Some Google Home users have noticed that the device will stop playing music all of a sudden. Playback of music never lasts long, sometimes cutting out in just a few songs. Unfortunately, this bug has bitten me, too.
Quite a few people are affected and Google has acknowledged the issue. Sadly, there ... Read More »
Wink is a integrated smart home system that allows you to use and automate all your smart home devices all with one app. If you haven’t heard of Wink, we’ve been reviewing the system, some of the devices that work with it, and ... Read More »
According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal today, Amazon is readying a more portable version of its Echo home assistant to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
If the report is to be believed, the new portable Echo will be small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. ... Read More »
Internet of Things (IoT) products are seemingly everywhere right now; big box home stores have whole sections devoted to them. But there are some significant barriers to entry holding back mass adoption, like cost and perceived complexity.
We are still probably a couple years away from prices dropping into a range where most consumers will ... Read More »
According to a new report from TechCrunch, Samsung is in talks to purchase home automation company SmartThings for somewhere close to $200 million. SmartThings is a company that, similar to Nest, is working to create a smart home. Kits sold by SmartThings allow you to link up things in your home ... Read More »
Since Nest’s acquisition by Google, we’ve kept an eye on the company, waiting to see the next move in the smart appliance game. Now that move has arrived in the form of a serious competitor: the Honeywell Lyric. The Lyric is a smart thermostat that shares features with the Nest smart ... Read More »
LG opened up press day with a whimper on the mobile end of things. If you’re into OLED and/or Ultra HD TVs, then perhaps there was reason to be a bit more excited, as they announced a myriad of options for your viewing pleasure.
But back to mobile. They’ve gotten my attention with the Nexus ... Read More »
Today Nest announced they have refined the design of their Learning Thermostat with a new version that is 20% thinner. The 2nd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with 95% of low voltage heating and cooling systems, including 2nd stage cooling, 3rd stage heating, dual fuel, emergency heat, and whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers - which means ... Read More »