Alexa on Fire TV has gradually improved since it first debuted last September; Tuesday's update adds television controls and app-launching capabilities.
Now on Kickstarter, the 23-inch display features a companion app that allows you to choose from curated 'Art Stations' that cycle through millions of contemporary and classic paintings and photos.
Looking to differentiate itself from competitors such as Shazam, the latest version of this app adds voice recognition and the ability to build playlists on music-streaming services like Spotify.
Dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers join GE's ovens, refrigerators, and GeoSpring water heater in having their own IFTTT channels.
The EchoStar-backed security and connected home hub now supports the Nest Cam, the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.
Geofencing is one of the more notable additions; users can also assign multiple lights to rooms, so that all the lights in a room can be controlled at once.
Dubbed the Supersonic, Dyson says its new design is quieter and gentle on hair.
BeOn bulbs should still be kept mostly dry despite the certification. The lighting replay update is a bigger deal, and allows pre-programmed lighting sequences to be played throughout the day.
Connected-home devices like the Nest thermostat already adapt to your preferences, this could be the first connected-home hub that can pull off that trick.
The big-box retailer announced several other connected-home appliances and tools, too, including a programmable room air conditioner.
Tapping Bluetooth for command and control eliminates the need for a hub, but it also means iLumi's bulbs can't be integrated into connected-home systems. But that could change.
Lowe's is building a second level on its solid connected-home foundation, and making intriguing promises for future expansion.
The big-box retailer promises to address the numerous shortcomings its customers are complaining about.
The system piggybacks onto your existing wiring to add a motion sensor, wireless on/off switch, a two-way intercom, and a siren to scare intruders away.
Eight and 12-zone systems optimize water usage by taking weather, vegetation, and garden layout into account.
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