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Apple is working on Siri-based rival to the Echo

Apple is reportedly moving forward with plans to challenge Amazon’s Echo with its own Siri-based speaker and smart home assistant. According to Bloomberg, such a device has actually been in the works for two years and is now on the…

Many Bluetooth smart locks are hackable, researchers find

Bluetooth-powered locks are readily available from a number of companies to complement or begin building out your smart home portfolio. While primarily designed for convenience sake, a couple of security researchers have discovered that a large number of Bluetooth smart…

The state of the smart home

The promise was big, the hype was bigger, but the reality, well, let’s just say, not exactly earth-shattering. Several years after the concept of the smart home started making waves—the first Nest thermostat was introduced in October of 2011—the smart…

Smart home safety evolution: Physical to digital

One of the greatest yet most easily overlooked benefits of modern technology and modern science is the ability it gives us to both literally and metaphorically “see” things that were not visible or understood before. Unfortunately, when it comes to…

Dojo monitors your connected smart home for suspicious activity

Smart home gadgets – thermostats, door locks, light bulbs, power monitors, security cameras, smart TVs and so on – afford a level of convenience (some would say laziness) that more and more people are finding worthwhile. As connected devices, they…

Home gateways: extinction or evolution?

In the early days of “smart homes” or “connected homes” or the “smart living room” or whatever phrase you chose to describe the idea of a living space with more than just a simple internet connection for your PC, there…