Thursday, 20 June 2019

All posts by Petra

Google shuts down Nest smart home website – CNET
19 Jun
9:58

Google shuts down Nest smart home website – CNET

Google Home + Nest = Google Nest. Angela Lang/CNET Google has closed down the Nest website and integrated its smart home products into the Google Store. But you can still use the Nest site to sign in to an existing account, manage your Nest Aware subscriptions and view your Nest order […]

Dish wants to set up your smart home gadgets for you – CNET
19 Jun
6:57

Dish wants to set up your smart home gadgets for you – CNET

Don’t want to install that new security camera yourself? Dish’s new OnTech service can send a technician to do it for you. Dish Thinking about picking up some new smart home gadgets, but unsure if you’ll have the time or the wherewithal to install them yourself? Dish might be able […]

Dish will install your smart home gadgets for a flat fee – Engadget
18 Jun
3:49

Dish will install your smart home gadgets for a flat fee – Engadget

Sponsored Links Dish Dish is having another go at the smart home. The satellite TV provider has been offering smart technology installation services to its own customers for years, but today it launches OnTech, a service that will set up a whole range of devices for you, whether you’re an […]

Dish Rolls Out New Direct-to-Consumer Smart Home Service – CEPro
18 Jun
12:47

Dish Rolls Out New Direct-to-Consumer Smart Home Service – CEPro

Dish is poised to hit the mainstream smart home marketplace with the launch of its direct-to-consumer brand, OnTech Smart Services. The installation service, which initially rolled out to new homebuyers last year as part of KB Home’s KB Smart Home System, stands to compete with Geek Squad and Amazon Smart Home […]

The GE C-Life Multicolor smart bulb is perfect for your Google Home, no Wi-Fi necessary – Android Police
17 Jun
9:32

The GE C-Life Multicolor smart bulb is perfect for your Google Home, no Wi-Fi necessary – Android Police

Earlier this year, we reviewed the C by GE Smart Bulb — the first light bulb that connects directly to your Google Home using a mesh Bluetooth network. It’s great to have a smart home device that doesn’t require yet another app or account, and not only did the bulb […]

5 Tips for Setting Up Smart Home Security Cameras – PCMag.com
16 Jun
6:28

5 Tips for Setting Up Smart Home Security Cameras – PCMag.com

Whether you’re monitoring package deliveries or peeking at your house while you’re out of town, here’s how to make the most out of your home security camera setup. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The proliferation of […]

Cost is Big Deterrent to Buying Smart Home Devices, Says Survey – Security Baron
16 Jun
3:18

Cost is Big Deterrent to Buying Smart Home Devices, Says Survey – Security Baron

Aliza Vigderman Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as […]

Hi, my name is Kevin and I don’t like smart home scenes – Stacey on IoT
14 Jun
3:17

Hi, my name is Kevin and I don’t like smart home scenes – Stacey on IoT

Quick show of hands: How many of you smart home owners actively use scenes in your house? This might surprise you but, my hand is not raised. Scenes are arguably one of the most useful features of a smart home for many people. These are customized shortcuts that typically tie […]

Smart home security devices most at risk in IoT-targeted cyber attacks – Help Net Security
13 Jun
12:08

Smart home security devices most at risk in IoT-targeted cyber attacks – Help Net Security

Smart home security cameras equate to 47% of the most vulnerable devices followed by smart hubs such as Googlehome, Amazon Alexa, with the top countries executing attacks coming from China followed by USA, according to SAM Seamless Networks. Other findings reveal the USA and China are the foremost countries for […]

Google Nest Hub review: Google’s first smart display is still the one to beat thanks to Google Assistant – CNET
12 Jun
8:57

Google Nest Hub review: Google’s first smart display is still the one to beat thanks to Google Assistant – CNET

Editors’ note (June 12, 2019): At its Google I/O 2019 developer event, Google announced a new smart display and updated branding for its Google Assistant smart speaker and display products. The Google Home Hub is now called the Google Nest Hub. The review has been updated accordingly.  The Google Nest Hub […]