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Apple is yet to crack the home tech market: Will the Siri Speaker change this?

Apple will need to give Siri an intelligence boost before taking on Amazon’s AlexaApple It isn’t often that we talk about Apple’s failures. An $800bn (£619bn) company with the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Mac to its name clearly makes more good moves than bad, but Apple’s efforts to conquer the living room with the same ease in which it put ... Read More »

Are these connected home gadgets smart or stupid?

Are these connected home gadgets smart or stupid? (Photo: Plott) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Call me old-fashioned, but at times ... Read More »

SimpliSafe Home Security Service May Also Provide Small Business Solution

Securing the place we live and work in used to be a task best left for professional, but like almost every other industry, digital technology is also democratizing security. SimpliSafe Home Security lets you install a wireless security system with all the bells and whistles, without needing an expert and paying an arm and a leg for it. The SimpliSafe ... Read More »

New iPad Tipped to Sport Less Bezel, Larger Display, and No Home Button

HIGHLIGHTS The new iPad will have a 10.9-inch display It will get rid of the Home Button It is expected to be unveiled early next year Apple decided to keep its October event focused on its Mac lineup. It was rumoured to refresh iPad models at the event initially but later that rumour died down, and new models are expected ... Read More »

Microsoft Partners Intel for Project Evo; Outlines Hardware Plans to Complete With Amazon Echo, Google Home

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft partners with Intel to help device makers incorporate Home Hub Device makers can use Home Hub in a laptop or even a tablet Home Hub is not expected to debut until late next year Microsoft is reportedly working on a “Home Hub” feature for Windows 10 to allow users to perform various functions using voice commands. This feature ... Read More »

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home

Selling your old house? Planning to remodel your house? A house truly belongs to you not when you sign the bond, but only after you customize it to your exclusive lifestyle. You need not rely on a handyman every time for altering or improving your home. Whether you’re planning to sell your house, or want to alter it to your ... Read More »

Google Assistant Gets IFTTT Support; Makes Voice Commands on Pixel, Google Home More Powerful

Google unveiled its smart home speaker called Google Home at its Made by Google event on October 4. The speaker, like the Google Pixel smartphones, is powered by the Google Assistant. At the time of launch, Google Home did not have many integrations to work with, but that should change when the Assistant SDK becomes available. Now however, IFTTT has ... Read More »

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Offers to Voice Mark Zuckerberg’s Home AI System

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Offers to Voice Mark Zuckerberg’s Home AI System HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg sought suggestions for voice of the home AI on Facebook Robert Downey Jr. offered to do the voice if the money went to charity The Iron Man actors reply got over 8,000 likes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got a surprise of sorts when his ... Read More »

Google Home, Google Wifi, Daydream View, Chromecast Ultra, and Other Announcements

HIGHLIGHTS Google unveiled an array of hardware products on Tuesday The products are the fruits of the unified hardware division The central theme of the products was smart home automation Google at its #MadeByGoogle event unveiled its hardware portfolio, the fruits of the newly-formed hardware division under Rick Osterloh, the former President of Motorola Mobility. Apart from the Pixel and ... Read More »

Google Home Tipped to Sport Cast Integration, Be Compatible With Samsung’s SmartThings Platform

Google Home Tipped to Sport Cast Integration, Be Compatible With Samsung’s SmartThings Platform HIGHLIGHTS Google Home is set to launch tomorrow Google Home app will control Chromecast and Google Home New 4K Chromecast Ultra Dongle also expected to be unveiled Google is set to host its all important Pixel event this week, and among other things, the tech giant is ... Read More »