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Homes Will Get Darker as Smart Lights Screw In

On the eighth day, IKEA said let there be darkness; and there were Trådfri light bulbs. Sweden’s popular purveyor of tiny meatballs and flat-pack …

Home Automation

Ikea’s low-cost smart lights get Alexa, Google, and Siri voice support

Ikea recently released its own line of Wi-Fi enabled smart lighting called Trådfri. While great value—prices start at just £15 for a bulb and …

Home Automation

Ninety7 Vaux Review: Echo Dot speaker-battery cuts Alexa’s cord

It’s easy to get hooked on having Amazon Alexa around, but though the affordable Echo Dot’s always-listening microphones are good, there’s no beating …

Amazon

These tips will stop your kids from messing with your smart home gadgets

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>In the age of smart home technology, childproofing goes …

Home Automation

You can now control these IKEA lights with your voice

Smart light of my life<p>IKEA has revolutionised easy home design, furniture names and meatballs – and they’ve now turned their eyes to tech-friendly …

Home Automation

How to Use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant From a Computer

Digital assistant apps of all kinds are on the rise, but you don’t necessarily need to invest in a smart speaker to start chatting to one: with a …

Google

5 things Amazon Alexa needs to do before 2020

Alexa is now humming along in my living room most evenings. I use the voicebot routinely to ask about basketball scores and discover obscure facts about people and places.<p>The more I use the bot, the more I wonder how it could evolve.<p>Here are five ways I’d like Alexa to help me during the day.<p>1. …

Fortune 500

Ikea's cheap smart lightbulbs will soon support Google Home and Amazon Alexa

Ikea is a huge name in inexpensive home furnishing, but its influence is extending to the smart home space, too.<p>When Ikea gets into a market, …

Google Home

Ikea's Tradfri smart bulbs to support Alexa, Google and Apple HomeKit this summer

The Swedish home furnishing retailer is planning to jump in with all three major voice platforms for its smart lighting system later this year.<p>Ikea's "Tradfri" line of smart lighting starter kits had us intrigued when we tested the system out recently, but a lack of integrations with popular smart …

Home Automation

Ikea's Smart Lighting platform quickly addresses our biggest complaint

<b>Ikea has been saving people money on affordable home furnishings for decades, and recently the firm began its efforts to bring cheap chic to smart</b> …

Home Automation

HTC U11 vs. iPhone 7

The HTC U11 and iPhone 7 have the same starting price point, but otherwise, they are about as different as premium smartphone flagships can be. …

Phones

Ikea smart bulbs to get Google Assistant, Alexa, and HomeKit integration

Ikea’s line of Trådfri smart LED light bulbs for the home are already compatible with an Android app for controlling them wirelessly. Now Ikea has …

Home Automation

You'll soon be able to control IKEA's affordable smart lights with Assistant, Alexa, and Siri

We’ve been hearing a lot about how Google Home and Amazon Echo can control our smart appliances and devices, but for many of us, they’re still out of …

Home Automation

IKEA's super cheap smart bulbs will soon work with all your favorite assistants

IKEA is pushing to make your home smarter — so it just teamed up with some of the biggest players in the connected home space.<p>The Swedish home design retailer's TRÅDFRI smart lighting system will soon be compatible with some of the most common smart home hubs on the market: Apple Homekit, Google …

Home Automation

Ikea's cheap smart lighting will be Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatible

Coming this summer and fall<p>Ikea's low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices. Expect it to arrive this summer or autumn, says Ikea's press release first spotted by <i>MacRumors</i>.<p>Ikea …

Home Automation

Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi's smart hub

Some of you may recall that back in October 2014, Hong Kong startup Ambi Labs unveiled its Ambi Climate as a gateway between your smartphone and your dumb air conditioner at home. But it isn't just about replacing your infrared remote control; what makes Ambi Climate unique is its machine learning …

Home Automation

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will answer to voice commands starting this summer. The company announced in a Swedish-language press release that its smart lighting product line, called Trådfri, will work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri and HomeKit.<p>Right now, Trådfri can only be …

Technology

IKEA adds Google Home and Amazon Alexa support to its smart light bulbs

IKEA is betting big time on smart home appliances.<p>In a new Swedish press release spotted by MacRumors, the popular ready-to-assemble furniture retailer announced its affordable TRÅDFRI line of smart lighting systems is slated to get support for Google Home, Apple HomeKit as well as Amazon …

Home Automation

Dish customers can channel-surf with Amazon Alexa

Dish Network is the first TV provider to make its service compatible with Amazon's digital assistant.<p>At this point, where won't Alexa go?<p>Amazon's digital assistant, found on the online shopping giant's family of Echo speakers, will now let Dish Network satellite TV subscribers call out commands to …

Amazon

Ikea's Smart Lightbulbs to Get Apple HomeKit Support

Ikea's Smart Lightbulbs to Get Apple HomeKit Support<p>The update will also make them compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa, broadening the …

Home Automation

URIDU fights poverty & empowers rural illiterate women with solar powered MP3 players

<b>The MP3ForLife device is loaded with 400+ answers to common questions about health, nutrition, family planning, and more, translated into more than</b> …

Sustainability

Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV, the first TV provider to do so

Emerson Announces HomeKit-Compatible Sensi Thermostat With Touchscreen

Home thermostat maker Emerson today announced two new smart thermostats, one of which includes a color touchscreen display. The Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat — along with an updated version of Sensi's existing Wi-Fi Thermostat — is now compatible with Apple's smart home management platform HomeKit, …

Home Automation

You will soon be able to control your £15 IKEA lights using just your voice

Improved functionality is coming to the affordable TRÅDFRI range – making it compatible with Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant<p>When it comes to …

Home Automation

Amazon Alexa will now help Dish customers watch TV without using their hands

Why it matters to you<p>Why use the remote when you can just use your voice? That's the question Dish is asking now that it has a new Amazon Alexa skill.<p>…

Amazon

Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands

3 hours ago<p>TV provider Dish Network is today rolling out new technology that will make watching television a hands-free experience, via a new …

Amazon

5 best smart plugs 2017

Even the most retro home can be given a high tech makeover these days – thanks to Wi-Fi, smartphones and the Internet of Things. Take the humble wall …

Home Automation

Google Offers 7,000 Developers Free Home Devices in Pursuit of Amazon Alexa

Most Popular<p>Here is Google's vision for the future of computing: As you drive home from work, you tell your car, "Ok, Google," triggering the …

Automation

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Help Dish Network Viewers Change Channels

Television watching is about to get even lazier.<p>Satellite TV provider Dish Network said Monday that its customers can now use Amazon’s …

Televisions

Emerson announces two new HomeKit Sensi thermostats, one with a color shifting HD display

Emerson has officially announced HomeKit support for its Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat lineup, which includes a budget-friendly option and a fancier version with a color shifting touch screen. Apple’s HomeKit feature allows you to control heating and cooling settings with Siri, automation, and Apple’s …

Home Automation