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Apple Wants Smart Homes to Be Even Smarter

Apple Wants Smart Homes to Be Even Smarter

How smart is your smart home? Well, apparently not smart enough, and Apple wants to make smart home devices even smarter and making them configure themselves.

Apple Acquires On-Device AI Firm Xnor.ai for $200 Million

Apple Acquires On-Device AI Firm Xnor.ai for $200 Million

Apple has reportedly acquired an AI (artificial intelligence) firm for $200 million. The Seattle-based firm Xnor.ai, which makes it possible to run AI algorithms on low power devices rather than communicating with the cloud is based our of Seattle.

Apple Open-Sources Parts of HomeKit Development Kit

Apple Open-Sources Parts of HomeKit Development Kit

Apple, Google, and other tech companies yesterday announced the Connected Home over IP project to build an open-source and secure smart home protocol. Following that announcement, Apple has made parts of HomeKit open-source.

These Are All the Apple Certified Cameras and Routers Which Support Latest HomeKit Features

These Are All the Apple Certified Cameras and Routers Which Support Latest HomeKit Features

Apple has updated its HomeKit accessories page with a list of routers and security cameras that will work with the brand’s HomeKit ecosystem of smart home devices.

Apple Overhauling HomeKit Team, Working on New Devices Other than HomePod

Apple Overhauling HomeKit Team, Working on New Devices Other than HomePod

Apple has not managed to create the same level of impact in the smart home segment as Google and Amazon. The latter two companies have managed to make huge inroads in this market with their Google Home and Alexa-powered smart speakers and devices but Apple’s HomePod and HomeKit platform have failed to do anything similar. In a bid to turn things around, Apple has ramped up its hiring efforts in Cupertino and San Diego and is looking to revamp its smart home platform.

New EufyCam 2 Arrives with HomeKit Support, Free DVR Storage, 1-Year Battery Life

New EufyCam 2 Arrives with HomeKit Support, Free DVR Storage, 1-Year Battery Life

Anker has finally released a new security camera lineup that supports Apple’s HomeKit. The company had announced HomeKit partnership at WWDC in June this year. EufyCam 2 setup consists of two security cameras and a hub. The Eufycam 2 is priced at $349 and is rated to offer one year of battery life.

The Top 10 Cheap HomeKit Accessories For Your iPhone

The Top 10 Cheap HomeKit Accessories For Your iPhone

HomeKit is Apple’s home automation protocol. If an appliance supports HomeKit, you can control all of its functions using the Home app on the iPhone or just using Siri on your iPhone or HomePod. When it works, it’s truly magical. You can just ask Siri to turn off the lights or dim them. If you’ve connected a smart plug to your espresso machine, you can just ask Siri to make you a cup of coffee and it will start the machine on its own!

CES 2019: LG Confirms its TVs Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

CES 2019: LG Confirms its TVs Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

CES 2019: Kohler Introduces HomeKit-Enabled Sensate Faucet

CES 2019: Kohler Introduces HomeKit-Enabled Sensate Faucet

There have been faucets on the market, specifically from Kohler, that allow for hands-free usage. But now things are getting really interesting.

Apple Reportedly ‘Losing Ground’ to Amazon With New Smart Home Builders

Apple Reportedly ‘Losing Ground’ to Amazon With New Smart Home Builders

As homes get smarter, builders are working to integrate those features right out of the gate in new homes, so owners don’t have to add so many features down the road.