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Google Home is awesome; here’s how to make it even better!

First introduced in May 2016, the Google Home has fast become one of the leading connected smart speakers. It’s perhaps one of the most flexible devices of its kind and only gets better with updates and new features.

We’re in an era where the Google Home faces strong competition from the likes of Sonos, Amazon Echo, and the Apple HomePod. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks, and the space will get more crowded when Samsung delivers its first Bixby-powered  [Read More…]

Can I use a Galaxy Watch even if I don’t have a Galaxy phone?

Best answer: If you have an Android phone, even one not made by Samsung, your Galaxy Watch will work great with it.

Amazon: Samsung Galaxy Watch ($ 350)

If you have a modern Android phone, you can use a Galaxy Watch

In the past, Samsung locked its wearables to the Samsung experience. You needed to have a Samsung phone, and a fairly new one at that, to use its watches and fitness bands. The biggest reason  [Read More…]

Even renters can get great DIY security systems

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe and work from our homes. Keeping everything connected — and secure — is our specialty.

The Ring Alarm is the best DIY home security system for renters because it offers everything needed to keep your home safe at a competitive price and the optional $ 10 monthly monitoring is the best value.

Our Pick Ring Alarm

$ 199 from Amazon $ 199  [Read More…]

Google still tracks your location even when you turn off Location History

Mother Google is always watching.

Google Maps is filled with all sorts of tools/features to help you navigate the world around you, one of which is something called “Your Timeline.” Your Timeline uses Location History to create a private view of your exact whereabouts on any given day, and while it’s a pretty neat feature, can be a bit much for privacy-conscious users.

You can disable this by turning off Location History for your Google account, but  [Read More…]

Report: Google will continue tracking you, even if you told it not to

We all know that Google tracks us. But what you don’t know is that the search giant will do so even after you’ve told it not to.

Google does give you the option to turn Location History off. Yet according to a recent paper, this act might not have the intended effect of wiping your tracks completely.

An investigation led by researchers at Princeton Universe and reported by the Associated Press revealed that Google services on Android continue to store  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new SmartThings Wifi, hub and sensors smarten things up even more

The new Samsung SmartThings Wifi, Hub and Sensors.

Mesh networking, a new hub and sensors round out the company’s connected home aspirations.

Samsung today announced a revamp of its mesh networking system, featuring the new SmarThings Wifi system, plus a new SmartThings hub and sensors.

The SmartThings Wifi system uses the smarts of Plume (which Samsung previously invested in) to keep everything talking to each other as quickly as possible. Each Wifi router covers 1,500 square  [Read More…]

Five Developer options even the average user should use

You might not know this, but Android has some nifty and unique features hidden in a secret menu called Developer options. But even if these options are built for the convenience of developers who need additional functions to test apps they are writing, it doesn’t mean the regular user can’t benefit from trying them out.

Also, it wouldn’t hurt to know a bit about these hidden Developer options. Especially since some can actually help you improve your overall Android experience.  [Read More…]

Roku gives its users even more free shows — even if you don’t have a device

And you don’t even need a Roku box or stick to watch it.

The new “Featured Free” section on Roku’s home pages will roll out to users starting today.

Roku today announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2018. From the company’s letter to shareholders:

Roku delivered particularly strong Q2 2018 financial results. Robust active account growth expanded the reach and scale of our TV streaming platform, while at the same time Roku captured a  [Read More…]

This $12 Bluetooth speaker is meant to be used anywhere, even the shower

Jam out while you get clean.

Right now you can pick up this waterproof Bluetooth speaker with suction cup for just $ 12.49 at Amazon when you use coupon code PYZ3AAHN during checkout. Inside you’ll find a 5W speaker so you can play audio for yourself and your friends, and the built-in battery will last for up to 6 hours of playback per charge. It comes with a detachable suction cup so you can stick it to  [Read More…]

Pixelbook 2: What Google can do to make the best Chromebook even better

The Pixelbook is already pretty damn great, but there’s always room for improvement.

I’ve been the proud owner of a Google Pixelbook since February, and since then, not a moment’s gone by that I don’t regret replacing my 2016 MacBook Pro with it. The Pixelbook is one hell of a machine that’s proven to be perfect for my workload, and of all the laptops I’ve owned, has quickly become one of my favorites.

However, as much praise  [Read More…]