• iControl Networks Acquires Blacksumac, The Company Behind The Piper Home Monitoring Device

    iControl Networks Acquires Blacksumac, The Company Behind The Piper Home Monitoring Device

    Earlier this year, Google ushered in consolidation of the home automation and monitoring space with its $3.2 billion acquisition of Tony Fadell’s Nest. Today, iControl Networks followed that trend with its purchase of Blacksumac, which makes the Piper home automation device. Read More

  • iControl Lands Over $50 Million For Broadband Home Management Software

    iControl Networks, a provider of broadband home management software solutions, this morning announced that it has raised over $50 million in Series D funding, bringing total investment in the company to more than $100 million. The round was led by energy and clean tech investors, with notable backers like Cisco, Comcast Ventures, Intel Capital, Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins And CRV-Backed iControl Now Controls uControl As Home Automation Market Consolidates

    The home automation market is consolidating, as evidenced by a the merger today of iControl and UControl. Both offer home monitoring, security, and energy management products accessible through the Internet and mobile phones. For instance, with iControl’s iPhone app, you can lower your thermostat from work. The value of the deal is not being disclosed, but Texas-based UControl will become… Read More

  • Timex iControl review

    How often have you hit the running trails and found that your iPod is really interested in Kenny G. No matter how many times you fumble for your iPod you keep coming back to “Eastside Jam” and “By the Time This Night Is Over.” Now, however, you can just tap your wrist and watch as Kenny is relegated to the deep pits of hell where he belongs. Besides, what are you doing… Read More

  • Timex iPod-Controlling Ironman iControl Watch Review

    I got my grubby hands on a brand new Timex Ironman iControl watch today. Like most watches, it tells you the time. Unlike most watches, it allows you to remotely control your iPod. To get that done, you’ve got to plug in a little dongle into the iPod which connects with the watch via low-frequency radio waves. Click the jump to see full pics and review. Read More

  • Timex Ironman iControl Watch: Wirelessly Control Your iPod

    I feel icky writing about the Timex Ironman iControl. Not because it strikes me as “lame” or “dumb”—the watch wireless controls your iPod or iPhone, letting you select, pause, rewind etc. music—but because my favorite watch review Web site hasn’t looked at it yet. Aside from looking like a Fisher Price toy, iControl does all the tricks that other… Read More