Category archives for: Home Electronics

Qualcomm Adds New SoCs and More Support for Android Things

Qualcomm today revealed two new sets of products design with the Internet of Things in mind. First, the company plans to add support for the Android Things operating system to its Snapdragon 210 processors and X5 LTE modems. Android Things is Google’s IoT platform. Qualcomm says the the Snapdragon 210 and X5 combo will be […]

Google Home Gains Voice-Based Shopping

Google has added the ability to shop for certain goods to its voice-controlled Google Home speaker. Google says people can use Google Home to purchase everyday essentials from more than 50 national and local retailers. Some of the initial stores include Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Google Home owners need […]

D-Link Begins Selling the HomeKit Enabled Omna 180 Camera

D-Link today announced the immediate availability of its new Apple HomeKit enabled camera at Apple.com, as well as Apple stores around the world later this month. One of the first HomeKit compatible cameras, the new D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD (DSH-C310). The Omna 180 Cam HD includes advanced security features with end-to-end encryption and authentication […]

Nest Cameras Gain Door Recognition – Apps Now Sport Better Notifications

Nest has updated its camera software and mobile app for Android and iOS devices with new features and tools for keeping homes safe. In conjunction with its line of indoor and outdoor security cameras and Nest Aware, the Nest mobile app has learned to recognize doorways. It can now automatically create Activity Zones around doors, and […]

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD TVS Get a HDR10 Firmware Update

Vizio announced today a new firmware update for select VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display models, enabling HDR10 compatibility with existing HDR Blu-ray players from Samsung (UHD-K8500) and Philips (BDP7501/F7), as well as PS4 and Xbox One S game consoles. VIZIO is continuing to work to further expand support for additional players as they […]

Epix Movie Service Is Making Its First Appearance on Apple TV

Apple TV first debuted in 2007, and the Epix movie service launched in 2009. Now the two are coming together at long last. Starting Wednesday, Epix will be available on fourth-generation Apple TV set-tops to all subscribers of the premium movie service. New subscribers who sign up on Apple TV can gain access to a […]

Vizio To Pay $2.2 Million Over Spying on TV Viewing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Vizio will pay $2.2 million to settle charges that it “installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 million consumer TVs without consumers’ knowledge or consent.” The FTC, along with New Jersey’s attorney general and Department of Consumer Affairs, previously said that Vizio started to […]

Nvidia Shield Pro Is Now Out and Available for $299.99

The new updated Nvidia Shield is the hot new machine in world of Android TV . The console was announced at CES at the start of 2017 and the regular version with 16GB of storage started shipping in the middle of January. But if you were waiting for the Pro version and its expanded 500GB […]

iOS 10.3 Beta 1 Adds Find My AirPods Tool

Apple today released a slew of new beta builds for its various operating systems. iOS 10.3 beta 1 for the iPhone and iPad adds one significant new feature called Find My AirPods. With it, people can locate their AirPod headphones by forcing the ear buds to emit a loud, high-pitched sound. Apple didn’t call out […]

Nest Now Selling Its Products in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain

Nest — a fellow subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet — has only made its products available in 7 countries. Now the company has announced that its products will soon be available in four new European countries: Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain… This brings the total number of countries where Nest products are available to 11, […]

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