Appliances

A closer look at Samsung’s connected Family Hub Refrigerator
May 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

Imagine for a moment that you’re a fly on the wall of a Samsung executive board meeting. It’s pretty easy to imagine why the Family Hub Refrigerator seemed like a great idea. Someone probably said something about leveraging the smart home and disrupting the kitchen and they were off to the races. And sure, there…

Have your lights flash when the laundry’s done with GE’s IFTTT channels
May 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Want to get totally hooked up with your personal apps and home appliances? GE Appliances announced today three new IFTTT (If-This-Then-That) channels for clothes washers, dryers, and dishwashers to add to the three channels it already had. This makes GE the first appliance manufacturer with a full suite of IFTTT channels, according to the company. Now,…

7 devices to help your smart home guard against fire
April 27, 2016 at 10:34 am

A simple goal -- knowing when your smoke detector sounds even when you're not home -- is certainly obtainable. There are devices for sale now which can tackle this task, though the other features and the price vary wildly from device to device. That's why we created this overview of seven connected home safety products…

Dyson made a hair dryer and it's kind of stunning ... and expensive
April 27, 2016 at 10:27 am

The hair dryer is not a work of art, but it does hold a sort of iconic place in our cultural landscape. It's recognizable at a distance and has been blowing and burning follicles in pretty much the same way since the 1970s. The new Dyson Supersonic is a stunning breath of hot air in…