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 •  January 3

Soraa, a lighting company that typically sells to corporate clients, plans to release its first smart LED light for general humans. Instead of relying on Wi-Fi and a hub, like other smart lights, the company’s Helia bulbs communicate with one another over a home’s existing electrical wiring. The technology, called HomePlug Green Phy, essentially...

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 •  August 31, 2016

When Google’s OnHub launched last year, it was marketed as a stylish wireless router that could be placed anywhere and would still look like it belonged there. It was also supposed to become a hub for the smart home. Well, that didn’t happen. Although OnHub works with IFTTT, the router itself doesn’t pair with any smart devices. Today that’s...

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 •  May 31, 2016

The Mi lamp consists of two rods that intersect each other and create an obtuse angle. How minimal. How lamp. It's all white except for a cord that's sunburnt orange. Mi lamp has four light settings — focus mode, read mode, child mode, and computer mode. These are controlled through Xiaomi's home app for iOS or Android. Cool, so that's the lamp. It...

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 •  February 1, 2016

Someday soon, your home will probably be lit by the glow of LED light bulbs. The transition is already taking place, but GE wants to see it happen even faster. This morning, it's announcing plans to phase out the sale of CFL bulbs in the US over the next year as it begins to position LED bulbs front and center. That means the next time an...

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 •  May 1, 2015

At an event at its recently finished Palo Alto research facility yesterday, Ford invited a wide swath of media to come check out the new digs — technology journalists, automotive journalists, broadcast and print publications, the whole nine yards. The message they were trying to deliver was clear: Ford isn't just a Detroit car company parachuting ...