Google Nest Devices Can Tell When You’re Near Using ‘Ultrasound Sensing’

One of the features that Google debuted with the Pixel 4 is Motion Sense. This relies on radar technology to sense the movements of the user, where through the wave of a hand, it can silence calls, pick up calls, and so on. It also has the ability to detect when the user is about to pick up their phone, which in turn pre-activates the face unlock feature to make […]


The Kabuto Is A Smart Luggage You’ll Want To Travel With

Our suitcases and luggage are more than just bags to keep our clothes in while we travel. Over the years, we’ve seen companies try to make these travel essentials smarter. For example, we’ve seen some companies such as Rimowa introduce digital luggage tags. We’ve also seen how some companies have come up with luggage that can follow you instead of you having to wheel them around.


The New Nest Mini Offers Up Better Sound In A Smaller Package

When Google initially launched the Google Home Mini, it seemed like it was Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Dot. It was basically a smaller and cheaper version of the Google Home for those who did not need a full sounding speaker, but preferred the functionality of the built-in Google Assistant.


Your Amazon Cloud Cam Footage Might Not Be As Private As You Thought

In the recent months, several startling privacy revelations were made, where it was found that various companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft were using third-party human contractors to review audio recordings made on devices. There have also been instances where some of these recordings were made unintentionally, making it an even worse privacy violation.


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Google Home Will Let You Transfer Streams Between Devices

Due to the fact that devices like the Google Home Mini are relatively affordable with the idea being that you can place multiple devices around the home. This is great for using Google Assistant throughout your home, but what if you wanted to transfer your current stream from device to device?


HomeKit Secure Video Images Surface, Suggests That It Could Be Launching Soon

During WWDC 2019 earlier this year, Apple announced a new feature that would be coming to its HomeKit platform in the form of Secure Video. For those who are unfamiliar with HomeKit Secure Video, this is aimed at users who record video footage using smart security camera systems that are also HomeKit enabled.


IKEA Delays US Launch Of Its Smart Blinds Again

At the start of the year, IKEA launched a set of smart blinds for Europe. The smart blinds were also planned for a launch in the US and was initially targeted for February, but was later delayed to August before being pushed back to October. If you were hoping to get your hands on it this month, you’ll be disappointed to learn that will not be happening.


The Philips Hue Box Will Sync Your Lights With Your TV Shows And Movies

The Philips Hue series of lights are smart lights which means that they can be controlled by an app or a smart speaker to turn on or off or react to schedules. However, if you wanted to get more out of your smart lights, then perhaps you might be interested to learn that the company has launched what they are calling the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box.


Lenovo Takes The Wraps Off Their Smart Display 7

In recent years, we’re starting to see the rise in smart displays. These are essentially smart speakers with displays built into them, where the added display means that users will be able to watch videos, make video calls, and also connect with other smart devices like cameras to see who’s at the door.


Philips Hue Fugato And Centura Smart Lights Leaked

When Philips first entered into the smart lighting game, they only had the Hue bulb. The problem with that bulb is that it is a screw in bulb meaning that it is a bit limited in terms of style and placement. Philips has since expanded their offerings over time, and it looks like we might have some new options to look forward to.


Xiaomi’s Yeelight Updated With HomeKit Support

Xiaomi is known for their affordable smartphones, but in case you didn’t know, Xiaomi also makes a bunch of other products and gadgets that are equally affordable. One of those products is their Yeelight series of smart lightbulbs, which are possibly one of the cheapest smart lighting solutions in the market today.


Google’s Nest Doorbell Will Now Be Able To Detect When A Package Has Arrived

How do you know when your package has arrived? Usually this is when the delivery person rings your doorbell, but what if you missed the bell? Then your package is sometimes left at your door, which is fine, except that there is also the problem of porch thieves who steal packages off people’s porches.


Belkin Launches A New Cheaper, Smarter Water Meter For Your Home

These days more of our home appliances and gadgets are becoming smarter. This includes smart lights, smart blinds, smart microwaves, smart locks, and so on. If you’re looking for that icing on the cake to complete your smart home, then you might want to check out Belkin’s latest offering in the form of the Phyn Smart Water Assistant.


IKEA’s Smart Blinds Won’t Support HomeKit At Launch

One of the selling points of IKEA’s smart home products, apart from its affordability, is how they support Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem. This means that they can be used together with other HomeKit devices and be controlled at the same time or in groups. Unfortunately, one of IKEA’s upcoming smart home products, the FYRTUR smart blinds, will not support HomeKit at launch.