Tag Archives: Smart

Google’s speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more (Update: SDK live)

Google's speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more (Update: SDK live)

For years we’ve dreamed of the smart home, but when we anticipated it, we didn’t really picture a dozen hubs littered all over our house that do nothing but control only one type of device. Sadly, that’s the truth we’ve come to. But Google seems to be taking the first …

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AirPlay 2 May Be Coming to LG’s 2018 Smart TVs as Early as October

AirPlay 2 May Be Coming to LG's 2018 Smart TVs as Early as October

Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio are all adding AirPlay 2 to their new smart TVs, and many have pledged the same support for older models, too. LG originally said it would only update its 2019 models with Apple’s wireless audio and video technology and HomeKit smart home platform, but now …

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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Spring 2020)

The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Spring 2020)

Millions of homes now contain a smart assistant speaker of some variety and sales of IoT products continue to grow as the market matures and prices come down across the sector. With so many options available, it’s hard to know what to buy, and that’s where we come in — …

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How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a remote control for your smart home

How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a remote control for your smart home

Smart devices add a great level of convenience to your household, including the ability to control them remotely and using your voice. However, there are times when it’s much easier to operate them the old fashioned way with the push of a button rather than with your voice. Sadly, not …

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Nest outages prove that the smart home needs a local fallback

Nest outages prove that the smart home needs a local fallback

Google’s Nest service has been down once, twice, thrice, four times, no, scratch that, at least five times in five months, four of which happened in the last few weeks. A similar thing happened toward the end of 2018. After each failure, a fix, an apology, more disgruntled users, and …

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HUAWEI Watch GT 2e with 14-day battery life, HUAWEI Sound X smart speaker unveiled

HUAWEI Watch GT 2e with 14-day battery life, HUAWEI Sound X smart speaker unveiled

In addition to launching the HUAWEI P40 series phones, the company has also unveiled a host of new products. The new offerings from the Chinese electronics giant include the HUAWEI Sound X smart speaker, the Profoto C1 professional studio light accessory, the HUAWEI Watch GT 2e smartwatch, and the HUAWEI …

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JBL Link Music Review – A Well-Priced Small Form Smart Home Speaker

JBL Link Music Review - A Well-Priced Small Form Smart Home Speaker

JBL recently sent Android Headlines one of its Link Music smart home speakers for review and, from that, it’s safe to say the company has a real competitor in this space. JBL Link Music may not be Google-branded, but it goes a long way towards accomplishing what the search giant …

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Android 11 DP2 Quick Controls Bring Smart Home To The Power Menu

Android 11 Won't Kill Bluetooth If You Enable Airplane Mode While Listening To Audio

Google’s release of Android 11 Developer Preview 2 (DP2) has apparently brought forward a new “Quick Controls” feature for the power button menu. That’s based on a still-incomplete new API spotted and activated in part by XDA Developers Recognized Contributor Quinny899. The API appears to shift that menu, found under …

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Best smart light bulbs: Comparing the top brands

Best smart light bulbs: Comparing the top brands

The market for smart light bulbs has exploded over the past decade. Dozens of tech companies and furniture makers have launched smart lighting products, which means it can be difficult to know which options are best. Store shelves are literally stocked to the brim with smart lights from varying brands, …

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These smart products can help you keep your place clean

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Spring is just around the corner. Know what that means? It’s (hopefully) the end of freezing weather in your part of the country, a chance to get outside to bask in Mother Nature, and, of course, the perfect time for some household cleaning! Whether you count yourself among the 76% of …

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