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Apple issues fix for HomeKit vulnerability impacting smart locks and other devices

Apple says it has issued a fix for an iOS security flaw that left key connected home hardware open to unauthorized third-party access. The bug, which was initially spotted by 9to5Mac, reportedly made

Leesa mattresses are now in Pottery Barn

You can now find Leesa mattresses, one of the many mattress-in-a-box startups, at Pottery Barn online. Pottery Barn parent company Williams-Sonoma announced the partnership today, saying in a press re

Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

Sonos and Ikea just announced a new collaboration to “create future home sound experiences”. The companies say they want to make it easier to play music anywhere in the home – which

Crunch Report | Lyft Raises $1 Billion

Lyft raises $1 billion at an $11 billion valuation, Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy acquires August Home, MongoDB up 34% on stock market debut and Facebook is testing paywalls for Instant Articles. All

Will Google Home finally break out of Amazon Echo’s shadow?

Last week, Amazon went on the offensive. It was a sort an Operation Shock and Awe of Echos, bringing the total line up to six devices — seven, if you count the Tap (which Amazon kind of, sort of doe

Berlin-based Home is an app to help landlords manage properties and improve the rental experience

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.home.ht/">Home</a>, a Berlin-based startup that offers an app to help landlords manage their properties, has raised €3 million in seed funding. EQT Ventures led

Crunch Report | Apple Spending $1 Billion on Original Content

Apple is spending $1 billion to acquire original content, Workday acquires Pattern, Google Home now lets you make free phone calls and Andrew Ng is starting an AI fund. All this on Crunch Report!

Crunch Report | DraftKings and FanDuel No Longer Merging

Uber is merging with Yandex.Taxi in Russia, DraftKings and FanDuel call it quits on their merger, Amazon is working on a premium Echo Home and Jet.com gives New Yorkers smart locks for their home deli

How Google could fire up its smart home play

When it was unveiled at last year’s I/O, Home felt like little more than Google’s attempt to cash in on the Echo’s success. And the intervening year hasn’t done a lot to dispel that notion. Th

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will answer to voice commands starting this summer. The company announced in a Swedish-language press release that its smart lighting product line, called Trådfri, will wor

Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there

A thief, your kids skipping school or paranormal activity? That’s the question that Lighthouse aims to answer with its new interactive assistant. By combining sophisticated sensors with computer

Dyson opens new Singapore tech center with focus on R&D in AI and software

Dyson is expanding its footprint in Singapore, with a new Technology Centre opened today by the maker of vacuums and other smart home electronics. The UK company will be investing $561 million as part

Apple works to fit the smart home under a single roof

Wait for others to take the first steps, let things mature a bit, then swoop in with a simpler, more unified solution. It’s the first entry on the first page of the Apple playbook. And it tends to w

India’s Livspace raises $15 million for its online home design platform

India-based home design and furnishing company Livspace has closed a $15 million Series B round which will be used to fund an expansion into new cities.

Upthere’s Beta Users Have Uploaded More Than 3.5M Files

Upthere launched their first apps into beta last week, and so far the beta period is off to a good start, the company tells me. No word on how many users have slipped through during the beta, but I&#8

Instagram, Other Social Content Coming To Facebook’s Home Lockscreen Says Zuckerberg, As Home Rollout ‘Slower’ Than Hoped

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, today said that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com">Facebook</a> is working on a new version of the Home lockscreen that will feature Instagram and

Facebook Brings Home’s Lockscreen Replacement To Their Main Android App — A Bad Sign For Home?

Four months after the launch of Facebook Home, which aimed to turn <em>every</em> Android phone into the long-rumored Facebook Phone, the company is starting to bring certain Home features into their

Google Says Facebook Home Demonstrates Android’s Openness, Framing Apple As Restrictive

Google’s statement on Facebook’s introduction of “Home” was short and sweet, but very telling, so let’s dissect it a little bit. As we noted earlier, Facebook went with A

FreedomPop Debuts In-Home Wireless Broadband With 1GB Free, Sees Nearly 50% Paid Conversions On Mobile

FreedomPop, the wireless broadband company that started out offering free mobile data plans with 500MB of bandwidth for free, today began offering its Hub Burst modem for pre-order with an early 2013

MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera

Augmented reality isn't always totally pointless. Sorry if you think it's hugely useful to see an augmented view of tweets around you just by holding up your phone, but I like to find slightly more ad
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