Tag Archive: Control


These Xbox One console bundles come with a free Echo Dot for voice control

Ask and you shall receive.

As part of a big Xbox update, Microsoft just released the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa which allows you to navigate your Xbox One console using your voice and a Cortana or Amazon Alexa-enabled device, such as the Echo Dot.

To celebrate the announcement, Amazon is offering discounted bundles of the Xbox One and Echo Dot hardware so you can get started using the feature right away. With this deal, you’re  [Read More…]

WWE 2K19 Universe Mode puts you in control of your own wrestling promotions

Show Vince McMahon how it’s done.

WWE 2K19’s Universe Mode is one of the most interesting ones in wrestling video games. The mode essentially lets you play the role of pro wrestling booker. That is, you’re in charge of which matches go on the show card, who wins championships, and who becomes the face of your company.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to put on the best wrestling shows you can? Don’t worry. We have a few  [Read More…]

Leviton’s new $30 Mini Plug-in Outlet helps you control your home

If you’re not commanding a smart home now, you’re running out of excuses to try.

Leviton, the maker of tons of really good smart switches and plugs, has a new smart device – the $ 29.99 Decora Mini Plug-in Outlet. Much like the Wemo Mini or TP-Link Mini, this is a new smart plug that requires no hub and easily connects to smart home ecosystems like Alexa or Google Assistant.

You can also use the Decora Mini  [Read More…]

Navigate and control your phone with Voice Access

Welcome to truly hands-free smartphone control.

Using your phone hands-free is a luxury to most of us. We cheer when Google Assistant can start a timer while we’re washing sticky dough or slimy meat juices off our hands, or helps us make a call without taking our eyes off the road, or rewinds the music while we’re jamming out in the shower. For millions with dexterity, motor, and mobility impairments, hands-free is the only way they can  [Read More…]

Take control of your smart TV with the new Logitech K600 keyboard

Time for some 70-inch gaming.

Logitech is no stranger to wireless keyboards, and the newest product is just improving on what the company already does best. Available in October for $ 69.99, the new Logitech K600 TV Keyboard is designed especially for use with Smart TVs. You can check to see if your TV is compatible here. You can also get your pre-orders in. Remember that this will work just as well with other Bluetooth-compatible devices like  [Read More…]

Fossil Q Control review

Think back a few years to when Android Wear was introduced and how many thought that Google had tapped into something extremely special. Having all but pulled the plug on its Google Glass endeavor, Android Wear seemed much more practical and beneficial.

As much as we didn’t picture ourselves wearing Glass, or having this little screen hovering right outside of our eye, we were intrigued. There truly was something interesting and intriguing about it — regardless of how dumb we  [Read More…]

TP-Link’s Smart Power Strip lets you control each outlet with your phone

Six smart plugs can’t plug into one outlet, but this power strip can.

Smart plugs are extremely useful pieces of tech that can actually change your daily habits. However, purchasing multiple plugs can be a costly task. Many of the smart plugs available even end up blocking the unused outlet above or beneath it which can be a huge hassle when you want to plug in multiple devices which sit near each other in your home. Luckily,  [Read More…]

How to control what ads Google shows you

Interest-based ads are best when they are things you’re actually interested in.

We know Google as the company who gives us great services like Gmail and Google Photos (literally the best Google product ever), and of course, Android — the software that powers the phones we all love. But Google is a search and advertising company at its heart. It has combined the two things into a giant internet machine that basically prints money for the company,  [Read More…]

Control up to 15 devices with the $140 Logitech Harmony Ultimate All In One Remote

Your entire living room on one device.

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote is on sale today only for $ 139.99 at Amazon. This $ 45 discount off the product’s average price is a deal exclusively available to Prime members, though you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not yet a member to take advantage of this offer.

Amazon doesn’t usually offer Gold Box deals of the day which are Prime exclusive, however,  [Read More…]

Google Assistant can now control DISH Hopper TV receivers

Voice control everything from simple commands to volume.

Google Assistant’s prowess in home control is making another solid step with a new DISH partnership. You can now simply talk to Google Assistant to control your DISH Hopper TV receiver, cutting down on the number of times you have to use (or find) the remote or deal with moving through on-screen menus.

Cutting down on the number of times you reach for the remote is always a good  [Read More…]