Gadget Show Review: Lots of noise, a few gems in smart home
Technology forecasters are calling 2015 the year of the Internet of Things—that idea that everyday objects will use sensors and Internet connectivity to start thinking and acting for themselves. At the ...
Nest recalling 440K smoke alarms for safety risk
Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could prevent them from sounding immediately.
Nest hopes to reinvent smoke alarms as it did the thermostat
When a group of former Apple Inc. employees announced that they had created a company called Nest to reinvent the thermostat, Silicon Valley did a double take.
Review: Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt lets you in without a key
As a child, I watched "The Jetsons" on TV every Saturday morning. I wasn't as enamored of the flying cars as I was the push-button home automation.
Astronaut eager for 1st look at wife from orbit
Shuttle Endeavour's' commander, Mark Kelly, can't wait to see his congresswoman wife for the first time from orbit and show her some cosmic views of his spaceship and the planet Earth.
Less than one-third of children ages 5-15 will wake up to home smoke alarms
An Australian study to determine the likelihood of school-aged children waking up to their home smoke alarm found that 78% of children slept through a smoke alarm sounding for 30 seconds. The outcomes of the study are published ...
The smoke alarm in your pocket and other winning apps
Ever been woken in the wee hours by the bip-bip-bip of a smoke alarm that wants its batteries changed?
Smoke Alarms + Sprinklers + Closed Doors = Lives Saved in Dorm Fires
(PhysOrg.com) -- Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated that the correct combination ...