The Apple HomePod just got a potentially life-saving feature

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Making good on its promise (opens in new tab), Apple is giving its HomePod line of gadgets the power to detect smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through its Sound Recognition software. Sure, that features the discontinued first-gen HomePod mannequin.

When it detects an alarm going off, the HomePod will instantly ship a notification to both your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch machine informing you of the potential emergency. You may then faucet these notifications on both an iPhone or iPad to double-check if every thing’s okay. It might be a false alarm, in any case. The machine will then announce to everybody in your home that you just’re checking in.