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The best smart home and kitchen gadgets to give as gifts

Will Lipman/Engadget For the smart home and kitchen gadget section of our holiday gift guide, we skipped past the WiFi-enabled toaster ovens and what-have-you, and narrowed our list down to the stuff that’s actually useful. For starters, yes, we agree that the Instant Pot — a darling in food

Connected Refrigerators Dominate the Global Smart Kitchen Appliances Market

 A new analysis by Verify Markets shows the Global Smart Kitchen Appliances Market was valued at $371 million in 2016 and is expected to reach over $2 billion by 2023, growing at a double-digit CAGR during the forecast period. Currently, smart refrigerators dominate the market with

Global Smart Connected Cooking Appliances Market 2017-2021

Smart connected kitchen appliances include refrigerators, dishwashers, cookware, cooktops, and other cooking appliances. Owing to the growing popularity of the modern and smart kitchen concept, customers are willing to spend on such products. These appliances work similar to that of the regular kitchen appliances.

Google Assistant Announced for Third-Party Smart Speakers, LG Appliances

Google on Wednesday at the sidelines of the IFA 2017announced that its virtual assistant will no longer be exclusive to the company’s Google Home smart speaker. Soon, the company said, Google Assistant will be arriving in new third-party speakers, starting with the Zolo Mojo by Anker, TicHome Mini by Mobvoi,

Reckitt bets on ‘smart’ products to renew innovation mojo

SLOUGH, England (Reuters) – Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L) is betting on connected consumer products as part of a push to show investors its innovative approach can still drive growth. In an interview at Reckitt’s global headquarters outside London, Chief Executive Rakesh Kapoor dismissed suggestions that

Belkin WeMo Mini Smart Plug Review: Automate your dumb appliances

The WeMo Mini Smart Plug lets you control and automate nearly any device in your home. Plug the WeMo Mini into an outlet, then plug a lamp, fan, or coffee maker into it and you’ll have control no matter where you are. The smart

UK government suddenly realises smart meters should link to appliances

THE UK GOVERNMENT has announced that it wants to use smart technology in the home to make households “at one” with the National Grid. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been working with OFGEM, the energy regulator, to come up with a

Sears is adding Alexa support to its Kenmore smart home appliances

Amazon’s Alexa assistant is now able to control an even wider range of home appliances. Smart appliances from Sears and its Kenmore brand are joining the list of hardware that can be used through voice commands to Amazon’s Echo lineup of speakers and other Alexa-enabled devices. GE and

Opinion: What can smart home tech do for retirees?

The most complicated thing on earth isn’t high-technology, it’s family dynamics. A weekend with the in-laws, or a Thanksgiving dinner will provide all the evidence needed. And now that we’re living longer than ever before, the interests and opinions of more generations will compete

Sharp trips to the future with a quartet of smart appliances

    Sharp has entered the world of connected appliances with a new smart oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. But the aim here is much more than just app control. At its impressive Vestel City factory complex in Turkey, Sharp unveiled four smart