Smart Home

AI's Growing Impact on the Tech Industry This Year and Beyond Lexie Lu Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:23

The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in recent years has been at a lightning pace. AI now impacts nearly every element of our lives. Smart programs have filtered into our homes and workplaces. You can use AI to create a website, to order a meal in a fast food restaurant and in the background of any number of applications.

A UK Story: Ring Video Doorbell helps homeowners prevent doorstep crime Real Wire Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:03

London, UK – 20 September 2017 – Ring, the leader in outdoor smart home security, today announced that 100,000 UK homes are now fitted with a Ring Video Doorbell - giving homeowners access to live footage from their doorstep wherever they are in the world.

Providing a ring of security around neighbourhoods, the Ring Video Doorbell has been safeguarding homeowners from the threat of doorstep and vehicle crime since its UK launch in July 2016.

HomeGrid Forum’s Donna Yasay steps down as President Real Wire Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:53

Beaverton, Ore. 31 July 2017 - HomeGrid Forum has announced that Donna Yasay will be stepping down as President following a successful two years with the Forum. Under Donna’s leadership, the HomeGrid Forum has become a pioneer in the networking and communications market, ensuring G.hn products are multi-vendor interoperable even with multi-vendor silicon.

Off Topic: Smart Water Sprinklers more affordable with Blossom 8 Bryan Ruby Wed, 03/23/2016 - 06:33

Just in time for Spring. A review of the Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller.

Off Topic: Starting my Summer with the Blossom Smart Watering Controller Bryan Ruby Wed, 06/24/2015 - 01:48

Spring brought to South Dakota plenty of rain. The lawns are green, the flowers are in full bloom, and it seems we can't go beyond a couple days without a rain shower or thunderstorm. While water is usually plenty for my city, we do things smart around here and restrict water usage for our lawns year round. It's not uncommon in my part of the country to see the weather pattern quickly change from wet to dry. What once was green can turn brown in a hurry.