Steve Castle

Steve Castle

Steve Castle’s fascination with technology began as a staff writer for luxury magazine Robb Report, where he reported on high-end home theater, and has grown to include home tech from smart home to green and emerging technologies. He has been writing about technology for 20 years.

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Smart Home

Ready to toss your cable box? It could be what connects your smart home

With about 25 billion connected devices, can the lowly cable box become the hub of the smart home anfd the undisputed Internet of Things King? The cable companies would like that.
Smart Home

To sync the microwave and range, GE’s Chef Connect adds a dash of Bluetooth

GE's Chef Connect Bluetooth feature will be included in a new Profile range line and over-the-range microwave that can sync to eliminate common kitchen hassles in lighting, vents, and clocks.
Smart Home

The One Smart Piano teaches you to play a song in five minutes

The One Smart Piano works with free apps on iPads and Android-based devices to make learning and playing the piano easy, and it comes in upright and keyboard designs via a crowdfunding campaign.
Smart Home

This brick-laying robot can build an entire house in 2 days flat

An Australian engineer has developed a bricklaying robot that can lay 1,000 bricks an hour, work 24/7 and complete the shell of a brick home in just two days. Think of it as 3D printing on a grand scale.
Smart Home

Nest Protect users get insurance discounts, Big Data concerns

Liberty Mutual and American Family Insurance Co., last week announced insurance discounts for customers in some states who use the Nest Protect communicating smoke and carbon monoxide detector.
Smart Home

Emergency Floor aims to give refugees protection from the ground

An Indiegogo campaign for Emergency Floor aims to help refugee health with a low-cost floor made from wooden shipping pallets and a flooring surface that can be fitted together on top.