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SMART HOME MAGAZINE: 2021 ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

By Crystal Watts

“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London. It might seem odd to select a poker quote to summarize the past year's upheavals but having spent a significant amount of my time during the "stay-at-home" order with cards in hand, it felt fitting...

A Decade in Review: How Households Smartened Up in the 2010s

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Take a peek back through the past decade and the technology that it brought us!

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GETTING CONNECTED WITH CARLEY

By Crystal Watts

Carley Knobloch has appeared on HGTV, CNN, the Today Show, and in Good Housekeeping, RedBook, and more. She and her husband share two children, Annie and Spencer, and a big, wooly pup named Marty. When she’s not covering food, fashion, travel, and technology, she’s making instrumental memories with the family (they are all musical virtuosos).

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How Smart Home Automation Can Increase Your Home's Property Value

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From smart thermostats to automated lighting and everything in between, there's no question that innovative, Internet-enabled technology can make a home more fun, convenient and safe. What you may not know, however, is that it also represents a potentially valuable investment.

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7 HOME IMPROVEMENTS FOR SUMMER 2017

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Summer is almost here, and there’s no better time to upgrade your home. Evolving trends and improving technology mean there’s a lot you can do, but here are seven essential updates for your home this summer.

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When Design Meets Technology, “Auto-Magic” Happens.

By Crystal Watts

As you can clearly see, this futuristic home in South Africa is truly like none other. Between the best-of-the-best in architects, interior designers and technology experts, it features unsurpassed quality, aesthetics and performance.

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Time to Ditch the Memory Sticks for a Network Attached Storage Device?

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If your household is like mine, you probably have a collection of memory sticks floating around inside drawers, coat pockets, backpacks and car glove compartments. For years, these little sticks have been our go-to devices to store our multimedia collection—music, videos, photos and other forms of entertainment—as well as important documents.

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CES: My Favorite High Tech Products

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This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas seemed all about the Internet of Things, or IoT, for short. There were washing machines and dryers that connect to the Internet, surveillance cameras that zip real-time images to smartphones and scads of devices that can be monitored quickly and conveniently from an app on a phone or table. I saw connected versions of thermostats, garage doors, security systems, and more...

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The Coolest Things I Saw at CEDIA

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Have you ever obsessed about that piece of tech that you just “need” to have, but you know that it’s not quite in the budget? Or that your wife (or significant other) would never approve the purchase? Well, welcome to my world. Even though I fascinate about a state-of-the-art home theater room in my basement, it’s just not quite in the cards...yet. But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t window shop!

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