Huawei had previously confirmed that they are developing their own mobile platform alternative to Android called HarmonyOS. However, the company notes that HarmonyOS isn’t just another smartphone operating system, but it will be a platform for all manner of smart devices including those for the home.
Amazon has recently made a surprise announcement for a trio of smart home products that you could be interested in. This includes a smart cuckoo clock, a smart nutrition scale, and also a smart sticky note printer. All of these are, of course, integrated with Alexa which will allow you to use your voice to control them.
At the moment, the Ring Video Doorbell offers users video streamed at 1080p. This is actually pretty decent footage since we’re not sure who might need to stream doorbell video footage at anything higher. However, if you feel like you need to futureproof your purchases for the foreseeable future, you could be in luck.
One of the benefits of devices like the Ring video doorbell is that it comes with a two-way intercom system. This means that even if you’re not home, you can use the camera to see who’s at the door and use the intercom to speak to that person remotely. It’s useful, but that’s assuming you have the time to use the feature.
A door’s peephole is good and useful if you’re home and someone rings your doorbell. But what if you’re not home? That’s where smart doorbells can come in handy, and Ring is a company that comes to mind when it comes to such products, but we get it, it can be a bit expensive to set it up.
Usually before you fall asleep, you would turn off the lights. However, sometimes you might be too tired and fall asleep without realizing it, and you’ve left the lights on through the night which can eventually rack up a pretty hefty electricity bill. Thankfully, if you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device in your home, it can help you on that front.
These days, smart home gadgets and appliances are becoming increasingly common, where we’re starting to see how regular objects that we interact with daily are becoming smarter. During CES 2021, Baracoda took the wraps off two such devices designed for personal healthcare in the form of the CareOS Themis and the Mateo BBalance.
Controlling your smart lights is usually either done via its accompanying app or you can use a physical switch and turn it on or off the good old fashioned way. The problem with the latter is that if you turned the light off via the switch, you can’t turn it back on with the app, which does create some confusion.
Ring is a maker of smart home devices like security cameras and doorbells that can stream video. There is some concern that maybe these video feeds could be hacked and allow a hacker to see through your camera, but the good news for those of you who own a Ring device is that the company has introduced an update that introduces end-to-end video encryption.
There is something very attractive about robotic vacuuming and mopping because it’s clearly something that no one wants to do. Over the years, we’ve tried quite a few and have kept an eye on the industry ever since.
2021 LG Smart TV customers will be able to play high-powered graphics games via cloud services from Google Stadia and NVIDIA GeForce Now, out of the box – no console or PC needed. Note: the photo is for illustration only. Not the actual LG 2021 TV.
We have a 1Gbps symmetric internet connection at our office, so my interest in routers has increased over the past couple of years. At CES 2021, Netgear launches the $599.99 Nighthawk RAXE500, its first WiFi 6E tri-band router.If you’re not familiar with WiFi 6E, it opens many new radio bands over 6GHz, where there are a lot fewer interferences. Only 6E devices will run at these frequencies, and it’s going […]
We’re not sure if you’ve ever had this concern, but have you ever considered the possibility that the blades on our ceiling fans flying off while in use? If you’ve never had that thought, now you do, and it seems like it is a possibility because a company calling themselves King of Fans has announced a recall.
While we can use tracking numbers to keep track of our deliveries, this doesn’t always apply to things like letters. If you’d like to be kept in the know whenever you have new mail in your mailbox, you might want to check out Ring’s new Mailbox Sensor, whose name is actually rather straightforward and telling.
If you’re looking to buy into Apple’s ecosystem for smart homes, you will need to seek out devices that are HomeKit compatible. If you are in the market for such a device, then you might be interested to learn that Logitech has announced its new Circle View Doorbell that has been created as an exclusive HomeKit smart doorbell system.
When it comes to smart bulbs or lightstrips, you might think of brands like Philips or LIFX, but it seems that the folks at Nanoleaf want to challenge those companies as they have since announced a new smart light bulb and also a new smart lightstrip that will complement the company’s existing products.
Ever had a doorbell catch on fire? We imagine that’s probably a concern almost no one had, but it appears that if you own the second-gen Ring Video Doorbell, there is a chance that could happen if you installed the doorbell incorrectly. So much so that Ring has announced that they’ll be recalling the device.
A lot of our home’s energy is being used towards heating or cooling our homes, which is why there is a demand for smart thermostat systems like Nest, which can help us avoid unnecessarily wasting energy by making smarter decisions for us. One of the features of the new Nest Thermostat is HVAC monitoring, but the good news for those who own older models is that you won’t need to […]
WiFi 6E is an upgrade of WiFi that supports a new 6GHz radio brand, which means faster peak connectivity and reduced airwave congestion. Of course, WiFi 6E still supports 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz legacy frequencies.
Smart home plugs aren’t exactly new, but there is a difference between plugs designed to be used indoors and those meant for outdoors. For the latter, it is important to have things like weather sealing or making it water-resistant. After all, you don’t want to fry your circuit board in the event that it is raining and your plug is in operation.