Items tagged with homekit

Corsair is a well-established brand with gamers, as the company produces high-performance hardware like RAM and peripherals to deck out your bodacious rig. Elgato Systems is the big name in video capture cards and other tech in the industry that many gamers use to record their in-game footage for streaming. Corsair has announced that it will now acquire Elgato Gaming as it looks to expands its streaming portfolio. Specifically, Corsair will be buying the Elgato Gaming division, with the Elgato Eve connected home products spinning off to become a separate company completely unaffiliated with Corsair. That new company will be called Eve Systems. Neither Corsair or Elgato is offering much in the... Read more...
It has been a rough few weeks for Apple with regards to its major software platforms. The latest black mark against the company comes in the form of a zero-day vulnerability that was discovered in Apple's HomeKit implantation in iOS 11.2. The vulnerability was first brought to public light by 9to5Mac, and is reportedly highly difficult to reproduce. Nonetheless, it allows for an unauthorized user to gain control of smart home devices connects via HomeKit. Given that the connected-accessories that are compatible with HomeKit extend to security cameras, smart locks, garage door openers and thermostats, the potential for abuse cannot be taken lightly. 9to5Mac has been careful not to describe in... Read more...
Just as you can't walk into a McDonald's and order a Whopper, you can no longer waltz into one of Apple's retail stores or visit the company's online shop and pick up a Nest thermostat, which is owned by rival Google. They've been yanked from store shelves, both physical and virtual, to make room for products that tap into Apple's own HomeKit home automation technology.Apple also kicked two other Nest products to the curb, at least for now -- the Nest Cam, a Wi-Fi video camera that lets you see your home on your phone, and the Next Protect, a second generation smoke and CO alarm that talks that talks and sends alerts to your mobile handset. Both of these products were launched only a month ago... Read more...