Building the backbone of a smarter smart home

The state of artificial intelligence (AI) in smart homes nowadays might be likened to a smart but moody teenager: It's starting to hit its stride and discover its talents, but it doesn't really feel like answering any questions ...

Smart home unit Nest is spun back into Google

Google is taking back Nest, the smart home unit of parent firm Alphabet, as part of an effort by the tech giant to battle rivals like Amazon and its Alexa digital assistant.

Smart speakers could be the tipping point for home automation

One of the biggest trends of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year was companies taking digital smart assistants – think Apple's Siri, Google's Assistant and Amazon's Alexa – and incorporating them ...

Apple pushes back release of HomePod speaker to 2018

Apple said Friday it was delaying until early next year the release of its HomePod speaker set to compete with Amazon's Alexa-powered devices and Google Home as a smart home and music hub.

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