Sensors everywhere could mean privacy nowhere, expert says
Just as we are coming to grips with having less privacy in our lives thanks to the Internet, a new use of the technology is poised to present new questions about security and privacy - and create a new threat ...
New technology helps find happy middle between low temps and high bills
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Arizona, with the support of Tech Launch Arizona, are one step closer to giving consumers something they've never had before: a way to easily and instantly make ...
Google shows off Android Auto, wearables (Update)
Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.
Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables
Google is expected to reveal an Android update, smart home devices and other innovations at its two-day developer conference, beginning Wednesday in San Francisco.
Talking technology is becoming ubiquitous and maybe even useful
It's the stuff of science fiction. The crew of the Starship Enterprise talks to the replicator in "Star Trek." Joaquin Phoenix's character falls for his chatty operating system, Samantha, in "Her."
Warming up to the future with Nest thermostat
During cold spells, Andy Law likes to keep his San Jose, Calif., house warm and toasty, which used to be a problem whenever the 29-year-old Yahoo mobile app designer traveled out of town.
Hackathon team's GoogolPlex gives Siri extra powers
Spark: Look Ma, an open source thermostat
Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn
Google on Monday announced that it is buying smart thermostat start-up Nest in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.
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.
Wireless, cable companies can't rest on their networks
Think of your car as a smartphone on four wheels. Or your smartphone as a wallet. Or your home as a connected network center where thermostats, video cameras, lights and televisions all "talk" to each other. That "talking" ...
Wireless connections creep into everyday things
A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive.
Troy Wolverton: Dreaming of a smarter home
I have a decidedly dumb house. Don't get me wrong, I love my home. It's well insulated, quiet and comfortable.