Tag Archive: Home

Protect your home easily with Alexa Guard

Alexa Guard is a free service from Amazon that helps to leverage the listening abilities of Amazon Echo devices. The service monitors other security products that work with Alexa, and when enabled, Alexa Guard can take advantage of the microphones in your Echo devices to listen for signs of intrusion. If you have an Amazon Echo device, current or previous generations, then it is easy to set up Amazon’s latest security feature, Alexa Guard. We’ll show you how  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Home is still happening… eventually

The Galaxy Home was initially supposed to launch by April this year.

What you need to know Samsung has said that it still plans to launch the Galaxy Home but hasn’t confirmed a specific timeframe. The Bixby smart speaker is apparently being refined prior to its launch. Galaxy Home debuted alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in August last year.

Samsung Electronics CEO Kim Hyun-suk had said in June that the company’s Galaxy Home smart speaker would go  [Read More…]

How to delete Google Assistant audio recordings on Home speakers

The Google Home (and any of Google’s Assistant speakers for that matter) is great. Being able to control smart lights, find out about the weather, set timers, make calls, and more with just your voice is incredibly helpful. Smart speakers get a lot of flak for privacy concerns, especially with the Google Home and the fact that it saves audio recordings of your interactions with it. If you want to delete these recordings, here’s what you need to  [Read More…]

How to set up Kids Home child mode on Samsung phones

Going on a long road trip or flight with your family? Waiting in line for a ride at the theme park? Whatever the case, there are times when it can be helpful to hand your phone to your kids to keep them occupied for a short while, but you probably don’t want them rummaging through important apps when you aren’t looking. Luckily, Samsung includes a Kids Home mode on its phones that hosts a number of games and  [Read More…]

ET2 Lighting’s new collection works with Philips Hue and your smart home

Smart lighting can be beautiful.

ET2 Lighting has joined the Philips Hue ‘Friends with Hue’ program and added four new smart lighting fixtures designed to work with Philips Hue products and your smart home. Unlike most of the Philips Hue lineup that exists to add some smartness to your existing fixtures, ET2 Lighting is “bringing design-focused lighting concepts.”

Looks Good and Obeys your Commands ET2 Lighting iWood LED pendant light

Your smart home doesn’t have to be  [Read More…]

How to pair a Bluetooth speaker with your Google Home or Home Mini

The Google Home and Home Mini are fantastic additions to a smart home, but have you ever wished they had better sound quality? Perhaps, like that expensive Bluetooth speaker you bought years ago. The good news is, you can actually pair your Bluetooth speakers with the Google Home speakers.

Read More: How to make your Google Home devices sound better

This is the perfect way to supercharge those cheap Google Home Mini speakers you might have scattered across  [Read More…]

Keep your home and your air safe with the Ring Alarm Smoke & CO Kit

Prime Day isn’t over just yet! Home security is something you might not necessarily want to think about at first, but you’ll never regret having it once it’s there — especially in the unfortunate event that you might need it. Thankfully, Ring’s smart security system is pretty affordable on its own, and it’s even cheaper right now, thanks to Prime Day.

Everyone deserves to feel safe Ring Alarm Smoke & CO Kit

This kit includes everything from a  [Read More…]

Best Amazon Prime Day 2019 Canada Deals: Tech, Home & More

Amazon Prime Day is underway, and the savings are flowing in all directions. There’s so many products on sale during this 48-hour event that it’s a bit hard to keep up on. We are hoping to help you out during Amazon’s longest event to date by keeping all the best deals right here!

There’s no better time than Prime Day to make the most of the Amazon Prime 30-day free trial.

Top Deals Amazon Devices TVs PCs, Laptops & Office  [Read More…]

Best Smart Home Gadgets for the Kitchen in 2019

We have not yet reached the future promised by Star Trek where we can simply ask the computer to make whatever we desire in a Food Replicator — that’s still a ways off. But there are a growing number of cool gadgets designed specifically for the kitchen, or simply products that make a ton of sense to set up in your kitchen. Not all of these are “smart home” products in the traditional sense, but they are smart in the  [Read More…]

Protect the inside of your home with these indoor security cameras

Protecting our homes and our families with smart technology has never been easier. You now have the ability to see what’s going on when you are not at home, even if it’s just to see what the family pet is getting into today. Whatever your reason might be, we’ve got a roundup of indoor security cameras for you to choose from.

Facial recognition Nest Cam IQ Indoor Camera

Staff pick

Nest is a familiar name when  [Read More…]