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.


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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.


IKEA’s Smart Blinds Will Launch Stateside April 1, 2019

Last week IKEA officially took the wraps off their upcoming smart blinds system. However the announcement at that time was for the European market which meant that it was unclear if there were plans to eventually bring it stateside. The good news is that IKEA has since confirmed with Fast Company that they do plan to launch it in the US and will be doing so on the 1st of […]


Philips Hue Unveils New Proximity Sensor For Its Hue Lights

#CES2019 – The Philips Hue collection of smart bulbs have typically been limited to indoor use, but it wasn’t too long ago that the company expanded its Hue lighting system to cover outdoor lighting as well. Now if you’re someone who’s worried about security around their home, then Philips Hue might have something for you.


Nanoleaf Unveils New Hexagonal, Touch-Enabled Smart Light Panels

#CES2019 – If you’re looking to add smart lighting to your room or home, some of you might be familiar with Nanoleaf. The company is probably best known for their triangular LED panels that can be controlled via smartphones, and in 2018 the company also debuted touch-enabled square panels.


Ring Door View Cam Can Be Installed Without Wires

#CES2019 – If one of your concerns about putting together a smartphone is potentially having to rewire and reinstall everything, Ring could help put your mind at ease with its latest Door View Cam smart doorbell. This is because the Door View Cam’s installation is pretty easy and does not require any wires.


Lutron Launches Alexa-Enabled Fan Speed Controller

#CES2019 – In the future when we walk into our homes, saying a single spoken word or phrase will turn on the lights, set the thermostat, turn on the TV, and our dinners will start cooking. That sounds like the home of the future, although for the most part, a lot of that is already possible if you’re willing to pay for it.