Articles about Connected Objects

Philips Launches New Hue Smart Lighting Products
A report from a couple of weeks ago suggested that Philips could be working on new Hue bulbs that could be brighter than its predecessors. If you’ve always felt that smart lighting solutions like the Hue bulbs were a bit too dim compared to regular bulbs, then you might be interested to learn about the company’s latest offerings.

Google Reportedly Looking To Launch A New Nest-Branded Smart Speaker
Ever since Google acquired Nest, the company has been slowly rebranding some of its products with the Nest brand. For example, we’ve seen the company launch the Nest WiFi which effectively replaces the Google WiFi mesh router system, and we’ve also seen Google rebrand some of their Google Home lineup.

Philips Could Soon Introduce New Hue Bulbs That Are Twice As Bright
One of the strengths of the Philips Hue system is the brightness, in which their Hue bulbs are some of the brightest smart bulbs in the market today. However, if you thought that the bulbs could be brighter, you might be interested to learn that Philips could be working on a new lineup of smart Hue bulbs.

Lenovo’s Smart Frame Can Soon Be Pre-Ordered From Indiegogo
The concept of smart/digital photo frames aren’t new, but earlier this year at CES 2020, Lenovo took the wraps off their Smart Frame. This particular digital photo frame is admittedly one of the more stylish models we’ve seen to date, and based on the photos, could easily pass off as being an actual photo frame.

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Logitech Launches HomeKit Exclusive Circle View Security Camera
If you own an iPad or iPhone and want to make your home a smart one, then using Apple’s HomeKit platform is probably one of the better ways to go about it. If you’re searching for new smart devices, then Logitech might actually have something that you could be interested in if a home security camera is on your list of things to buy.

Google Testing Out New User Interface To Make Smart Displays Easier To Use
In recent years, we’ve seen companies start to transition from creating smart speakers to smart displays. These are essentially smart speakers that comes with a built-in display to allow for users to make video calls, watch videos, use it to see who’s at the door if you have a smart doorbell, and so on.

August’s New WiFi Smart Lock Is Now Available For Purchase
There are plenty of smart locks in the market today, but one of the more popular brands would be August. This is because the company’s smart locks are easy to install and does not require users to remove their old locks, instead it just sits on top of an existing (and compatible) lock, making installation a breeze.

Ring Updates Its $99.99 Entry-Level Smart Doorbell
If you’re looking to start making your home smarter, getting devices like a smart doorbell is one way to go about it. The ability to remotely see who’s at your door and talk through it is a pretty useful feature to have, especially if you’re not at home and you want to make sure that your home is safe.

Google Is Slowly Requiring Nest Users To Use Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication is something that many companies recommend its users to use, but it is not always mandatory. However, if you’re a Nest user, it looks like the feature will soon become a requirement and Google has recently announced that they will be slowly implementing the feature.

Simple Hack Gives Logitech’s Circle 2 Battery Cameras HomeKit Compatibility
From time to time, we see companies release new and updated products that come with support for smart home platforms like Apple’s HomeKit. While this is good for new customers, it isn’t as good for existing customers who might need to fork out extra cash just to get the connectivity.

Research Suggests How Siri Can Be Improved By Mapping Out The Room
When it comes to digital assistants, it’s obvious that Siri could stand to be improved upon. Now according to researchers from Apple and Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, they have recently published a paper that suggests that one of the ways these improvements could be made is by mapping out the room.

Apple Has A Dedicated Team To ‘Save The HomePod’
Let’s face it, unlike the Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers, Apple hasn’t had that much luck with the HomePod. Designed to be a “premium” sounding device, the price of the speaker combined with Siri’s limitations has resulted in a device that isn’t exactly flying off the shelves, but Apple wants to change that.

Google Home Will Now Let Users Adjust ‘OK Google’ Listening Sensitivity
We’re sure that many of us have accidentally triggered our digital assistants by saying phrases that sound similar to its trigger phrase. However, the good news for Google Home owner is that it appears that Google has made some adjustments on that front and in an update that is rolling out to users, Google has introduced the ability to adjust the Google Home’s sensitivity.

Apple’s HomePod Is Now Powered By tvOS
Apple’s HomePod speakers were initially powered by its own software that is largely based on iOS. However, according to a report from 9to5Mac, they discovered that in the latest update to the smart speaker system, Apple has made some changes where the HomePod is now powered by tvOS, the same OS used to run Apple TV.