Netamo Announces Its HomeKit Compatible Smart Video Doorbell

#CES2019 – There are plenty of HomeKit compatible devices in the market today, but yet one category that is oddly missing would be the smart doorbell category. Earlier this month it was reported that a company called Robin Telecom could launch the first HomeKit compatible smart doorbell, but it appears that Netamo might have beatne them to the punch.


KitchenAid’s Smart Display Is Designed For The Kitchen

KitchenAid a brand that some of you might be familiar with. For those who aren’t, the company is best known for their kitchen appliances, particularly their stand mixers which are used by many as pastry chef around the world. Now it looks like the company has expanded into other kinds of electronics, such as launching its own brand of Smart Displays.


IKEA’s Smart Blinds Have Launched In Europe

IKEA’s interest in smart home devices isn’t a secret. The company has launched a variety of smart devices, such as smart plugs, smart lighting, and last year there were reports that IKEA was getting ready to launch their own smart blinds system as well. The good news for those who are looking for a somewhat affordable system, you’ll be pleased to learn that it has indeed launched.


ProLine Doorbell With HomeKit Support In The Works

When it comes to HomeKit compatible devices, there are many options available, ranging from smart lighting to smart locks. However oddly enough there aren’t any HomeKit compatible doorbell systems, despite devices from August and Ring being pretty popular. However could a HomeKit doorbell system be in the works?


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LG Announces New Smart Clothes Storage System

We expected that there would be several smart home related announcements at CES 2019, and LG sure has not disappointed us. The company has recently taken the wraps off the LG Styler Black Tinted Mirror Glass Door, which is basically a smart clothes storage system that will feature integration with Google Assistant.


KOHLER Announces New Smart Products For The Bathroom

#CES2019 – These days we’re starting to see more smart products being announced for the home. Smart lighting, smart door locks, smart doorbells, smart security cameras, smart speakers, smart thermostats, well, you get the idea. If those sounds like things you wouldn’t mind adding to your home, KOHLER has you covered.


New, Redesigned August Smart Doorbell In The Works

If you weren’t particularly impressed with the design of August’s smart doorbell, then you’ll be pleased to learn that a new and redesigned upgrade could be in the works. This is according to a report from Zatz Not Funny who discovered that a potentially newly redesigned smart doorbell from August is being developed (or has already been developed).


Smart Speaker Test Finds Google Assistant To Be The Most Accurate

There are a variety of smart speakers in the market today, although for the most part it is dominated by the likes of Amazon and Google. Both companies have the advantage of having a large number of third-party companies adopting their tech, but does that mean that they are better?


Google Recreates ‘Home Alone’ With A Modern Google Assistant Twist

Some of you might be familiar with a very classic Christmas movie from back in the day known as “Home Alone”. For those who aren’t familiar, it stars Macaulay Culkin who plays as Kevin McCallister, a young boy who was accidentally left home alone (thus the name of the movie) by his family who were rushing off for their Christmas holiday.


Hacker Talks To His Victim Through His Internet Security Camera

While it is pretty cool to be able to hook up our various appliances and gadgets to the internet and be able to control them remotely, there is the question of security, where being connected to the internet means that your device is essentially open to the possibility of being hacked. Unfortunately for one Andy Gregg, that is precisely what happened.


Facebook’s Portal Device Updated With Web Browser & Instant Games

It seems that despite being plagued and bogged down with so many privacy scandals, Facebook ultimately decided to push ahead with the launch of its smart display/speaker device, Portal. Initial reviews of the device were less than impressed as it felt that it was lacking a certain something.


Philips Hue Bulbs Can Now Stay Off During A Power Surge

Power surges and blackouts can happen from time to time for a variety of reasons. However the problem with such instances is that if you rely on connected objects like smart light bulbs, they can turn themselves back on when the power is back. This can be a bit problematic if you’re not home or if it’s in the middle of the night and everyone’s sleeping.


iDevices Now Features IFTTT Integration

If the idea of automating certain aspects of your home sounds appealing to you, then you will be pleased to learn that iDevices has announced that they have integrated their products with IFTTT. For those unfamiliar, IFTTT is an automation tool on mobile devices that triggers certain actions when the criteria is met.


iHome Unveils Alexa-Enabled Mirror & Bedside Clock

If you’re looking to add more smart home devices to your home, then you might be interested to learn that iHome has unveiled two new smart gadgets that are powered by Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. This comes in the form of a vanity mirror that you can place on the table, and a bedside clock.