Apple has inked a deal for yet another television show, this time a docuseries called „Home,“ reports Variety.
The series will offer a „never-before-seen look inside the world’s most extraordinary homes“ while also delving into the imaginations of the visionaries who dreamed them up and built them. Based on the show’s description, it sounds a little bit like MTV’s „Cribs“ but with more of a design and architecture focus.
Apple has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of the „Home“ docuseries, which is produced by Matt Tynauer and Corey Reese of Altimeter Films.
„Home“ is the first [...]
Hive, the U.K. smart connected home company backed by British Gas, today announced the Hive View, a smart indoor camera with an emphasis on style and high definition livestream security.
The 130-degree wide angle lens camera is capable of 1080p live-streaming, automatic 16ft night vision, and includes Bluetooth 4.1 to simplify setup. Meanwhile, the design, by industrial designer Yves Béhar, features a separatable magnetic camera cube and a magnetic ball-and-socket base, together allowing for a multitude of viewing angles.
The magnetic base and rotatable head enables the camera to be mounted on walls and ceilings, but the more unique feature lies in the way the [...]
Google’s Home Mini smart speaker received an update on Friday that brings back some of the touch-based controls that the company had to disable shortly after its release back in October (via AndroidPolice).
Google was forced to turn off the built-in touch panel, which is designed to let users activate Google Assistant with a long press instead of a voice command, after a reviewer discovered that some of the devices were registering „phantom touch events“.
The issue meant that some Minis were prone to recording conversations and sounds even when no „OK Google“ voice command was spoken, immediately prompting privacy concerns. As a [...]
Honeywell today announced that its Lyric Controller home security system is now compatible with Apple’s HomeKit platform.
HomeKit support can be enabled with a free software update available to both current and future Lyric Controller customers, allowing the home security system to be controlled with Apple’s Home app or Siri on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
By using Siri, homeowners can control the security system’s personalized presets and automate scenes for energy saving and security.
Honeywell’s Lyric Controller has a seven-inch touchscreen and a built-in camera. If a Lyric sensor or motion detector detects an unusual [...]