A smarter smart home The new Nest Hub (Gen 2) already supports the technology behind the new smart home protocol. Derrek Lee 16 Apr 2021 1 Source: Daniel Bader / Android Central What you need to know Zigbee Alliance has announced that CHIP products should be ready later this year. Project Connected Home over Internet Protocol seeks to unify IoT devices to make them easier to buy and use. Some new products like the Nest Hub (Gen 2) will work with the new protocol. Google, Amazon, Apple, and more than 170 companies have teamed up to make buying smart home appliances less of a hassle, thanks to Project Connected Home over Internet Protocol, or CHIP. The new protocol was announced in 2019 as part of a group managed by Zigbee Alliance and has been in the works for some time. It looks like the wait for the first products may be ending soon, with the first devices expected this year. In a webinar on Friday, Zigbee Alliance announced that … [Read more...] about Project CHIP smart home products could arrive this year to unify your devices
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Further Reading Gloomhaven review: 2017’s biggest board game is astoundingly good Today's Dealmaster includes notable discounts on a couple of Ars-approved board games, with the avian-themed Wingspan down to $46 and the massive dungeon crawler Gloomhaven down to $89 at Amazon. Both deals are within $4 of the lowest prices we've tracked and a good ways below the typical street price we see for each respective game online. Further Reading Wingspan review: A gorgeous birding board game takes flight We were among the many board game enthusiasts to rave about Gloomhaven when it arrived a few years back. While it's undeniably dense, its deep gameplay systems and dozens of hours of content led us to call it "the best dungeon crawl board game we've ever played" in a past gift guide . Wingspan , meanwhile, is much less intense, and it's better suited for casual game nights. Our review deemed it "an approachable, 'gateway-plus' game that provides an … [Read more...] about Today’s best deals: Board games we like, indoor security cameras, and more
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Alexa show me the way Jeramy Johnson 15 Oct 2020 Middle Show Echo Show 8 Show Me More Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) The Echo Show 8 fits right in the middle of Amazon's expanding Echo Show product line. It brings a higher resolution screen than the smaller Echo Show 5 and welcomes more media integrations like an exclusive partnership with the Food Network. $105 at Amazon Pros The Goldilocks of Echo Show devices Disable camera and mics with one switch/cover Significantly cheaper than larger Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) Uses "Certified with Humans" Cons Can't adjust viewing angles without a stand No Dolby processing built-in With its larger pedestal base and rotating display, the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) marks a significant shift in form factor and utility for the Echo line. Add in its improved speakers, camera, and interals, and you can easily see why this … [Read more...] about Echo Show 8 vs. Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen): Which should you buy?
Is Apple cutting corners in order to cut prices? Watch Now UPDATE 8/2/2019: Apple, Google: We've stopped listening to your private Siri, Assistant chat, for now Apple's Siri records private and confidential conversations and activities on a regular basis including talk relating to medical conditions, drug deals, and sex acts. The Guardian reports that an unnamed whistleblower has brought the situation to light, in which contractors working for the iPad and iPhone maker regularly listen in on Siri interactions as part of their job grading the voice assistant. Security Facebook data on 533 million users posted online Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government The best antivirus software and apps The best VPNs for business and home use The best security keys for two-factor authentication Why some governments are getting cyber crime gangs to do their hacking for them (ZDNet YouTube) … [Read more...] about Apple’s Siri overhears your drug deals and sexual activity, whistleblower says
New Delhi: Bharti Airtel unveiled a new corporate structure that will see it hold all digital assets, while moving the telecom businesses into a newly created unit, Airtel Ltd. The move sharpens the Sunil Mittal-led entity’s focus on digital operations and helps monetise them. The new structure will also remove telecom regulatory overhang on Airtel’s digital businesses and reduce statutory liabilities related to its mobility business. “The new structure envisages Airtel Digital Ltd folding into the listed entity, Bharti Airtel,” said a company statement on Wednesday. This will encompass Wynk Music , Airtel Xstream, Airtel Thanks app, Mitra payments platform, Airtel Ads, Airtel IQ, Airtel Secure , Airtel Cloud and all future digital products and services. “The digital ambition of Bharti Airtel is closely intertwined with the spine that connectivity provides across the country. It is, therefore, intended to house all the telecom businesses in a newly created entity, Airtel … [Read more...] about Airtel introduces new corporate structure to focus on digital assets