Smart Home

LAS VEGAS, NV — OneLink has shown off a new product named Safe & Sound that combines a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector along with a 10W speaker and Amazon Alexa for a triple-thread smart-home device. The Safe and Sound device includes a hands-free voice-controlled speaker along with built-in Alexa Voice services allowing owners to use the full suite of features found in the Amazon echo. This includes playing music, audio books, news, controlling other smart-home devices and more. The 2-in1 alarm is powered by First Alert’s technology for smoke and carbon monoxide detection and warns you to danger within the home and location with an 85db alarm. If multiple Safe & Sounds devices are installed, they will all ring so you will...

Silicon Labs to Acquire Sigma Designs, Get Z-Wave IP

Silicon Labs has announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma Designs in a cash transaction valued at $282 million. By taking over Sigma Designs, Silicon...

4 by Anton Shilov on 12/11/2017

Securifi Almond Guard DIY Home Security System: A Beta-Testing Report

Securifi's products have been covered before on AnandTech. They were the first consumer networking equipment vendor to successfully integrate a working IoT hub in a Wi-Fi router. By integrating...

15 by Ganesh T S on 11/7/2017

Google I/O 2017: Google Assistant Gets Smarter, Google Home Gets Free Calling & More

More and more people are using the phrase “Ok Google” to start a conversation to find information or perform actions using the Google Assistant. Launched last fall, the new...

17 by Matt Humrick on 5/18/2017

The Logitech Harmony Elite Experience: Ultimate Control

Perhaps I’m dating myself, but the television in my house when I was young required the viewer to get up and change channels manually. Although it wasn’t very convenient...

96 by Brett Howse on 2/14/2017

Lenovo Announces The Alexa Powered Smart Assistant, And Smart Storage NAS

When Amazon announced the Echo, it’s likely even they were not prepared for the response to the device, and Echo is the primary funnel to Amazon Alexa, which is...

6 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2017

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