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Topic: Smart Home

Review: Fibaro's HomeKit water sensor is a must as flood-season approaches

03/14/2019, 02:03 pm

The Fibaro Flood Sensor is a great HomeKit-compatible way to monitor your home for leaking water, but Bluetooth connection may be too limited for some.

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Review: Eve Flare is the portable HomeKit light you need for your smart home

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Eve Flare is a gorgeous, portable HomeKit smart light that you can take with you everywhere for soft, colorful illumination.

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August expands lineup with new August View doorbell cam

03/05/2019, 09:03 am

August Home continues to expand its smart home lineup with its latest product, the August View smart video doorbell camera.

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Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor motion detector for HomeKit

03/03/2019, 12:03 pm

The Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor HomeKit sensor, and adds motion, temperature, and light sensors to automate the outside of your Apple-centric smart home.

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Review: Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip brings more HomeKit lights to the outside

03/01/2019, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider took our smart home to the great outdoors by way of the Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip, that added not just a pop of fun color but can serve as a functional security light as well.

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Review: Eve HomeKit lightstrip is bright spot in a crowded market

02/05/2019, 12:02 pm

As one of the most popular HomeKit lighting product vendors, Eve has much to do to elevate its offering above its competitors -- but fortunately, it appears to have done so.

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LIFX responds to security vulnerabilities in HomeKit smart bulbs saying fixed in Q4 2018

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

LIFX has responded to the recent revelation of serious security flaws within its White mini HomeKit-enabled bulbs, saying all three issues were fixed at the tail-end of 2018.

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LIFX HomeKit bulbs appear to be storing Wi-Fi passwords unencrypted

01/30/2019, 02:01 pm

A hardware hacker has revealed a trio of vulnerabilities in the popular LIFX HomeKit-enabled smart bulbs, that could expose a user's Wi-Fi password to somebody devoted to rooting through your trash.

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Environmental & poisonous gas sensors on a future iPhone could save your life

01/24/2019, 08:01 am

Apple is exploring the possibility of integrating miniature gas sensors in HomeKit devices and the iPhone that could detect poisonous gases and other environmental hazards and alert the user to their presence.

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All the new HomeKit gear landing in 2019

01/14/2019, 05:01 pm

HomeKit adoption is quickly accelerating, with an unprecedented number of accessories slated to hit the market in 2019. AppleInsider walks you through the dozens of new devices poised to hit store shelves in the coming months.

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Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs

01/13/2019, 09:01 am

HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.

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Additional details emerge for first HomeKit doorbell from Robin Telecom

01/11/2019, 01:01 pm

AppleInsider has received new details regarding Robin Telecom's ProLine HomeKit-equipped doorbell, including the price point and a more detailed shipping schedule.

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Hands on with Brilliant's smart home controller and how HomeKit will integrate

01/11/2019, 11:01 am

Brilliant is one of the latest to integrate HomeKit into its smart home gear with the the company's touchscreen wall controller gaining support for Apple's smart home platform this spring. AppleInsider went hands-on ahead of the release to try it out and see what HomeKit will be able to do.

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Hands on with the Connected by August Yale Assure HomeKit smart lock

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

AppleInsider goes hands on with a series of new locks by Yale, Emtek, and August including the world's first and only HomeKit lever lock.

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Hands on with Siri in the shower thanks to U by Moen

01/10/2019, 10:01 am

In 2018, Moen announced the U by Moen shower unit, promising HomeKit support down the line. That time has finally come and AppleInsider was on hand to see what it really was like to use Siri to control our shower.

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Hands on with Nanoleaf's hexagon HomeKit smart light panels

01/09/2019, 11:01 pm

Nanoleaf's next smart lightning solution is similar to the others -- a series of interconnected light panels that respond to touches, change color, and mount via adhesive -- but are now in the shape of hexagons.

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Hands on with the Netatmo HomeKit smart doorbell cam

01/09/2019, 02:01 pm

With an unveiling at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, Netatmo is angling to be the first HomeKit doorbell camera. AppleInsider took some time to try it out.

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Hands on with the Philips Hue lineup of outdoor lights & HomeKit outdoor motion sensors

01/09/2019, 06:01 am

The Philips Hue outdoor lineup just got a whole lot bigger. AppleInsider goes hands on with all the new outdoor fixures and lighting solutions, including the world's first outdoor HomeKit motion sensor.

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LaMetric Sky is new wall-mounted smart light that can give you data at a glance

01/08/2019, 12:01 pm

LaMetric has just announced a new smart light -- Sky -- that is similar to those already on the market but able to show a more stylish mosaic pattern as well as display metrics from a variety of different sources.

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Nanoleaf unveils new hexagon light panels at CES 2019

01/08/2019, 12:01 pm

Nanoleaf has just taken the wraps off their latest smart home lighting solution that brings a new shape to their popular LED panels.

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