LG says smart TVs will gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support next week

LG says smart TVs will gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support next week

In addition to Samsung and Vizio, LG announced earlier this year that it would be adding support for Apple’s ecosystem to its TV operating system. According to a tweet from LG’s Australian account, the webOS update that adds support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will be released next week. Homekit is releasing in 1 week. Read more about LG says smart TVs will gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support next week[…]

SiriusXM’s new streaming-only ‘Essential’ plan targets smart speaker owners

SiriusXM’s new streaming-only ‘Essential’ plan targets smart speaker owners

Last week, Amazon and Google rolled out free music streaming services to cater to the growing base of smart speaker owners. Now, SiriusXM is going after this market, too. The company has launched a new plan called SiriusXM Essential which targets those who listen in-home and on mobile devices, but not in cars. The streaming-only Read more about SiriusXM’s new streaming-only ‘Essential’ plan targets smart speaker owners[…]

Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool

Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool

Researchers at Princeton University have built a web app that lets you (and them) spy on your smart home devices to see what they’re up to. The open source tool, called IoT Inspector, is available for download here. (Currently it’s Mac OS only, with a wait list for Windows or Linux.) In a blog about Read more about Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool[…]

A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart

A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart

Sometimes, reading a lawsuit, it’s tempting to pick sides, to judge who is more right than wrong based on its contents. But a new lawsuit involving two venture-backed companies — both of which are rooted in machine intelligence — makes both sides sound surprisingly careless given their line of work. The plaintiff is Quid, a Read more about A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart[…]

The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films

The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films

The HBO sci-fi blockbuster Westworld has been an inspiring look into what humanlike robots can do for us in the meatspace. While current technologies are not quite advanced enough to make Westworld a reality, startups are attempting to replicate the sort of human-robot interaction it presents in virtual space. Rct studio, which just graduated from Read more about The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films[…]

Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to encrypt your data

Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to encrypt your data

Encryption is an important part of the whole securing-your-data package, but it’s easy to underestimate the amount of complexity it adds to any service or device. One part of that is the amount of processing encryption takes — an amount that could be impractical on small or low-end devices. Google wants to change that with Read more about Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to encrypt your data[…]

Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub

Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub

Chamberlain Group, which owns several security and access brands including the myQ smart garage hub, has added two new companies to its portfolio: connected door lock maker Lockitron and wi-fi home security camera startup Tend. In a press statement, Chamberlain Group CEO JoAnna Sohovich said Tend and Lockitron’s produts will be integrated into myQ. “We Read more about Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub[…]

Vizio adds Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast smart TV platform

Vizio adds Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast smart TV platform

Apple is reportedly gearing up for a new streaming TV service to rival Netflix, Amazon and Google this year, but in the meantime, it is also expanding interoperability with more third parties like smart TV makers to make what it already has available easier to use in the living room. In the latest development, smart TV Read more about Vizio adds Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast smart TV platform[…]

Security flaws let anyone snoop on Guardzilla smart camera video recordings

Security flaws let anyone snoop on Guardzilla smart camera video recordings

A popular smart security system maker has ignored warnings from security researchers that its flagship device has several serious vulnerabilities, including allowing anyone access to the company’s central store of customer-uploaded video recordings. The researchers found that Guardzilla’s top-selling indoor wireless security system contains a set of hardcoded keys, which can be easily extracted because Read more about Security flaws let anyone snoop on Guardzilla smart camera video recordings[…]

Argent, a smart crypto wallet app with a banking look, raises $4M from Euro VCs

Argent, a smart crypto wallet app with a banking look, raises $4M from Euro VCs

One of the biggest problems for the mainstream adoption of crypto is the need for memorizing seed phrases, the inability to get your cryptocurrency back if something goes wrong, the list goes on. Until major issue like this are solved, crypto is going to remain a pretty elite game. Argent is a project which recently Read more about Argent, a smart crypto wallet app with a banking look, raises $4M from Euro VCs[…]