Google’s Nest Doorbell Will Now Be Able To Detect When A Package Has Arrived

How do you know when your package has arrived? Usually this is when the delivery person rings your doorbell, but what if you missed the bell? Then your package is sometimes left at your door, which is fine, except that there is also the problem of porch thieves who steal packages off people’s porches.


Belkin Launches A New Cheaper, Smarter Water Meter For Your Home

These days more of our home appliances and gadgets are becoming smarter. This includes smart lights, smart blinds, smart microwaves, smart locks, and so on. If you’re looking for that icing on the cake to complete your smart home, then you might want to check out Belkin’s latest offering in the form of the Phyn Smart Water Assistant.


IKEA’s Smart Blinds Won’t Support HomeKit At Launch

One of the selling points of IKEA’s smart home products, apart from its affordability, is how they support Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem. This means that they can be used together with other HomeKit devices and be controlled at the same time or in groups. Unfortunately, one of IKEA’s upcoming smart home products, the FYRTUR smart blinds, will not support HomeKit at launch.


IKEA Doubles Down On Its Smart Home Development

Over the years, we’ve seen IKEA introduce a variety of smart home products to its lineup. This started out with lamps that came with built-in wireless chargers, to IKEA’s own range of smart lightbulbs, smart blinds, and smart speakers. However, it seems that the company is actually far from done with its smart home products.


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Apple Will Be Bringing The HomePod To Japan On August 23

Apple’s rollout of the HomePod has been a bit slow, where unlike its iPhones and iPads and Mac computers, the availability of the HomePod is still very much limited to a handful of countries. However, the company has been slowly expanding its availability and come 23rd of August, it seems that the HomePod will finally be making its way to Japan.


Google One Subscribers Are Being Offered Free Home Minis

If you’re a Google One subscriber, you might want to check your emails because according to reports, it looks like Google is giving away free Google Home Minis to subscribers of its One service. Some users are reporting that they have received emails informing them of the giveaway, but it should be pointed out that you can go to your Google One account to access the redemption code to get […]


Google Will Be Giving 100,000 Home Minis To People With Paralysis

One of the useful features of smart speakers is its ability to be activated using our voice. This comes in handy when we need to do things but our hands are either full or dirty, like looking for recipes online, adjusting our thermostat, setting a reminder and so on. However, they can also be incredibly useful for those who can’t use their bodies.


Google’s Nest Hub Max Will Be Released On September 9

A couple of months ago, Google announced a new smart home device in the form of the Nest Hub Max. If the device caught your attention and you wouldn’t mind getting your hands on it, then you might be pleased to learn that Google has confirmed that the device is currently set for a release on the 9th of September.


LG’s Smart TVs To Get HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Support Next Week

If you own an LG smart TV, you might be interested to learn that starting next week, LG has confirmed that they will be rolling out an update to their smart TVs in which they will be receiving both HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support. However, we should point out that not all models will be compatible.


Nest Kills App Support For Apple Watch And Wear OS

Smartwatches are a pretty clever invention, especially since they allow us to do many things without having to reach for our phone. For example, we can send text messages, read notifications, get reminders, set alarms, and so on. There was even a point in time where we could control our smart home devices such as Nest.


IKEA Updates Its TRADFRI Lineup Of Smart Home Products

IKEA is a company that most people would associate with regular home furniture that is affordable. However, in recent times the company has expanded on their offerings to keep up with the times, such as by creating smart home products that would allow customers to make their homes smarter without having to spend too much money.


Engineer Creates AI-Powered Cat Flap That Stops Your Cat From Bringing Home Dead Animals

The problem with owning cats is that for whatever reason, cats love bringing home dead animals they have killed. It can be a bit gross and also unsanitary, but this is something that cats do and we can’t really do much about it, or can we? That’s what Amazon product maanger Ben Hamm did when he designed an AI-powered cat flap for his home.


Samsung Launches A New Range Of SmartThings Devices

If you’re looking to trick out your home to make it smarter, there are a plethora of choices of choose from, but if you’d rather not spend too much time looking around, Samsung could have the perfect solution for you. The company has recently announced a bunch of gadgets part of its SmartThings lineup that could be worth checking out.


KitchenAid Has A Google Assistant And Alexa Compatible Smart Oven

Earlier this year at CES 2019, KitchenAid announced a couple of smart home gadgets. One of the devices announced was a smart display and the other was a smart oven called the SmartOven+. For those who are interested in the smart oven, you’ll be pleased to learn that the device is now available for purchase, if you’re willing to spend $3,199.