Don't-Miss Home Tech Stories

Chamberlain HomeKit

Chamberlain’s smart garage door opener to get HomeKit compatibility

HomeKit versions of the company’s Smart Garage Hub and MyQ HomeBridge will ship in July.

Mattel Aristotle

Mattel and Microsoft reveal Aristotle, a tabletop digital nanny for kids

Mattel shows us how its new "Amazon Echo for kids" interacts with children and other devices around the home.

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The Ring Floodlight Cam uses Wi-Fi video recording and a 100dB siren to thwart crooks

For $249, the Ring Floodlight Cam may be Ring's most bad guy-unfriendly smart camera yet.

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Sylvania’s Smart Multicolor A19 light bulb is HomeKit compatible, but it doesn’t require a hub

The new bulb can be controlled via Siri when you’re at home, and remotely via an Apple TV when you’re not.

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The LG Levitating Portable Speaker plans to go airborne at CES

Now here's a product that does what it says it will do. It levitates. Apparently with aplomb.

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HomeKit-compatible sensors from Fibaro bring new capabilities to Apple’s smart-home platform

Motion, flood, and door/window sensors help protect your home and can interact with other smart devices.

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Apple's single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS is live

A limited number of cable subscribers across the nation can now forget about signing in to endless apps with their cable provider credentials.

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The Sevenhugs Smart Remote magically adapts to control whatever device it's pointed at

Okay, it’s not really magic, the remote relies on an indoor positioning system to know where it and the devices you’d have it control are located within the room.

on techhive.com

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The cowardly Apple TV

Apple needs to act decisively if it truly intends to shake up TV entertainment; its half-hearted TV app isn't enough.

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Elgato's Eve HomeKit light switch is an easy and cheap way to automate your house

The $50 smart light switch makes your dumb bulbs more intelligent.

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Logitech to release an Alexa skill for its Harmony Hub-based universal remote controls

Own an Echo and a Logitech Harmony Hub-based universal remote? You can now control your entertainment system with voice commands.

on techhive.com

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Facebook adds Apple TV and Chromecast support as video push ramps up

Facebook recently added the ability for iOS users to cast to an Apple TV or Chromecast, and Android support is coming soon.

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Netgear tweaks its home security camera line by introducing the Arlo Pro

The Arlo Pro features a host of improvements, including two-way audio and a rechargeable battery.

on techhive.com

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) impacts millions; these high-school-age inventors have an antidote

The Life Light can turn a window into a phototherapy system.

on techhive.com

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Comcast's 1TB data cap starts rolling out across the U.S.

Comcast said it would happen, and now it has. Consider your home bandwidth capped.