Facebook Patents Possible Smart Speaker Design

Facebook secured a new patent detailing an “electronic device” that may be one of the company’s upcoming smart speakers, as suggested by a new listing published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday. The gadget that can be seen above is meant to sit on a flat surface and its exact purpose […]

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IDC Expects 939.7 Million Smart Home Devices To Ship In 2022

The smart home devices category saw tons of growth over the course of 2017 and the gains are expected to continue along a comparable trajectory over the next five years. That’s according to a new report from International Data Corporation (IDC), which predicts an average growth rate of 18.5-percent through 2022. In total, that equates to […]

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Leviton Adds Nest Support To Decora Smart Switches

Leviton has announced that its Decora smart switches and plugs can be integrated with Nest’s Works with Nest platform. That means that the Wi-Fi connected electrical hardware can now react with automated routines based on the sensors found in Nest’s Learning Thermostat, Nest Cam, and Nest Protect products. The switches are already relatively smart on their […]

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IBM Introduces Watson Assistant AI Technology

Imagine if Google Assistant was vastly smarter, collected and stored a wealth of data points about you, and was able to sync your data to any device you’ll be interfacing with during the day before you even do so, and you’ve got a good idea of the potential of Watson Assistant, an assistive AI framework […]

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Nest Hello Video Doorbell Now Available For Purchase

The Nest Hello is finally available for purchase, as of today. This video doorbell was announced by the company last fall at its hardware event, though there was no pricing or availability announced then. Now, it is available for $229 which puts it in line with other video doorbells out there, including its biggest competitor, […]

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Amazon Echo Will Now Respond With Sounds With ‘Brief Mode’

Amazon has apparently started pushing out a new functionality to the Echo devices called the “Brief Mode”, an optional feature that users can choose to either turn on or off, depending on whether they would like to constantly hear Alexa‘s voice or just sounds and chimes as a form of confirmation for tasks that are […]

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Smart Home Weekly: The Nest Hello Is The Smart Doorbell To Buy

Last Fall, Nest unveiled its smart doorbell, the Nest Hello, along with some other new products for its portfolio. Now the Nest Hello is available for Pre-order and actually falls in line with other smart doorbells like the Ring Doorbell Pro, which is the most popular product in the category. But the Nest Hello is […]

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Neato’s Botvac D7 Connected Comes To North America & Europe March 13

Neato’s Botvac D7 Connected is coming to North America and Europe on March 13, which is today, and will be available on both continents across multiple countries for any consumer who has been looking to make one part of the home-cleaning aspect a little easier in their lives. First announced back at the end of […]

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Philips Announces Hue Outdoor Range Of Smart Lights

Philips has announced the Hue outdoor range of smart lights and will be bringing the lights to the U.S. at some point this Summer, so while they aren’t available for consumers to purchase just yet it won’t be too long before consumers do have the chance to pick these up. Included in the new range […]

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Infographic Lists New Features Of Samsung 2018 QLED TV Series

Samsung released a new infographic meant to list all new features and major selling points of its 2018 QLED TV lineup the company officially announced yesterday. The promo that can be seen below touts the new Direct Full Array backlighting solution as one of the main advantages of the television sets, being meant to allow […]

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