Category: home

Intel and Amazon partner on voice recognition tech

Intel and Amazon partner on voice recognition tech
Intel and Amazon are partnering to put the former's silicon and smarts into the latter's Alexa voice platform. The chipmaker
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Smart lock company August home purchased by actual lock company Yale

Smart lock company August home purchased by actual lock company Yale
Smart-lock outfit Yale's parent company is buying August Home, in a move that may consolidate some of the smart lock
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Samsung believes ‘programmable objects’ will blanket your home

Samsung believes 'programmable objects' will blanket your home
While Samsung continues to reap the rewards of being the world's largest Android partner, it also has its eyes set
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Engadget giveaway: Win a Sense smart security router courtesy of F-Secure!

Engadget giveaway: Win a Sense smart security router courtesy of F-Secure!
With smart home technology proliferating and cybercriminality afoot, adding data security to your home network is a wise move. F-Secure's
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Google Assistant can finally control Chromecast from your phone

Google Assistant can finally control Chromecast from your phone
Google's Assistant app is capable of lots of things, but before today, controlling a cast session by voice wasn't really
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Google Home Mini review: Taking aim at the Echo Dot

Google Home Mini review: Taking aim at the Echo Dot
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Amazon must be tickled pink right now. The
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Wirecutter’s best deals: Nikon’s Coolpix B700 Superzoom drops to $350

Wirecutter's best deals: Nikon's Coolpix B700 Superzoom drops to $350
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently
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Google disables Home Mini’s top button so it won’t record everything

Google disables Home Mini's top button so it won't record everything
Google hasn't even started shipping the Home Mini yet, but its launch has been marred by an unusual situation where
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Amazon’s Alexa can recognize the voices of multiple users

Amazon's Alexa can recognize the voices of multiple users
Echo devices keep getting better, getting multi-room audio, access to Google calendars, and intercom features. Now, though, Amazon just matched
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Eco-friendly concrete protects old buildings from earthquakes

Eco-friendly concrete protects old buildings from earthquakes
Concrete has become the high-rise building material of choice because it's relatively cheap, easy to work with, long-lasting, and highly
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Smart bakeware tells you when your cheesecake is ready

Smart bakeware tells you when your cheesecake is ready
Temperature is everything when you're baking, but it's not all that fun to keep poking your dessert with a thermometer
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