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DIY Smart Home System Wink to Require $5/Month from Users

Former DIY smart home darling Wink reverses course and requires users to pay $5 per month or their systems will be disabled by May 31.

May 08, 2020’s First Big Home Automation Play: Ho-Hum Wink ‘Lookout’ Security System

The famous rapper acquired home-automation maker Wink earlier this year, and his first new DIY product is ... the unremarkable Lookout home-security app and some Z-Wave sensors.

Oct 27, 2017

Article IoTWinkZ-Wave and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by (, is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time -- after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers.

Aug 06, 2017

Wink Acquired by Black Eyed Peas Rapper … Yes, Really

Smart-home platform and Quirky spin-off Wink has a new owner: musician and tech entrepreneur

Jul 28, 2017

Home Automation and Cryptography Expert on DDoS Attack: Don’t Blame IoT

Blaming last week’s Internet outage on the rise of connected devices is just a convenient meme, says encryption expert Will Price, founder of the home automation provider Simple Control (Roomie Remote).

Oct 24, 2016