The project certainly sounds pretty idyllic, but it's worth bearing in mind that companies can pick and choose which technologies they'd like to implement. So, don't expect the Apple HomePod 2 to come with Alexa built-in – or the fierce competition for control over your smart home to disappear any time soon. … [Read more...] about Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri are teaming up for 2021– so is the battle for your smart home over?
Read our review of Google’s smart doorbell.Learn more about wireless security solutions.Do you need multiple security services? Check out our Brickhouse Security review.Users can add or remove devices making it possible to adapt the size of the package if you decide to downsize. “Our customers have the flexibility to build their ideal smart home security solution and even evolve their systems over time as their needs change,” said John Owens, President of DIY at ADT. … [Read more...] about Blue by ADT launches DIY smart home security system
Amazon's midtier smart display is the best one in its line. For $130, the Echo Show 8 has great audio quality, a highly visible screen and a convincing nod to privacy with a physical shutter you can slide over its camera. We still like the interface better on the Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. Those Google Assistant displays also have the edge in useful video due to the voice-activated YouTube integration, which Amazon's lineup lacks. Regardless, for those of you who are committed to an Alexa-only ecosystem, the Echo Show 8 is the best smart display. Read our Amazon Echo Show 8 review. … [Read more...] about The best smart home devices of 2020: Amazon and Google fight to control your home
Build yourself a smarter home These are the best smart plugs that work with Alexa and Google Assistant Save on your energy costs with smart plugs that work with Google Assistant and Alexa. Here are some of our favorites that are compatible with multiple smart voice assistants. … [Read more...] about Apple and Google-backed smart home standard will launch in 2021
Project Connected Home over IP — the ambitious attempt to bring together Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance with a unified, open-source smart home platform — has just posted its latest update on the project. The group has announced (in the first major update since the standard was revealed) that work on the project is still ongoing, and it’s targeting a 2021 release, along with the first clear idea of what devices the standard is aiming to work with. … [Read more...] about Amazon, Apple, and Google’s open-source smart home standard is on track for a 2021 launch