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D-Link's 180-degree home surveillance camera with HomeKit support hits Apple.com

D-Link’s Omna 180 Cam HD Camera is now available to purchase from Apple.com, priced at $200. Unveiled at CES 2017 last month, D-Link’s new accessory …

Home Automation

Keep your smart home secure with D-Link’s HD HomeKit camera

Apple is continuing to broaden the number of HomeKit-compatible devices available it sells, with D-Link’s new smart home security camera system now available through its online store.<p>The $199.95 Omna 180 Cam HD boasts a 1080p night vision camera, with two-way audio and 180-degree field of view, …

Home Automation

These smart home gadgets work with both Siri and Alexa

This Smart Lock Will Make You Actually Want a Smart Lock

Smart locks are mostly a gamble: They promise the ability to unlock your home with only your smartphone, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that …

Home Automation

Apple closer to bringing wireless charging to iPhone

Rumors that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will come with wireless charging just took another step forward, thanks to a report claiming the company has added a new manufacturer to its supply chain to help achieve this.<p>The new supplier is Taiwan-based Lite-On Semiconductor, which will reportedly be …

Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix movies directly in TV app

Apple is slowly rolling out the ability to stream a movie from Netflix directly from its TV app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but some …

Best HomeKit Accessories for renters

If you are a renter, you have probably experienced a bit of smart home envy when you hear about the wonderful ways home owners have made their lives …

Here's every Apple HomeKit product announced at CES 2017 coming later this year

CES<p>Apple itself may not show up to CES, but about a dozen companies came to this year's show with a range of HomeKit-capable products from smart …

HomeKit

Launched at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014, HomeKit is a platform for streamlining home automation, namely allowing users to turn …

Home Automation

WiFi for every room: Tour the WiFi-enabled house of the future

The “smart home” is becoming a reality. We’re starting to see the launch and adoption of countless types of Wi-Fi-enabled devices that previously had …

Lutron lights up the smart home with connected light switches

Review: Honeywell Lyric T5 brings HomeKit and touchscreen control to an entry-level smart thermostat

Honeywell Lyric T5 is the company’s second take at a Wi-Fi thermostat with support for Apple’s HomeKit framework for smart homes. The latest member of Honeywell’s Lyric family of smart thermostats introduces a new design that now includes a touchscreen.<p>Priced at $149.99, Lyric T5 is currently $50 …

HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock now works with Apple’s Home app and Control Center on iOS 10

The HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock (reviewed) has had one big missing feature since iOS 10 was released back in September: Apple Home app support. Today that’s finally changing thanks to a new firmware update rolling out to August Smart Lock.<p>Before iOS 10, Smart Lock was just as compatible with …

Twitter’s Apple TV app lets you watch NFL games for free

Watching the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games this season will no longer require a cable subscription, as long as you got Apple TV.<p>Twitter revealed that it’s taking a big dive into video content today with its new app for Apple TV that will offer free live streaming of tons of sports other than …

Plume is the latest company trying to reinvent Wi-Fi for the home

Pods that plug into every room<p>Eero has created some buzz and positive reviews in taking on more traditional router companies with its full-home Wi-Fi product, and now another company, Plume, is joining in — only there 's no router involved. Plume's system is set to launch this fall, and instead of …

Wi-Fi

Monitor and Play With Your Pets From Anywhere With This Discounted Petcube

If you’ve come home after work to one too many destroyed pillows or overturned trashcans, this ingenious little gadget can help you keep an eye on …

Pets

7 Smart Home Gadgets You Need In Your Bath

<i>By HADLEY KELLER for Architectural Digest.</i><p>Courtesy of Dyson<p><b>1.</b> As smartphone-controlled speakers and security systems and Bluetooth-connected thermostats become the norm, one thing is abundantly clear: The smart home is officially on the rise. But when it comes to integrating technology into your …

The SkyWall 100 bazooka captures drones with a giant net

The SkyWall 100 is one of the latest device promising to protect the world from the impending drone takeover. It’s essentially a smart bazooka that fires a canister filled with a net at drones 100 meters away. Boom headshot.<p>An operator targets the drone and fires a canister that contains a large …

Drones

Smartwatches don’t have to cost stupid money [Deals]

If you wear a watch, it’s probably not a smart one. That’s probably because the current generation of smartwatches are prohibitively expensive, and the cheap ones aren’t worth the plastic they’re printed on. Martian Notifier Smartwatch shows that’s not how it has to be, it’s a slick, feature rich …

Smartwatches

Microsoft's New Gadget Could Change How We Watch Football

Without a doubt, Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 will pay homage to the game’s past. But like Walter Payton breaking a tackle, Microsoft, the league’s …

Augmented Reality

An ambitious plan to make wireless charging as common as wifi

<i>Disclosure: This story resulted from a trip paid for by CES.</i><p>Imagine: instead of fishing for your charging cord everytime just to replenish your …

Wireless Charging

iDevices’ new gear really wants to talk to your iPhone

iDevices is doing a better job at pushing HomeKit than Apple is.<p>That’s the impression we’re getting, anyway, as the peripheral maker just keeps churning out products that are compatible with the home-automation framework built into your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.<p>The four new devices, which the …

Budget-friendly smartbulb wants everyone to have cool lights

I love my Philips Hue smart-lighting kit, but every time I’ve just randomly turned my living-room lights different colors in front of another person, they’ve asked the same question:<p>“How much did you pay for this?”<p>And then I just kind of mumble something because while the system has added …

Apple’s HomeKit now has a smoke detector to compete with Nest Protect

Nest is owned by Google, which means there's a chance its products will never integrate with Apple's smart home platform. That's left room for some slightly less flashy alternatives that work with Apple's HomeKit: iDevices and Ecobee sell smart thermostats, and now, First Alert is offering a smart …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Learning

Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile

With a name like that, you'd best be able to handle some outdoor excursions. The Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile is up to the task, thanks to a number …

LED Lighting

Aluminum case wraps your iPhone in Apple-worthy armor

Best List: Moshi iGlaze Armour<p>There are plenty of iPhone cases on the market to protect and/or decorate your beloved device, but very few come close to being Apple-worthy.<p>This one is.<p>The diamond-cut aluminum backplate makes the Moshi iGlaze Armour one of the select few. It looks great even as it …

Apple TV available for pre-order and shipping next week

The eagerly-anticipated Apple TV refresh will be available for pre-orders next Monday, said Tim Cook during his on-stage appearance at the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Digital Live conference.<p>Customers won’t have to hang about, either, as shipments are likely to be sent out by the end of that week.<p>The …