Rumor: New Nest Thermostat in the Making

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If you believe in FCC regulatory filings, and honestly who doesn’t, then start believing that there is a new Nest Thermostat on the horizon.  The story was surprisingly first reported by Business Insider in what may be their first piece of … Continued

SmartThings will work with Amazon Echo

Samsung announced yesterday (and then deleted the post) that Amazon Echo will support SmartThings.  In the post entitled “Alexa, Turn On My SmartThings” Samsung noted that the Echo + SmartThings integration will work with both the existing SmartThings Hub, and … Continued

Samsung SmartThings Hub Preorder and Coupon Code!

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For a limited time, Samsung is offering it’s SmartThings Hub with a motion sensor and an open/closed sensor in their Customer Appreciation Bundle for $174.  The hub is compatible with ZigBee, Z-Wave and IP enabled devices (such as wifi).  To … Continued

How to Get Started with Home Automation – Part 1: Planning

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Your house is likely the most expensive thing you own.  It’s your shelter, your security and the place you keep all your stuff.  But in the end, it’s just a big dumb box sitting on a piece of ground, left … Continued

Honeywell RTH6580WF Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat Review

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The Good: Easily programmed via website or app.  Simple, easy to use physical interface.  Ability to set up hot/cold alerts via email.  Can schedule each day differently if need be. The Bad: It makes a fairly loud clicking noise when activating the … Continued