Tag Archive: Home


How many connected devices are in your home?

There’s plenty of home tech these days, but not everyone finds it all that useful. Where do you stand?

Smart home accessories are becoming more ubiquitous every year, and these days you can find them everywhere from specialized stores like Best Buy to more broad locations like Target and Walmart. Some home tech, like connected security cameras and smart thermostats, offer immediately obvious benefits for home security and automation. Other gadgets like smart lightbulbs seem a bit  [Read More…]

Google Assistant now works with over 5,000 smart home products, big brands pledge support

A smart home is only functional if everything operates together.

Google Assistant isn’t just there to set timers and tell you when Michael Jordan was born (February 17, 1963, by the way) — it’s capable of being a central control system for all of your smart home tech. And today, Google has announced that Assistant hit a huge milestone in the smart home: it can now control over 5,000 distinct devices, up dramatically from 1,500 since the  [Read More…]

How to connect Google Home and IFTTT to do amazing things with your connected tech

Controlling hundreds of smart devices and services by voice is easy with IFTTT’s Google Assistant channel.

One of the cool things you can do with your Google Home is using your voice to control connected items around your house. While there are native connections to things like Philips Hue lamps, SmartThings devices and Nest equipment, Google Home’s Assistant was ready for IFTTT on day one. That means you can control all sorts of things!

In case  [Read More…]

Save 52% on this Qi wireless home charging kit for your Samsung Galaxy phone

The kit includes a small, magnetic charging pad that can be used to mount your phone on the wall or other surfaces, and a sleek, minimalist, snap-on magnetic case. Shop with us and you can the bundle for just $ 45 right now.

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How to set up your Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max

Whether your Google Home is Mini, Max, or the original, setting it up is a breeze.

The Google Home line has grown, and even as it keeps expanding, setting one up remains the same easy process. From the cute little Google Home Mini to the roof-raising Google Home Max to the classic Google Home and even third-party Google Assistant smart speakers like the TicHome Mini, setting one up uses the same simple app and the same simple  [Read More…]

Google Home Mini review, 6 months later: The smart speaker that should be in everybody’s home

Simply put, the Home Mini is the perfect smart speaker for just about everyone.

When Amazon launched the Echo Dot in 2015, it made a breakthrough in the smart speaker industry by offering all of the smarts of Alexa in a package that was considerably smaller and more affordable than its flagship Echo speaker. That’s essentially the same path that Google took with the Home Mini, and while all of the things it does are done better by the  [Read More…]

Google Home and Google Assistant finally offer the same experience

After years of feedback, Google has fulfilled its promise of a consistent Assistant across phones and Google Home.

Once upon a time in 2016, Google announced their next foray into a connected home and an AI assistant with the Google Home featuring Google Assistant. Google Home was shiny and offered hands-free commands that would work across a crowded room and give us control of our media and services, but they made an even more tantalizing proposition. Google  [Read More…]

Add some color to your home with these $40 Philips Hue bulbs

16 million color options.

Right now you can pick up the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance smart bulbs for just $ 39.99 each. This is a savings of $ 10 from the regular price on these bulbs, and outside of a brief Black Friday sale, the best price they’ve sold for in a year. Each bulb has more than 16 million color options that can be controlled by the app or even via Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s  [Read More…]

Koogeek is having a sale on its smart home accessories – and a giveaway! (Promoted)

From now until May 15th, Koogeek is having a sale on its Smart Home Products. In addition, it’s giving away three of its smart bulbs – enter today!

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Treat your home to an ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robovac for just $160 today

Let it do the work.

Right now you can grab the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 RoboVac for just $ 159.98 when you use coupon code ECOVACS1 during checkout at Amazon. With over 4,500 reviews, this RoboVac has a 4.2 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 much more. It has four different cleaning modes and a 3-stage cleaning system to  [Read More…]