Amazon's stunner of a smart thermostat is on sale for its best price to date

Amazon Prime Day is back, baby! OK, maybe not technically speaking, but so many Amazon devices are currently discounted at Best Buy and other retailers that it's giving us a major sense of deja...

We’re one step closer to robots doing all our housework

If robots can do our dishes, we can do more things we actually like. | Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images AI is slowly getting better at household chores. A Carnegie Mellon team recently...

Climate fixes are all aimed at property owners. What about renters?

Shanée Benjamin for Vox You don’t have to own a home to be a part of the climate solution. Part of the July 2022 issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our...

The fight to save energy by controlling your thermostat (and pool pump)

Letting power firms remotely adjust appliances of consenting customers could save huge amounts of energy and avert blackouts. Why aren’t states doing more of it?

Gear, toys, tips to help beat the heat outdoors at home

The thermostat has officially hit swelter. Whether you're trying to play in the backyard or just chill outdoors, there's a bunch of new ideas and gear designed to help everyone — pets included —...

Nest Labs: How iPod creator's smart thermostat became a top Google brand

Nest Labs was founded by Apple alums Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers. The original product was a smart thermostat for the home that could be controlled through an app. Google acquired the company in...

ERCOT issues 2nd conservation alert this week amid triple-digit temperatures

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a conservation appeal for Wednesday. It is the second time this week that the power grid operator has asked Texans to voluntarily conserve...

How to prepare for a blackout in Texas

ERCOT is appealing with Texans to conserve energy during peak hours Monday. The grid operator said in a Sunday statement that it expects a shortage in energy reserves. The American Red Cross...

The best Amazon device bundle sales ahead of Prime Day

Early Prime Day deals have discounted a bunch of Amazon device bundles. Amazon usually discounts most of its gadgets to record-low prices for the two-day shopping event. Here are the best deals we...

Cut Your Summer Electric Bill by Supercooling Your Home

In the HVAC industry, supercooling is the practice of running the air conditioning at optimum times to significantly chill an environment. Supercooling can also be called “subcooling” or...

Summer temperatures — and inflation

U.S. consumers are also dealing with the highest inflation in 40 years. In May, energy costs were up nearly 35% from a year earlier, with gasoline and fuel oil contributing the most to that...

New Ecobee Smart Thermostat With Premium Design Revealed Ahead of Launch, Supports HomeKit and Hey Siri

Ecobee is planning to release a new HomeKit-compatible smart thermostat model with a premium design and built-in air quality monitoring, according to...

How big companies kill ideas

Tony Fadell was instrumental in the development of the iPod and iPhone at Apple and then co-founded Nest Labs, which kicked off the consumer smart home market with its smart thermostat in 2011....

Weaning Europe off Russian energy will mean making changes

Europe wants to cut imports of gas from Russia by two-thirds within a year. Behind the scenes, politicians and companies are already scrambling to work out how to cope next winter. The obvious...

Amazon’s budget Smart Thermostat is even more affordable today

Even without a discount attached to it, Amazon’s surprisingly great Smart Thermostat is a good deal in itself. After our reviewer spent a decade testing almost every smart thermostat since the...

Amazon’s new thermostat is already on sale

The lowest price ever for this smart thermostat and bundles.

Amazon's smart thermostat falls to $48 in first ever discount

Back in November, Amazon started selling its own smart thermostat for a price that's less than half what a Google Nest thermostat costs. Now, Amazon's smart thermostat has gotten its first price...

The Honeywell Home T9 smart thermostat now works with Apple HomeKit

The Honeywell Home T9, Resideo’s first consumer thermostat to support remote temperature sensors, has finally brought a long-promised feature to its users: HomeKit. The brand, which is...

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