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Brilliant smart home hub now supports Apple HomeKit

Brilliant, a smart home hub that plugs into existing light-switch ports, already works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, Philips Hue, August smart locks and a whole bunch of other home accessories. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/08/brilliant-smart-home-hub-apple-homekit/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D1600%252C1014%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C1014%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-01%252F3379d090-1330-11e9-9dc7-3f6a021234ed%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D6e3ae10c7ad853065310b37abc08411e4d3c63cb&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=1ccf7ba17021de459ba75f6e1a1921906924cdd8

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years, according to a preliminary estimate published Tuesday. from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/climate/greenhouse-gas-emissions-increase.htmlhttps://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/01/09/climate/09CLI-EMISSIONS/merlin_148880730_13266463-0686-424a-bf39-9c58b369efb5-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale

Samsung warns of sharp sales and profit decline

Samsung Electronics recorded its highest ever profits last quarter, but three months on things aren’t looking so great. The company issued guidance today warning that revenue and profits for the three months ending December 31st 2018 will be sharply down year-on-year. from https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/8/18173364/samsung-earnings-guidance-q4-2018-warninghttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62804646/akrales_180814_2817_0359.0.jpg

Uber partner reveals air taxi design at CES

Bell, one of Uber’s flying taxi partners, revealed the design of its vertical takeoff and landing air taxi at CES, a five-person hybrid-electric powered vehicle with six tilting ducted fans. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/07/uber-partner-reveals-air-taxi-design-ces/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fresize%3D2000%252C2000%252Cshrink%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-01%252F1cd54990-12c8-11e9-bfbd-29227176304b%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D79ef51946134ea4f01aa7749ed308bf9ee01bae3&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=20528d1e9e47bc71763ac19440b4e7e05427e15c

Robotemi is adding Alexa to its personal telepresence robot

Temi (pronounced “Timmy,” I think) is a personal robot with a 10-inch tablet for a head. It can play music and videos, control your smart home hardware and handle other basic assistant stuff, such as ordering takeout. In short, Temi is a friendlier telepresence robot for the home. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/07/temi-robot-amazon-alexa-echo-show/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fresize%3D2000%252C2000%252Cshrink%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-01%252F45e8ee80-12d8-11e9-bd67-d9ce8ee4e824%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3Dd232b19976c0a8d81fa23ecb103dedcfdd16904c&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=06c2976e6697d90c9628d3d03f18733987662793

Researchers develop a painless glucose monitor for diabetics

For those with diabetes, monitoring blood glucose is an essential part of disease management, but unfortunately, the methods for tracking glucose each have their own downsides. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/07/painless-glucose-monitor-diabetics/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fresize%3D2000%252C2000%252Cshrink%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-01%252Fa2889e40-128a-11e9-bff8-06d2eb17432b%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D163fcffc8cecda5dc2e6506b0e94a95284c9a2b8&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=5d02c7464f6ae84b19529115e9cd46fa7c6d2502