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Meet the device that aims to prevent break-ins by emulating Home Alone

Burglars beware: houses are soon going to step up their theft-protection game. It’s a trend that began with the introduction of Internet of Things devices, and has recently reached a fever pitch now that companies like Schlange, Nest and Ring have made a fortune on keeping your home locked down.  …

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The Reolink Argus 2 is a totally wireless security camera for those on a budget

Following on from the impressive Argus security camera, Reolink has released the Reolink Argus 2, a totally wireless security camera that promises 1080p HD footage, motion detection, night vision, a two-way speaker system, and an inbuilt alarm.  What’s more, it’s offering all this for $129.99 (about £90, AU$160). That’s significantly …

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Kodi box crackdown called for in UK, use being called ‘tantamount to theft’

The UK government’s former Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport John Whittingdale has published a call to arms over illegal streaming.  In a statement specifically calling out Kodi boxes, he said: “Illegal streaming of copyright content is tantamount to theft and is already doing huge damage to our …

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Google Assistant can now open your personal Netflix profile with your voice

Netflix has supported Google Assistant for a while, but as it only started up the main user profile, the hands-free benefits of the voice assistant were somewhat limited if you lived in a busy household. Fortunately, Google has announced that it’s expanding Google Assistant’s voice match feature so that users …

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Buyer beware: Nokia Body Cardio smart scale will get a little dumber this week

Did you buy Nokia’s (formerly Withings’) most expensive smart scale, the Body Cardio? Unfortunately, Pulse Wave Velocity, one of its highlight features that tracks the speed of your blood flow, is being unceremoniously deactivated on January 24. According to Nokia, which sent out a notice to N users and posted …

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Qualcomm smart Home Hub platform will fill your house with Google Assistants

Qualcomm is about to go in big with the burgeoning smart home scene. As well as its ‘Smart Audio Platform’ CES announcement, which will help to push smart voice assistant technology into an even wider array of speakers, it’s also looking to become a smart home hub gatekeeper in its …

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Apple’s HomePod will come with a mute function… to the surprise of no one

By their very nature smart speakers need to constantly listen to you, but having a machine directly linked to a major corporation when it could be harvesting private information feels like an invasion of privacy. All of the major manufacturers of smart speakers claim that you aren’t really being listened …

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Your smart home won’t be full of smart speakers if everything is a smart speaker

This year at CES, it seemed like every manufacturer was boasting of voice assistant integration; Alexa and Google Assistant found their way into cars, bathroom mirrors, and even smoke alarms. And while initially it felt a little gimmicky, it actually solves one of the major niggling points of the smart …

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Here’s another sign the Apple HomePod could launch soon

After months of anticipation, Apple may finally be on the verge of releasing its HomePod smart speaker. Earlier today we reported that clues along the Apple supply line suggest that the device might ship in February, and this afternoon word dropped that Apple had finally gained approval from the US …

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HomePod release date could be as early as February

It’s all been a little quiet on the HomePod front since Apple abruptly announced that its new smart speaker wouldn’t be arriving in December 2017 as it had previously announced.  But now new information from one of Apple’s HomePod suppliers, Inventec, suggests that shipments of the speaker could start as …

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