Tag Archives: home

MyLiFi lamp delivers secure internet via LEDs

MyLiFi is a lamp that provides a secure, wireless, radiowave-free internet connection to nearby devices, all through the data-transferring power of LEDs. It's a simplistic, industrial-style desk lamp that beams broadband to a dongle, which users conn...

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ChargePoint Home Adds Amazon Alexa Integration

EV owners who want a fancy charging station for their home with lots of technology integrated might want to check out the ChargePoint Home charger that now has Alexa integration and other new features. These new features allow drivers to ask Alexa to start and stop charging of their EV. They can also use voice commands to find out if … Continue reading

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iOS 11.2.5 beta lets Siri play podcasts when you ask for news

One of the very first use cases, and probably the first practical use case, of voice-activated virtual personal assistants was speaking the news out loud.

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GE’s latest smart lighting includes Alexa and HomeKit options

Creating a smart home can be a complicated affair, with a ton of options available to add voice-control and automation to your lights, window coverings, thermostats and more.

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Some Sonos and Bose speakers are being remotely hijacked

If you have a Sonos or Bose product connected to your home Wi-Fi system and you've been hearing some strange sounds out of it, the good news is that your speaker isn't haunted.

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Green tech will be everywhere in 2018

In 2017, clean power gathered unprecedented momentum. Multiple automakers launched entire families of EVs, including the most exciting one yet, Tesla's Model 3

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Redbox Universal movie rental deal eliminates kiosk disc delay

Redbox has struck a deal with Universal that will allow it to offer the studio’s movie discs the same day they go on sale in retail stores. The deal eliminates an annoying delay that forced Redbox customers to search for the movie elsewhere or wait nearly a month until it arrived in the rental kiosks.

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Karma Black ultra-secure LTE hotspot preorders go live at a discount

In August, Karma announced the upcoming launch of a privacy-minded mobile hotspot device that would, among other things, have a built-in VPN. Called Karma Black, that device will officially be available to purchase in January, the company has revealed

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LG will release new AI products under the ‘ThinQ’ brand

LG is getting serious with artificial intelligence and will launch products and services that use AI under a new sub-brand called "ThinQ" starting in 2018.

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2017 year in review: Good riddance!

2017 has been a long year. From incessant breaking news alerts to the collapse of net neutrality to a string of natural disasters, we are all very tired. Though it's worth revisiting why this was a momentous twelve months in science and tech, we'd mu...

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