The Windows 10-powered CastleHub is a smart-home moonshot

The Windows 10-powered CastleHub is a smart-home moonshot

CastleOS For all its potential, the Internet of Things is still a confusing mish-mash of protocols, integrations and standards. The CastleHub from CastleOS wants to cut through the chaos by working with everything and helping all of your gadgets play nicely within a single smart-home interface. If that sounds like a familiar pitch, it should. […]

Upgrade your abode with smart-home gadget Branto

Upgrade your abode with smart-home gadget Branto

Branto Startup Branto is in the middle of an Indiegogo campaign for a smart-home device of the same name. Branto is a neat-looking LED-illuminated sphere with a pretty lofty goal: to take on all of your home security and automation needs. At $279/£180/AU$375 a pop,...
Chromecast Flaws Could Lead to Smart-Home Invasion

Chromecast Flaws Could Lead to Smart-Home Invasion

The Internet of Things is, by and large, not very secure. While there haven’t been too many recorded attacks on smart-home gadgetry yet, the known vulnerabilities keep stacking up, while the companies that produce the tech are often hesitant, or even unable, to...
Domotz Turns Raspberry Pi Into Smart-Home Hub

Domotz Turns Raspberry Pi Into Smart-Home Hub

LAS VEGAS — Here’s yet another reason to pick up the Raspberry Pi. Domotz’s new home-monitoring software can turn the $35 mini-PC into a smart-home hub that, via your smartphone, will let you monitor and control all the connected devices in your home.After...