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Tech Companies Vying to Control the Internet of the Home

Tech company SmartThings—along with companies such as Google and Apple—are each working to create a plan to revolutionize how we live, one connection at a time. The first one to the top could be the king of another multi-billion dollar tech market. Read more

Nest Recalls Smoke Detectors

Nest is finding out how difficult it can be to redesign something so simple and ubiquitous as a smoke detector. The company has recalled nearly half a million of its Protect Smoke Detectors thanks to the flaws of a feature meant to let people silence their smart appliance when it was a little too helpful. Read more

Nest's Acquisition of Dropcam All About Better Integration

Google, which owns Nest, wants to play a big role in the automated home. It's acquisition of Dropcam fills in a missing element in the smart home stack. Read more

IBS Take-Aways: HVAC Technology IBS Take-Aways: HVAC Technology

Lauren Hunter, Chief Products Editor for Hanley Wood checks out the benefits of variable refrigerant flow with a look at Carrier HVAC technology with Matt Risinger of Risinger Homes. Read more

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Sea Gull Goes Rustic Chic with Turbinio and SauganashSea Gull Goes Rustic Chic with Turbinio and Sauganash

These two new collections will bring eye-catching style to indoor and outdoor... Read more

Nora's Tysen Pendant Sparkles with Points of LightNora's Tysen Pendant Sparkles with Points of Light

The globe-shaped glass pendant makes an attractive accent for a variety of... Read more

Prizer Hoods Brings More Options to Range Hood Customization Prizer Hoods Brings More Options to Range Hood Customization

With nearly 200 finishes and a wide range of materials to choose from, homeowners can have almost any range hood design they can dream up. Read more

What I Like: Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Splits What I Like: Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Splits

Room-by-room operation and humidity control are soe of the key benefits this remodeler sees in this product category. Read more

Could Ductless Mini-Splits Solve Your HVAC Problems? Could Ductless Mini-Splits Solve Your HVAC Problems?

Small, low-profile space conditioning units fit where ducted systems can't, and bring efficiency with them. Read more

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