Home security brand Brinks is expanding its ARRAY line of smart home products with new outdoor lighting options equipped with cameras and smart deadbolts that let you make sure your door is secure from afar.
The ARRAY Smart Light fixtures, which are meant to replace a home’s existing outdoor lighting, include built-in cameras with custom lenses and improved camera firmware to offer up reduced shadows and distortion.
AI built into the accompanying app is able to tell the difference between people, animals, and inanimate objects like tree branches to deliver smart notifications, and Brinks says there’s „virtually no lag time“ between when the [...]
Colgate this week announced the launch of its first app-enabled electronic toothbrush, called the Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 with Artificial Intelligence. Available exclusively beginning today on Apple.com and in some Apple retail locations, Colgate’s new product provides a few pieces of real-time feedback to help users improve their brushing routine.
The electronic toothbrush also uses Apple’s ResearchKit in order to crowdsource toothbrushing data and „get even smarter about oral care for better and faster future innovation.“ ResearchKit is a software framework created by Apple that lets medical researchers gather data from compatible [...]
One year after being announced during CES 2017, faucet brand Moen is back at CES this year with a new announcement for its „U by Moen“ cloud-based, Wi-Fi enabled shower system (via CNET). The company this week revealed that the smart shower will add support for Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa AI assistants in the first half of 2018, letting you control water temperature and more with voice commands on connected smartphones and speakers.
For the HomeKit integration, you’ll be able to speak to your iOS devices and begin your shower ahead of time, like saying, „Hey Siri, start my shower.“ If you have saved water temperature presets [...]
A new report posted today by Canalys predicts that 2018 will be „the defining year“ for smart speaker adoption, with the global market expected to grow to 56.3 million shipments by the end of the year, up from just over 30 million in 2017 (via TechCrunch).
Canalys predicts that Amazon and Google will remain in the lead with Echo and Home speakers, respectively. In addition to existing products, Apple’s HomePod will be one of multiple new entries in the market to help smart speaker consumer adoption grow this year.
Canalys research analyst Lucio Chen said that smart speaker uptake has „grown faster than any other consumer technology“ [...]