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Best Smart Plugs: What is a smart plug, and which do I need?

Smart plugs can make your dumb outlets, devices, lights, and appliances smart. We've rounded up the best smart plugs so you can easily automate your home......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsJan 25th, 2023

HomePod 2 still leaves a lasting impression on wood surfaces, but power cable easily swappable

Reviews have landed for HomePod 2 ahead of the refreshed smart speaker arriving on Friday, February 3 to customers. Among the interesting details is HomePod 2 ring stain is an issue on wood surfaces, meanwhile, the power cable has been updated with.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News2 hr. 45 min. ago

HomePod 2 reviews: A successful ‘do-over’ with excellent sound quality, better smart home features

The first reviews of Apple’s second-generation full-size HomePod are here, providing a first look at the sound quality, performance, Siri changes, and more. The reviews describe the new HomePod as a successful “do-over” that ultimately is “m.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News4 hr. 45 min. ago

Daily Deals Jan. 31: 40% off an iPad Pro, free Apple Arcade promo, $150 off M2 MacBook Air & more

Some of the top deals we uncovered today include 38% off an Asus Chromebook Flip touchscreen laptop, 69% off a Mophie dual universal wireless charging pad, a 16GB refurbished iPad Air for $75, $1,003 savings on an LG 65" 4K smart TV & more.Get 40% of.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News4 hr. 45 min. ago

How to control your smart home without yelling at a dumb voice assistant

You can have nice, automated things without learning how to shout at speakers. Enlarge / We don't have to rely on megacorp obelisks to operate the things we buy. We don't have to learn their language. We can break free. (credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 46 min. ago

HomePod mini keeps getting smarter, here’s how to unlock its potential [Video]

When Apple updated the HomePod mini to 16.3, they added the ability to access the long-hidden humidity and temperature sensors concealed within the speakers. The sensors unlock a number of possibilities within HomeKit, including some great smart hom.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News19 hr. 45 min. ago

Pestle iOS recipe app gets major update with Smart Folders, PDF scanning, and more

Popular recipe/cookbook iOS app Pestle is out with a big update that brings a number of upgrades. Headlining the release is Smart Folders plus new ways to import recipe cards and cookbooks via PDF, existing images, and more. more… The post Pestle.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News22 hr. 45 min. ago

Samsung SmartThings app now supports Matter on iOS

Following the launch of Matter last year, Samsung SmartThings is now expanding support for the smart home standard over to its iOS app. more… The post Samsung SmartThings app now supports Matter on iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News22 hr. 45 min. ago

HomePod shipping delays, HomePod mini 16.3 update, and smart switch resolution

The new HomePod is already seeing shipping delays, while we go further into the HomePod 16.3 update, and also conclude some personal Homekit projects.HomeKit InsiderIn last week's episode, we tested out some of the new features of the HomePod 16.3 up.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News22 hr. 45 min. ago

SmartThings app on iOS now supports Matter

Samsung has updated SmartThings, its smart home app on iOS, with support for the Matter device protocol to help expand device ecosystems.Samsung SmartThings appIn October, Samsung updated the SmartThings platform and has now integrated it into its mo.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News22 hr. 45 min. ago

Don’t miss this incredible 50-inch 4K TV deal today

It’s not often you can get a 4K TV for less than $200, but one of the best 4K TV deals gets you the onn. 50-inch 4K Roku Smart TV for just $198......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Best Amazon Alexa accessories: lights, plugs, thermostats, cameras, and more

Looking to make your home the smartest on the block? Check out our guide to the best Alexa-enabled devices that work with Amazon's all-encompassing Echo lineup......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Mitsubishi dealers prepare for better supply, new trims

Mitsubishi has told dealers they expect better supply amid strong sales. Retailers are excited about Outlander plug-in hybrid, return of the Ralliart subbrand and Outlander Sport off-road trim......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

The best smart notebooks in 2023: 8 picks you need to check out

Part digital and part analog, smart notebooks save your writing and doodlings to the cloud. Here are a few of the best available now......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 29th, 2023

How to set a timer on Amazon Smart Plugs

If you're looking to automate your outlets, Amazon Smart Plugs are a great option. Here's what you need to know about creating a timer for your smart plugs......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 29th, 2023

The best smart wallets in 2023: top 11 options you should buy

Smart wallets not only ensure a convenient place to store your money but also protect against theft or loss. Here are some of the best smart wallets available......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

The best Google Assistant-compatible devices

Google Assistant can control lights, plugs, switches, thermostats, and more. Here are some of our favorite Google Home-compatible devices you can buy in 2023......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Low emission energy systems can create water conflict without smart design

A new study published today in Nature Sustainability has found that using hydropower dams to generate low emission energy can cause problems for other economic sectors such as food production unless smart designs are employed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

A smart elastomer that can self-tune its stiffness and conductivity

Smart materials are materials that have the ability to change their properties in response to specific external stimuli, such as temperature, humidity, light, or applied stress. One of the most well-known examples of smart materials is shape memory a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

BYD surpasses LGES to become second-largest global maker of EV batteries

China-based BYD has surpassed South Korea-based LG Energy Solution (LGES) to become the globally second-largest maker of power batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid EVs), according to South Korea-based Kyung Hyang Daily.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

ChatGPT passes exams from law and business schools

ChatGPT is smart enough to pass prestigious graduate-level exams -- though not with particularly high marks......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023