Manage your home remotely with Iris from Lowe’s

Manage your home remotely with Iris from Lowe’s

At CES 2014, devices that help control and monitor the home are encroaching on the esoteric gadgets that once dominated the electronics show. A case in point is Iris, a cloud-based home management system from Lowe’s that can alert you when your child arrives home from school or enable you to remotely control your thermostat, lights, and other home electronics from a smart phone or tablet.

As explained by Lowe’s, the Iris Hub, which is connected to a home’s broadband … (read more)

Lowe’s speedy Raven mower back on sale after flaw fixed

Lowe’s speedy Raven mower back on sale after flaw fixed

Hybrid gas-electric power, a built-in generator, and a blistering 17-mph top speed helped make Raven’s new $ 3,000 MPV-710 lawn tractor a brisk seller at Lowe’s, where it’s sold exclusively. Then Lowe’s brought Raven sales to a screeching halt in late February after its manufacturer, Denver Global Products, found a sample that spun its blades when it shouldn’t have. Lowe’s recently put the Raven MPV-710 tractor back on sale after its manufacturer checked and cleared other Ravens in Lowe’s … (read more)