Tag Archive: Home


You don’t need the latest and greatest tech to build a smart home

Even the oldest smart home tech is still pretty new anyway.

Smart homes are en vogue these days, and they come in all sorts of varying degrees. You can start off with just a couple of smart light bulbs, then gradually work your way up to a smart thermostat, locks, door bells, and beyond.

Smart lights are a great gateway into smart home tech, but there’s plenty more to experiment with.

I recently moved into a new  [Read More…]

Netgear’s latest smart home gadget is the Arlo Audio Doorbell

There’s also a new Arlo Chime accessory.

Netgear’s Arlo brand has become fairly well-known for its wireless security cameras, and now the company’s expanding its reaches in the smart home market with the Arlo Audio Doorbell.

The Audio Doorbell (left) and Arlo Chime (right)

As soon as someone rings the Arlo Doorbell, you’ll receive a call on your phone through the free Arlo app. Once you get the call, you can either accept it or send  [Read More…]

Gear Up: RAVPower wireless charging solutions for home and on-the-go

It’s 2018 which means a lot of the new phones you see, and possibly buy, come with a really cool feature: wireless charging. Indeed, what we once thought was a great luxury afforded to a select few devices has now become commonplace. In fact, some of you have been so accustomed to having it that you’ve taken the technology for granted.

Whether you’ve got a brand new phone with wireless charging or are sitting on one that’s a year or  [Read More…]

Cover a large home in strong Wi-Fi with the $219 Netgear Orbi 3-pack system

Wi-Fi Blanket.

The Netgear Orbi home mesh networking system 3-pack is down to $ 219.48 on Amazon. Just clip the $ 30 coupon to get in on the discount. This same kit sells for around $ 294 usually, and this price is the lowest we’ve ever seen.

The Orbi mesh networking system covers up to 6,000 square feet in high-performance Wi-Fi. It can produce speeds up to 2.2Gbps, and these satellites are designed to be compact so  [Read More…]

Awair 2nd Edition wants to improve air quality in your home

More people than ever are living in urban environments, where dirty air, noise and other pollution factors abound.

Large urban agglomerations inevitably lead to air pollution. But despite the significant impacts on human health, we still lack the necessary tools to tackle the issue at large.

Fortunately, there’s something you can do to improve air  [Read More…]

Google kicks off summer sale with discounts on Pixel 2, Google Home series

It’s that time of the year, folks! Google has started offering a series of discounts on select products via the Google Store.

Indeed, the deals don’t apply to each and every product, but they are quite varied. So if you’re hoping to get a cheaper Pixel 2 you’re out of luck for the time being. Fortunately, the larger Pixel 2 XL model does come with a discounted price tag.

So from now until July 17, you can get the phone  [Read More…]

Deal: Save a ton on Google Home Mini for a limited time

If you’ve been looking to expand your smart home or jump into the realm of smart speakers, Google has a deal for you. Beginning July 8th until the 17th, you can pick up a Google Home Mini for just $ 34, a $ 15 savings. There is no coupon required and this price can be found across participating retailers including Best Buy, B&H Photo, Google, Target, and Walmart.

This compact connected speaker is small, stylish, and gives you the power  [Read More…]

Bixby Home will get sports news and scores from theScore in August

The service will be available in the U.S.

If you’re into sports, chances are you use theScore for keeping up to date with all of the latest sportsketball games there are. Today, theScore announced that it’s getting new integration in Bixby Home for Samsung customers.

For folks that have a phone like the Galaxy S9, Note 8, or any other select Galaxy handset that’s got Bixby on it, you’ll be able to visit Bixby Home for staying  [Read More…]

Add three of Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 cameras to your home for just $483

One for the front, one for the back, one for inside!

This 3-pack of Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 cameras is down to $ 483 at Amazon, which is around $ 200 lower than it normally sells for. It normally sells for $ 680 and has never dropped below $ 510 in the past. It comes with 3 of Arlo’s latest Pro 2 cameras and the required base station for them to work properly. The cameras are all  [Read More…]

Get patriotic this Fourth of July with our quickest home screen theme yet

This theme is quite fitting for our country: it looks complicated, awesome and time-consuming, but it’s really quite easy.

The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our union, to acknowledge its past and look ahead to its future. It’s also an excuse for everyone to take a day off work in the middle of the summer, go swimming by the river, grilling in the backyard, drink some star-spangled beer and blow up some fireworks. Whatever  [Read More…]