Monday, September 28, 2020

5 Ways to Make Bedtime Better with Home Automation

It’s important for your bedtime routine to be as pleasant as possible, since it is the last thing you do before going to sleep....

Ring+ Connects Doorbells to Smart Homes

I recently did an article on Ring, the future of the doorbell. While that article covered the basics of what the video doorbell offers,...

When Home Automation Goes Very, Very Wrong

You may have read a funny, but disturbing, viral story recently about how one family’s experience with a Roomba went from awesome to downright...
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The Home Automation System That You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s easy. It’s elegant. It’s simple. It’s the home automation system that you’ve never heard of. Why? There is one obvious answer to that: it’s...
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Customize Your Smart Home Assistant With Alexa Blueprint

There’s smart home customization and then there’s the new Alexa Blueprint, which allows everyday users to skip the complicated development process to create a...
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Unexpected Outcomes of Having Smart Home Products

When I think about smart home products, I expect them to make my life easier. I expect a heightened convenience in my life, and,...
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An Augmented Look at the Forthcoming Google Home

What better way to explore smart home technology then by using…other technology? That’s just what we recently did with the forthcoming Google Home product. Google...

All About the Samsung SmartThings Sensor

The Samsung SmartThings Sensor is currently available on Amazon for about $40. That is a pretty decent price, but you might be wondering what...

The All New Echo Dot Is Here, and I Ordered One

In November of 2014, Amazon shook up the home automation market when it released the Echo, a smart home assistant that responds to voice...
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Is the New iRobot Roomba 980 Smart Enough?

We have smart TVs, smart computers, smart cars, and even smart lightbulbs. So why is it that we still haven’t mastered a smart vacuum?...

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