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Assistant is getting smarter about talking to you when turning off lights

The feature isn’t available for everyone yet.

What you need to know The Google Assistant will now respond with just a chime when you ask it to switch off the lights. In addition to lights, the change will apply for switches and plugs identified as lights. It might take some time for the feature to be rolled out to all users.

Google has begun rolling out a new feature for its Google Home and Nest Hub devices  [Read More…]

Ecobee’s latest smart thermostat offers smarter sensors and more for $249

There are a number of great options available when it comes to smart thermostats, but one of the leaders has always been Ecobee. The company has several models that we’ve looked at before, and now it has released a new model that’s even better than all the previous ones. Ecobee just announced the SmartThermostat with Voice Control, which comes with new sensors, a refreshed design, and without a price increase over the Ecobee4’s regular price. The new model is available  [Read More…]

Make your bedroom smarter and your mornings happier

Smart home tech is a great way to liven up your home and automate certain aspects of your life, and that extends to the bedroom as well. Whether you have trouble sleeping in anything but complete darkness or you can’t wake up without a bit of sunlight in your face, there’s a good chance picking up some smart gadgets can make your bedroom a little more convenient.

Best smart display Google Home Hub

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Make your dumb technology smarter with these smart plugs

An easy way into the smart home space without having to completely replace everything is by getting a smart plug or two. Smart plugs take “dumb” technology and makes them smart by allowing for control via a smartphone application or voice assistant such as the Amazon Echo. There are many types of smart plugs out there for almost every use, and we have compiled them into a collection of the best of the best in smart plug technology.

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The Schlage Encode deadbolt is smarter than ever thanks to Ring integration

Makes life a little simpler.

The $ 249 Schlage Encode smart Wi-Fi deadbolt is now one of the first smart locks to be fully compatible with Ring devices like the Ring Video Doorbell Pro or Stick Up Cam. Set it up via the Amazon Key app or the Schlage Home app and you’ll be able to operate it from your phone. When set up to work with Ring you can streamline your home’s security and control all  [Read More…]

Make your mornings smarter with these bathroom gadgets

When folks think about a “smart home”, the first thing that may come to mind is the security system or the various lights systems like Phillips Hue. But there’s another part of the home that can be vastly upgraded: the bathroom. There are a plethora of “smart” bathroom gadgets and accessories that can greatly enhance your experience and make your mornings just a little bit brighter.

For shower thoughts JBL Link 10 Smart Bluetooth Speaker

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Make dumb appliances smarter with Wemo’s Mini Smart Plug at over 20% off

These smart plugs are small enough to stay out of your way but can be super helpful to have around the house.

The Wemo Mini Smart Plug fits into any electrical outlet without obstructing others, allowing for two smart plugs to be placed into the same socket. Right now you can grab one for just $ 19.99 at Amazon, down from its average price of around $ 26. This is the best price we’ve seen on these plugs since  [Read More…]

Make dumb appliances smarter with a $23 Wemo Mini Smart Plug

These smart plugs are small enough to stay out of your way but can be super helpful to have around the house.

The Wemo Mini Smart Plug fits into any electrical outlet without obstructing others, allowing for two smart plugs to be placed into the same socket. Right now you can grab one for just $ 22.99, down from an average price of around $ 27. This is the best price we’ve seen on these plugs since  [Read More…]

KOHLER is ready to make your kitchen and bathroom a lot smarter

Thanks to KOHLER your bathroom and kitchen are about to get a lot smarter. After all, can you truly say you have a smart home if you neglect the most important seat in the house? Take a look at how you can take your kitchen and bathroom to the next level with the new products KOHLER announced at CES this year.

Veil Lighted Bathroom Collection

KOHLER has created the Veil Lighted Bathroom Collection as an integrated lighting system for your bathroom. The  [Read More…]

Updates to the Ring app will make your home security even smarter

Improve your home security setup for free with all these future updates.

Ring is updating its official Always Home app with Smart Alerts and other new features to help make your home security that much better. If you’re running a Ring camera, like the cameras in the $ 199 Ring Alarm security system, then you will be excited to know the cameras are getting upgraded without you doing a thing.

Smart Alerts will use your Ring Protect  [Read More…]