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.


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Second-hand Nest Cam Owners Could Be Spied On By Its Original Owners

Buying a second-hand gadget is a good way to save money, but is it a good idea? As second-hand Nest Cam owners are finding out, maybe it’s not. This is because according to a report from Wirecutter, it has been discovered that there is a potential for owners of a second-hand Nest Cam to be spied on by the device’s original owners.


IKEA’s Smart Shades Will Begin Shipping In August

Earlier this year, IKEA launched their smart shades in Europe. The launch of these shades were planned for a launch in February but was later delayed, but it seems that we now have an idea of when they are expected to be available. According to IKEA’s Swedish website, the company is now claiming that the shades will begin shipping in August.


Samsung Galaxy Home Will Now Launch In Q3 2019

Last year, Samsung took the wraps off its Galaxy Home smart speakers. This is Samsung’s attempt to break into the smart speaker market which is currently dominated by the likes of Amazon and Google, but unfortunately, the company could have a hard time doing so especially since the device has yet to be launched.


IKEA’s Solution To Small Apartments Is Robot Furniture

In some countries such as Hong Kong, homes can be extremely expensive, even tiny apartments, but unfortunately, that is the reality of the property market right now. So, with such limited space, how does one make a home? It turns out that IKEA might have an answer to that problem in the form of robotic furniture.


Lenovo Smart Clock Review

Smart Display assistants have pushed the boundaries farther than “speaker assistants” and are great for the living room, office, or kitchen. However, the bedroom is the next frontier, and, in that location, smart clocks seem like the most convenient form smart assistant can take.


Leaked Philips Hue 2019 Lineup Reveals HomeKit Smart Plug

If you wanted a HomeKit product from Philips, you would need to buy one of the company’s Hue branded lightbulbs. However, it seems that the company is trying to make it easier for customers to adopt their products because according to a report from iCulture, the leaked 2019 Philips Hue lineup includes a HomeKit compatible smart plug.


IKEA Recreates The Living Rooms From Your Favorite TV Shows

There are some shows in which certain aspects of the show, like its furnishings, have become equally iconic. As a furniture maker, IKEA seems to be aware of this and has since compiled some of its furniture offerings and put them together to recreate the iconic living rooms found in several popular TV series.


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.