01/04/2017, 12:01 pm
Owners of virtually any garage door opener will be able to use Siri to open, close, or check the status of their garage, and also control its lights, via a new HomeKit-compatible hub accessory coming later this year from Chamberlain.
01/04/2017, 11:01 am
Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware. Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.
01/03/2017, 11:01 pm
Announced in October, Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD made an appearance at CES 2017 on Tuesday, but the company has yet to set a release date and price point for the hotly anticipated device.
01/03/2017, 11:01 pm
Netatmo extended its HomeKit-enabled product offering at CES on Tuesday with the debut of the Smart Smoke Alarm, a competitor of Nest Protect, as well as an accompanying indoor siren and other smart home products developed through partnerships with French firms Velux and Legrand.
01/03/2017, 04:01 pm
Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year's most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews and more.
01/03/2017, 08:01 am
Without a nearby Apple TV or iPad configured as a "Home Hub," Bluetooth Low Energy HomeKit accessories cannot be controlled remotely. But a new HomeKit-certified Bluetooth-to-Wi-Fi bridge from ConnectSense coming in 2017 aims to address that shortcoming.
01/02/2017, 05:01 pm
In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple on Monday announced customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones with the purchase of select Mac and iPhone products as part of a one-day sale.
01/02/2017, 03:01 pm
A collection of Apple engineers who have departed the company over the years formed Pearl Automation, and are keeping the best of Apple's corporate ethos, and dishing about the worst.
01/02/2017, 10:01 am
Master & Dynamic's MW50s look and sound great, but may be hard to justify given cheaper alternatives from other high-end headphone makers.
12/31/2016, 06:12 pm
Bragi's fully wireless Headphone -- yes, in the singular -- is a competent if not spectacular alternative to Apple's AirPods, and even has some features the AirPods lack.
12/31/2016, 04:12 pm
Across 2016, ostensibly legitimate journalists and research firms gravely warned that Apple was in trouble on every front--from low cost wearables to Microsoft's 2-in-1 notebooks, to Google's new Pixel Phone and a resurgent Samsung--as well as falling behind everyone else in the emerging, very promising field of Virtual Reality. They were all so incredibly wrong we can now have a good end-of-year laugh at their expense.
12/31/2016, 05:12 am
Many of the big newsmakers were still on vacation this week, but there were new rumors about an anticipated 5-inch iPhone, and LG's UltraFine 5K Display -- built in collaboration with Apple -- finally began shipping to Mac owners.
12/30/2016, 09:12 am
Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is planning to eliminate human workers from its Chinese factories in three phases -- something already complete at some locations, a manager with Foxconn's Automation Technology Development Committee revealed on Friday.
12/29/2016, 08:12 pm
Apple's Campus 2 project in Cupertino, Calif., is one of the most photographed construction sites in the world thanks to a steady stream of looky-loos and drone fly-bys. A newly published 1.7-gigapixel image from aerial camera platform specialists SkyIMD, however, offers a uniquely detailed look at the build progress.
12/29/2016, 05:12 pm
Amid rumors that Apple is ramping up efforts to sell its wares in India, a report on Thursday claims the company is "very serious" about starting up iPhone production operations in the country by the end of 2017.
12/29/2016, 11:12 am
An Apple patent application published on Thursday may hint at an abandoned AirPods design that aimed to keep the earbuds more firmly in place.
12/29/2016, 06:12 am
A patent application made public on Thursday reveals Apple investigated the possibility of powering the new MacBook Pro's software configurable Touch Bar with electrophoretic ink, or e-ink, technology instead of an OLED multitouch unit.
12/28/2016, 10:12 pm
Construction of Apple's new Chicago flagship retail store is well underway, and according to a report on Wednesday the final build cost is now expected to hit $27 million, down from an initial estimate of $62 million in October.
12/28/2016, 01:12 pm
Although Netflix may have secured the rights to newer Disney movies, Hulu this week announced a deal claiming over 50 movies from the company's back catalog.
12/28/2016, 12:12 pm
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is enjoying the holidays in New York City, as he spent Wednesday morning on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with his nephew, and even fielded questions about the limited availability of AirPods.