August's second- and third-generation smart locks, August Smart Lock and August Smart Lock Pro, now work with Apple's HomePod. Users of August Smart Locks will be able to access and control the locks with Apple's voice assistant, Siri.
President Donald Trump has announced tariffs expected to affect at least $50 billion worth of technology goods from China, in a move Trump says is designed to combat intellectual property theft that allows for the creation of cheaper goods in China. The tariffs could have a ripple effect on the prices of products associated with Chinese items, including smartphones and even social networks, writes Tom Simonite.
Korea Telecom has announced that it will offer 5G starting in March 2019. The carrier says the 2019 launch will give it time to perfect the service, with company executive Oh Seong-Mok promising "true 5G" nationwide coverage.
Spotify and Cadillac are working together to develop an in-vehicle streaming service that works through the car's built-in LTE connection. The service is already available in the CTS, CTS-V, ATS and ATS-V models and will be added to 2019 Cadillac and additional GMC models.
Many hotels are adding high-tech items to allow users to enjoy music, movies and sports through streaming services, sound systems and large 4K TVs. One example of this is the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, which offers film-based features including an 85-inch Bang & Olufsen Avant Series 4K TV and a 5,000-lumen Sony projector with a 13-foot screen.
Sears is reintroducing consumer electronics in about one-third of its stores after removing the sections about three years ago. Sears will continue its smart home focus but will shift that focus to include consumer electronics.
March debuts for "Fortnite" on mobile and "PUBG Mobile" are so far a success in the iOS App Store. "Fortnite" is still available by invitation only, but it tops App Store downloads, and "PUBG Mobile" has surpassed "Candy Crush Saga" as the current top-grossing game.
Google is developing blockchain technology to secure transactions and data in its cloud business, sources tell Bloomberg. Google reportedly hopes to use the technology to set its cloud services apart from those offered by rivals.
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