IKEA’s Smart Shades Will Begin Shipping In August

Earlier this year, IKEA launched their smart shades in Europe. The launch of these shades were planned for a launch in February but was later delayed, but it seems that we now have an idea of when they are expected to be available. According to IKEA’s Swedish website, the company is now claiming that the shades will begin shipping in August.


Samsung Galaxy Home Will Now Launch In Q3 2019

Last year, Samsung took the wraps off its Galaxy Home smart speakers. This is Samsung’s attempt to break into the smart speaker market which is currently dominated by the likes of Amazon and Google, but unfortunately, the company could have a hard time doing so especially since the device has yet to be launched.


IKEA’s Solution To Small Apartments Is Robot Furniture

In some countries such as Hong Kong, homes can be extremely expensive, even tiny apartments, but unfortunately, that is the reality of the property market right now. So, with such limited space, how does one make a home? It turns out that IKEA might have an answer to that problem in the form of robotic furniture.


Leaked Philips Hue 2019 Lineup Reveals HomeKit Smart Plug

If you wanted a HomeKit product from Philips, you would need to buy one of the company’s Hue branded lightbulbs. However, it seems that the company is trying to make it easier for customers to adopt their products because according to a report from iCulture, the leaked 2019 Philips Hue lineup includes a HomeKit compatible smart plug.


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Sony Made An IoT Chip That Has A Range Of 60 Miles

One of the problems with a lot of wireless devices is its range. For example, Bluetooth has a limited range which means that if you walk out of range of your speakers or headphones, your audio will stop streaming. The same can also be said for our Internet of Things (IoT) devices, where usually they require them to be connected to the same WiFi network.


Samsung Galaxy Home Mini Revealed In FCC Filing

Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Home smart speaker. However, it wasn’t too long after the launch that we heard that Samsung could actually have another smart speaker in the works, a smaller version of the Galaxy Home known as the Galaxy Home Mini. Given that Amazon and Google have smaller versions of their speakers, such as the Echo Dot and the Home Mini, this news hardly came as a […]


Ring’s Smart Doorbells Now One Step Closer To Gaining HomeKit Support

Several years ago, Ring announced that they would be working to bring HomeKit support to its smart doorbells. However, after Amazon acquired the company, some were understandably worried that this would never come to pass, but Ring later clarified that by confirming that HomeKit support would still be coming.


Tenants Win Against Landlord In Battle Of The Smart Locks

Smart locks sound like the perfect gateway to a more connected or smarter home. There are plenty of options out there to choose from and it certainly feels like it could become a more common feature in the future. However, it seems that not everyone is enamored by the tech, so much so that it has led to a lawsuit.


August Halts View Smart Doorbell Sales After A Couple Of Weeks

Last month, August announced their new View smart doorbell where one of the highlights of the device was that it was wireless. This meant that users did not have to perform any particular complex installations to get it up and working. Unfortunately, it seems that the device has experienced one too many connectivity issues for the company to halt its sales.


Google Accidentally Leaks Its ‘Nest Hub Max’ Smart Display

Ever since Google acquired Nest back in 2014, both companies have sort of continued to run as separate entities, with each company putting out their own set of products. However, it seems that could change because in a leak on its own website, Google might have accidentally revealed an upcoming product called the Nest Hub Max.


Ikea Has Delayed The Release Of Its Smart Blinds

Ikea unveiled its smart blinds not too long ago. The company was supposed to release them in the United States next month but it has now decided to delay the release. The company will now be releasing its smart blinds later in 2019, it’s going to work on improved firmware in the meantime.


Google’s Smart Displays Get Continued Conversations

In the early days of digital assistants, whenever you wanted to ask the digital assistant something new, you’d have to launch it again. This is very unnatural because in real life, do you keep calling out your friend’s name whenever you have a conversation? Chances are you don’t, which is why many digital assistants still feel quite unnatural even until this day.


August View Smart Wireless Doorbell Announced

August is no stranger to creating smart doorbells, having launched several such devices in the past. However earlier this year, it was reported that the company has a new smart doorbell in the works that would be sporting a brand new design. If you were after such a device, you’re in luck as August has since announced the August View.


Xiaomi Takes On Google’s Home Hub With The XiaoAI Touchscreen Speaker

Xiaomi is a company that many of you might know as a smartphone manufacturer. However the company also dabbles in a variety of products that aren’t smartphone related, such as table lamps, kettles, screwdrivers, air purifiers, and so on. Now it looks like Xiaomi wants to take on te likes of Amazon and Google by launching the XiaoAI Touchscreen.