Apple Homepod Now Available for Pre-Orders

Apple Homepod is an AI assistant and speaker set to compete with Google Home and Amazon’s Echo. Apple now accepts pre-orders for customers living in Australia, UK, and the USA. Unfortunately, New Zealand will receive it later. The Homepod goes on sale on February 9th. Continue reading “Apple Homepod Now Available for Pre-Orders”

Samsung Fridges and Freezers Receive Bixby Assistant

The second generation of Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby will be integrated into various smart home products that the company sell. Samsung fridges, freezers and also TVs will soon get a lot smarter and talkative due to Bixby 2.0 support. Continue reading “Samsung Fridges and Freezers Receive Bixby Assistant”

Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry 2-in-1 Customised Laundry

Most of us sometimes think that doing the laundry takes too much time. It’s a rather time-consuming process to wash different colours and fabrics separately in one load after another. Luckily, Samsung has addressed this issue with its new 2-in-1 Samsung FlexWash washing machine and FlexDry dryer duo. Combining these two appliances yields a powerful laundry system for large families that can wash and dry multiple loads at the same time at different settings. Continue reading “Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry 2-in-1 Customised Laundry”

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Enables Smart Fridge Interaction

Samsung has announced the second generation of its smart fridges at the ongoing CES fair. Samsung Family Hub 2.0 allows effortless communication and interaction between user and fridge. For example, a user can talk to the fridge using voice recognition, add user lists and even enjoy music organised by Spotify. Continue reading “Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Enables Smart Fridge Interaction”

LG Hom-Bot & CordZero Handstick are Perfect for Christmas

There’s a lot of cleaning going on prior and during Christmas. LG has therefore timely released two new vacuum cleaners that make the holiday easier to manage: LG Hom-Bot Square robotic vacuum cleaner and the LG CordZero handstick cleaner. Continue reading “LG Hom-Bot & CordZero Handstick are Perfect for Christmas”

Bosch Focuses On Smart Homes

The German electronics giant Bosch aims to be a leading smart home player. It recently launched the Bosch Twinguard smoke detector and two new cameras for the smart home. In addition, Bosch has partnered with Philips to control Philips Hue lamps. The company is also improving interoperability with other smart home manufacturers by implementing the IFTTT standard. This standard allows Bosch to connect to other manufacturers products. Continue reading “Bosch Focuses On Smart Homes”

Philips Launches Smart, Integrated Health Kit

Philips is jumping on the smart device trend bandwagon with the launch of a new health kit comprising of five new devices: a watch, a body analysis scale, an ear thermometer and two blood pressure monitoring devices. The Philips health devices are connected using an app. This health kit is currently only available in the US. Continue reading “Philips Launches Smart, Integrated Health Kit”