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Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place.

Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place.

Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place. And thanks to the proliferating internet of things (IoT), good security practices are becoming less of a chore. It’s a little like the iPhone’s touch ID fingerprint reader, or now face ID — it’s more secure than a four-digit […]

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Installing smart-home technology in an old house? It’s a lot easier — now

Installing smart-home technology in an old house? It’s a lot easier — now

Christian Roehl will never forget the day he opened the door to his vacation home in New Hampshire more than 10 years ago and found the power out and the toilets and pipes frozen.  “It’s every homeowner’s nightmare,’’ said Roehl, a Boston resident and owner of InCommand Systems, a smart-home technical integration company he started about […]

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Intuitive app design — PUCK

Intuitive app design — PUCK

SmashToast is dedicated to developing consumer-facing hardware and software that provide efficiency to everyday processes. We believe in a balanced approach to form and function. We strive to develop products that make lives better using simplicity, elegance, intuition and technology. In keeping with our mission,  the app for our flagship product, PUCK, was designed to be […]

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Amazon updates Alexa with important new smart home powers

Amazon updates Alexa with important new smart home powers

Alexa has long been a favorite of ours in the smart home. Over the weekend, Amazon rolled out an update to the company’s popular digital assistant, which makes the Alexa app a more intuitive tool for controlling your connected devices. Alexa is a voice assistant built into smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo. With a command, you can ask […]

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How smart Is your home?

How smart Is your home?

It is estimated that by 2021, 73 million homes — or 55 percent of all homes in the United States — will be smart-homes due to technology innovations that increase the efficiency and comfort of consumers’ homes, according to market research firm Berg Insight. Some of today’s most popular devices that homeowners and homebuyers alike […]

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