Mist diffusers are pretty simple and straightforward devices. You will it with water, drip in some essential oils, turn it on, and you’re good to go. However, the folks at Air Wick have decided that maybe, just maybe, there could be a market for a “smart” mist diffuser and they have since launched a new model that can be controlled using your smartphone.
Every gamer wants to have the ultimate setup. Of course, you could configure the best PC or get a console and decorate your room for the ultimate experience you want.But, what about the furniture? Maybe you can combine Bauhutte‘s furniture to set up the ultimate gaming bed?Fret not, what you see in the image above is probably the most unique setup and a comfortable bed to have for your never-ending […]
Listen, nobody likes cleaning the toilet and we get it, but unfortunately, unless you don’t mind a dirty toilet, someone’s got to do it. However, thanks to the advancement in technology, perhaps we don’t have to. This is where Shine comes in, where with the bathroom assistant, it will automatically clean your toilet for you.
Ring has recently come under fire when some of its practices, which involved collecting data and sending it to third-party companies, were discovered. The company later came forward where they stated that in a future update, they plan on beefing up its privacy and security and also giving users an option to opt out of data collection.
Last month, it was discovered that Ring’s app had been collecting and sending user data back to companies such as Google and Facebook. Clearly this did not sit well with customers because ironically enough, for a company that sells products meant to better protect your home, they sure seemed like they were doing a poor data at protecting your privacy.
Smart speakers have been around for a few years now, and we have to give Amazon credit for kind of kicking it off. While digital assistants aren’t new, Amazon made a very smart move early on by opening up Alexa to third-party developers, thus allowing them to flood the market with smart speakers.
We’ve seen how 3D printing can be used to create prototypes of products on the fly. However, we’ve also seen it used for larger scale projects, where over in the Netherlands, they managed to 3D print a steel bridge. We’ve also seen it used in the military where the US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks in a fraction of the time it would normally take.
If there is one problem with many smart home devices is that how secure they are depends from device to device. This is because at the moment, there is no standardized security amongst these devices, and as such, it’s not surprising to learn from time to time that a smart home device could be compromised.
Amazon-owned Ring, which is popularly known for its home security systems is now being criticized for its data collection techniques.Not just how it works – but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published an article to share their findings regarding the data collection using Ring app on Android.They identified that the app includes several third-party trackers to collect your personal information – which is potentially enough to help you make a […]
Several years ago, Nebia launched a new shower head for the bathroom. While there are plenty of companies that make shower heads, what makes the Nebia special is that it is supposed to use less water compared to other brands, while at the same time claiming to cover a wider area of your body.
The MyFood Family Smart Greenhouse got a lot of traction at CES 2020, so much that the unit exhibited at the FrenchTech pavilion was sold during the show! Given that the price tag for such a large model (Family model, 22 m² / 242 ft²) varies between 8,600 to 22,000 euros (VAT incl.), that sale was a great validation of the product and the technology powering it.Mickaël Gandecki, co-founder, CTO […]
Most of the time, you can actually see the security cameras around you – unless someone wants to have a discrete camera hidden somewhere.A discrete setup may not be convenient enough and land you in legal trouble later. However, if you want to have a discrete security camera at your home that blends in as a decor item, it would be a great choice to have.Panasonic, at CES, 2020 has […]
Smarts from Seoul: The Maturing Smart HomeEditor's Pick
A slew of high-tech startups from Korea are giving visitors to CES a glimpse of what the smart home of the future might look like. Looking beyond the remote controlled thermostats and nanny cams of today, these newcomers want to help people at home eat right, feel right, and sleep tight.
Smart locks are everywhere at CES, but what sets Brightlock apart is how you use your smartphone to unlock: the lock needs to see your phone’s light! Mainly designed for businesses and large corporations, Brightlock offers a hardware, software and cloud solution.The service allows companies to get rid of keys, simplify the access management process, cut costs, and provide better control over the access to their buildings.