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Category Archives: Digital Home

Pretty much every smart home product that you can think of is on sale at the moment. We’re talking lighting, smart speakers, thermostats, security cameras, everything.  This is all part of Smart Home Week, which is in its second year, and while its got some serious names attached to it (including Ring, Yale, Philips Hue, Amazon, Google, and...

The next time you catch the scent of something rancid in your fridge, you won’t have to take whiffs of your takeout boxes to hunt down the source. Instead, just ask Alexa to sniff it for you.  Smart tech developer Ovie launched a Kickstarter...

By admin on May 23rd, 2018

Having come to symbolically mark the start of summer, Memorial Day is also one of the biggest shopping weekends of the season. Memorial Day sales are some of the most popular retail events of the year, and you’ll see just about everything on sale, from clothing to appliances and everything in between. It may only be Tuesday, but we’re...

Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant could soon a lot more human thanks to the acquisition of Semantic Machines, a California-based company that specialises in conversational human-machine interactions.  Semantic sets itself apart from Alexa, Google Assistant, and other voice assistants thanks to a multi-faceted approach to the intelligence at work...

Some Netflix shows have intro sequences that are works of art, carefully constructed montages set to beautiful music, with visuals that make your eyes water. Other Netflix shows have intros that you’re itching to skip within the first few seconds. Well, Netflix just made binge-watching your favorite shows a little bit easier on a Chromecast –...

Nest’s entire ecosystem went down during the night for North American customers, with the outage affecting all products, including smart thermostats, security cameras and smart locks. The outage was confirmed by Nest’s own Twitter support page with a statement asking Nest lock customers to get in touch, followed shortly after by another tweet saying...

The rise of the voice assistant shows no sign of stopping, with Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant and Apple’s Siri all duking it out. Samsung’s Bixby currently seems the underdog of the pack, but an announcement today shows it’s still got a lot of fight left in it. Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out Bixby...

Amazon Alexa skills are getting a new voice. Eight new voices, to be exact.  That’s thanks to the Amazon Polly text-to-speech service, which Amazon is officially opening up to developers as part of a free preview.  The eight voices will be in US English and will give devs who use them a chance to liven up their Alexa skills. This could include...

Philips Lighting, the company responsible for creating one of the most identifiable names in the smart home market – Philips Hue – is changing its name.  Starting now, Philips Lighting will be known as Signify, with a goal of 2019 set for full global implementation, although this news story may well be the last time you’re ever aware of the...

Are you interested in an Amazon smart lock for your connected home, but worried about Amazon Key’s hackable lock and disarm-able camera? Yale Locks could have a better, Alexa-enabled solution.  Yale announced today that its Yale Assure Lock...

By admin on May 15th, 2018