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Apple Once Again Submits Mysterious Wireless Device w/ Bluetooth and NFC for FCC Approval

- Jan 24, 2017<p>Back in September, Apple submitted an unnamed “wireless device” to the FCC for approval. The device supported both NFC and Bluetooth. …

Amazon Echo

Apple Seeds tvOS 10.2 Beta 1 to Developers – Offers Accelerated Scrolling Option

- Jan 24, 2017<p>Apple on Tuesday released the first beta seed of their tvOS 10.2 update to developers. The new beta seed offers an accelerated …

Smart TV

Hulu will add live streaming, offline viewing ‘in a few months’

Hulu has promised it will give subscribers a new live streaming bundle and the ability to download content for offline viewing “in a few months.”<p>Many of the company’s biggest competitors already offer an offline viewing feature, with Netflix the latest to join the party back in November. Hulu CEO …

Welcome Back, Apple TV Speculation

Not this Apple TV. Image source: Apple.<p>Hello there, old friend. Gosh, how long has it been? It must be almost two years by now.<p>Speculating on <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) building a TV set used to be a favorite pastime among investors and analysts. Sadly, the company reportedly abandoned those plans a few …

The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV

On January 9, 2007, ten years ago today, Steve Jobs took the Macworld stage and introduced the Apple TV.1<p>That the iPhone had to share the stage the …

At CES, New Alexa-Powered Products Are Everywhere: Here’s The Full List

Amazon’s Alexa natural language assistant is showing up in all kinds of products at the Consumer Electronics Show.<p>In 2016, the general public developed an appetite for controlling their technology with voice commands. Amazon has emerged as the central player in this movement after it released its …

CES 2017: New routers defend smart homes against hacks

<b>Security firms have launched routers at CES that can stop smart household gadgets being hijacked by hackers.</b><p>Symantec, BitDefender and Intel unveiled devices that scrutinise data as it flows across home networks.<p>The companies say routers with built-in defences will be essential as homes are filled …

The Latest at CES: The challenges of robotic delivery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest at CES gadget show in Las Vegas (all times local):<p>5 p.m.<p>Many companies hope to use robots to deliver food to your hotel …

Anova refreshes its line of sous vide cookers at CES 2017, provides more details on upcoming Precision Oven

Anova has established itself as the leader in the sous vide category for consumers with its smartphone-connected line of cookers. At CES, the manufacturer has announced three revamped models alongside fresh details on its new countertop oven. The entry-level model drops to $99, making this Anova’s …

Smart home experts hope 'magic' moments will convert nonbelievers

What will it take to convince smart home newbies that the tech is for them?<p>In a panel at CES in Las Vegas on Thursday some of the biggest names in the smart home industry joined CNET Editor in Chief Lindsey Turrentine and Editor at Large Brian Cooley to look at what it will take for the smart home …

Smart Homes

Focalcrest announces Mixtile Hub to bridge existing ZigBee and Z-Wave smart home products into HomeKit + Siri control

The Mixtile Hub is the first smart home hub that can bridge existing smart accessories from other popular home automation protocols, like ZigBee and Z-Wave, and bring them into the HomeKit ecosystem. This means customers will be able to view various accessories in the Home app and control them with …

What Is Apple’s TV App, and Should You Use it?

Apple’s TV app, which recently appeared on iOS devices and Apple TV, is meant to help users discover and watch shows across an increasingly expanding …

Honeywell embraces Apple HomeKit with Lyric Home Security and Control System

CES<p>The existing Lyric Honeywell home security system will gain HomeKit support in early 2017, thanks to a forthcoming software update, making make it …

D-Link Omna opens Siri's eyes at CES 2017

Apple's HomeKit gets a connected cam at CES.<p>"Hey Siri, show me my living room."<p>Apple's HomeKit is expanding its repertoire at CES 2017. If you have an iPhone, you can control D-Link's Omna 180 Cam HD with your voice.<p>The Omna boasts lots of features we'd expect in a high-end security cam:<p>It has a …

How Amazon Is Beating Google and Apple With a Little Help From Its Friends | Inc.com

Amazon has a history of keeping a low profile at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, but so far, the online retailer has stolen the limelight at the 2017 edition of the tech conference thanks to Alexa, its popular artificial intelligence-powered virtual voice assistant.<p>Alexa has been an early hit …

