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Google's OnHub

Ambitious Next-Gen Router OnHub by Google

Last week, Google introduced their next-gen WiFi router designed specifically for the connected home called OnHub.

There has already been a lot of hay being made of Google's foray into home networking with the OnHub, most notably it's price point: $200. And although this price may seem a bit eye-popping compared to other router's on the market, the price does put in the class of Apple'...

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Netgear Arlo

Netgear Enters the Smart Home with Arlo

One of the big drawbacks with IP cameras has always been power, as in the case, you typically need to plug the device into an outlet for it to work. That is not the case with Netgear's Arlo Smart Home Security Cameras… they use common replaceable batteries. And that means you can place them anywhere you have a wireless signal, even outside. Smart move for Netgear in our opinion.

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GE And Wink

Wink Makes In Roads With GE Large Appliances

It appear that Wink is going to offer new support for GE appliances in their connected home ecosystem, the brand announced this week. Starting with version 2.8.0 the Wink Mobile app, you will be now able to connect to any GE product via ConnectPlus, GE’s Wi-Fi plugin module that allows for remote connectivity for select GE refrigerators.

It was long ago that we joked with our cli...

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Apple Watch

Apple Showcases Watch

Today was another big day for all things Apple—the release of their much anticipated Watch.

And you guess it… not only was it jam packed with all sorts nifty stuff, it also featured Home Automation capabilities that utilize Apple’s HomeKit platform.

What a surprise.

At their showcase today in San Francisco, Apple demostrated the home automation work t...

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Sonos Blue Note

Sonos Releases the Blue Note

To celebrate 75 years of Blue Note Records, Sonos has released the PLAY:1 Blue Note Limitied Edition and clearly, for Sonos and Blue Note… It’s all about the music.

To say that Sonos is passionate about music, that would be an understatement. They are pioneers in sound. And with Blue Note, they’ve come together to create a transcendent music experience with their fir...

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