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Tag Archives: Smart Home

[Updated with statement from Ring] Video from your Ring smart home cameras may have been accessed by the company’s employees

Amazon-owned Ring has found itself under fire today for its internal handling of users’ video streams and recordings generated by its smart home products, according to a report published today at The Intercept. It’s not the first time privacy concerns have been raised about smart home systems, and Ring especially, …

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Nanoleaf’s Canvas panels will light up your walls, and they work with the Google Assistant

We’ve had our eye on Nanoleaf for some time, with their triangle-shaped light panels available for some time locally offering a customisable, programmable and controllable lighting solution for your home. The triangular, polygon-esque aesthetic doesn’t appeal to everyone though — enter Nanoleaf’s new Canvas light squares. Canvas is in many …

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Amazon is planning more IoT enabled products with an Alexa microwave, subwoofer, and more this year

Reports have surfaced that Amazon is looking to increase their Internet of Things (IoT) product catalogue with eight new Alexa-powered smart home devices later this year, including items such as a microwave and subwoofer. The devices will be a wide-ranging offering of voice-controlled gadgets: a microwave oven, some type of …

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Google Assistant adds two more smart home partners to their live offerings

Google Assistant has today gotten a lot smarter with the addition of two new partners. Today’s announcement sees the previously announced WeMo integration going live as well as the addition of new partner Honeywell. Alongside WeMo support, Google has also announced that the range of Honeywell range of smart devices …

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Google Assistant and Google Home can control my TV using Logitech Harmony and IFTTT

Since getting my Google Home, I’ve been slowly integrating anything in my house that I can, it all started with my Christmas Tree thanks to a Belkin WeMo power outlet and has progressed to my Garage Door. Now thanks to the powerful combination of IFTTT, a Harmony Home Hub and …

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With Google Assistant, IFTTT and Belkin’s WeMo, I’ve automated my garage door

The smart home has been often promised and typically half delivered, few products exist that deliver you “the package”, and to be honest that’s still the case today. However, with the right combination of pieces, you can get close, and with just a few more integrations I think the IOT/ …

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