Ry Crist/CNET Press a button and you can prep for movie time by rolling down the shades, dimming the lights and locking the doors. Apple’s smart home platform HomeKit has always allowed you to control multiple compatible devices at once through Scenes. The new Elgato Eve Button at CES will allow you to activate three of those scenes with a press. The $50 Bluetooth-enabled Button … Continue reading Elgato’s Button can control your Apple smart home at CES
Nintendo Switch becomes the fastest-selling home video game system of all time in the U.S. Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history. The home console that players can take wherever they go launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures. That’s the … Continue reading Nintendo Switch becomes the fastest-selling home video game system of all time in the U.S.
Tying it all together is the Roku Entertainment Assistant, which will let you control the company’s entire platform with voice commands. You could, for example, say “Hey Roku, play rock music in the living room,” and it’ll start spitting out tunes from your soundbar. It’s not aiming to be a fully featured assistant like Siri or Alexa — it’s entirely focused on entertainment control. As … Continue reading Roku aims to take over home audio with its wireless speaker platform
China wants Jia Yueting home to settle his debts, but he won’t listen. VCG China’s deadline for the founder of embattled LeEco to return home has passed, but Jia Yueting is still nowhere in sight — at least, not in the country. Jia won’t be returning to China because he has to stay in the US to oversee and drive “many tasks” relating to the … Continue reading China orders LeEco founder Jia Yueting home but he’s saying no
GLENS FALLS — As New Year’s Eve revelers head out for partying at a local bar or with friends, catching an Uber ride home might be a good option despite increased rates for the two-day holiday. Unlike taxis, Uber drivers use their own vehicles to drive people to short or long destinations. The drivers are registered with Uber as well as the state. They also … Continue reading Uber: A New Year’s Eve ride home? | Local