Tag Archive: ‘Smart


This is the Moto AI — Motorola’s first smart speaker

The gadget is being developed exclusively for China.

Thanks to devices like the Google Home and Amazon Echo, smart speakers have exploded in popularity over the last couple years. We’ve seen companies like Apple, Sony, and Lenovo try their own hand at this market, and according to a report from AndroidPure, Motorola’s now gearing up to launch its first smart speaker.

Currently named the “Moto AI”, the speaker is being designed specifically with the Chinese market in  [Read More…]

This $100 Philips Hue starter kit has two color smart bulbs and a hub

Bask in the glow of this discounted Philips Hue kit.

This Philips Hue two color bulbs starter kit is only $ 99.99 on Amazon. This is a new kit that released at a $ 150 price in early July. Last month, it dropped this low for a short time before rising back to $ 150. Considering individual bulbs cost about $ 50 right now and this kit comes with the bridge that is essential to the Philips  [Read More…]

Nest x Yale Smart Lock review: Buggy, but wonderfully convenient and secure

Security is a funny thing; it’s this illusion we all indulge in, telling ourselves our homes are safe because we secure the main point of entry – the front door. In reality, unless you’ve painstakingly and expensively alarmed and reinforced every single point of entry in your home – effectively existing in a leaden box –  your home isn’t safe. Every window can be broken with the smallest of stones, your garage door opener easily spoofed, your deadbolt easily picked.  [Read More…]

Watch your favorite movies on the big screen with the Orimag P6 Smart Projector (Promoted)

Although the Summer of 2018 is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still have some fun. In fact, the Fall is arguably the best time to hold an outdoor viewing party for your favorite movies.

That’s where the Orimag P6 Mini Smart Project comes into play. This tiny projector is small enough to fit into your pocket, and won’t weigh you down.

That means you can take this to wherever you need to project a video,  [Read More…]

The 4 best smart plugs for Alexa and Google Home

Save on your summer energy costs with the right smart plugs that work with both Google Home and Alexa.

Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers are so popular these days that we’ve crossed over from the early adopters to each finding a place within the mainstream culture. Both are functional if you’re like me you might not be convinced which assistant is right for you — that’s why I’ve got both Alexa and Google Home speakers set  [Read More…]

Own an Alexa device? Don’t miss out on these $10 smart home accessories

Buy now, think later.

Update: Both of the $ 10 deals are still available. These are amongst some of the best smart home discounts of the year. Make sure you get your order in before the offer expires.

Right now, you can grab TP-Link’s Wi-Fi smart plug mini or LIFX’s mini white smart bulb for just $ 10 at Amazon when you use coupon code SMART10 during checkout. This pricing is impulse buy territory, seriously. At  [Read More…]

Samsung’s first Bixby smart speaker is the Galaxy Home

This is Samsung’s take on the Google Home Max and Apple HomePod.

Samsung’s August 9 Unpacked event in New York City was filled with announcements. In addition to the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch, this is also where we got our very first look at the Bixby Home — Samsung’s first ever Bixby smart speaker.

Details are still pretty scant on the Galaxy Home, but this is what we know so far:

There’s voice control using  [Read More…]

At $10 each, these smart home accessories are no-brainer buys for Alexa device owners

Buy now, think later.

Right now, you can grab TP-Link’s Wi-Fi smart plug mini or LIFX’s mini white smart bulb for just $ 10 at Amazon when you use coupon code SMART10 during checkout. This pricing is impulse buy territory, seriously. At $ 10 each, you can afford to give both a try and finally see what all the smart home stuff is about, or expand your current one at a small cost.

This promotion is only  [Read More…]

Amazon is discounting popular smart home accessories by 20% for Echo device owners

Some deals worth considering!

If you own an Echo device or other 3rd-party Alexa-enabled hardware, you can save 20% on a bunch of smart home accessories at Amazon right now with the use of coupon code SMART20. From smart plugs to bulbs, smart door locks to security cameras, this sale has a little bit of something for everyone. The TP-Link Wi-Fi smart LED bulb drops to $ 17.59 from $ 22, the Sengled starter kit with 2  [Read More…]

How to add video news sources to the Lenovo Smart Display

Catch up, don’t play catch-up.

Google Home has long allowed users to set which news sources they hear when they ask Assistant to “play the news,” but with the arrival of Smart Displays from Lenovo and others, many of these briefings now have video, too.

That means when you ask your Lenovo Smart Display to “play the news,” you can watch it, too! Here’s how to get it set up.

How to add video sources to your  [Read More…]