Posts by Hannah Chao

The Star Trek Home, Episode 3: Simpli...

Computer: [alarm] Intruder alert! Intruder alert! According to the crime statistics conducted by the FBI, it is estimated that a home burglary happens every 20.9 seconds in the United States. That adds up to about 172 per hour, and approximately 4,134 per day. These are startling statistics, but the good news is that we can […]

Amazon Echo Spot

Echo Spot is basically Amazon Echo with a 2.5-inch screen that serves as a smart alarm clock that is powered by Alexa. The compact, circular design gives the Echo Spot a stylish look, enabling it to blend seamlessly into any home. Echo Spot Features Second-generation far-field technology with four microphones makes Alexa better at understanding […]

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4 and Xbox1)

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an upcoming western action-adventure game developed by Rockstar Games Studio and will be the third game in the Red Dead series. Like its predecessors that were released for the Playstation and Xbox consoles, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Rockstar has confirmed that […]

The ‘Star Trek’ Home, Ep ...

In Star Trek, the bridge is a command center in a starship where commanding officers supervise all of the operations of the vessel. Like the bridge is to a starship, smart homes often have a hub that consolidates and controls the operations of the diverse smart devices within the home, and enable them to communicate […]

The ‘Star Trek’ Home, Ep ...

Lately, advancements in smart home tech have been boiled down to apps, automation and voice recognition, i.e. scheduling a smart gadget to automatically turn on or off at certain times of the day, controlling a gadget using voice commands, or remotely from a mobile app. Now… imagine being able to communicate from different rooms within […]

Arktika.1 (Oculus Touch)

Arktika.1 is a fully-immersive sci-fi horror shooter developed 4A Games – the studio that brought us the Metro series first person shooters.  Arktika.1 is slated to be released on October 10th.  Arktika.1 is being designed exclusively for the Oculus Touch in collaboration with Oculus Studios.  So you know they’ll have some amazing high-level interactivity rarely seen […]

MySmartBlinds Automation Kit

Imagine being able to remotely control every blind in every room of your home from just your mobile device. How about being able to automatically tilt your blinds to let in sunlight or shut them for privacy according to different times of the day? Motorized blinds and shades seem to be all the craze in […]

Netatmo – New Presence and Welc...

  Introduction to Netatmo Security Cameras Netatmo announced at IFA2017 that it will soon integrate Apple HomeKit capability into its Presence and Welcome security cameras. The ‘Presence’ Camera     The Netatmo Presence is an outdoor wireless security camera with a built-in 12W, dimmable floodlight. It can be installed by replacing an existing outdoor light […]

Destiny 2

Destiny Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, Destiny is a sci-fi first-person shooter game with MMORPG elements that was released in September 2014 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, and Xbox One consoles. The setting of Destiny is many thousands of years in the future where humanity has traveled far and wide in […]