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SwitchBot Smart Home Controls Review: Your smart home starter pack

SwitchBot offers a range of products to introduce smart components into your home. From automated curtain openers to hands-off light operation and security devices, the SwitchBot range could ease your journey into smart home products I live in a dumb home. Built one hundred years ago with solid brick interior walls, it is not receptive to...

Source code and private keys for Samsung’s SmartThings app were left on GitLab

Technology has advanced to such a point where smart homes, formerly something that seemed like a work of fiction, are something that has become quite common to see. Everything is connected to the internet, and you can easily control things such as lights and home items from your phone on a whim. Nowadays, it's something...

Turning off/on lights via Google Home now only controls lights in the same room as the speaker

Home automation doesn't require smart speakers, just like smart speakers are useful for more than home automation. But the two make a great combination. It's super handy to be able to control things around your house with your voice. One of the most basic functions is turning lights on and off. Google Home can, of...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...