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Facebook Portal privacy walkback: company admits will collect data for ad-serving

When Facebook entered the smart speaker business last week, it was keen to stress that it understood potential concerns about the privacy of Facebook Portal and Portal+ devices. The company said then that four forms of protection were employed … NordVPN A...

Smart Home Deal: This WiFi Smart Plug Is Dirt Cheap At...

Get into the smart home game by turning your dumb appliances smart with this WiFi plug for a dirt cheap price of just $9.99. One of our favorite changes in technology over the last couple of years has been...

HomeKit Weekly: Essential and advanced smart home accessory recommendations

HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework. HomeKit Weekly started earlier this year with an overview of how the Home app works on iPhone,...

Facebook enters the smart speaker race with Portal and Portal+, featuring...

Facebook has entered the smart speaker market, attempting to battle Amazon Echo and Google Home. The Facebook Portal is more tablet than speaker, with both models featuring large touchscreens. The natural comparison is the Echo Show, and Facebook is...

Ikea Trådfri Smart Plugs Appear on U.S. Online Store for $9.99,...

Last month Ikea began rolling out the HomeKit-compatible Trådfri smart plug to Sweden and a few other countries in the European Union. Today, HomeKit News spotted the same smart plugs in listings on the United States Ikea website, suggesting...

Netamo begins rolling out HomeKit support to its ‘Welcome’ smart camera

Netamo has today pushed a firmware update to its Welcome smart camera, adding support for HomeKit. Today’s firmware update (via Reddit), which brings it up to version 239 for Netamo, allows users to view a live feed from the...

Yale Launches New HomeKit-Ready Smart Locks Connected By August

Fans of HomeKit-enabled smart locks rejoice, because there’s a new product that we think you are going to love. A partnership between Yale and August, both now owned by the same Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, has resulted...

Working out with Apple Watch? These smart scales sync weight with...

Apple Watch can help you stay motivated to exercise and improve your health, and smart scales that sync data to the iPhone can be a fun and useful way to track your progress. If you want to easily collect...

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller Gains HomeKit Support

Rachio today announced that it has added HomeKit support to its Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, allowing the device to work with Siri and other HomeKit accessories to control sprinklers. According to Rachio, its Smart Sprinkler Controller is the first...

HomeKit Weekly: If it doesn’t work with Siri, it’s just not...

HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework. This column is typically used to share recommendations and advice around using HomeKit, but this week I...

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