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iRobot’s CEO Says They Will Not Sell Your Roomba’s Mapping Data

07/28/2017, Recently the makers of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner have come under fire based on a quote that its company’s CEO made to Reuters, in which according to iRobot’s CEO Colin Angle, he seemed to suggest that the mapping data of your home collected by...

This Espresso Machine Made From Concrete Is All Kinds Of Sexy

07/26/2017, Gadgets made from concrete aren’t new. Are they practical? Given how heavy they are, the answer is usually no, but in terms of aesthetics, it’s hard to deny that there is a certain industrial/raw feel that you get from concrete that adds a ton of...

Yale Unveils New HomeKit Compatible ‘Assure Lock SL’ Smart Lock

07/25/2017, Yale is a company that has been dealing with locks for the home and office for decades. However with homes getting smarter, Yale has also decided to hop on board the IoT bandwagon by introducing smart locks that can be controlled using apps and through...

UK Wants Smart Homes To Integrate With The Energy Grid

07/24/2017, The way a lot of home appliances work these days is that when you want it, you turn it on, and when you’re done, you turn it off. A light is a good example where you can turn it on and forget to turn it off, meaning that regardless of who is at home,...

Microsoft Unveils A Cortana-Powered Smart Thermostat

07/19/2017, When you think of smart thermostats, there’s a good chance that Nest comes to mind, and rightfully so considering who developed it (former Apple exec), and who currently owns it (Google’s parent company, Alphabet). However it seems that Microsoft...

Apple Offering Up HomeKit Experiences In Their Retail Store

07/13/2017, It is probably safe to assume that in the future, our homes will be equipped with smarter appliances that can communicate with each other, and can also be remotely controlled by our mobile devices. We’re starting to see this with light bulbs, fans, door...

The Aumi Mini Is A Smart Night Light With Notifications

06/28/2017, If you’re someone who uses a night light in their bedroom, maybe because you don’t want to stub your toe at the foot of bed when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night, perhaps you might want to consider making an upgrade to the Aumi Mini...

Google Home More Accurate Than Alexa At Answering Your Questions

06/26/2017, The launch of the first Amazon Echo was surprising in a couple of different ways. For starters a smart speaker with a virtual assistant was something not many people had expected Amazon to have been working on. Secondly the ease of use of the Echo and...

Apple And IKEA To Team Up For Augmented Reality Furniture App

06/19/2017, So it has always been a pretty well-known fact that Apple is interested in augmented reality, and that was made much clearer during WWDC when Apple announced ARKit that helps developers create AR-based apps for iOS devices. This is also why it doesn’t...

Dell S718QL Short-Throw 4K Laser Projector

06/13/2017, Dell has just launched a 4K short-throw projector that can display an 100 inches image at a 4-inch distance from a wall (a 9” distance yields a 130” image). Dell positions it as an ideal projector for business/productivity applications, but we are...

Logitech Circle 2 Home Security Camera Announced

06/13/2017, If you’re in the market for a home security camera, there are quite a few options out there that you can choose from, but if you like Logitech as a brand and if you’ve enjoyed the company’s products in the past, then you’ll be pleased to learn...

Qualcomm Mesh Network Reference Design at Computex

05/30/2017, Recently I have heard of many industry research projects which revealed that satisfactory WiFi connectivity remains of the of most common problems for the average user. It might be shocking at first, but problems such as range, line of sight and...

Belkin’s ‘Wemo Bridge’ Brings HomeKit Support

05/25/2017, Last year Belkin stated that they had no plans to support HomeKit, but recently the company has had a change of heart where they announced that they will be supporting HomeKit and would soon be unveiling a way in which they can do so with existing Wemo...

IKEA Updating Its Smart Lighting System To Be HomeKit Compatible

05/23/2017, Earlier this year it was reported that IKEA would be getting into the smart lighting game by launching their own smart lightbulbs. Given that existing solutions out there aren’t exactly cheap, IKEA’s solution should be an affordable answer to...