Tag Archive: Door

Lock your door from your phone with the $100 August 2nd-gen smart lock

The door should be the smartest part of your home.

The 2nd gen August Smart Lock is down to $ 99.99 on Amazon. This is a match of Best Buy’s daily deal, bringing it back down to the lowest price we’ve seen on the popular smart lock.

The third generation August Smart Lock is more than $ 200 right now, and even when it goes on sale doesn’t drop below $ 180. You’re still getting plenty of  [Read More…]

Nest Hello will work with Google Home to announce who’s actually at the door

You’ll just have to teach it a tad.

In hindsight, this one should have been obvious. And maybe Nest spelled it out explicitly and I just missed it. But in any event, let’s codify it here.

Nest Hello — the upcoming video doorbell from the company best known for its thermostats and cameras — will work with Google Home (and Google Home Mini — really, with Google Assistant) to announce who’s at your door. That is, it’ll recognize who’s there thanks  [Read More…]

Open your door with just a touch using the $210 Kwikset Kevo

This smart lock offers multiple ways to get into your home without a key while keeping it secure when you’re away!

Update: The last deal we shared on this smart lock saw the Venetian Bronze color drop to $ 200. This deal applies to the Satin Nickel version and sees it drop to $ 210, which is a great price.

The Kwikset Kevo 2nd generation touch-to-open Bluetooth smart lock is down to $ 210 on Amazon right now.  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 release could land as late as April 28, opening door for LG G6 sales

Timing is everything in the high-end smartphone world.

We now have a set-in-stone announce date of March 29 for the Galaxy S8, but the actual release date for the phone hitting retailers is still in flux. A report from VentureBeat claims Samsung may wait just shy of a full month after announcement to release the Galaxy S8 on April 29.

That’s a week later than the first expected release of April 21, which in itself is about a week  [Read More…]

Nest Cam update literally shows you the door

An update to the Nest app for Android makes some big improvements to notifications using machine learning.

It sounds like a bad joke, but thanks to advancements in machine learning, Nest is now able to automatically add “activity zones” for doors, something that had to be done manually before now.

The company announced the software update for its Nest Cam line, which includes the excellent Nest Outdoor Cam, along with a number of notification improvements to its  [Read More…]

Installing the August Smart Lock is as easy as locking the door [How-To]

During the last few weeks we have been doing a series on how to make your analog home “smart”. We have covered things like controlling your Thermostat, controlling lights and appliances with WeMo, and using Hue to set the mood. There is one major piece missing from your smart home that we have not covered,

Uber will now deliver food from your favorite restaurant straight to your door

Fancy eating out at that incredible restaurant both yourself and friends really enjoy, but can’t quite muster up the effort to get dressed and head out the front door? No worries, simply fire up the new UberEATS app and have the company deliver food from said establishment straight to your door. Uber has offered food delivery in the past, but now there’s a dedicated app.

Available for iOS and Android, the new app offers this unique  [Read More…]

Unlock your door with your phone: The Quicklock Doorlock review

We live in the mobile age. Our phones are now like swiss army knives. They can do just about anything. You can watch TV, monitor your home, change your thermostat, call people, etc… So why not lock and unlock your doors? The Quicklock Doorlock allows you to do just that.

The Quicklock Doorlock overview

The Quicklock Doorlock is a replacement door handle and lock. It forgoes the traditional key and keyhole approach and brings the lock setup into the modern age.  [Read More…]

Customize your Galaxy Nexus door with this IndieGoGo laser etching project

Customize your Galaxy Nexus door with this IndieGoGo laser etching project

There are two things I’ve learned about Android users in my three years covering the platform: they love to customize, and they often like to show-off their affinity for the little green  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: 2750mAh Extended Battery w/ Door for HTC ThunderBolt

HTC 2750mAh Extended Battery w/ Door for Thunderbolt

The Sept. 20 Deal of the Day is a hot one for you HTC ThunderBolt owners: It’s the HTC 2750 mAh extended battery with extended battery door. It gives you almost double the juice of the stock battery, and it’s an official HTC accessory, so it’s got the name and might of the manufacturer behind it. And it’s on sale today only for  [Read More…]