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Build a Smart Garden With the Parrot Pot

A company called Parrot is trying to popularize Smart Gardens with a new self-watering intelligent flower pot called "Parrot Pot".

Meet Nest’s New Brother: the Nest Protect

From the makers of the smart learning thermostat, Nest Labs has again redefined home technology with its new Nest Protect, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector that does "much more than just sound a shrill alarm when there’s danger in your home." The Nest Protect alerts you where the danger...

Honeywell’s new Wi-Fi Thermostat helps you earn money

Forget saving on your electric bill--why not make money off it? Honeywell, the inventor of the original coal furnace thermostat, is churning out a feature that alerts users of “Demand Response” energy events--times when everyone in your neighborhood is plugging in too many devices into the...

Tesla’s Palo Alto home requires new houses with EV chargers

California-based electric automobile manufacturer Tesla met with Palo Alto city leaders last week to discuss a building code change that will require new homes to be pre-wired for EV chargers. The company, whose stock prices saw a 400% increase from the beginning of the year, is headquartered in ...

What is Home Automation?

What is home automation? When clients call Electronics Design Group for advice on how to automate their homes, oftentimes they’re unsure of what exactly automation is (and how it fits into the “smart home” model), let alone the level of automation that they want to attain. Drawing from almost ...

Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat learns a family’s schedule, preferences and is controllable from everywhere. What do you get when you take three of Apple’s best engineers and ask them to make something for your house? You get the Nest Learning Thermostat. (more…)...

Green Tech Tip: Investing in LED

Energy conservation and energy savings have always gone hand in hand. By making smarter, more eco-friendly choices, not only are you benefiting Mother Nature, but you have the chance to give a little back to your wallet too. There are countless organizations that have helped lend a hand – and...

Ecotality Sues to Stop NRG’s ‘Unfair Advantage’

With the race to become the nation’s green technology leader underway, it’s only natural that the competition can and will get fierce. Across the country local governments are stepping up in an attempt to clean up their cities and the environment. With electric, eco-friendly vehicles growing in ...

Kitchen Tech: Choosing and Using Green Appliances

Energy efficiency has long since been a hot-button issue for many. Whether it’s the rising cost of utility bills, or the fear that we are causing irreversible damage to our ecosystem, going “green” has become a real priority. Homeowners especially are feeling the urgency to reevaluate their...

The Future of Home Technologies

CEDIA offers a sneak peek of what's available and what's coming. (more…)...