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August smart locks are gaining Samsung SmartThings software integration

You will no longer have to use Z-Wave to connect your August Smart Lock to SmartThings.

What you need to know August smart locks will soon offer direct software integration with the Samsung SmartThings home automation platform. The company’s smart locks will be able to sync with other connected SmartThings devices for greater flexibility. Samsung customers will also be able to view their front door status, initiate a lock or unlock, and sync with other smart home  [Read More…]

The best smart locks that support Google Assistant

If you want to go all-in with smart home gadgets, smart locks are absolutely worth investing in. Not only do they keep your home safe and secure, but they can be also be controlled remotely and allow you to easily give other family members or friends access to them. Here are the best ones that can be controlled using Google Assistant!

Google Assistant’s best friend Nest x Yale Smart Lock

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Secure your home with these SmartThings doorbells and locks

One of the best things about SmartThings is that you can use a slew of other third-party devices on your system, doorbells and locks included. While you can automate your home in amazing ways with SmartThings, it can also be used to monitor things and keep you safe. In addition to using motion sensors and alarms, you can add in a video doorbell and smart door lock for added protection. Here are our picks for the top doorbells and smart  [Read More…]

Best Smart Locks that Support Amazon Alexa

Smart locks don’t have to be a pain to install or use, or prohibitively expensive.

Making your home smarter seems to be all the rage these days. There are smart speakers, smart TVs and other accessories to let you control your life with your voice. One of the most noticeable improvements in a home can be from installing smart locks, so you never have to fish a key out again.

These are the best smart locks that  [Read More…]

Kryptonite bike locks are on sale, with prices starting at $19

Amazon is offering some savings on Kryptonite bike locks. Prices start at $ 19, and 14 different product are on sale. Whether you need some light security or a more heavy-duty lock, definitely make sure to check these deals out before the prices jump back up.

One option, the Kryptonite KryptoLock Series 2 Standard Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock, is down to just $ 23.96. That’s the best price ever – it normally goes for $ 30. Users  [Read More…]

Best smart locks

Looking to make your house smarter and safer? Here are the best smart locks full of brains and brawn to protect your home.

Whether you’re just tired of losing your keys, or you’re already in the process of automating your home, a key part of this process is choosing a smart lock that fits your needs. Take a look at our list of the best smart locks to help you decide.

August 2nd Generation Schlage Connect Camelot  [Read More…]

Amazon locks in the exclusive on streaming PBS Kids shows (sort-of)

Amazon this week announced that it and PBS “they have entered into a multi-year agreement that makes Amazon Prime Video the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for a broad collection of PBS KIDS series.” That’s a bummer for folks who had been watching via Netflix and Hulu, and a boon for Amazon, which is (of course) pushing for the entire world to sign up for Amazon Prime. So if you have Prime, you’ll still get all the Daniel Tiger you  [Read More…]

Best smart locks

Looking to make your house smarter and safer? Here are the best smart locks full of brains and brawn to protect your home.

Whether you’re just tired of losing your keys, or you’re already in the process of automating your home, a key part of this process is choosing a smart lock that fits your needs. Take a look at our list of the best smart locks to help you decide.

August Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt  [Read More…]

Nest thermostats can now talk to Philips Hue, third-party smart locks and more

After launching the Works with Nest initiative last year, Nest is announcing a slew of new partnerships that include Philips, LG, Insteon, Withings and more. The new integrations mean that your Nest thermostat will be able to communicate with a wider range of devices and services.

Verizon locks down phones; will it affect the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

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For many Android fans, tinkering around with devices is one of the most fun advantages of the platform (rooting, ROMs, etc.). This is why locked bootloaders have always been a problem for true believers of Android’s open ecosystem. Even after many months of debate, this problem is still very prominent.

But whose fault is this? Many tend to blame the manufacturers; they take a lot of heat from consumers. We must  [Read More…]