Tag Archive: ‘Smart


Verizon’s new Smart Family app gives parents control over their kids’ phones

Verizon has just announced an overhaul of its old FamilyBase service. The new Smart Family app comes with a new interface and novel features.

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Verizon revamps its parental control tools with ‘Verizon Smart Family’

Pricing starts at $ 4.99/month.

There are a number of parental control platforms for monitoring your family’s device usage, and the latest company to throw its hat in the ring is Verizon. The carrier’s offered a suite of controls through its FamilyBase service, but it’s now being completely overhauled as Verizon Smart Family.

Using the Smart Family mobile app, you can view real-time location tracking for your family, enable screen-on time limits for specific days/times, and turn  [Read More…]

New Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs coming to Best Buy this summer

Amazon and Best Buy sign exclusive partnership to sell new Fire TV Edition smart TVs from Insignia and Toshiba. The products will be available starting this summer.

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Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV review: Two months on, the best budget TV you can buy today

Xiaomi’s 55-inch Mi TV 4 offers a fantastic 4K HDR panel for the asking price.

For years now, Xiaomi fans in India have been clamoring for the Mi TV to make its debut in the country. Xiaomi finally introduced its TV range back in February starting with the 55-inch Mi TV 4, rebranded as the Mi LED Smart TV for the Indian market.

It’s easy to see why there’s such a massive amount of interest in the  [Read More…]

Best Smart LED Light Bulbs that Work with Google Home

Google has so far done a pretty great job in the smart home race — between the stellar Google Home speakers and Google Assistant baked into the Android experience, we’ve all likely come to rely on Google’s smart home assistant more and more over the past couple years.

If you love the idea of controlling the lights around your home using just your voice, here are your best options for smart LED bulbs that work with Google Home.

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How to use Samsung Smart Switch to back up your Galaxy phone

How do I back up my data on my Samsung Galaxy device?

While Google’s services do a great job of keeping your content in the cloud, it gets a bit trickier when trying to back up certain types of local data — things like application data, game saves, and more. It’s not hard to sign back into all of your apps when you get a new phone, but Samsung’s Smart Switch app makes setting up a new  [Read More…]

The 3rd-gen Nest Learning Smart Thermostat is down to just $200

Adjust the temp without getting up.

The Nest Thermostat 3rd generation is down to $ 199.99 on Amazon. Outside of eBay’s last site-wide sale, this is one of the Nest’s lowest prices. It regularly sells for as much as $ 250, and right now the other colors are selling around $ 230.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is full of Smart features to help make your home more energy efficient. It can learn your habits and save you  [Read More…]

Add another Echo Dot to your smart home setup for just $40 today

Alexa, tell me a story.

Remember the good ole days of Black Friday when the Echo Dot was going for $ 30? Yah, well, forget it. That’s in the past. The Echo Dot has spent most of its time since then selling for its normal $ 50 price. Right now you can get one for $ 10 off, though, and that’s not too bad. If you’ve already started your Alexa-enabled smart home system and want to add a new  [Read More…]

Meater review: A wireless smart thermometer for the next-gen kitchen

The Meater takes the guesswork out of grilling and preparing various types of meat. The Bluetooth unit walks you through cooking steak, chicken, and other foods, making sure you cook it precisely the way your family and guests like it.

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Cool your home for less this summer with a discounted ecobee3 lite smart thermostat

A worthy upgrade to your home.

Amazon currently has the popular ecobee3 lite smart thermostat on sale for just $ 144, which is a savings of $ 25 from its regular price. This thermostat can be easily controlled right from your iOS or Android device using the free app, as well as via Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. You can use the ecobee3 lite with a pair of room sensors to help ensure that your whole home is  [Read More…]