Charter Killing Security Service, Leaving Customers Hanging

Ars Technica is reporting that Charter—also known as Spectrum—is shutting down its home-security service, leaving customers with useless hardware. According to the report, Charter is shutting down its security service February 5. Some users have spent hundreds, or even thousands,…

Apple, Amazon, Google and Zigbee Alliance Partner to Establish Smart Home Device Open Standard

Apple announced today that it is working with Amazon, Google and the Zigbee Alliance to form a working group that will establish open standards for smart home devices. The group “plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new,…