Archive for the ‘Home Automation’ Category

Today has been a big day for home automation, with Nest updating its iOS app with Apple Watch support and Amazon’s Echo gaining the ability to interact with August Smart Locks.

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Nest has officially introduced 1080p video support for Dropcam Pro owners. Here’s how to go about enabling this option on Dropcam Pro, just like how it is on the Nest Cam.

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Alphabet-owned Nest has finally listened to the wants and desires of connected device enthusiasts by introducing a new version of its popular Nest Cam designed for outdoor use; the Nest Cam Outdoor.

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D-Link has announced that it is becoming one of the latest companies to embrace Apple’s HomeKit framework with the development of a new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi camera aimed specifically at those building a connected home.

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It turns out the Apple TV isn’t the only device that will be able to act as a HomeKit hub after the recent update to HomeKit in iOS 10, as according to Apple, the iPad will be able to do the same. Here are the details.

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Here’s a collection of some of the best Apple HomeKit-compatible and Siri-enabled home automation devices and accessories that you can get for your home.

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Amazon seems keen to make sure it continues to rule the home assistant market, because it has made available an online simulator to help prospective customers experience what it is like to use the Alexa-powered device within their homes.

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According to a new a rumor, Apple’s Amazon Echo-like connected speaker device could pack a camera for facial recognition. Here are the details.

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Apple is working on a device that will see it enter the home assistant game, with a competitor for the Amazon Echo and Google Home devices said to be on the way.

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After announcing the arrival of the Philips Hue White Ambiance Kit back in March this year, the HomeKit-compatible kit is now available, starting at $130 only. Here are the details.

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Google has used the opening keynote of its I/O 2016 conference to announce two new offerings. The Alphabet-owned company has introduced its own Siri/Cortana/Alexa-like personal digital assistant called Google Assistant, as well as an Amazon Echo rival called Google Home. Google CEO Sundar Pichai described the underlying technology within Google Assistant as a “conversational assistant”, whereas Mario Queiroz – VP of product management at Google – claims that the Home will come equipped with “strong bass and clear highs” that should eclipse the performance of the Amazon Echo from a musical enjoyment perspective.

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Google’s Nest has today received a boost in that it can now be integrated with other home automation hardware and services from other vendors such as August, LIFX, Lutron, AT&T, P&G, Waxman, SkyBell, Simplehuman, Misfit, and WeMo.

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