Category Archives: General

Controlling Smart Home Devices With Apps May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

Smart Home enthusiasts are always exploring new technology that will enhance the functionality of their Smart Home. Most of these people have innumerable apps downloaded on their mobile devices that are utilized to control connected gadgets, such as door locks, cooking devices, lights, thermostats, security cameras and window shades. Controlling these gadgets from separate apps… Continue reading »

Rumors Suggest That Amazon My Be Working On An Alexa-Enabled Security Camera

Rumors Suggest That Amazon My Be Working On An Alexa-Enabled Security Camera

According to the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Amazon Echo unit sales reached 5.1 million through the third quarter of 2016, with a projected near 7 million to be sold through 2016. If this data is accurate, the Amazon Echo could be found in nearly 7 million homes throughout the world, making Amazon the global… Continue reading »

Nest Unveils An Optional Two-Factor Authentication For Its Smart Home Devices

Many consumers, who invested in Internet-connected products, have concerns about security. According to recent reports, tech companies are recording customer information collected from its Smart Home devices. There are also the concerns of the devices being vulnerable to hacks. Nest unveiled today support for two-factor authentication, a security measure requiring both the connected phone and… Continue reading »

Getting Started Creating A Smart Home Inexpensively

If you haven’t taken the plunge into the Smart Home world yet, it may be time to start thinking about it. Smart Home Technology has gained a lot of attention in various markets, including the real estate and consumer market. Smart Home products have soared over the past few years, starting with all-in-one devices that… Continue reading »

Control Your Smart Home Devices From Google Pixel

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 »

Vivint Smart Home Earns A No. 22 Ranking On The Fast Company’s List Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies For 2017

Vivint Smart Home Earns A No. 22 Ranking On The Fast Company’s List Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies For 2017

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.  

Amazon Launches New Smart Home Consultations Services To Customers For Free

The new Smart Home Consultation services will provide customers with guidance to build the perfect connected home. The Smart Home advisers will go out to the customer’s home to make personalized recommendations and demonstrate Internet-connected products, including Amazon’s Echo, Dot and Tap.  

Qubino Launches Three New Smart Home Products AT ISE 2017

Qubino Launches Three New Smart Home Products AT ISE 2017

GOAP, a European-based manufacturer, introduces three new Smart devices at the 14th Edition of ISE. The event took off this weekend at the RAI Amsterdam, with over 65,000 visitors in attendance and 1,100 exhibitors. GOAP’s Z-Wave Smart Home Qubino devices include a Smart plug, night light and meter. The products are expected to be a… Continue reading »

Brilliant Unveils Its Innovative Smart Lighting Solution – Brilliant Control

Brilliant Unveils Its Innovative Smart Lighting Solution – Brilliant Control

Brilliant, a San Mateo-based technology company, unveils its new Smart lighting solution that can be controlled by voice commands or a simple touch. Brilliant Control replaces existing light switches and installs in just minutes, with a vibrant touchscreen that is extremely easy to operate. Brilliant Control will be showcased at the Target Open House in… Continue reading »