Category Archives: smart home

Google Clarifies What’s Happening to “Works with Nest” – Thurrott.com
18 May
5:38

Google Clarifies What’s Happening to “Works with Nest” – Thurrott.com

Google’s surprise announcement that it would replace its Home brand with Nest was well-received. Then all hell broke loose. The issue here has nothing to do with branding. Instead, users became outraged when they learned that, as part of the transition from Google Home to Google Nest, Google would be […]

How to Choose the Right Platform to Run Your Smart Home – Gizmodo
18 May
2:36

How to Choose the Right Platform to Run Your Smart Home – Gizmodo

Photo: Gizmodo Maybe you’re taking your first tentative steps into the smart home market, or maybe you’re expanding what you’ve already got, but at some point you’re going to want to get everything working together—or else be faced with using dozens of different apps every day to get your smart […]

Google Backs Down On Smart Home Integration Changes (Sort Of), Commits to ‘Working With Amazon’ – Forbes
17 May
11:28

Google Backs Down On Smart Home Integration Changes (Sort Of), Commits to ‘Working With Amazon’ – Forbes

Last week Google announced the cancellation of its popular Works with Nest program, which allowed smart home technology to integrate with its Nest line of thermostats, cameras, and other products. Today it’s backing off that cancellation. But only somewhat. “Your existing devices and integrations will continue working with your Nest […]

Cygnett’s debut smart home range brings light and power – with more coming soon – The Ambient
16 May
8:26

Cygnett’s debut smart home range brings light and power – with more coming soon – The Ambient

Cygnett, the company best known for power banks, cables and accessories, has announced its entry into the smart home with a range of smart bulbs and a smart plug. The company will debut its new wares in the UK at first, along with a new app to control the home, […]

Privacy remains a big issue in today’s smart home – VentureBeat
16 May
5:20

Privacy remains a big issue in today’s smart home – VentureBeat

Sales of smart home-related products are growing at double-digit rates in many countries across the globe (particularly in the United States and Western Europe), as highlighted at the IFA Global Press Conference in Spain last month. For many consumers, the allure of the smart home is difficult to overcome. What […]

Google’s Nest takeover could put the squeeze on Alexa and other smart home devices – CNET
15 May
2:05

Google’s Nest takeover could put the squeeze on Alexa and other smart home devices – CNET

These old friends are in danger of a breakup.  Chris Monroe/CNET The Amazon Echo and the Nest Learning Thermostat are two of the biggest hit products of the smart home. They’ve also worked together for years. You can ask Alexa, the voice assistant built into the Echo smart speaker, to […]

The State of Smart Home Automation in 2019 – Financialbuzz.com
14 May
10:58

The State of Smart Home Automation in 2019 – Financialbuzz.com

As the smart home automation market continues to increase, consumers are simultaneously inundated with a surplus of information and products. It is not always simple to decode the tech jargon that is attached to the latest and greatest gadgets and systems. And scrolling through an almost endless array of products […]

Google Just Handed Amazon A Massive Advantage In Smart Home Tech – Forbes
14 May
7:45

Google Just Handed Amazon A Massive Advantage In Smart Home Tech – Forbes

“Alexa, say ‘Thanks’ to Google.” We won’t see any message like that in the near future, but Amazon executives should be very happy right now. And the massive ‘Works with Alexa‘ program should build on its dominant marketing position in smart home technology to grow even stronger. Why? Google just took […]

13 May
4:37

Best home automation systems – TechRadar

Best home automation systems The rise in wireless technology and connectivity means that there are now more opportunities that ever to create a home automation system, controlling everything from lighting, heating, to entertainment centers. Using nothing more than voice commands, a visual interface, or a mobile app, you can use […]

Amazon Alexa now works with more than 60,000 smart home devices – Digital Trends
13 May
1:25

Amazon Alexa now works with more than 60,000 smart home devices – Digital Trends

Does it feel like Alexa is just about everywhere lately? That’s for good reason. While other voice assistants are limited primarily to smartphones or have a small number of third-party devices they are compatible with, Amazon has been branching out its voice assistant in just about every way imaginable. According […]