Since the release of the first Barbie in March 1959, Mattel has constantly updated the doll to keep up with the going trends. In 2015, Mattel released its Hello Barbie, a conversational doll that changed how little girls felt about the iconic toy. Well, Mattel has something a little different in mind for Barbie, this… Continue reading »
Google recently added an update for its Pixel smartphone to allow owners to control their Smart Home devices from Home Control, a digital control panel. Owners can request Google AI assistant to control various third-party devices, including Belkin WeMo, Samsung SmartThings and Philips Hue. Google Assistant is available on Pixel and Pixel XL phones, but… Continue reading »
Smart lights have been a hot item ever since they hit the market. However, over the last few years, these devices have become more convenient and functional. Today, users can control their Wi-Fi bulbs with voice commands. The Amazon Echo is home to one of the most intuitive AI assistants in the world, Alexa, which… Continue reading »
According to a 2015 report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there were an estimated 707,758 motor vehicle thefts reported nationwide, up 3.1 percent from the year before. The 2015 statistics show that a motor vehicle was stolen every 45 seconds in the United States and only 13.1 percent of those cases were… Continue reading »
Target reopened its San Francisco-based showroom, which features an array of Smart Home products. Open House officially opened in July 2015 to give consumers hands-on experience with Smart devices. The company will begin selling its own Internet-connected Smart Lamp online under Threshold, a premium home furnishings brand.
The Hayo Hub, an innovative idea that launched on Indiegogo, utilizes a patented spatial analysis technology to create remote control combinations for the home network. The hub is capable of sensing the user’s unique context, including proactive gestures and passive movement, with a sensing distance ranging from 1.31 to 19.7 feet. These actions are then… Continue reading »
Many renters think that it would be useless to try installing Smart Home gadgets in their apartment or condo. There is always the risk of angering the landlord or violating the lease agreement. However, there are ways to integrate Smart Home tech into your living environment, without taking any risks
Vivint Smart Home, a Utah-based technology company, was named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2017”. Amazon earned the top spot, followed by Google, Uber, Apple, Snap and Facebook. Netflix, Twillio, Chobani and Spotify rounded up the top 10. Alibaba earned the No. 11 spot, followed by Tencent and Xiaomi.
Nexia, a leading provider of Smart Home products, unveils two HD cameras for indoor and outdoor settings. The high definition cameras feature infrared illumination, wide-angle views and online solutions for viewing and saving videos. Nexia HD Outdoor Camera The new Nexia HD Outdoor Camera is weatherproof and delivers a 1280×720 video. Users can integrate the… Continue reading »
Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home are two of the most popular Smart speakers on the market. Both devices deliver an array of features that makes the user’s life easier and more comfortable. As of now, users can deliver pizza and sync music from their favorite streaming services directly from both of these Bluetooth speakers. … Continue reading »