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A billion "Smart" IoT devices were attacked or recorded suspicious network traffic in 2021. Poor awareness, improper defenses, rare updates, and incorrect configuration are some reasons.
IDC has revealed that smart home device shipments worldwide increased by 11.7% in 2021. It expects the market to grow a lot bigger by 2026 as the sector matures and people get more reliable broadband.
If you use Elan Control Systems for your home automation, you'll be happy to learn that the Phyn Plus and Moen Flo water monitors now integrates with the system to streamline your automation needs.
Samsung's latest SmartThings Technology will aid its mission of expediting connected living adoption. Select Samsung products will offer support for SmartThings Hub capabilities all through 2022.
Google has said that it will be supercharging Fast Pair to enable more compatibility between a wide range of devices including TVs, smartwatches, phones, vehicles, Chromebooks, and Windows PCs.
If you like the idea of the Phyn Plus, but it was too large for your area, or you felt it cost too much, you should check out the second generation that's smaller, lighter and $200 cheaper.
Samsung has released SmartThings Energy, a tool to give real-time visibility into your home's electricity utilization in order to help reduce usage and cost, built into the SmartThings ecosystem.
Ring has ended the technical preview for the video end-to-end encryption feature it launched earlier this year for its video doorbells. The feature is now available worldwide on select Ring doorbells.
If you worry about water usage or what would happen if your house sprung a leak, check out the Phyn Plus, a whole home water sensor that breaks down your usage and can shut your water in an emergency.
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IDC has reported a 12.4% increase in smart home units in Europe in 4Q2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The firm expects the continent to have 210 million smart home units by 2025.
At an event today, Xiaomi unveiled its Mi Smart Band 6 and Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro aside an array of new phones. The Mi Smart Band 6 will cost €49.99 while the projector costs €999.
Amazon is reportedly working on a wall-mounted device that will act as a central command center for controlling smart home devices. It is said to be considering 10-inch and 13-inch display sizes.
Ring has started rolling out video end-to-end encryption to compatible doorbells and security cameras. However, the company's battery-powered video doorbells and cameras are not eligible.
Amazon has introduced a new smart home device dashboard for some of its Fire tablets. The new feature will allow you to gain access to your smart home control hub in a single place.
Virgin Media is now offering Smart Home contracts to select customers and will even send an engineer out to ensure devices are working properly. Contracts range from £10 to £56 per month.
Hero Electronix has launched Qubo Baby Cam, a smart baby monitor in India with a kid-friendly design. The highlight of the baby cam is its AI-powered features and that it works with Alexa.
IDC has said that smart home devices will remain strong this year despite the coronavirus' effects on the economies of the world. In 2024, IDC expects 1.4 billion smart home device shipments.
Lenovo's 21.5-inch Smart Frame was announced at CES and is coming in August, but the company announced today that you can get 50% off of the $399 price tag if you sign up now on IndieGoGo.
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has issued new guidance on smart cameras. It has issued three things you should do to ensure you get the most secure experience possible, safe from hackers.
Amazon announced the 4-in-1 convection oven, microwave, air fryer, and food oven in September, featuring 30+ presets, and more. The device, which is compatible is Alexa, is now in stock.
LG and LUMI has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will see them jointly develop smart home products that leverage artificial intelligence as well as advanced sensors.
Unveiled at CES 2019, KitchenAid's new SmartOven+ is now available for purchase from $3,199, featuring Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration, powered attachments, and mobile app connectivity.
LG has announced an expansion of its smart appliances. The firm currently operates in six markets but wants to expand to a further 21 markets following its most profitable year in the sector.
Amazon is making a new push for its smart home business with the acquisition of eero, a company that makes mesh Wi-Fi systems, helping users cover the entire home with the network.
Amazon is offering Nvidia's Shield TV 4K streaming player coupled with Samsung's SmartThings Link hub on a discounted price that saves the buyer $30 on the original cost of both items.
Xiaomi has announced its business strategy for the next five years, and it includes a large investment in what it calls AIoT, or technology for smart connected homes that learn and adapt to users.
This year at CES, Kwikset has previewed two of its upcoming products, Halo and Aura, as well as a redesigned version of a previous model, Premis. The newcomers are enabled with Bluetooth and WiFi.
This year at CES, smart technology firm Tuya Smart looks set to announce its latest creation: an AI-enabled smart home security system capable of identifying and remembering faces.
Huawei's and Netgear's respective Wi-Fi routers, unveiled at IFA 2018 in Berlin, are the world's first Wi-Fi systems that also carry out the duties of a smart speaker. Both routers are Alexa-enabled.
Elgato, better known for its gaming-related devices such as capture cards, has announced that it's selling its gaming division to Corsair to focus on its Eve line of smart home products.
After promising an updating at CES earlier this year, Philips is now rolling it out to users on Android. The update brings a completely new interface, new shortcuts and 30 new scenes to the app.
A family from Portland, Oregon had a private conversation recorded and sent to one of the family's contacts through one of Amazon's Echo devices. Amazon has confirmed the "extremely rare" occurrence.
Foxconn expands its footprint into the mobile accessories and smart home markets by acquiring Belkin International, including the Linksys, Wemo, and Phyn brands, for nearly $866 million in cash.
In another development in the feud between Amazon and Google over smart home devices, Nest has announced it will no longer restock its products at Amazon because it's not allowed to offer all of them.
Amazon already has an interest in smart-home functionality with its Key and Cloud cam offerings. But now the company is expanding on that with the acquisition of the Santa Monica company.
Alphabet's Nest, the company that focuses on the smart home, will merge with Google Hardware. The move will allow the two parts of Alphabet to work more integrally than they already do.
At CES 2018, ASUS announced that its next-generation smart home devices will not only fight the pesky dead zones that might be lingering in your house but also integrate Amazon's Alexa.
One of the biggest electronics shows in the world kicks off next week, and we will be there to bring you all the latest news and product info. In the meantime, here's a rundown of what to expect.