Tag Archive: Home

The last universal remote we bought cost $ 20 from Walgreens. It was a big, ugly hunk of plastic, but it controlled the TV and VCR just fine. These days, things have gotten a little more complicated. Now we have an HDTV, three set-top boxes, two game consoles and Sonos, as well a Nest thermostat and […]

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Former Apple exec Michael Barnick is selling his $ 35 million California mansion, and all we can say is… wow! Not only is the home the epitome of iPod minimalist modernism, but it’s (perhaps unsurprisingly) pretty high-tech, too. Controllable entirely via iPhone or iPad, the list of automated features include lighting, music, TV, air-conditioning, window blinds, […]

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Home automation, specifically Apple’s HomeKit framework and its compatible accessories, is the latest Thing We’re Supposed to Get Excited Aboutâ„¢. And it has a lot of promise for convenience, time-saving, and just generally feeling like you live in the future. The first HomeKit-compatible smartplug is upon us, courtesy of iHome. The ISP5 SmartPlug is a […]

iOS 9 beta 4 is out for developers two weeks after beta 3’s release as expected. It’s time for the usual roundup of new goodies in the latest beta and beta 4 doesn’t shy away from the tradition. It’s not… Read more ›

We are one step closer to the end of Touch ID as we know it. Following on from Apple’s recent patent filing concerning “finger biometric sensing pixels” for future iPhones, tech R&D company Sonovation has announced that it’s discovered a way of… Read more ›

According to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, his team is on top of the recent removal of Home Sharing from the iOS 8.4 update. Cue tweeted that we can expect the feature, which lets… Read more ›

Home Sharing taken out of iOS 8.4, confounding users

If you’ve upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.4 in order to take advantage of the insanely great Apple Music, you won’t be able to use Home Sharing to play the iTunes music from your Mac via your iOS… Read more ›

Why you should buy Amazon’s Echo home hub

Amazon’s Echo — an odd voice-activated domestic hub — just went on sale to the general public. If you’ve got $ 200 to burn, I recommend it. It’s oddly great — and it gives you a glimpse of the future. If… Read more ›

If you have an extra $ 11.5 million sitting around, and you’ve always wanted to live somewhere that looks like a great place to plan a heist while your robot butler serves you drinks, we may have found your new home.… Read more ›

Apple is reportedly developing a single-chip solution for handling both the touchscreen and display drivers for future iPhones, according to a new report coming out of Taiwan. Interestingly the report suggests that the integrated design is designed to fit into… Read more ›