This Suitcase Pairs With Your Phone, and Charges It Too

This Suitcase Pairs With Your Phone, and Charges It Too

If tackled correctly, the “smart luggage” concept isn’t all that crazy. A startup called Bluesmart is trying to do it the right way.

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Wink’s Outage Shows Us How Frustrating Smart Homes Could Be

Wink’s Outage Shows Us How Frustrating Smart Homes Could Be

The recent failure of a popular connected-home controller reminds us that the smart home of the future won’t be immune from the testiness that plagues any technology.

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A Solar-Powered Soil Sensor for Serious Gardeners

A Solar-Powered Soil Sensor for Serious Gardeners

The Edyn Garden Sensor was built after CEO Jason Aramburu spent years with farmers in Panama and Kenya, and it’s a low-cost sensor designed to coach anyone to a better yield.

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Internet of Anything: Simple Tools Make It Possible for Anyone to Hack Robots

Internet of Anything: Simple Tools Make It Possible for Anyone to Hack Robots

The guy behind Apple’s Hypercard is creating ways for average people to easily program their own robots and other gadgets.

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The Internet of Anything: How to Build Mobile Apps for Your DIY Connected Gadgets

The Internet of Anything: How to Build Mobile Apps for Your DIY Connected Gadgets

Thingstudio wants to make the Internet of Things easier to use, and more private.

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Internet of Anything: This Smart-Lock Startup Is the Best Bet for Taking On Nest

Internet of Anything: This Smart-Lock Startup Is the Best Bet for Taking On Nest

The two well-heeled companies are poised to take the smart home mainstream. But will they do it together, or try to take each other down?

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An App That Lets You Stalk Yourself at Home

An App That Lets You Stalk Yourself at Home

A startup called Camio offers a free service that turns any old Android or iOS smartphone or tablet into a web-connected surveillance camera.

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Internet of Anything: An Open-Source Smart Home You Control

Internet of Anything: An Open-Source Smart Home You Control

The Calaos Project wants to build a home automation system that you control, not Google.

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