Tag Archive: Device


Here’s how to use your Alexa device to donate to students in need

Give a little bit.

The world could always use more kindness. If you’re in the mood to spread a little positivity around, Amazon and Shaq are making it easy to donate to kids in need thanks to a special promotion. All you have to do is talk to your Alexa device.

Say, “Alexa, donate to Happy School Year” to donate a backpack under $ 25 to a student in need. Confirm your purchase, and Amazon will match  [Read More…]

How set a priority device on Google WiFi

We all love our streaming. Video, audio, real-time, and on-demand, we constantly want to consume content. While the convenience of streaming is amazing, it takes a lot of resources, mainly bandwidth. This can be extremely hard on your home network.

Make it a priority

Fortunately, most router systems have a setting to name a certain device on your network to get the lion’s share of the internet. This prioritization can make it so that your Netflix streams don’t buffer or  [Read More…]

How to properly Powerwash your Chrome OS device

While we’d love to think our technology would work as it’s designed 100 percent of the time, there are instances where things get weird. Maybe your screen has a flicker, or your laptop trackpad stutters. A simple solution to problems like this with Chrome OS devices might be to Powerwash the unit.

What does Powerash do?

This is Google’s version of a factory reset on Chromebooks. It’s essentially re-flashing a fresh install of Chrome OS onto the computer, returning the  [Read More…]

This is the best time to pick up an Echo device in India

With up to 60% off Echo devices, now is the time to get started with Alexa.

Prime Day is in full swing, and Amazon’s two-day sale extravaganza promises to deliver attractive deals on hundreds of thousands of products. We usually see great deals on Amazon’s own hardware during its sale events, and it’s no different this time around.

Amazon is discounting its Echo devices by up to 60% in India, making it the ideal time to get  [Read More…]

How to set a video wallpaper on your Android device

Since its debut Android has always had a ton of customization options. Key among the cooler features brought about in the first years was the introduction of Live Wallpapers. Whereas initial versions of Android had a few limitations on what could be used as a Live Wallpaper, advances in hardware and software give users the ability to set an actual video as your device’s wallpaper.

If you’ve got a favorite video clip you’d like to use as a wallpaper on Android  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: A change of climate means a change in device usage

A reminder that everyone around the world has different needs from the same devices.

Of all the things I expected to have to think about with a move from the lush green Pacific Northwest to sunny Southern California, I didn’t consider reworking most aspects of how I use my various electronics.

The Bose QC35 headphones I love so much? Well, those don’t work so well when I’m wearing sunglasses everywhere I go. And they really don’t work  [Read More…]

Which Echo device should you get for Alexa Guard?

Worrying about your home when you’re away on vacation, visiting family, or simply when running a number of errands is never fun. With Alexa Guard, you can feel comforted in the fact that something is monitoring the sounds in your home while you’re out. It currently works with all Echo devices available in the United States. Here are all of the Echo devices that work with Alexa Guard.

Tiny and mighty Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Staff Pick

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Pokémon GO Plus+ is a new device that will track your sleep

Just when you think you can’t get more Pokémon in your life, Pokémon GO Plus+ comes along in your sleep.

What you need to know Nintendo held a Pokémon press conference in Japan. The Pokémon GO Plus+ can be used to track sleep for the Pokémon Sleep app. Development began after the company created the Pokéball Plus.

During a Pokémon press conference held in Japan, the company announced a new device that is the next iteration of  [Read More…]

The best Echo device deals right now

It’s time to save some money on a new Echo device.

An Amazon Echo device is one of the easiest ways to make your home smarter. From super-affordable options like the Echo Dot to the luxe models like the Echo Show, you have a wide variety of choices. All that smart home goodness can put a hefty dent in your wallet, but luckily we’ve rounded up the best Echo device deals that are available for March 2019.  [Read More…]

This $150 smart home device can stop fires and make you a better cook

Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires. Safera wants to put an end to that.

In 2016, FEMA recorded a total of 364,300 house fires. Of those, over half were caused by cooking. Thanks to numbers like that, cooking has steadily been the number one cause of house fires around the world.

Home fires can be devastating, resulting in ungodly expenses, emotional burden, and death in some cases. There are a lot of ways we can  [Read More…]