Ring’s Smart Doorbells Now One Step Closer To Gaining HomeKit Support

Several years ago, Ring announced that they would be working to bring HomeKit support to its smart doorbells. However, after Amazon acquired the company, some were understandably worried that this would never come to pass, but Ring later clarified that by confirming that HomeKit support would still be coming.


Tenants Win Against Landlord In Battle Of The Smart Locks

Smart locks sound like the perfect gateway to a more connected or smarter home. There are plenty of options out there to choose from and it certainly feels like it could become a more common feature in the future. However, it seems that not everyone is enamored by the tech, so much so that it has led to a lawsuit.


Safera Sense Smart Cooking Sensor

#IFAGPC19 – There was a lot of cooking related devices showcased at IFA GPC 19 and Safera Sense was one of the most interesting ones. Safera is a Finnish company that specializes in the prevention of cooking fires, it manufactures stove guards since 2007, and all its stove guards are EN 50615 certified, a requirement in Norway today, and will become a global standard soon.


Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Hands-on Review at IFA GPC 19

Sennheiser unveiled its impressive and pricey soundbar in January at CES and today at IFA GPC I could get a sneak peek of the audio performance. Sennheiser is best known for the audio quality of its headphones, and with the AMBEO, the German company proves it can master great sound in a home theater system as well.


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August Halts View Smart Doorbell Sales After A Couple Of Weeks

Last month, August announced their new View smart doorbell where one of the highlights of the device was that it was wireless. This meant that users did not have to perform any particular complex installations to get it up and working. Unfortunately, it seems that the device has experienced one too many connectivity issues for the company to halt its sales.


Google’s Smart Displays Get Continued Conversations

In the early days of digital assistants, whenever you wanted to ask the digital assistant something new, you’d have to launch it again. This is very unnatural because in real life, do you keep calling out your friend’s name whenever you have a conversation? Chances are you don’t, which is why many digital assistants still feel quite unnatural even until this day.


August View Smart Wireless Doorbell Announced

August is no stranger to creating smart doorbells, having launched several such devices in the past. However earlier this year, it was reported that the company has a new smart doorbell in the works that would be sporting a brand new design. If you were after such a device, you’re in luck as August has since announced the August View.


LIFX HomeKit Bulbs Are Storing WiFi Passwords Unencrypted

Unlike the web which has established some security standards, the same cannot be said for our smart home devices. This is because for the most part, this is still a relatively new concept which means that it might be a while before a standard can be established and agreed upon. Unfortunately until then, we can expect vulnerabilities every now and then.


Pranksters Access Nest Camera To Broadcast Fake Missile Attack

Smart gadgets are wonderful things. They help us automate a lot of our lives, and provide us with even better and accessible home security than ever. However its security is really only as strong as your account’s password, which is what a family in Orinda discovered when their Nest camera was accessed and used to broadcast a fake message about North Korea firing missiles at the US.


Facebook Employees Caught Leaving 5-Star Reviews Of Portal On Amazon

Last year amidst the various privacy scandals and controversies that Facebook found themselves caught up in, the company debuted the Portal video chat device. It was an odd choice to launch a product that would have raised eyebrows any other day, during a time where there was a public outcry to #DeleteFacebook.


Xiaomi’s Yi Home Camera 3 Announced With Smarter Notifications

For those who are unfamiliar, Xiaomi actually makes a lot more things than just phones, which the company is probably best known for. In fact Xiaomi actually makes a fair number of smart home products such as smart lighting systems and even security cameras, the latter of which was announced at CES 2019 in the form of the Yi Home Camera 3.


Samsung Micro-LED Technology Update: A Rising Threat To OLED’s Domination

It’s no secret that OLED is doing extremely well in the high-end TV market at the moment and that LG has been enjoying this ride for the past few years.


Ring Reportedly Gave Employees Full Access To Live Camera Feeds [Updated]

Update – Ring has since reached out to clarify that annotation on videos is only done for publicly shared Ring videos. They also denied the initial reports and stated that “Ring does not provide employees with access to livestreams of Ring devices.”Ring, the company known for their smart doorbells, is coming under fire recently where according to a report from The Intercept (via 9to5Google), it seems that the company gave […]


Yale And August Unveil New HomeKit Enabled Smart Locks

#CES2019 – Yale and August aren’t new faces when it comes to smart locks for the home, and at CES 2019, both companies have teamed up to create a couple of new smart locks that are also HomeKit enabled, meaning that you’ll be able to use your iOS device to control them remotely or with your voice.