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Smart House Week Updates – New Podcast Shows & More…

As always, lots going on in both the smart home and wearables space this week. Here are some of the news items that caught our attention : LAUNCH OF SMART HOME RADIO SHOW PODCAST After months and months of preparation, I’m happy to announce that my Smart Home Radio Podcast Show is officially...

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Smart House Week Updates – Samsung To Buy Smartthings, Smart Bulbs & More This Week

As always, lots going on in both the smart home and wearables space this week. Here are some of the news items that caught our attention : WHAT'S GOING ON AT HOMEMENTORS? Very much holiday season here at HomeMentors :-) - away for last few days with family down in West Cork - so productivity...

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Smart House Weekly News Roundup – Smart Homes To Help Disabled People, Hacking, Samsung & More This Week

As always, lots going on in both the smart home and wearables space this week. Here are some of the news items that caught our attention : WHAT'S GOING ON AT HOMEMENTORS Had a pretty interesting week; sales of our digital products continue to grow. In fact, I tested out a promotion of the...

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Behind The Scenes of a Nest Installation at the O’Driscoll’s Smart Home

In this article, I'm excited to talk all about our new NEST smart thermostats, which just went live recently! Before I get into the nitty gritty of NEST; there’s a couple of things - firstly, I want to provide some background details about smart thermostats.. SMART THERMOSTATS EXPLAINED ...

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Smart House Weekly News Roundup – New Smart Bulb, Swann & More

News in the smart house space is starting to level out a bit, so I'm thinking that about 3 new stories a week is probably a good benchmark. Of course that could change, anyway here are this weeks updates in the Smart House space: SWANN RELEASES NEW LINEUP OF SMART HOME PRODUCTS Although not in...

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Smart House Weekly News Roundup – Free Smart Home Install Toolkit, Amazon & More

As always, lots going on in the smart house space this week. Here are three news items that caught our attention in recent times: GERARD RELEASES FREE SMART HOUSE INSTALLATION TOOLKIT So, one of the many questions I get asked via email from electricians, HVAC contractors, alarm installers and...

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Smart House Weekly News Roundup – Smart Home Remotes And More

As always, lots going on in the smart house space this week. Here are three news items that caught our attention in recent times: LOGITECH DEEPENS ITS SMART HOUSE PRODUCT RANGE I have always been a bit of a fan of the Harmony range of universal remote controls. Last week the company who...

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2014 Guide to NEST Smart Home Ecosystem

Did you know that you can now create a smart home with Google products? Yep, the global search giant now has a smart home offering! If there's a potential for smart technology standards to go to war in the home, a wireless sensor won't communicate with an appliance, for example, then Google...

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Smart House Weekly Updates - Google, Wink And Staples Smart Homes Announced

Photo Credit The Smart Home and Wearable sector are hopping with news! Here are some of the news items that caught our attention this week. GOOGLE BASED SMART HOMES ARE STARTING TO EVOLVE In addition to Google buying Smart Home 2.0 Security company - Dropcam for $500 plus, Google also made a...

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Smart House Weekly News Roundup - Ger Answers Some Listeners Smart Home Questions

Photo Credit To help you stay up to date with smart homes and wearable technologies, here are some of the news items that caught our attention this week. HONEYWELL ANNOUNCES NEW SMART THERMOSTAT Earlier in the week, Honeywell launched a new smart thermostat, branded 'LYRIC'. It is considered...

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