Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices, leak the contents of their memory and remotely run code, effectively giving attackers full control. […]

Amazon’s new APIs connect smart home cameras and doorbells to Alexa

Your Ring and August doorbells and locks just got a lot smarter. Amazon has released new APIs for smart home cameras and doorbells allowing these devices to communicate with Echo speakers. Not all devices can support these new APIs however. Amazon currently supports WebRTC compliant cameras or 3Ps, which use a WebRTC bridge to connect […]

Lawyers for Vizio Smart TV owners propose final deal, around $20 per person

Enlarge / An employee arranges a display of Vizio Inc. high-definition televisions at a Best Buy Inc. store in Paramus, New Jersey, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. (credit: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Lawyers representing Vizio TV owners have asked a federal judge in Orange County, California to sign off on a proposed class-action […]

Smart will show new electric concept in Paris

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Paris Motor Show,smart,Convertible,Electric Daimler has released photos of the new Forease concept ahead of the Paris Motor Show. Continue reading Smart will show new electric concept in Paris Smart will show new electric concept in Paris originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:30:00 EDT. Please […]

Logitech’s latest media keyboard is designed for your smart TV

There aren’t many media keyboards devoted to smart TVs (they tend to be built for home theater PCs), but Logitech might have just given you another viable option. Its new K600 offers a compact keyboard-and-trackpad combo designed for modern smart TVs. You won’t have to laboriously enter web addresses or search queries using just your […]

11 Smart Pieces of Advice to Help You Thrive as a Single Mother

Becoming a mother is one of the most difficult challenges a woman can take on in her life. Whether this happens the “natural” way, with the help of science, or through adoption, being in charge of nurturing another human being is a herculean task to take on. Typically, when we think about parenthood, we imagine […]

Amazon Echo Sub and Smart Plug leak ahead of event

You might just be looking at some of the Alexa-powered devices due to show at Amazon’s rumored hardware event this month. Pocket-lint has spotted listings (since pulled) for the Echo Sub wireless subwoofer (above) and Smart Plug (below), both of which see Amazon venturing into unfamiliar territory. The Sub adds 100W of bass to an […]

OnePlus wants to build smart TVs, move into connected home space

Enlarge / OnePlus’ last phone, the OnePlus 6. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Here’s an unexpected news item that popped up over the weekend: OnePlus, the Android smartphone maker, wants to start making televisions. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made an announcement on the company forums that a smart TV was on the way. “We are building a […]