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Wikileaks: Government was spying on you using phones, computers, even smart TVs

Wikileaks: Government was spying on you using phones, computers, even smart TVs Following the Wikileaks leaks that the goverment has the ability to hack some smart TV’s, smart phones, and computers, it at least gives companies new impetus to try and start blocking those prying eyes.Called “Tinder Select,” the premium service is apparently for those with premium looks, premium bank accounts and premium star power.

Nest may release a cheaper version of its flagship smart thermostat in 2018

Nest may release a cheaper version of its flagship smart thermostat in 2018 In the world of smart thermostats, few stack up to the variation produced by Alphabet’s smart home brand, Nest and according to Bloomberg, its flagship device is about to get a whole lot cheaper.Although not a complete replica of its standard thermostat, the new release is said to ditch the original’s metal edges and lean on cheaper interior and exterior components to bring the final price down.

The first smart camera for Apple HomeKit works well, but it's far from perfect

The first smart camera for Apple HomeKit works well, but it's far from perfect For iPhone owners, this comes in the form of Apple HomeKit, which is what makes D-Link’s $200 Omna 180 Cam HD so interesting: It is the first smart camera with HomeKit integration to hit the market.For iPhone users, however, there is finally a smart camera on the market that can integrate with other HomeKit-enabled devices.

Xiaomi has a pair of smart shoes coming out in April … but only for China

Xiaomi has a pair of smart shoes coming out in April … but only for China The Chinese tech company is proving that it’s capable of making a lot more than just smartphones, and its latest product is a pair of smart shoes.The name is quite the mouthful — the “90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear.

UrbanX wants to turn your ordinary bike into one with smart, motorized wheels

UrbanX wants to turn your ordinary bike into one with smart, motorized wheels That is, if  you have the motorized smart wheel from UrbanX, a new project heralded as the “world’s most economic electric bike solution.” Hoping to turn anyone’s road bike into a motorized commuting dream, UrbanX kicked off a Kickstarter campaign for its smart wheels UrbanX Eco and UrbanX Booster.

Samsung’s exotic new QLED televisions will start at $2,800, available next week

Samsung’s exotic new QLED televisions will start at $2,800, available next week However, Samsung has released the details on its flagship QLED line of televisions along with a super-premium “frame” TV, a stylish new sound bar, and a new version of its Ultra HD Blu-ray player.Central to QLED smart improvements is a new Samsung One remote control, which the company says operates more devices, and supports more smart TV features via voice control.

I loaded my condo with tech – and discovered smart homes still need a lot of work

I loaded my condo with tech – and discovered smart homes still need a lot of work If I ask Alexa to turn on the office light, she’ll respond, “I found several devices matching that name.Still, it does offer a single app that lets me control many of the devices in my home.

Whirlpool device filing shows how microwave ovens can be smarter, connected

Whirlpool device filing shows how microwave ovens can be smarter, connected There are a growing number of smart, connected appliances in homes across the U.Looking to correct that, appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has filed an FCC document for a smart, connected microwave with a number of interesting options and features.

Leviton introduces line of Decora Smart switches to help you set the mood

Leviton introduces line of Decora Smart switches to help you set the mood Using the free My Leviton app, Decora Smart owners will be able to automate their interior and exterior lights, setting schedules for bulbs to go on and off as needed.Included in the Decora Smart product family are 600W and 1000W in-wall dimmers and 15 Amp switches that are all multi-way capable, as well as plug-in outlets and plug-in dimmers.

MCNEX’s first consumer smart camera isn’t that smart

MCNEX’s first consumer smart camera isn’t that smart When Korean smart camera manufacturer MCNEX announced it would enter the U.consumer smart camera market under the brand name Eyeclon, it didn’t make any waves.

Could text, not voice, be the best way to interact with smart appliances?

Could text, not voice, be the best way to interact with smart appliances? As well as being less intrusive, texting makes the interaction method hardware agnostic, letting anything become part of your smart and connected home.One of the biggest problems associated with voice commands is that they can be distracting or intrusive.

Beware: Previous owners of used smart home gadgets may still have access to them

Beware: Previous owners of used smart home gadgets may still have access to them It’s likely the new owner has no idea someone else has access, nor could they block Henderson without the dealer’s help.“They didn’t even know that it doesn’t remove the user,” said Henderson.

Brilliant cat shows off its ball-finding skills, proving it's smarter than us all

Brilliant cat shows off its ball-finding skills, proving it's smarter than us all You think they just lie around and don't know anything, but that's all just a facade.Youtube user AJIL AJIL K J posted this compilation of a brilliant cat named Snow outsmarting his human and putting our intelligence to shame.

Save on your energy bills with an Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat (18 percent off)

Save on your energy bills with an Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat (18 percent off) More: The Best Smart Thermostat You Can Buy The Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat is the only smart thermostat brand to receive a J.” The device is extremely compatible, and in fact, no other Wi-Fi thermostat works with more heating and cooling systems.