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Digital Divide Narrowing But Still Visible
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Digital Divide Narrowing But Still Visible

The digital lives of lower-income Americans still differs drastically from... More

7 Ways to Incorporate Smart Home Tech in a Rental
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7 Ways to Incorporate Smart Home Tech in a Rental

A San Francisco couple shows how to turn a rental home into a smart one—in a... More

Virus Protections for Smart-Home Tech
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Virus Protections for Smart-Home Tech

A few high- and low-tech precautions can preserve vulnerable devices from virtual... More

Connected GE Dryers Will Order Dryer Sheets from Amazon On Their Own
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Connected GE Dryers Will Order Dryer Sheets from Amazon On Their Own

GE just gave its line of smart dryers the ability to shop via Amazon Dash. More

Take a Look Inside the 2017 HGTV Smart Home
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Take a Look Inside the 2017 HGTV Smart Home

The fully wired, 3,300-square-foot home is located in north Scottsdale, Ariz. More

What Is the Future of the Connected Home?
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What Is the Future of the Connected Home?

As smart devices continue to proliferate across the market, remodelers should... More

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The Bosch Built-In Coffee Maker is a Homeowner’s Smart, Personal Barista The Bosch Built-In Coffee Maker is a Homeowner’s Smart, Personal Barista

When paired with Bosch’s new Home Connect app, this self-contained and automated appliance can brew customized cups of coffee all from a smartphone. BUILDER products editor Lauren Shanesy stopped by the Bosch booth at IBS 2017 to see the coffee maker in action. More

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Sliding Door System Eliminates Visible Hardware Sliding Door System Eliminates Visible Hardware

Sliding barn doors often leave hardware exposed, which some owners might consider unsightly. BUILDER products editor Lauren Shanesy talks with Hafele about the company’s new Slido Design Series 80M door, which operates on a concealed track and hides the nuts and bolts of the sliding system. More

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New Smart Locks From Kwikset Provide Simple Home Security New Smart Locks From Kwikset Provide Simple Home Security

BUILDER products editor Lauren Shanesy met with Michael Magnani, Senior Product Manager at Kwikset, at the Kwikset booth to walk through the company’s three new smart lock products, each of which provides remote control through a smartphone app or existing home security system, increased bump and pick resistance, and a keyless entry system. More

Smart Locks 101: Pros and Cons To Know
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Smart Locks 101: Pros and Cons To Know

Smart locks have become some of the most popular home tech products in the United... More

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