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What is the Best Robot Vacuum?

Most people don’t know that the first automatic vacuum cleaner called Trilobite was already presented in 1997 by the swedish company Electrolux. And even Dyson, the market leader for vacuums, released their own robot in 2001. But in either cases the price or the time wasn’t right yet. It wasn’t until 2002 when iRobot shook up the technology world with the Roomba, a robotic vacuum that finally raised public awareness for this particular niche. The latter model also made it in our list of the best of the best…

Smart Home IKEA

If we asked you what furniture manufacturer is worldwide known, with practical, yet contemporary furniture created, who would you think…

Zigbee to Dominate the IoT Market by 2023

A notable business intelligence firm in the IoT sector, ON World, released a report noting that Zigbee chips will dominate the market by 2023. In particular they noted that by 2023, the sales of the chips will reach one billion annually, marking 85% of the expected 4.5 billion cumulative IEEE 802.15.4 mesh device worldwide market.

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The Best Budget Smart Home Devices of 2018

Home Automation is considered to be an expensive hobby. Nevertheless, affordable tech exists in every niche. With that in mind, here are the best budget smart home devices of 2017.


Make an Amazon Alexa Smart Toaster Before the Griffin Arrives

Ever wanted to make your toaster smarter? While the Griffin Smart Toaster still isn’t widely available on the market, there are various DIY solutions that help you turn your current toaster into an automated device. Let’s check out just how you can do so.


A Z-Wave Interview with Dr. Christian Paetz – “It’s a no-brainier!”

Earlier this month we had the chance to talk with Z-Wave expert Dr. Christian Paetz. The author of two of the most prominent books about the wireless protocol, Z-Wave Basics: Remote Control in Smart Homes and Z-Wave Essentials, Dr. Paetz is also the primary representative of the Z-Wave alliance. Here’s what we asked him and what he had to share. 


How IoT Will Shape Our World in the Near Future

When you consider that the Internet Of Things has only been around for half a decade in any meaningful way, it is pretty impressive that we have reached the current level of automation in such a short space of time.  Of course, Moore’s Law has provided us with an expectation that by the end of the decade we will be flying around with jet packs strapped to our backs while walking our pet Pokemon in virtual reality