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EVEConnect for Tesla now supports Insteon devices

Tesla owners can now control Insteon devices from the touchscreen

Tesla owners continue to get all the goodies. In this case, Insteon. This week the company announced its smart home devices can now be controlled directly from the Tesla S and X touchscreen interface. To do so, you'll need an app called EVEConnect (Version 2). There's a free edition as...
Android Wear 2.0

I/O 2018: Will Google finally reveal new version of Wear?

Google's annual I/O developer conference will once again be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. The three day event, per the geekiest of geeky announcements, will take place May 8-10, 2018. Look, once again, for a visionary keynote followed by key product updates covering major product lines such as Android,...
Apple HomePod ships Feb 9, 2018

At $349 Apple HomePod a tough sell especially without multi-room music

You have to really, really love Apple (and Apple Music!) for the HomePod to be a smarter buyer than the reasonably priced alternatives from Amazon and Google and Sonos.
Sonos 8.3 - Navigation and Display Improvements

Sonos app gets dark Now Playing screen, improved menus

You've got to hand it to the Sonos team. Despite the crush of competition for whole home audio from heavyweights such as Amazon (Echo), Google (Google Home), and others like Bose, Samsung (speakers plus SmartThings hub) and Heos (by AVR maker Denon) the Santa Barbara speaker company continues to innovate...
It's all abut that notch

Will Apple abruptly cancel iPhone X or was this the plan all along?

Either way, Apple is about to take it up a notch.
Stranger Things 3: Netflix and the auto-play video

Stranger Things 3: Netflix and the invincible auto-play video

You can sort of turn-off auto-play in Netflix, but you really can't. Welcome to the internet of 2018.
Google Project Fi Unlimited Plan - Bill Protection Feature

Google launches unlimited Project Fi plan for $60/month

But there's a catch... (there's always a catch)
Panasonic (DC-GH5S) Lumix GH5s Body C4K Mirrorless Camera with High Sensitivity Mos Multi-Aspect 10.2 Megapixels Sensor, Black

Panasonic GH5S vs. Sony Alpha a7S II: Who is king of low light? DPReview is here to help decide

Panasonic GH5S or Sony Alpha a7S II? Who is the king of low light? Inquiring minds and pixel peepers the world over must know. And now, thanks to DPReview, we have a tool to dig deeper into this most burning matter. 43 Rumors notes that the famed Studio Scene tool at the...
Philips Hue 3.0 app update

CES Smart Home News: Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings apps to get overhauls

Philips to launch Hue 3.0, Hue Entertainment sync platform, and outdoor lights. Samsung, meanwhile, is doubling down on SmartThings and consolidating 40 apps in an effort to own the smart home.