Greenstar Home Services Announces Partnership with Nest

Greenstar Home Services, an air conditioning, heating, and plumbing company based in Orange, CA has partnered with Nest Labs, Inc. to include the Nest Learning Thermostat as a standard component of…

(PRWeb May 20, 2017)

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Homeowner sues Zillow for allegedly undervaluing her home


Zillow’s housing price estimate tool is facing its first legal challenge.

An Illinois homeowner filed a lawsuit against the online real estate database this week, claiming the company’s “Zestimates” feature lowballed the value of her house.

Since Zillow obviously can’t take a tour of every house in the country, “Zestimates” are based on tax data and other public records that are fed into the company’s proprietary algorithm. That means they don’t directly account for factors like remodels and the individual merits of each home. Read more…

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Neurosurgeon Creates Inirv React, a Life-saving Smart Home Device That…

The device that allows users to control any electric or gas stove from anywhere in the world has announced its third stretch goal as integration with Google Home

(PRWeb February 07, 2017)

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We might be saying goodbye to the iPhone’s home button


When the iPhone 7 killed off the headphone jack, some Apple fans were up in arms. If the rumors about the features of 2017’s iPhone X (or whatever Apple winds up calling it) are true, the flagship phone will be losing another long-standard feature: the home button. 

Don’t be too sad about its passing, though — everyone will likely be too excited about what’s replacing it to even notice that it’s gone. 

MacRumors reports that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been a reliable source for iPhone leaks in the past, released a research report today hinting at Apple’s plans to remove the device’s physical home button in favor of a thumbprint sensor embedded in the screen — the first step toward a new biometric sensor system.  Read more…

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Apple’s Echo rival could make Siri the master of your home


Amazon is sitting pretty on top of the smart home with its Alexa voice-controlled Echo devices, and Google will close in later this year with its own Home assistant device. But what about Apple?

While iOS 10’s much-needed Home app for controlling all your HomeKit-compatible smart home devices is a step in the right direction, the company may need an Echo rival of its own.

Apple is reportedly working on an Echo-like smart home device according to Bloomberg

This report corroborates a earlier one from The Information earlier this year that Apple was developing its own Echo-like product based around Siri.  Read more…

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Ordinary Vulcan couple looks for a home to settle down in new ‘Star Trek’ ads

The life of a Vulcan isn’t all intergalactic adventures and heroic feats of intelligence. A new set of ads for Quicken’s Rocket Mortgage imagines a family of Spock’s fellow Vulcans with a simpler domestic life, their race’s characteristic emotionless logic applied to more mundane household chores — like finding the right home mortgage. SEE ALSO: Zachary […]

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