Home Automation

  • The Almond 3 router actually makes it enjoyable to set up a Wifi and home automation network

    The Almond 3 router actually makes it enjoyable to set up a Wifi and home automation network

    Wifi is hot again. Recently products like Google Wifi, Eero, and now the Almond 3 are being released with the goal of changing the Wifi experience, something that really hasn’t really been tried since the technology became widespread in the late 90s. These devices all promise a few things: First, mesh networking that actually works (previous systems, including Apple’s Airport… Read More

  • Wink 2 Hub Review: A smart home hub built for the future

    Wink 2 Hub Review: A smart home hub built for the future

    If the Amazon Echo is the face of home automation, a smart home hub is the brains. It sits silently, stuffed under a couch or on a bookshelf, connecting all the smart devices around a person’s home. There are a few competing hubs available, but the latest from Wink packs the most connectivity options. This is the second Hub from Wink. Called the Hub 2, it costs $99. The changes are… Read More

  • Anker launches sister brand for home automation

    Anker launches sister brand for home automation

    Smartphone accessory brand Anker is mostly known for its battery packs, chargers and other popular gizmos for gadget fans. In addition to its tech-on-the-go brand, it today announces the launch of Eufy (pronounced ‘you-fee’), a new brand for a line of products aimed to make your home life a bit more high-tech. One of the company’s inaugural products is RoboVac 20, a… Read More

  • Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

    Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

    Google’s OnHub routers are getting a little bit smarter today with the help of IFTTT, the online tool that allows you to easily connect different online services and platforms. Thanks to this, you can now automatically prioritize traffic from your Apple TV or Xbox when you want to watch a movie for example. To do this, you simply create an IFTTT recipe that gives those devices… Read More

  • Xiaomi To Release New Mi 5 Smartphone In China, India And “Other Global Markets”

    Xiaomi To Release New Mi 5 Smartphone In China, India And “Other Global Markets”

    Xiaomi is ready to do it again. The company just introduced its latest smartphone and it looks fantastic. Xiaomi is no longer a company that looks to others for inspiration. Xiaomi is no longer an upstart, it’s a global leader — one that has high expectations and a lofty $45 billion valuation — and the new Mi 5 has the goods to be a trendsetting device. The Mi 5 is an… Read More

  • Hands-On With The Modular LG G5

    Hands-On With The Modular LG G5

    It’s nice. That’s about the G5 in a nutshell. With rounded edges and premium build, the handset feels great in your hand. The camera works well and dual lenses allow for different shooting options not found on other smartphones. And LG stuck with its roots and included a removable battery and microSD card slot in the G5 but did so in a novel fashion. Props to that. It took LG… Read More

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