Your smart home can cater to your kids too, with smart night lights to keep them safe at night, smart speakers to answer all their questions, smart sleep monitors, and devices that keep an eye on their online activity.
I've been adding a bunch of smart home devices to my home. It's part of an ongoing experiment to see what I can do to make my life easier, my home safer and to save some money on power bills. But I'm finding that I keep hitting some roadblocks. Show More Summary
One thing thing the Amazon Echo and Google Home can’t do: deliver room-melting superpowers. Sure, Siri functionality is still pretty limited at launch, but who’s going to argue with the efficacy of a smart speaker that imbues the listener...Show More Summary
GeekWire: Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Ring, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based maker of video cameras, doorbells and other smart home technologies, GeekWire has learned. The companies are expected to announce the acquisition...Show More Summary
Say hello to the ultimate smart home security camera. The Lighthouse Home AI Camera uses AI and 3D sensing technology instead of motion detection. Derived from self-driving car technology, it
It makes perfect sense in this day and age for everything else to obtain a “smart” label attached to it, and Milo is no different. In fact, Milo takes pride in being the very first combination smart speaker and home hub that boasts of...Show More Summary
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Like the smart home hub market or robot vacuum market, the tablet market has no chill. Show More Summary
Over recent weeks, I've been testing out a bunch of smart home gear, ranging from security cameras to environmental monitoring through to door locks, switches and lights. And while most of those rely on a robust home network, some will also depend on a fast uplink connection to the Internet. Most existing ADSL and cable internet services aren't going to cut it. More »
No one would ever argue the merits of smart lighting products. It’s awesome to have the ability to control the lighting in your home using voice assistance or the flexibility of smart home systems like SmartThings and Wink. The problem with Wi-Fi connected light bulbs is that they’re expensive, and that keeps a lot of people away. Show More Summary
I'm one of many who believe that smart speakers will accelerate the adoption of music streaming, bringing it full into the mainstream. Getting an Alexa-enabled Sonos One doubled the amount of music played in my house simply by making playing whatever tracks or albums I'm in the mood for absurdly...
Apple's HomePod brings Siri into the home for the first time, but how does the virtual assistant stack up against established technologies like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home's Google Assistant? We put the latest versions of each smart speaker to the test in this video comparison.
Smart home. Smart city. They have a positive ring to it. But we assume everyone uses it only for good things. Tags: privacy, smart city
The smart home industry has grown tremendously over the past few years and 2018 is already shaping up to be a monumental year both in terms of innovation and adoption. But as we move through this year, what are some of the biggest trends?...Show More Summary
Being first is insufficient. Google wasn't the first search engine. Facebook wasn't the first social network. Apple wasn't the first home computer, phone or smart watch. Amazon wasn't the first online bookstore. Before Sonos, before Alexa, before Google Home, there...
It's last call for Google's Nest users to buy their products on Amazon. Amazon reportedly reportedly let Google know in a phone call late last year that it wouldn't be listing any of the company's newer Nest smart home products. InShow More Summary
Amazon has made home automation a major focus because of the success of its Echo family of products.
This ongoing feud just keeps getting more annoying. There's been a lot happening in the smart home space over the past month. Nest announced at the beginning of February that it was merging with Google's hardware team, and a few weeks later Amazon purchased Nest-competitor Ring. Show More Summary
This week Amazon acquired smart home company Ring for a reported $1 billion. This comes after a mid-2016 attempt by Amazon to buy August Home for $100 million. It’s the latest attempt to make a business off of letting people come inside your house. Remember when people scoffed at the idea of getting into cars with […]
Voice assistants may be the hottest thing since sliced bread when it comes to controlling your $60 Wi-Fi light bulbs, but Piccolo is launching out of the latest Y Combinator class with a desire to put a camera in every smart home that can translate your physical motions and gestures into commands. Read More
Home automation is where the Internet of Things runs headlong through your front door. And, there are a bunch of devices around for securing that front door. One is the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt. Schlage isn't a particularly well-known brand in Australia but they're a big deal when it comes to door furniture in the US. Show More Summary