Netatmo yesterday announced that official support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video feature will be gradually rolled out to owners of its $200 Smart Indoor Camera in form of a free firmware update which is scheduled to arrive in the coming days.
An upcoming update to add HomeKit support to the tri-band Linksys Velop routers [updated]
At last year's WWDC, Apple said that it will permit manufacturers to implement HomeKit compatibility in their routers. Today, a source discovered that Linksys will soon release a software update that would bring HomeKit functionality to its tri-band Velop routers.
The Philips Hue vulnerability reminds us that the smart home is still a work in progress
Philips Hue, arguably the most popular smart lighting system for the connected home, suffers from a nasty vulnerability that could permit bad actors to attack your whole home network.
It’s time for Apple Home
Macworld writer Jason Snell published today a thought-provoking piece titled "It’s time for new hardware at the center of Apple’s home strategy" that's well worth a read, especially if you belong to the camp that believes it's high time for Apple Home.
Apple, Google, Amazon and others team up on an open standard for smart home devices
Apple, Amazon, Google and the Zigbee Alliance are establishing a working group tasked with the creation of a royalty-free connectivity standard smart home devices.
Apple snaps up home security camera maker Lighthouse AI after buying its patents
Apple has quietly absorbed home security camera maker Lighthouse AI after buying several of its US patents earlier in the month.
Apple buys patents from defunct home security camera maker Lighthouse AI
Apple recently snapped up a batch of US patents from Lighthouse AI, a defunct home security camera company that shuttered a few months ago. The acquired IP portfolio includes crucial patents related to the depth sensing technology used by Lighthouse's cameras.
HomeKit support for Smart TVs shown in action
Developer Khaos Tian has managed to add his Smart TV to the Home app on the iOS 12.2 beta by hacking Apple's HomeKit protocol. As a result, he's discovered, screenshotted and capture on video some of the upcoming HomeKit features for Smart TV integration and control.
HomeKit for TV allegedly supports controlling power, volume, input source, brightness & more
Although not official as of yet, Apple's HomeKit software framework for managing smart devices for the connected home apparently includes support for controlling power, volume, input source, brightness and so forth on compatible Smart TV sets.
Elgato rebrands as Eve Systems, sells its streaming gaming accessory division to Corsair
Elgato Systems announced Wednesday that it's renaming itself to Eve Systems and selling its successful gaming business to the gaming peripherals maker Corsair.
Google Assistant now works with 5,000 smart home accessories vs. 200 for Siri and HomeKit
According to Google, its Assistant now works with more than 5,000 smart home devices.
Smart home builders increasingly picking Alexa accessories over HomeKit products
Many smart home vendors are reportedly building homes that prioritize accessories that work with the smartphone assistant Alexa while deemphasizing accessories that are compatible with Apple's HomeKit framework for the connect home.