Tag Archives: Home

Google Home hands-free calling is here, but doesn’t yet have caller ID

OK Google, phone Home. First announced at I/O in May, Google is ready to launch hands-free calling via its voice-activated Home speaker, letting you get in touch with anyone in the U.S. or Canada without lifting a finger—and for free. Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to use your Home speaker to place a call to virtually any person in your contacts or ... Read More »

Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal weatherman?

Weather Station as our top pick in this category. The Netatmo kit—the base package plus the wind and rain gauges—remains our recommendation for smart-home enthusiasts. Everyone has their own morning routine. Some of us go for a run, others get the kids ready for school, some just want to know if it will be smooth sailing during their rush-hour commute. The ... Read More »

Reliance Home Finance top line grows 58%

The disbursements were Rs 2,655 crore during the period under review and the assets under management as on June 30, 2017 stood at Rs 13,022 crore. MUMBAI: Reliance Home Finance Ltd on Wednesday said it closed the first quarter of the current fiscal with a 58 per cent increase in its total income. In a statement issued here, the company said it ... Read More »

Property prices likely to correct 0.5-1%, says Reliance Home Finance CEO

Reliance Home Finance, a part of Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Capital, said that with the implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), property prices are likely to correct by about one per cent giving a much-needed boost to the stagnant market at present. Ravindra Sudhalkar, ED and CEO, Reliance Home Finance (RHF), told BusinessLine that he expects property prices to ... Read More »

Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Eero was one of the first router manufacturers to bring mesh Wi-Fi networks into the home. Now the company is preparing to ship its second-generation Eero WiFi System, which features Thread radios for controlling smart home devices, and a new type of access point that plugs directly into an AC outlet. The second-gen Eero router uses the same form factor ... Read More »

Google turns up the integration between Home, Play Music with new personalized playlists

One of the greatest features of having a voice-powered speaker in our homes is the ability to play a song when the moment strikes. Google Home has always included support for Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and TuneIn, letting you fill your house with music just by asking, but now it’s making its own service a whole lot smarter. Subscribers to ... Read More »

Brisk walk keeps office troubles away from home

PTI | Feb 9, 2017, 12.19 PM IST Brisk walk keeps office troubles away from home Taking a 90 minute brisk walkor a long swim may prevent office frustrations from spilling over into your home, scientists have found. The study , which tracked sleep patterns and daytime physical movements, found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps ... Read More »

Plex’s new Amazon Echo support lets you control your home theater with your voice

Plex is getting into the home automation game. The popular media management software just announced it now has an Alexa skill, as well as smart home features that turns off the lights or post a message in Slack based on an action you take with Plex. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Amazon Echo TECHHIVE RATING $179.99MSRP $179.99 VIEW on Amazon Amazon’s ... Read More »

Google Home gets smarter with Belkin WeMo and Honeywell thermostat support

Google Home is bumping up its smart home capabilities to better compete with Amazon’s Echo lineup. The search giant just announced that you can now use Home to turn on Belkin WeMo products such as smart plugs and light switches. Google Home is also supporting Honeywell thermostats for those times you need to turn up the heat without getting off ... Read More »

Vizio adds Google Home support to its SmartCast TVs and home audio gear

In 2016, Vizio was big on building Google Cast support (the underpinnings of Chromecast) into its TVs, home theater displays, soundbars, and wireless speakers via the SmartCast line. For 2017, Vizio’s adding Google Home compatibility. Instead of casting media from a phone or tablet (like a sucker!) Vizio owners can now verbally order Google Home to play music from Spotify ... Read More »