There have been many times during my career as a home technology journalist that I wished that some of the items in my home were just a tad smarter. Take my patio umbrella. When it’s open, any change of wind speed and direction can lift it out of its base and toss it across the […]
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Combining two of the hottest technologies in consumer electronics, the affordable $1,699 Optoma UHD51A projector offers 4K images and Amazon Alexa voice command capabilities. Related: See a Star Wars 4K Home Theater Through the projector’s companion SmartProjection for Smart Home skill, a fully voice-controlled home theater room that includes audio, projection screens, lighting and video can be set up. “Optoma’s leadership in the […]
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Parks Associates research indicates that almost 60 percent of U.S. broadband households with insurance are likely to buy smart home devices with detection/prevention features and nearly 50 percent of U.S. broadband households with insurance are interested in having loss detection/prevention devices that communicate directly with their insurance company. “Twenty to thirty percent of U.S. broadband households […]
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When you’re trying to save space and money, one box is always better than two. Netgear is following through with this philosophy with the introduction of its Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router System(CBK40). From this one box, you get a mesh Wi-Fi router and a cable modem. With the 2-in-1 Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable […]
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Smart speakers are widely available from a variety of manufacturers; so are speakers that can playback streaming content. Polk Audio has combined the two features in one device, delivering voice control and whole-house music streaming. Related: Top Reasons People Use Smart Speakers Bringing 45 years of audio engineering to the smart-speaker category, the new $199 Polk Assist […]
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