Philips Officially Announces A Bunch Of New HomeKit Compatible Hue Lights

Back in July thanks to some leaks, it was revealed that Philips was working on new Hue lights for the home. This included an outdoor Hue LightStrip and also the Adore bathroom mirror with smart lighting features. For those wondering about those products, you’ll be pleased to learn that those products have been officially confirmed.

Google Assistant On Phones Are Getting Smart Home Controls

When it comes to controlling our smart gadgets at home, we have devices like Google Home and also software like Google Assistant to help us do it using our voice. However what if we wanted to control it ourselves via our phones? For those with Google Assistant installed on their phones, there might be something for you.

Apple Joins ‘The Thread’, Could Lead To More Advanced HomeKit Tech

Apple has been steadily making a push into creating smarter homes with its HomeKit platform, and for those who are wondering what the future holds for HomeKit, Apple could have clued us in as the company has apparently joined The Thread Group. This is a group dedicated to creating smart homes and Apple is now listed as a member.

Google Home Now Gets Smarter About Adjusting Your Lights

Smart speakers are supposed to be smart, but there are some things that AI still can’t quite grasp yet and that is context. This is why sometimes speaking to digital assistants can feel a bit unnatural, but clearly work is being done to improve on that. In fact Google Home seems to be getting better at understanding context.


JBL Link View With Google Assistant Now Available For Pre-Order

Earlier this year during CES 2018, JBL announced the Link View. This was a smart speaker with an 8-inch touchscreen display that also came with Google Assistant built into it, which seemed like Google’s way of taking on the Amazon Echo Show. The good news is that if this was something you were interested in, it looks like it is now available for pre-order.

Philips Adore Brings Smart Lighting To The Bathroom Mirror

Philips has its Hue smart lighting system which lets users install smart light bulbs into lamps, into light holders, and more. They also have smart LED lightstrips which does the same thing, except in lightstrip form which allows for more flexibility when it comes to choosing parts of the house to light up.

Google Home Gets ‘Disable YouTube For Guests’ Feature

One of the features that comes with Google Home is the ability to recognize certain voices. This is done in order to prevent chaos. For example there are only certain commands that can be activated if the recognized voice is used, such as adding items to a grocery list. However there are also some commands that don’t require any voice recognition.

Google Home Scheduled Routines Have Been Launched

One of the features that was launched on Google Home a few months back was Routines. Basically it allowed users to group multiple commands together and execute all of them at once with a single command. For example you could say, “Good morning” and it would turn on the lights, start the coffee machine, and so on.

Philips Unveils New Hue Outdoor Lightstrips

While the Philips Hue might have started out as a lightbulb, over the years the company has expanded on the Hue lineup where it also now includes lightstrips. The lightstrips were a good way of adding illumination behind desks, televisions, along the walls, and more, but if you’re looking to use it outdoors, you’re in luck.

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Plume Announces Subscription Service For Its WiFi Routers

Mesh WiFi systems are all the rage these days as they are one of the ways that users can help to blanket their entire homes with WiFi and eliminate dead spots. Plume is one of the many companies that has made mesh WiFi routers, and it looks like the company is taking their offerings to another level.

Smart Speakers Expected To Be More Popular Than Wearables This Year

Without a doubt smart speakers is the tech industry’s latest trend, where we’re seeing digital assistants such as Google Assistant and Siri move into devices that aren’t smartphones. In fact smart speakers appear to be so popular to the point where some have forecasted that they may very well overtake wearables in popularity this year.

Google Assistant Can Now Lock Schlage’s Smart Locks

With there being several digital assistants in the market today, it’s not surprising that support for some of them might come later than others, if at all, but the good news is that if you own Schlage’s Sense Smart Deadbolt, the company has announced that it will play nicely with Google Assistant where users can use the digital assistant to lock their doors.