Manufacturers are rolling out internet-connected burglar alarms, televisions and light switches. Google’s Nest (pictured) has also partnered with companies including Whirlpool Corp and light bulb maker LIFX to integrate their products with its thermostats and smoke detectors. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Samsung Electronics is to buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest (...)

Google Nest’s products include a self-learning, smartphone-controlled thermostat that learns your movements and adjusts temperature accordingly. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google’s Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new sta(...)