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A smart home, brought to you by Lowe’s

Telcos, cable companies, startups and Internet giants are all looking to make your home smarter — so why not a big box retailer? On Thursday Lowe’s announced that its smart home service Iris, developed in conjunction with U.K. startup AlertMe, is now available for sale.

Lowe’s kicks off smart energy home push

Following on the heels of Best Buy making a modest bet on home energy gear, big box retailer Lowe’s announced on Thursday that it will start selling smart energy home gadgets from startup AlertMe. The partnership is also U.K.-based AlertMe’s first move into the U.S.

Why Best Buy is experimenting with home energy

Best Buy’s recently launched Home Energy divisions are an experiment, Kris Bowring, Best Buy’s senior director and home energy platform lead, tells me in an interview. Read more about why Best Buy is highlighting this type of technology that can help consumers curb energy consumption.

Next iPhone already available for preorder

Despite the fact that the next iPhone hasn’t yet been officially announced, that hasn’t stopped one retailer from beginning to accept preorders for the mystery device. German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom confirmed that customers will be able to reserve Apple’s next iPhone as of Monday.

Roku Boxes To Hit Best Buy Shelves

After selling its streaming media players primarily online for the last three years, Roku will now start selling its set-top boxes in Best…

Google Picks Up Video Tech Firm Widevine

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has made its second acquisition today (and apparently 42nd of the year), buying up digital video technology firm Widevin…

Attack Of The Unstoppable Android?

A buzzy few days for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and its mobile operation. The pace of growth for Android, as highlighted in Gartner’s Q3 smartphone…

Tecca Aims to Make Gadget Buying Simple

Best Buy and Fuse Capital are taking the wraps off a new consumer electronics shopping and information service called Tecca that is aimed at making the process of buying technology gadgets easy, especially for mobile users.

Best Buy To Resell 4G Services From Clearwire

Clearwire’s plan for quickly ramping up its 4G wireless service: If it takes too long to sell the service yourself, sign up as many partners…

Best Buy Bringing TiVo to Its Insignia TVs

Not content to simply ride on Google TV’s coattails, Best Buy announced this morning that it is working with TiVo to integrate the DVR maker’s software into its Insignia brand TVs, allowing the big box retailer to push broadband video services of its own.

Ship Date for New iPad Orders Slips

Facts, supposition, and rumors swirl around the iPad as the April 3 launch nears, the biggest news being Apple has pushed back ship dates for new orders. At this point it seems like Apple could be looking at an iPad sellout launch weekend, but what does that mean for you?