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Level Lock to Turn Smart Lock Outside In
The Level Lock from startup Level Home is designed to fit entirely inside the door frame. Image: Level Home.

Level Lock to Turn Smart Lock Outside In

From startup Level Home, the Level Lock aims to turn the smart lock market outside in with their planned release of a mechanism designed to fit entirely inside the door frame. The lock essentially replaces the interior…

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August Expands Portfolio with Wi-Fi Smart Lock at CES 2020
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. Image: August Home.

August Expands Portfolio with Wi-Fi Smart Lock at CES 2020

At CES 2020, August Home has announced a new home security product, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. In contrast to existing August smart locks, this product has an onboard Wi-Fi radio, obviating the need for the separate…

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Netatmo Smart Door Lock to Feature Apple HomeKit and NFC Keys
The Netatmo Smart Door Lock can use the Netatmo app, Apple HomeKit, and physical NFC keys for access. Image: Netatmo.

Netatmo Smart Door Lock to Feature Apple HomeKit and NFC Keys

Taking a different approach to residential door security, the Netatmo Smart Door Lock brings Netatmo Security app and Apple HomeKit support as well as near-field communication (NFC) smart key access. To launch later in 2020 from the…

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Phyn Smart Water Portfolio Expands at CES 2020 with Phyn XL Line
The entire Phyn portfolio. From left to right, Phyn Plus, Phyn Smart Water Assistant, Phyn XL 1.5 and Phyn XL 2. Image Phyn.

Phyn Smart Water Portfolio Expands at CES 2020 with Phyn XL Line

Smart water pioneer Phyn has announced they are moving upmarket with the debut of the Phyn XL 1.5" and Phyn XL 2" at CES 2020. Phyn, the makers of the Phyn Plus intelligent water monitor launched at…

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August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks
All August smart door locks will gain Samsung SmartThings integration when used with the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. Image: Digitized House and ASSA ABLOY.

August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks

The August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro have gained new direct, software-based integration with Samsung SmartThings, without the need for Z-Wave. While SmartThings integration has been available previously with the Z-Wave-radio-equipped August Smart Lock Pro, the…

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Phyn Smart Water Assistant Debut Flows Intelligent Water to DIY Market
The Phyn Smart Water Assistant brings intelligent water to the home at $299. Image: Phyn.

Phyn Smart Water Assistant Debut Flows Intelligent Water to DIY Market

Phyn has flowed intelligent water management into the DIY connected home with the launch of the $299 Phyn Smart Water Assistant, a smart device conceived for whole-house leak detection and water conservation. Whereas installation of the company’s…

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Bose Portable Home Speaker Joins Inside/Outside Smart Speaker Genre
The Bose Portable Home Speaker includes Alexa and Google Assistant, runs up to 12 hours on a charge. Image: Bose.

Bose Portable Home Speaker Joins Inside/Outside Smart Speaker Genre

Adding to its repertoire of wireless smart speakers, Bose has released the Portable Home Speaker, a battery-powered mobile speaker made to be used inside or outside. Designed as a companion to the Bose Home Speaker 300 and 500 as…

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Google Nest Hub Max Makes its Debut, Nest.com Fades Away
The first new product since the Google and Nest brands merged, the Google Nest Hub Max was on display at an Austin Best Buy store. Image: Digitized House.

Google Nest Hub Max Makes its Debut, Nest.com Fades Away

The Google Nest Hub Max, the bigger brother to the Google Nest Hub (the original Google smart display formerly known as the Google Home Hub), finally made its way into stores this week. The first connected home…

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Apple to Stream Launch Event on YouTube for First Time: How to Watch
For the first time, Apple will stream a Special Event via YouTube. Image: Apple.

Apple to Stream Launch Event on YouTube for First Time: How to Watch

Apple September launch events are a mainstay in the tech world, and these annual events typically usher in the latest iterations of the iPhone, Apple Watch, and other technology advancements the Cupertino company wants to make a…

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Smart Product Makers Lay Down Markers on Google Nest Account Migration
Lighting maker Lutron is warning its customers to delay migrating their Nest Accounts to Google Accounts to preserve Works with Nest connections. Image: Digitized House.

Smart Product Makers Lay Down Markers on Google Nest Account Migration

The Google Nest connected home domain is undergoing a major shift, as the company is nudging current Nest Account holders to migrate to Google Accounts in light of their plan to fully integrate the Google Home and…

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Google Nest Launches Nest Account to Google Account Migration
Are you ready? Google has quietly rolled out the Migrate to Google Account capability for Nest Account users. Image: Digitized House.

Google Nest Launches Nest Account to Google Account Migration

It's happening. Google Nest has quietly rolled out the capability for current Nest Account holders to migrate to Google Accounts, as part of their plan to fully integrate the Nest and Google Home brands under one device…

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Forthcoming Features in Apple iOS 13 You Should Care About
The forthcoming iOS 13 will include a new Sign in with Apple feature for websites and apps. Images: Apple.

Forthcoming Features in Apple iOS 13 You Should Care About

Whenever Apple announces a new operating system, people immediately start assessing which features are the most important and which might be mere hype. iOS 13, slated for release in September, is no different. Here's a rundown of…

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No Assembly Required: Sonos and IKEA Smart Speakers Begin Shipping
IKEA Symfonisk speakers, developed with Sonos, are in IKEA stores now. Image: Digitized House.

No Assembly Required: Sonos and IKEA Smart Speakers Begin Shipping

It’s no secret Sonos and IKEA have been working on integrating Sonos speaker technology into IKEA home furnishing designs. With the latest news from these two companies, it has been confirmed consumers can now purchase the first…

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The Amazon Echo Show Line Just Grew Larger
The Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display has a privacy switch for its camera. Image: Digitized House.

The Amazon Echo Show Line Just Grew Larger

If you’ve been hanging onto the edge of your seat for news of another smart hub device, you’ll be happy to hear Amazon’s release of the Echo Show 5. The 5-in. smart display—which resembles the 7-in. Google…

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