Tag Archives: home

iOS makes it almost too easy to phish users’ passwords

iOS is often hailed as having better security mechanisms than Android, though often at the expense of openness. But while it certainly has the big malware and exploits covered, Apple may have overlooked the overly simpler cases

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Google Home Mini bug records everything 24/7, fix rolling out

When Google announced the Pixel 2 smartphones, it also announced its response to Amazon’s growing dominance in the smart home speaker market. While the Google Home Max was designed to appeal to audiophiles, the Google Home Mini was meant for those looking into more affordable ways to fill their homes with Google Assistant devices.

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TCL’s ginormous C-Series 75-incher comes with Roku inside

While some TV makers are flaunting curves, TCL is now flaunting size instead. Announcing what has got to be one of the largest panels designed for living rooms, the new TCL C-Series is bringing more than just size to your home.

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Mattel cancels kid-friendly smart speaker amid privacy concerns

Mattel announced its digital assistant-powered smart speaker for kids, Aristotle, this past January. The Echo-style audio device was set to offer baby monitoring, games, facts and sounds to help soothe your children. Mattel promised it would be able...

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Wirecutter’s best deals: Mackie CR3 speakers drop to $70

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their continuously updated list...

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Ring Protect vs Nest Secure: Home alarm showdown

Home security is one of the first places many smart home upgraders begin, and the past few weeks have had some high-profile entrants to the arena. First came Nest, with its long-anticipated Nest Secure. Today, Ring Protect arrived to offer a competitively priced alternative.

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Smart home security needn’t be complicated

If there’s one place the modern smart home has delivered everyday benefits, it’s in home security.

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Echo Button is a tiny accessory for party games

Amazon's Echo has long let you play little voice-driven games. And at an event today, the company just released an oddball new accessory to go along with the just-announced new Echo speaker

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Google Assistant is now on LG’s smart appliances

Earlier this year, we heard that LG had plans to bring Google Assistant to its range of smart appliances. It appears that today is the day for that functionality to go live.

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Noon smart lighting control may offer Nest-like polish

Looks like Hue, LIFX, and others will soon have some new smart lighting competition, with a former Nest exec preparing to launch a rival system of his own. Locoroll is the brainchild of Erik Charlton, formerly a member of the founding team at Nest and the company’s head of business. It’s been working for more than a year and a … Continue reading

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