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.


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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.


IKEA Doubles Down On Its Smart Home Development

Over the years, we’ve seen IKEA introduce a variety of smart home products to its lineup. This started out with lamps that came with built-in wireless chargers, to IKEA’s own range of smart lightbulbs, smart blinds, and smart speakers. However, it seems that the company is actually far from done with its smart home products.


Apple Will Be Bringing The HomePod To Japan On August 23

Apple’s rollout of the HomePod has been a bit slow, where unlike its iPhones and iPads and Mac computers, the availability of the HomePod is still very much limited to a handful of countries. However, the company has been slowly expanding its availability and come 23rd of August, it seems that the HomePod will finally be making its way to Japan.


Google One Subscribers Are Being Offered Free Home Minis

If you’re a Google One subscriber, you might want to check your emails because according to reports, it looks like Google is giving away free Google Home Minis to subscribers of its One service. Some users are reporting that they have received emails informing them of the giveaway, but it should be pointed out that you can go to your Google One account to access the redemption code to get […]


Google And Huawei Were Working On A Smart Speaker Together

Google has a couple of smart speakers under its belt in the form of the Google Home series. However, it seems that Google had another smart speaker in the works that they were allegedly developing together with Huawei, but it seems that those plans have since been scrapped following Huawei being placed on the US Entity List.


Google’s Nest Hub Max Will Be Released On September 9

A couple of months ago, Google announced a new smart home device in the form of the Nest Hub Max. If the device caught your attention and you wouldn’t mind getting your hands on it, then you might be pleased to learn that Google has confirmed that the device is currently set for a release on the 9th of September.


LG’s Smart TVs To Get HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Support Next Week

If you own an LG smart TV, you might be interested to learn that starting next week, LG has confirmed that they will be rolling out an update to their smart TVs in which they will be receiving both HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support. However, we should point out that not all models will be compatible.