Tag Archive: Home


How to enable Continued Conversations with Google Assistant on your Google Home

Saying “Hey, Google” all the time is so 2017.

As magical and futuristic as the Google Home often is, having to repeatedly say “Hey, Google” or “Okay, Google” each time you want to talk to it can get very annoying very quickly.

Thankfully, with the release of Continued Conversations, Google’s offering a solution to this pain point. With Continued Conversations, your Google Home will keep listening to you for a short period of time so you can  [Read More…]

Treat your home to an Ecovacs Deebot N79 robot vacuum cleaner for just $160 today

Free yourself from chores.

Right now you can grab the Ecovacs Deebot N79 robot vacuum cleaner for just $ 159.98 when you use coupon code I5V25QHP during checkout at Amazon. We haven’t seen a deal this good on the N79 since April. With over 4,700 reviews, this robot vacuum has a 4.1 out of 5-star rating, which is rather impressive.

You can use the free Ecovacs app to create a schedule, monitor cleanings, receive error alerts, and  [Read More…]

You can now talk to Google Home without saying ‘Hey, Google’ every time

The feature can be enabled in the Google Assistant app.

Google announced a lot of new features for the Assistant during I/O this past May, and today one of the most exciting — Continued Conversations — is widely rolling out to all users.

As it currently stands, you need to say “Ok, Google” or “Hey, Google” each and every time you ask your Google Home a question or issue a command to it. With Continued Conversations, your  [Read More…]

Nanoleaf Remote review: The Smart Home conversation starter

Fun, fancy lights deserve a fun, fancy remote,

AC Score 4

Broadly speaking, the appeal of smart lights has always been the ability to control them intelligently. Whether from an app on your phone or a command delivered to your digital assistant of choice, smart lights are able to offer a massive array of options. And while these lights do a great job walking the  [Read More…]

Get 20% off the Blink XT home security system like the 3-camera kit for $256

Happy Father’s Day!

The Blink XT Home Security 3-Camera System is down to $ 255.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 320, but right now Blink is taking 20% off for Father’s Day and Amazon is price-matching.

This sale includes the 2-camera system for $ 183.99 from a street price of $ 230 and the 5-camera kit for $ 399.99 instead of $ 500. The 1-camera system is down to $ 103.99 from $ 130.

The  [Read More…]

Google Home now supports handling three commands at once

Late last year, Google rolled out a handy feature that allowed Google Assistant, by way of its Google Home smart speakers, to handle two commands at once.

This meant you didn’t have to keep saying “Ok, Google” with each individual command, making everything a bit more streamlined. Now, the company has officially confirmed that it is rolling out support for Google Home to hear that special prompt and then keep tabs on three separate commands.

Of course, you can also  [Read More…]

Got a Google Home? Here’s 9 things you need to do right now!

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…]

Nine features and settings every Google Home user needs to know

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…]

Sony says it’s stopping development of its Xperia Home launcher

Only bug fixes will be added from here on out.

Most Android OEMs outfit their phones with their own skin on top of Android, and with that, a custom launcher. Sony’s phones have long come with the Xperia Home launcher, and following the latest update that landed on June 11, development for it will be ending.

As noted by moderator Erika Prymus for the Xperia Home Open Beta on Google+:

A business decision has been taken that  [Read More…]

Add Ring’s 1080p Video Doorbell 2 to your home for only $169

Knock, knock. Who’s there?!

It’s no surprise that we are fans of Ring’s video doorbells around here, and that’s because they are kind of hard to beat for the money. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is probably the best value of all the doorbells, and at this newly-discounted price, it’s an even better one. It normally sells for $ 200, and rarely drops from that price.

It has a rechargeable battery so you can install it anywhere  [Read More…]