Alexa Can Soon Be Used To Turn On Devices In Low-Power Mode

Amazon’s Alexa can already do certain tasks by itself, but at the same time it acts as a medium between other smart/connected devices as well where users can use Alexa to turn said devices on/off. However what if a device is in low-power mode and you want to wake it up using Alexa? The good news is that Amazon has a solution for that.


Amazon Echo Buttons Can Now Perform Entire Routines

Late last year Amazon launched the Echo Button. This is a button that would work with Alexa-based games, where users could use it as a trigger to respond to games. It seemed very much like a novelty and didn’t really have much use beyond gaming, but now it looks like Amazon has decided to make it a bit more powerful.


IKEA’s Smart Blinds Could Cost Around $113

IKEA has been expanding their lineup, and while the company is known for their affordable furniture, they have expanded their catalogue to include devices like smart light bulbs, smart speakers, and have also worked with Apple to dabble in the use of augmented reality to help market their furnitures.


C By GE Bulbs Starter Kit Will Now Include The Google Home Mini

These days smart speakers and smart home devices such as smart bulbs seem to go hand in hand. However setting up the entire thing can prove to be an expensive process, but if you don’t mind using GE’s own smart solution, their C by GE bulbs, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the starter kit will actually come with a Google Home Mini bundled with it.


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The Google Home Hub Has Been Officially Launched

It has been rumored for a while now that Google is planning on launching its own smart speaker + display combo also known as the Google Home Hub. In fact earlier today Google seemed to have accidentally confirmed its existence and for those who want more details, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Home Hub is now official.


Google Accidentally Confirms ‘Google Home Hub’

When it comes to smart home speakers with built-in displays, Amazon’s Echo Show was kind of the first to the market, and later it was sort of followed by Google with devices like the JBL Link View which offered Google Assistant in a speaker + screen combo. Now we have heard rumors and seen renders of a Google-made device called the Google Home Hub, and now it looks like it […]


Google Assistant Now Supports More Than 10,000 Smart Home Devices

In the early days of the smartphone where it was more than just iOS and Android, companies struggled to get their platforms noticed by developers. While there was nothing wrong with those platforms, the lack of support from developers saw users stick to more popular platforms like iOS or Android.


Yale To Start Selling Locks With August’s Auto-Unlock Tech

For those looking to equip their homes with smart locks, then August is a company that you might have heard of. What the company is known for is an auto-unlock module that can sit on top of existing locks, meaning that you don’t need to know how to replace a lock on a door in order to install it.


Amazon Unveils New Ring Security Cameras

Earlier this year Amazon announced that they would be acquiring smart doorbell maker Ring. For those unfamiliar with Ring, they created a smart doorbell that also comes with a built-in camera that allows users to see who is outside and control it via their smartphone via an accompanying app.


Amazon Echo Sub & Smart Plug Devices Leaked

A report from the other day suggested that Amazon has a bunch of new Echo/Alexa-enabled devices in the works. Now thanks to a couple of posts from Pocket-lint, at least two of the devices have been leaked in the form of the Amazon Echo Sub and also the Amazon Smart Plug.


Amazon Could Launch Up To Eight New Alexa Devices By End Of 2018

Amazon has been steadily releasing Alexa-enabled devices, and thanks to Alexa being open to outside companies, we’re seeing more Alexa devices find their way to the market. However it seems that Amazon might not be done just yet because according to reports, the company plans to launch at least eight new Alexa devices by the end of the year.


This Smart Mirror Puts A Personal Trainer In Your Home

We’ve seen how many household objects have been made smarter over the years. The humble mirror is one of them where we have seen how some companies such as Lenovo and HiSense create mirrors that have the ability to be more than just a mirror, and can display additional information like the weather, news, and more.


Eve Launches A Trio Of HomeKit Compatible Devices

#IFA 18 – Eve (formerly known as Elgato) has recently announced a trio of new HomeKit compatible devices. This comes in the form of a light switch, a light strip, and also a new power switch. The HomeKit compatibility means that users will be able to control them via the Home app, or through Siri on the iPhone, Mac computer, or the HomePod.


Netgear’s Latest Orbi Router Also Features An Alexa-Enabled Speaker

#IFA18 – Mesh routers are a great way to help ensure that your entire home is blanketed in WiFi. Netgear’s Orbi is one of the available mesh router systems available in the market today, and at IFA 2018 the company has since taken the wraps off the Netgear Orbi Voice. This is an interesting device as it combines a WiFi router with a speaker all into a single device.