November 7, 2016 · Web Design · Comments Off on Apple’s Echo rival could make Siri the master of your home

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Amazon is sitting pretty on top of the smart home with its Alexa voice-controlled Echo devices, and Google will close in later this year with its own Home assistant device. But what about Apple?

While iOS 10’s much-needed Home app for controlling all your HomeKit-compatible smart home devices is a step in the right direction, the company may need an Echo rival of its own.

Apple is reportedly working on an Echo-like smart home device according to Bloomberg

This report corroborates a earlier one from The Information earlier this year that Apple was developing its own Echo-like product based around Siri.  Read more…

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July 3, 2016 · Web Design · Comments Off on Ordinary Vulcan couple looks for a home to settle down in new ‘Star Trek’ ads

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The life of a Vulcan isn’t all intergalactic adventures and heroic feats of intelligence.

A new set of ads for Quicken’s Rocket Mortgage imagines a family of Spock’s fellow Vulcans with a simpler domestic life, their race’s characteristic emotionless logic applied to more mundane household chores — like finding the right home mortgage.

In one, the pointy-eared couple coldly reason their way through everyday home life as their dog with a matching bowl-cut hairdo leaps through a sleek automated doggy door.

“Perhaps it is time we acquire a larger dwelling,” one says.  Read more…

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