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Raspberry Pi-style Renegade Elite runs Android Oreo on six-core, 4K board

If you're specifically not looking for a Raspberry Pi, the Renegade Elite could be the board of choice.<p><i>Video: How to set up your Raspberry Pi 3 Model</i> …

Raspberry Pi

Smart home devices are being used in domestic abuse, report finds

Rather than simplifying their lives, some smart home device owners are finding that their connected gadgets and appliances are making their lives a …

Domestic Violence

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Tubi TV

2018 Best Apple HomeKit Enabled Accessories And Devices

So you are looking for Apple Homekit enabled devices to secure and automate your home and you want to take the control in your hands?<p>Wonderful! You …

Kodi for the Xbox One

Let us end the year 2017 with a blast including a nostalgic reference to the past. It has long been asked for by so many and now it finally happened. …

Software

Raspberry Pi Plex Server

If you have a backup of your digital media, it’s nice to have a convenient way to play it back. Running a dedicated media server is the usual way to do this, but a computer that’s up all the time can be pretty expensive in terms of electrical usage. Fortunately the Raspberry Pi 3 is powerful enough …

Crackdown on illegal Kodi addons is working well, TVAddons ad suggests

<b>TVAddons has been on the lookout for a “volunteer anti-piracy compliance officer”, whose job it would be to keep copyright-infringing Kodi addons off</b> …

Kodi

Best Legal Kodi Addons (May 2018)

You could often hear Kodi being associated with piracy. However, this application is much more than just a medium for copyrighted content. In fact, …

6 Best Apple HomeKit Products to Start Your Smart Home

Building a smart home is simpler than you might expect. Apple has developed a platform called HomeKit that allows smart-home device makers to …

Create Your Own Apple HomeKit Enabled Projects Using The Raspberry Pi

Hobbyists and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in creating DIY HomeKit enabled projects and devices may be interested in a new tutorial published …

These Alexa-Compatible Products Can Put the Smarts in Your 'Dumb' Home

Have you ever wanted to turn off the lights but not get out of bed, so you just slept with the lights on? Do you want your air conditioner to turn …

Home Automation

HomeKit Weekly: Using Automation to put sensors to work

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>In our third installment of HomeKit Weekly, we’re going to explore how to make HomeKit-enabled sensors more useful through automation in Apple’s Home …

Here are 8 Raspberry Pi projects you can learn today

At least once in our lives, we've all considered what it would be like to build our own robot, a smart and handy automaton that could make our …

Raspberry Pi 3B+ - HackSpace magazine

Block web adverts with Pi-hole<p>Make the most of the 3B+’s faster networking<p>Most people these days run a home network with a router distributing a …

5 Things You Should Know About Nest Protect

The 21st century didn't bring robot butlers and flying cars (yet) but our homes can be filled with smarter products. Take, for example, the Nest …

HAL-exa. Here's a replica of HAL 9000 with Alexa inside

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Tech companies think they're so clever.<p>They build these artificial intelligence assistants and (try to) make them sound friendly, so that we don't suspect a thing.<p>When these machines are really descendants …

Artificial Intelligence

Philips Hue outdoor lights will be available in July, with three products on offer

Philips teased back in January that it would be launching outdoor Hue lights later in the year, and it has now provided details of the products – including pricing and availability.<p>The company says that it will be offering three types of outdoor lights in the USA and Europe in July …<p>Extending the …

This Kodi feature can be used to spy on you – here's how to stop it

<b>Something you may – or may not – know is that Kodi bundles an unsecured IP-based Remote Access feature, leaving your</b> <b>entertainment system and all of</b> …

Build a Retro Arcade Game from a Raspberry Pi and an Ikea Table

On Raspberry Pi Spy, Matt shows you how he turned an Ikea “Gulliver” table, a Dell 17″ flat screen, a Raspberry Pi 3, the RetroPie software, and some arcade controllers and buttons, into a home retro arcade table.<p>In IKEA Arcade Table Based On a Raspberry Pi Running RetroPie, Matt introduces his …

Raspberry Pi

Amazon & Google likely lost money on smart speakers in run-up to HomePod launch, say analysts

Amazon and Google discounted their smart speakers so deeply in the holiday sales that they likely lost money on each unit, say analysts. Amazon discounted its Echo Dot to $29.99 in the run-up to the holidays, with the Google Home Mini also seen for the same price in various sales.<p>The two companies’ …

Roku is making its own voice assistant

Roku is working on its own voice assistant to take on Alexa, Cortana, Siri and Google Assistant. You can call it ... "Roku."<p>The company's TV-streaming devices and smart TVs will get the assistant in an automatic software update this fall. It's officially called "Roku Entertainment Assistant," but …

Smart TV

Google enables third-party Assistant devices in Japan and the UK

The Assistant SDK is the key to enabling Google's AI helper in third-party devices. It's a big deal, then, that it's now available in more corners of the world. Google has expanded the developer toolkit's support to several new countries, including Australia, Canada (both English and French), …

Android News

Awesome Raspberry Pi Add-On Boards

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for unique Raspberry Pi add-on boards might be interested in a new article created by the Average Man vs Raspberry …

Raspberry Pi

Mining cryptocurrency with Raspberry Pi and Storj

I'm always looking for ways to map hot technologies to fun, educational classroom use. One of the most interesting, and potentially disruptive, …

Create Your Own Local Personal Cloud Using The Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking for a local personal cloud to help access and store files, documents, photos and other media may be …

Raspberry Pi

Create the unholy DIY union of Alexa and Furby this weekend

As we approach the End Times there will be great signs and portents. They say the dead will rise and walk the earth. Great fire will come from the sky and burn the wicked and the good alike. A Furby will speak in the voice of Alexa. The Turtle of the Universe will cough up her young to pass …

Raspberry Pi

7 Undiscovered Add-On Boards For Your Raspberry Pi

It’s been a couple of weeks since I returned to the Pi, and I’m already seeing people using the same old default add-on boards all...

Ikea smart bulbs now light up with Apple HomeKit

Ikea's smart home system just got a bit smarter, adding support for Apple HomeKit.<p>The Tradfri line of smart bulbs launched this summer without support for third-party standards, making it a bit basic in the opinion of our reviewer, compared to rivals such Philips Hue. But in a new update to the …

Google Home

The Best Smart Thermostats of 2018

Whether you want to control your home's heating and cooling with your phone or your voice, these connected thermostats offer flexibility and can help …

Home Automation