Tag Archive: Control


Wiz Connected’s IoT lights get a local remote control to lose in the couch

Plus in-home power meter smart plugs are on the way.

What you need to know Wiz Connected has a new remote and a new sensor to control its Wi-Fi lights. The remote control does not require a Wi-Fi connection. The company also announced app updates and hardware plans aimed at optimizing energy usage.

While Philips Hue sells smart bulbs that use Bluetooth and a Zigbee radio hub, sister company Wiz Connected makes light bulbs that work directly  [Read More…]

Twitter will soon let you control who can reply to your tweets

You’ll be able to shoo the trolls back to their bridges and keep them there.

What you need to know Twitter will let you limit who can interact with your tweets with a new feature test in a bid to promote healthy discussion on the platform. You’ll be able to prevent people who you don’t follow from retweeting or replying to your tweet directly. The changes will roll out later this year.

Twitter is making changes to  [Read More…]

Ring announces gate access control and smart light bulbs at CES 2020

Ring Access Controller Pro is available now, and the new LED lighting solutions will be available April 1.

What you need to know Ring Access Controller Pro allows you to remotely view a locked gate and unlock it to allow entrance. The Ring Access Controller Pro is also part of the Key by Amazon program to allow in-gate deliveries. The LED lights are available in both a typical screw-in powered bulb as well as solar-powered, each offering  [Read More…]

Remedy unveils first Control DLC at The Game Awards

No Alan Wake yet.

What you need to know Control: Expeditions is a free end-game expansion for all players. The mode involves interacting with the Jukebox and completing time-based challenges. Remedy also announced that the first paid DLC will hit in March 2020.

Remedy unveiled the first of its DLC for the award-winning 2019 hit Control at the Game Awards Thursday night.

Control: Expeditions is the first part of the company’s previously-announced DLC roadmap to get footage,  [Read More…]

Control and Death Stranding headline The Game Awards 2019 nominees

A lot of good nominations this year, and some snubs as always.

What you need to know The Game Awards take place on December 12th, 2019. Fur out of six Game of the Year nominees are new IP. You can now vote to see which games you’d like to win.

The Game Awards 2019 kick off next month on December 12th, and show creator and host Geoff Keighley has revealed this year’s full list of nominees. It  [Read More…]

How to change the touch control settings on your Echo Buds

The Amazon Echo buds provide an easy way for you to interact with Alexa hands-free, but they also feature touch controls for things like changing from Active Noise Reduction mode to sound Passthrough Mode. However, did you know that you can also change the default settings and customize what the various taps/touches do on the buds? It’s easy, and we’ll show you how below.

Products used in this guide Head tappin’: Amazon Echo Buds ($ 130 at Amazon)  [Read More…]

Galaxy Fit gets new watch faces, music control widget with latest update

Galaxy Fit owners can finally use the fitness band to control music playback.

What you need to know Samsung is rolling out a new software for the Galaxy Fit. The update adds new watch faces as well as a music control widget to the fitness band. You will need to update the Galaxy Fit Plugin app before you can download the new software update.

Samsung is adding a few new features to the Galaxy Fit with a  [Read More…]

If you use Alexa to control your smart home, these are the lights you want

The ecosystem of smart home devices that work with Amazon’s Alexa smart voice assistant is vast, and one of the most popular categories of smart home products is smart lighting. With so many options out there, how are you supposed to know which ones work well, or which ones work well with Alexa? My top choice is the Philips Hue White Ambiance Bulb, because it is an industry-leading product, has a massive ecosystem of other Hue products it  [Read More…]

Latest WhatsApp update lets you control who can add you to a group

You can now exclude specific contacts with the help of the new “My Contacts Except” option under group chat privacy settings.

What you need to know WhatsApp has replaced the “Nobody” option under Privacy Settings for groups with a new “My Contacts Except” option. The new option lets users exclude specific contacts or “select all.” WhatsApp says the update is now rolling out to users across the globe on the latest version of the app.

In April  [Read More…]

The Brilliant Smart Home Control is an awesome smart home panel

A convenient control center for all of your smart home gadgets.

These days our homes tend to be filled with several smart devices and gadgets. While these things can make our lives a lot easier, it can be kind of overwhelming when there are so many different ones. It helps to have a central smart home control center of some kind so you can manage all of these devices from one location. Enter the Brilliant Smart Home  [Read More…]