Tag Archive: Easier


4K streaming doesn’t get much easier than this for $39

Roku now does 4K streaming for less than $ 50. That’s pretty much all you need to know.

This is going to be one of those reviews where we spoil everything from the jump. Roku Premiere (and the Walmart-exclusive Premiere+) bring 4K streaming down to under $ 50.

That’s it. That’s the important part. Everything else is secondary.

The Roku user experience? Same as it ever was. All those streaming “channels”? (What Roku calls “apps,” really.) Still  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa’s app redesign makes navigating your smart home easier

This is happy. Alexa, do not play Despacito.

With Amazon’s huge lineup of smart devices, all new generations coming out, and new toolkits giving developers even more freedom to experiment, the Alexa voice assistant has firmly entrenched herself as one of the top voice control smart home systems around. The primary way to control Alexa, outside of yelling at her (be nice!), is through the free app. Now that app is getting a face-lift and it’s looking better than  [Read More…]

Deebot 901 review: Cleaning your house just got smarter and easier

A few weeks ago I adopted the Ecovacs Deebot 901 when it arrived on my doorstep. I lovingly named it Suckatron and quickly realized it would become an essential member of the household. Before we go any further, I do want to mention the Deebot 901 was provided to us by Ecovacs but these are my unbiased opinions about it.

However, I have to admit between the performance, the app, and support for Alexa and Google Assistant I love this  [Read More…]

Tips to make your Lenovo Smart Display experience easier

Here are five ways to make your Smart Display even better!

So, you’ve picked up a Lenovo Smart Display. Awesome! It’s one of the best ways to get the Google Assistant in any house and is one of our favorite smart home gadgets of the year. It’s pretty easy to get a hang of out of the box, but there are a few handy tricks we’ve discovered that make using it even better.

Without further ado, here  [Read More…]

This $20 Helping Hand deluxe stair climber cart will make your life easier

Work smarter, not harder.

Amazon is offering this Helping Hand Deluxe Stair Climber Folding Cart for only $ 19.97 right now. It typically sells for about $ 15 more.

This cart lives up to its name. It’ll help you out with grocery shopping, laundry, events, camping, rearranging, and more. Plus, the innovative design can handle not only smooth surfaces, but curbs and steps. If you live in a walk-up or frequently take the bus, this thing is  [Read More…]

Summer lawn care and DIY projects get easier with this one-day Greenworks Power Tools sale

Time to make the neighbors jealous.

Today only, select Greenworks 24V Power Tools are on sale at Amazon with prices starting at just $ 18. If you’re looking to keep your lawn looking nice and trimmed this summer, you do not want to miss out on this one.

Among the deals on Amazon today include offers like a 12-inch Cordless String Trimmer/Edger for $ 30, which regularly sells for around $ 50, and this 10-Inch Cordless Chainsaw for  [Read More…]

Facebook Marketplace makes it easier to find a plumber or maid

Starting immediately, Facebook Marketplace seeks to be your one-stop-shop for finding a home service professional. Work directly with contractors, house cleaners, and other types; get a quote or receive help with your latest project.

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Google’s making it easier to understand and manage user data it collects

These changes will go into effect May 25.

Over the past couple weeks, you’ve likely gotten emails from a number of website and apps you use regarding updates to their privacy policies. Europe will soon launch its new General Data Protection Regulation (aka the GDPR) to give people more rights over their online data, and Google recently shared all of the steps it’s taken to ensure it complies with the new law.

First and foremost, Google’s updating  [Read More…]

Android Things 1.0 aims to make it easier for devs to build IoT devices

Android Things addresses long-standing security vulnerabilities in IoT devices.

Back in 2016, Google introduced Android Things as a lightweight platform for developers to create IoT devices, and now the platform is getting a formal release. Android Things 1.0 is now ready for use on consumer products, and has picked up compatibility with additional SoMs (system-on-modules) based on the NXP i.MX8M, Qualcomm SDA212, Qualcomm SDA624, and MediaTek MT8516 platforms.

Reference designs will be available in the “coming  [Read More…]

Amazon makes it easier to find previously heard songs with Alexa

“Alexa, play Rihanna songs I haven’t heard in a while.”

Listening to music is easily what I use my smart speakers for the most, and if you’ve got one powered by Alexa and use Amazon Music, it’s about to get a lot easier to find songs you haven’t heard in a while.

Rather than opening up the Alexa app to see your streaming history to find that one Logic song you were listening to a while ago,  [Read More…]