SmartThings outage takes down US homes

Buying into a smart home platform is all well and good – but what about when the service goes down?
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Amazon adds follow-up mode for Alexa to let you make back-to-back requests

Amazon has added a new feature that you will let you make successive requests without needing to repeat your Echo speaker’s wake word
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This smart home chip extends the battery life of a device to 10 years

What if the next couch you bought had a chip inside that relayed information to the rest of your home?
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Streety app lets you share outdoor camera feeds with your neighbours

Smart home company Vivint has just made outdoor smart security cameras potentially a hell of a lot more useful.
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​Netatmo debuts smart home chatbot

Netatmo has announced its Smart Home Bot, a chat service which enables you to control your connected devices via texts in Facebook Messenger.
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