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How to turn off Bixby Home

Bixby Home is woken up with a press of the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8’s side, or by swiping in from the left of the home screen. Thus turning off Bixby Home is a two-stage process: 1. Deactivate the

Norton’s Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech

You know Symantec’s (SYMC) Norton for its line of PC security software that continuously tells you it needs to be updated. But now the company is moving into the hardware space with a special kind of router that promises to secure all of your disparate connected

5 futuristic home lighting solutions starting at just $15

You don’t need to be a millionaire to step up your home decor, and creative lighting is one of the best ways to make a big impact on your guests without making a big impact on your wallet. It’s something most people don’t think

Ultra-modern glass home in Minneapolis offers inside-out living

GALLERY GRID Prev 1/19 Next PAUL CROSBY – STAR TRIBUNE Gallery: :The Peterssen/Keller-designed residence is composed of white stucco, cedar siding, black metal accents — and massive expanses of glass to bring the outdoors in. Larry and Cynthia Holtz are native Minnesotans who have never lived in

3 home tech ideas for your tiny space

So, you got that tiny house. Or that compact one-bedroom apartment for which you endured a frightening co-op board interview. Or you and your partner moved into a studio that is really not meant to accommodate two people. Congrats! You are now Living Small. There are

Another Country launches furniture designed to make offices feel more like home

The range features wooden chairs and stools, a modular shelving system, and a work desk with integrated accessories. The pieces are aimed at the creative industries but have been designed to be adaptable for a range of environments. “We frequently customise furniture to meet

Sears is adding Alexa support to its Kenmore smart home appliances

Amazon’s Alexa assistant is now able to control an even wider range of home appliances. Smart appliances from Sears and its Kenmore brand are joining the list of hardware that can be used through voice commands to Amazon’s Echo lineup of speakers and other Alexa-enabled devices. GE and

Amazon’s latest assault wipes $12.5 billion off Home Depot, other appliance-seller stocks

Shares of Home Depot and Lowe’s were slammed Thursday, along with Whirlpool, after Amazon threatened to take on the appliance market in a much bigger way in a deal with Sears Holdings. The market cap loss in Home Depot, Lowe’s, Whirlpool and Best Buy was about $12.5 billion by the end of

Opinion: What can smart home tech do for retirees?

The most complicated thing on earth isn’t high-technology, it’s family dynamics. A weekend with the in-laws, or a Thanksgiving dinner will provide all the evidence needed. And now that we’re living longer than ever before, the interests and opinions of more generations will compete

Toshiba home appliances returning to China

TOKYO — Toshiba-brand home appliances will hit Chinese store shelves after a hiatus of more than a year, following an acquisition by Midea Group, the world’s largest producer of these goods. Toshiba had sold its brand of home appliances in China until 2015, when slumping sales forced