Koogeek O1US Smart Surge Protector review: A power strip for the HomeKit set

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most loathed household chores. While it doesn’t come with the ick factor of cleaning the toilet or the tedium of dusting, pushing and dragging a noisy, cumbersome vacuum is its own kind of torture. No wonder most of us only break it out the bare-minimum-recommended …

Electrolux Pure i9 review: This robot vac is a few features short of justifying its price tag

We’ve seen circular robot vacuums and D-shaped robot vacuums, but the Pure i9 is the first triangular one we’ve encountered. Electrolux has trademarked the design Trinity Shape, and it facilitates better cleaning of the corners, baseboards, and other edges in your home. It also reduces the vacuum’s footprint: the Pure …

Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw

CES 2019 has been ground zero for a dizzying array of connected devices—and if we’re being honest, we only saw a fraction of what the show has to offer. It’s just that big. But we did track down most of the new product releases in TechHive’s wheelhouse, and now we’re …

Black & Decker is moving into the smart home with a mesh Wi-Fi router and an innovative home healthcare assistant

Whether the Black & Decker brand conjures images of power tools or home appliances such as the Dustbuster, you probably don’t think of it in the context of the smart home. That could soon change. The company is developing two devices that can be used together or apart. Pria is …

Apple’s adjusted earnings forecast, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 make some noise at CES

IDG Apple adjusts its earnings forecast for Q2 2019. The Consumer Electronics Show is full of TVs with AirPlay 2 support. HomeKit is being used by more and more products. We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the …

Enhance your outlets with these all-time-low Amazon prices on Aukey smart plugs

Smart homes are the way of the future, but to add a little extra control to your lights and electronics, you don’t need to buy all-new smart devices. Smart plugs can replicate the functionality of expensive bulbs and appliances, and today you grab a pair for cheap: Aukey’s Wi-Fi Smart …

HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019. Now Siri needs to get a whole lot better

For a company that’s mired in its biggest stock slump in a decade, Apple sure isn’t wallowing in its poor sales. Without stepping foot in Las Vegas or making a single announcement of its own, Apple is having one of its best CES conferences in years, as companies turned to …

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is coming to smart TVs, including those from Vizio, Sony, and LG

Apple fans don’t typically have a lot to look forward to from CES, but we were treated to a surprise announcement from Samsung that it will bring the iTunes video store to its smart TVs, complete with Bixby support. But Samsung isn’t the only TV maker working with Apple—AirPlay 2 …