Google OnHub router support is ending soon, here’s when

The OnHub router was Google’s entry to your home. It was introduced back in August 2015 with a companion app. A new OnHub device from ASUS quickly followed. The product has since received a number of updates and new features including the ability to run on Chrome OS and support for IFTTT. When it hit […]

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Matter casting standard could be universal

Streaming media seems to be more common these days but it’s not really considered universal yet. There are several related services like Google Cast and Apple AirPlay but they’re not the only ones available. What the consumers need is something that is more standard and universal. Maybe Matter will be that smart home standard as […]

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Nreal Light consumer AR glasses available in the US via Verizon

Augmented reality isn’t a thing of the past. No, not yet. The technology isn’t fully there yet but we believe AR together with VR still has potential to be more popular among consumers. One of the brands becoming more known for such efforts is Nreal. Last year, there was the NReal Light AR glasses bundled […]

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iRobot, Amazon add Alexa voice commands for Roombas

iRobot has been a name known for its smart home devices. Its home robots are popular because of their advanced and more intelligent features and functions. It offers personalization, control, and automation and now, voice intelligence courtesy of Amaxon Alexa. iRobot products are already smart but they can be smarter with software and hardware updates. […]

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Nest Cam with floodlight out as a smarter, outdoor security camera

Apart from the Indoor Wired Nest Cam, Google has also introduced the Nest Cam with floodlight. The smart home device and security camera allows homeowners to have a glimpse of the outside of the home even at night. The floodlight offers ambient lighting that can welcome people to your home and at the same time, […]

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Amazon Glow introduces virtual experience for the whole family

Amazon has many offers for the whole family to come together. Aside from the Amazon Care Hub and the Alexa Together, here comes Amazon Glow. It is a new way to bring people and families together for fun and learning. It’s a special system that lets loved ones as if they are together even virtually. […]

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Alexa Together lets you care for, monitor the elderly loved ones

Last year, the Alexa Care Hub was introduced. It’s a service that allowed remote caregiving easier for loved ones. It’s possible for those part of the Amazon ecosystem. It’s more of an Alexa feature that allows connection between family members so they can be connected at all times. The idea is further improved with this […]

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Xiaomi Pad 5, new AIoT smart devices announced

Aside from the Xiaomi Mi 11T series smartphones, the top Chinese OEM has also introduced the Xiaomi Pad 5. The new Android tablet has been teased last month. It was said to arrive with stylus support. It was also once teased with a keyboard and is now ready with productivity features that are ideal to […]

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NEBULA 4K Streaming Dongle now on Amazon, with Android TV and more

Several months ago, Anker tweeted a teaser of the Nebula Android TV dongle. The time has come and the product is now available on Amazon. The device is officially called as the NEBULA 4K Streaming Dongle and it is powered by Android TV. It is compatible with Chromecast and Google Assistant, offers access to more […]

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BenQ GV30 Portable Projector out with Android TV, 2.1 channel audio

Projectors are much different these days. They are definitely more portable and offer better resolution compared to projectors from decades ago. You will be surprised how a small device can project high-res images today. BenQ is joining the fun with a new portable projector that looks more like a speaker. The BenQ GV30 Portable Projector […]

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SmartThings Edge should make faster and safer home automation

If you’re using Samsung’s SmartThings as your smart home platform, they have announced a new thing called SmartThings Edge that can make your home automations “more reliable, faster, and more secure”. This is a backend change that will allow the core functionality of smart home products to be processed on the local network rather than […]

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Matter smart home standard delays launch to 2022

With the number of smart home products and brands available to consumers, it was only a matter of time until we got a universal standard for all of these connected devices. Unfortunately, things aren’t as simple as just getting all the brands together. The former Zigbee Alliance that’s now known as the Connectivity Standards Alliance […]

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Verizon Smart Display works over LTE, WiFi; powered by Alexa

Verizon is slowly getting into the smart home industry. It’s already a big name in the mobile arena but it hasn’t really penetrated into the smart device game. Not that it needs to prove anything further but Verizon has introduced the Smart Display. The special smart device is powered by Alexa. It connects via WiFi […]

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Google Workspace users can now enable Assistant on smart speakers

Google Workspace was made available to everyone last month. The Workspace Individual was also made ready. In the past year, we have seen how the program has improved especially since more people are using it for remote work. The “unlimited” docs space has been extended until 2022. Another update delivered Google Assistant and other integrations. […]

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