbs.
  • Logitech POP Switch Starter Pack

    Logitech POP Switch Starter Pack

    Logitech has taken that concept and turned it into an incredibly clever home automation device called the POP Home Switch.The POP Switch is a 2.
  • IKEA Launches Smart Lighting System

    IKEA Launches Smart Lighting System

    Controlling all of your home lighting with an app is convenient, but also potentially quite expensive considering you'll need the hardware and the light bulbs to do it.The most well-known name in this area of tech is Philips Hue, but Philips is getting some new Smart Home competition from another very well-known brand in the form of IKEA.