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sesamelock

Sesame's $99 smart lock aims to undercut August, Kwikset, and Yale

Sesame fits over existing deadbolts, installs with nothing but adhesive, and has a funky knock-to-unlock feature.

color temperature

How to optimize your home lighting design based on color temperature

Once you understand what color temperature is and why it matters, you can choose the right types of light bulbs to improve the quality of your life at home.

Future Wi-Fi

New chips make Wi-Fi more maker-friendly

The goal is to make adding Wi-Fi connectivity to DIY smart devices much easier.

thermoneystat

Tired of high energy bills? Thermoneystat sets the temperature by dollars instead of degrees

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to take the shock out of energy bills by letting you choose how much you want to spend.

mesh

Sony's crowdfunded MESH kit brings maker movement spirit to the connected home

Sony values user feedback far more than the trivial sums it raises on crowdfunding sites.

neeoremote

Neeo is a sleeker, simpler universal smart home remote

Flush with $1 million in Kickstarter cash, Neeo wants to be the first smart home remote that won't scare the heck out of normal people.

GE Refrigerator and Wink Relay

GE to offer retrofits for some older appliances to render them smarter

GE teams with connected-home startup Wink to retrofit thousands of older refrigerators with Wi-Fi modules.

hivetrio

The Hive Trio smart system promises to make connected homes more vocal

Too few connected-home systems take audio into consideration. Hive doesn’t make that mistake.

TP-Link Archer C8

TP-Link Archer C8 Wi-Fi router review: A solid price-to-performance ratio saves this otherwise mundane router

If price ranks higher than features on your router shopping list, the Archer C8 could win you over.

Thread applications

IoT consortium Thread Group launches free membership initiative for promising startups

As it welcomes Somfy and Tyco to its board of directors, the Thread Group keeps an eye out for startups that could have an outsized impact on the developing Internet of Things market.