Archive for the ‘Home Automation’ Category

This smart Lightning-based mini IR blaster can turn any iPhone into a universal remote control for TVs, ACs, STBs and much more.

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Facebook has just announced the Portal and Portal+ Alexa-powered devices to compete with the Amazon Echo Show. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Apple Store app adds Shortcuts support to let you pre-order the new iPhone XR using Siri, while the Philips Hue app update adds support for it as well. Here is everything you need to know.

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A partnership between Yale and August, both now owned by the same Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, has resulted in a new line of keypad smart locks being announced.

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Here’s how to turn on Apple TV using Siri Shortcuts and Siri voice command. This is really useful for anyone who has an Apple TV and wants to be able to use Siri to turn that Apple TV on alongside the TV itself.

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Today has been quite the day for Amazon with the company announcing an absolute barrage of new Alexa-powered devices that will take the company’s hardware and services games to a whole new level. The sheer number of announcements is quite impressive, and who knows, there may even be more yet to come!

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You can now install HomePod 12.0 firmware version after Apple released it today for its smart speaker. Here are the details on it.

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Apple used the end of its September 12 “Gather Round” media event to not only recap on all of the large announcements pertaining to iPhone Xs / Xs Max and Apple Watch Series 4 but to also confirm that an update to HomePod firmware is coming in the next few days.

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Swedish furniture outlet Ikea already has its own line of smart lighting and now it looks like the same company is getting ready to launch its own line in HomeKit-compatible smart blinds.

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The world of home automation continues to expand, especially thanks to the arrival of affordable pieces of the puzzle such as Echo Dot, Google Home Mini, and inexpensive smart plugs such as this one that can turn just about anything into a smart appliance. While there are other smart plugs out there, we think this offer is just too good to ignore. What if we told you that you could buy two smart plugs and get another for free? What if we told you that you could buy three and get two free?!

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We now have a release date for the Nanoleaf Canvas – the company’s new square HomeKit- and touch-enabled light panels. Here’s when you can buy a set.

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Philips Hue Siri Shortcuts and a new self-powered Hue wall switches will be arriving this year. Here’s everything we know so far.

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