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Dish will install your smart home gadgets for a flat fee

Sponsored Links Dish Dish is having another go at the smart home. The satellite TV provider has been offering smart technology installation services to its own customers for years, but today it launches OnTech, a service that will set up a whole range of devices for you, whether you’re an existing customer or not. OnTech …

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Your sleep tracker might make insomnia worse

Sponsored Links fizkes via Getty Images Sleep tracking can help you determine if you’re getting a good night’s rest, but it might exacerbate your problems in some circumstances. Scientists talking to the New York Times have warned that sleep tracker apps and devices can worsen insomnia both through inaccurate data and by making your anxieties …

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Walmart’s new delivery service will put groceries directly in your fridge

Sponsored Links Walmart Having groceries delivered to your home is convenient, but if taking food from the front door to the kitchen is too much hassle, then Walmart has a solution. It is launching a new service, InHome Delivery, which involves a representative placing groceries directly in your fridge. The idea is that you can …

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LG’s 8K OLED TV is as big as it is expensive

Sponsored Links LG Sorry, 4K TV owners, your days of bigging up your entertainment setup to pals is nearing an end — 8K has officially arrived, and as LG’s newest offering proves, it’s almost sarcastic in its lavishness. LG is now accepting pre-orders for its 8K OLED — the world’s first — which boasts eye-watering …

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Sony built an IoT chip with a 60 mile range

Sponsored Links Sony Sony is quietly launching a chip that could change how e-bikes, cars, street lamps and all kinds of other connected devices can relay information. The module, when installed on any IoT object, will allow it send data to Sony’s proprietary low-power wide area (LPWA) ELTRES network launching this fall. It can transmit …

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Alexa’s intercom-like broadcasts come to more non-Echo devices

Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Amazon has slowly been expanding the circle of devices that can use Alexa Announcements, but now it’s throwing the gates wide open. The company has made the intercom-like feature available to any device with Alexa support built-in — you could use your thermostat or fridge to tell the …

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Google rolls out a refreshed, more personal Smart Display interface

Sponsored Links Cherlynn Low/Engadget Google introduced an updated Smart Display interface alongside the Nest Hub Max, and now you don’t need that new hardware to see what the fuss is about. The 9to5Google team has discovered that Google is rolling out the refreshed interface to the Nest Hub (formerly the Home Hub) and, presumably, third-party …

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Alexa Guard is ready to turn your Echo into a home security device

Sponsored Links Andrew Burton/Bloomberg via Getty Images It took more than half a year to come to fruition, but Amazon’s Alexa Guard is finally a reality. Starting today, Americans can use their Echo speakers as home security devices — tell Alexa “I’m leaving” and your devices will alert you through phone notifications if they hear …

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Amazon’s Ring could finally get HomeKit support

Sponsored Links Ring The wait for Amazon’s Ring video doorbell to integrate with Apple’s HomeKit could soon be over. Ring has long promised HomeKit support, but it’s faced repeated delays. Now, it looks like Ring’s Video Doorbell Pro and Spotlight Cam have earned HomeKit certification. A Twitter user spotted the change on Apple’s MFi licensing …

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Samsung leak exposed source code, passwords and employee data

Sponsored Links JUNG YEON-JE via Getty Images Samsung was reportedly leaking sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects. According to TechCrunch, independent security researcher Mossab Hussein discovered dozens of exposed files in a GitLab used by Samsung engineers and hosted on a company-owned domain. The projects were reportedly set to “public” …

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