Tag: smart home

The Howies: Our Favorite IoT – Know How… 400

The Howies: Our Favorite IoT – Know How… 400

Lenovo Smart Display, Wyze Cam Pan Amazon announces a new Echo Show, a wall clock, a microwave and more. Plus, its the first Howie’s – the awards for the best IoT we reviewed in our twelve week series. Flo loves the Samsung SmartThings Hub, the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, the Abode Security Hub, and more.…

Amazon Echo Speakers 2018 hands-on

Amazon Echo Speakers 2018 hands-on

Amazon just announced the new versions of the Echo Show, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus. Dan Seifert spent some time using the new speakers – all of them are improvements on their predecessors with nicer designs, more features, and most noticeably, better sound. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61…

Amazon Alexa-powered microwave hands-on

Amazon Alexa-powered microwave hands-on

This is the new AmazonBasics Microwave that works with Alexa. It doesn’t have any microphones on it, nor any speaker (beyond one that can beep). Instead, it’s a $59.99 device meant to showcase Amazon’s new system for companies to make their regular gadgets into smart gadgets. The microwave includes voice presets for various foods, so…

Thneed IoT – Know How… 399

Thneed IoT – Know How… 399

Multi-Use IoT Devices Megan Morrone and Florence Ion discuss smart home devices that try to do more than one thing. Reviews include the Netgear Orbi Voice, GLAS by Johnson Controls, and the Dyson Pure Cool. Plus, they speak with Aaron Emigh, CEO and Co-Founder of Brilliant, connected home tech that aims to be for every…

What your home could look like in 50 years

What your home could look like in 50 years

We’ve finished building our Home of the Future. But now it’s starting to feel more and more like the home of the present. Join Grant Imahara as we look at how the tech in our home can change in the next 50 years. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61…

Controlling all your entertainment from a single device

Controlling all your entertainment from a single device

Never before have we had so many options for entertainment at our fingertips, but all of this content is also spread across different devices, apps and streaming services. Grant Imahara will see if our Home of the Future can succeed in bringing all of those into one universal entertainment system. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge…

Protecting your data inside the Home of the Future

Protecting your data inside the Home of the Future

Homes have always served to protect both the occupants and their valuables. Our Home of the Future is no exception, except it now needs to fortify itself both physically…and digitally. Join Grant Imahara as he investigates the best ways to secure your home and all of its valuable data. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on…

Designing the brain of the home of the future with Grant Imahara

Designing the brain of the home of the future with Grant Imahara

You can buy a lot of futuristic technology to put in your home, but having them all function together as one truly smart home can be a nightmare. Join Grant Imahara as he works with a home technology integrator to build the brain of the smart home. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc…

The future of renewable energy is making it look cool

The future of renewable energy is making it look cool

For The Verge and Curbed’s home of the future, renewable energy generation is directly integrated into the design of the house. Grant Imahara experiences how the home of the future can both generate its own power and reduce how much energy it needs. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61…

Know How… 394: IoT Security Cameras and Systems

Know How… 394: IoT Security Cameras and Systems

Ring Cam, Nest Cam, Cloud Cam Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk about the best ways to secure your home with smart alarm systems, cameras, and locks. Florence reviews the Abode Essentials Starter Kit, the Ooma Home Security Kit, SimpliSafe Essentials, The Nest Secure, and others. Megan shows off the Ring Alarm System, TappLock, the…