Air Purifiers

Apple’s HomeKit is still working on the basics

Apple never shows up to CES, but the last couple years, it’s still managed to have a quiet presence through HomeKit. That’s true this year, too, but it’s been <i>really</i> quiet, failing to drum up anywhere near the excitement of something like Amazon’s Alexa.<p>HomeKit is Apple’s platform for letting all …

Netatmo debuts HomeKit-ready Smart Smoke Alarm, other smart home products

CES<p>Netatmo extended its HomeKit-enabled product offering at CES on Tuesday with the debut of the Smart Smoke Alarm, a competitor of Nest Protect, as …

Apple TV 4K full details including the lowdown on HDR and 4K movies on iTunes

By Dan Grabham<p>The old Apple TV was announced in September 2015. It was the first significant update for the device for five years.<p>Two years on, we're …

Chamberlain is bringing Apple’s HomeKit to MyQ garage door openers this year

Chamberlain was one of the original companies committed to HomeKit when Apple introduced the smart home framework a few years ago, and this year Chamberlain is finally delivering with two new HomeKit-enabled products for its line of MyQ garage door openers. The first is an upcoming bridge hub that …

CES 2017: Carrier to Launch HomeKit-Enabled 'Cor' Thermostat

Carrier has announced it will be launching a HomeKit-enabled version of its Côr smart thermostat, first introduced at CES 2015, in early 2017.<p>Côr is a Wi-Fi thermostat equipped with a touchscreen for controlling heating, cooling, and other settings. Beyond manual programming, the thermostat …

CES 2017: Incipio Debuts HomeKit-Enabled Smart Wall Switch and Power Strip

Incipio today expanded its line of CommandKit home automation products, introducing the CommandKit Wireless Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip, both of which are compatible with HomeKit<p>The Wireless Smart Wall Switch is designed to offer a way to manually control HomeKit products like …

Tablo Live TV Stick for Cord Cutters Launched at CES – Variety

Cord cutters will soon have even more options to watch live and record broadcast TV: Nuvyyo, maker of the Tablo DVR for cord cutters, is introducing …

Mobile Devices

Mohu's wireless AirWave antenna makes cord-cutting simple

We got a peek at Mohu's wireless TV antenna last night, and this morning the company is releasing a few more details. The AirWave promises free TV "everywhere" across a variety of mobile and connected TV devices, because it catches the OTA signal and turns it into an IPTV stream for its app, sort …

Cord-Cutting

Helia's smart lights are like Apple’s Night Shift for your home

No hub needed<p>Soraa, a lighting company that typically sells to corporate clients, plans to release its first smart LED light for general humans. Instead of relying on Wi-Fi and a hub, like other smart lights, the company’s Helia bulbs communicate with one another over a home’s existing electrical …

Here's all of the Apple HomeKit stuff you'll see at CES

Apple's Siri smart home platform may have gotten off to a slow start, but HomeKit is making up some ground at this year's CES. From connected lighting to flood sensors, all sorts of HomeKit-friendly products are on the horizon. Scroll down to check out the list, updated daily during CES:<p>Honeywell …

Home Automation

The Great Cord-Cutting Debate: Is It Really The Wave Of The Future?

Hannah Jane DeCiutiis and her husband took the plunge in June.<p>It felt like money was disappearing into this box they didn’t really use, she says, so …

Cord-Cutting

Hands on with Minecraft for Apple TV

Apple announced in October that Minecraft would appear on Apple TV by the end of the year, and Mojang made good on their promise this week. It costs …

Smart TV

Minecraft arrives on Apple TV for $19.99

Minecraft is already available on pretty much every platform you can imagine — second only to Doom, which is ported to anything with a screen just …

Apple TV's Live Tune-In Feature Now Supports TBS and TNT

Apple has added support for TBS and TNT to the Live Tune-In feature on the fourth-generation Apple TV in the United States.<p>Live Tune-In lets users jump directly into the live streams of select apps using the Siri Remote. Users can simply hold down the microphone button and say commands such as …

Smart architecture: harnessing energy from buildings

From solar PV systems to kinetic energy, there are a multitude of ways in which buildings can harness and utilise smart, renewable energy.<p>Buildings that generate their own power to heat or cool themselves were once only the dream of science fiction writers. Today they are becoming common. Solar …