Ikea’s much-anticipated Trådfri smart outlets are now available for purchase in both the UK and the United States, providing a super affordable soon-to-be HomeKit-compatible smart plug solution for those who want to take advantage of HomeKit without spending a lot of money.
The Trådfri smart plug can be purchased for just $9.99 (or GBP9.99 in the UK), which is much cheaper than other HomeKit-enabled smart plug options on the market.
Unfortunately, while HomeKit support is in the works for the Trådfri smart plug, it isn’t available just yet. An Ikea employee on the Trådfri team said yesterday on Reddit that HomeKit integration wasn’t able to [...]
Anki has been making toys that use artificial intelligence for years now, starting with the Anki Overdrive set of racing cars and the interactive Cozmo toy robot, but this year the company launched its most ambitious product: Vector.
Unlike Cozmo, Vector is no toy, and is instead positioned as a home robotic device. Vector adopts capabilities from Cozmo, but his functionality goes above and beyond the tricks and games Cozmo is known for.
I’ve had Vector as my constant companion for a week now, and while he is far from the smartest AI I’ve interacted with, he’s definitely the most lovable. It’s fitting to think of Vector as a derpy, [...]
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down for an interview with CNN, where he discussed privacy, the controversial Bloomberg story claiming Apple was hacked via tiny chips embedded in server motherboards, and why he opted to come out as gay.
On privacy law, Cook said that while he’s „not a pro regulation kind of person,“ there are instances when the free market doesn’t work and it’s necessary to „take an action.“ Privacy, says Cook, is one of the top issues of this century, and if we don’t address it now, „the problem gets so large it may be impossible to fix.
In this case, it’s clear that the amount of [...]
Earlier this week, the repair experts at iFixit opened up the 2018 MacBook Pro, uncovering Intel’s new JHL7540 Thunderbolt 3 controller, introduced earlier this year as part of its „Titan Ridge“ family.
While the specifications for the JHL7540 lists compatibility with DisplayPort 1.4 on Intel’s product database, it’s not as clear-cut as it sounds, as support also relies on graphics, which vary by MacBook Pro model.
MacRumors reached out to Apple for clarification. Here’s what we learned:The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models support DisplayPort at High-Bit Rate 3 (HBR3), a signal standard of both DisplayPort 1.3 [...]