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What are smart outdoor lights and do you need them?

Best answer: Smart outdoor lights are designed to offer all the functionality of your standard motion-detecting floodlights with the added benefit of being connected to your smartphone for alert notifications or remote control. Depending on the system you go with, you can control things from your phone or with your voice using Alexa or Google Assistant.

All-in-one: Ring Floodlight and Motion-Activated HD Security Camera ($ 249 at Amazon) Wireless and modular: Arlo Home Security Starter Kit ($  [Read More…]

Flaw found in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys, Google is replacing them

Keep using your key for now, but grab the free replacement just in case.

What you need to know This only affects the Bluetooth version of the Titan Key. Google is offering a free replacement for every user. The key will stop working with the iOS 12.3 update. The key will stop working with the June 2019 Security Patch for Android.

Google has issued an advisory for users of the Bluetooth version of its Titan Security Key  [Read More…]

4 things foldable phones need to address before I buy into them

Amazing technology that’s hindered by a few growing pains.

Last week, a few of my colleagues were lucky enough to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Fold — the very first foldable phone that’s launching here in the U.S. in just a few short days.

Even though I’m watching from the sidelines, it’s been really exciting to see their first impressions of the phone and learn what it’s like to actually use a device of that  [Read More…]

Logitech Harmony Companion review: One remote to rule them all?

As a home theater enthusiast I often run into a problem that’s probably plagued you all: too many remote controls. Fed up with juggling several remotes, I decided to find a solution and search for the ultimate universal remote.

When you’re on the search for the ultimate universal remote two choices always come at the top, the Logitech Harmony Companion and Logitech Harmony Elite. Considering the Harmony Elite is more than twice the price of the Companion, I thought I’d  [Read More…]

What are Android instant apps and how do you use them?

Have you ever wanted to try an app without actually installing it? If so, then instant apps are exactly what you’ve been searching for. Many times even when a service has a website and app, it is often easier and more convenient to use the app interface when on a mobile device.

However, just because you want to use that app, doesn’t mean you want it cluttering up your home screen or app drawer. Instant apps are perfect for these  [Read More…]

Don’t lose your UltraViolet movies — transfer them to Movies Anywhere!

Transfer your UltraViolet movies to Vudu before it shuts down so you can access them on Movies Anywhere.

Movies Anywhere is Disney’s attempt to merge all of those digital movie services where you purchase content into one place. You don’t have to watch all of your movies in Movies Anywhere. Instead, the service brings the movies to you. If you’ve bought digital movies on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Xfinity, Microsoft, FandangoNOW, or Google Play, you can now watch  [Read More…]

Amazon’s men’s shirts are $20 or less and you can try them for free

Nice fit.

Amazon is offering a bunch of its men’s shirts for $ 20 or less right now. There are 35 options to choose from.

As an added bonus, most of these are eligible for Prime Wardrobe, which is a free program for Prime Members. Simply pick three or more items for your Prime Wardrobe box and you’ll have 7 days to try everything on. If you like ’em, you can keep ’em. Unless Amazon has a  [Read More…]

Common Google Pixel 3 issues and how to fix them

No phone is perfect — here’s how you can address problems plaguing your Pixel.

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are fantastic phones, but they aren’t without their issues. Several well-reported problems with the phones have cropped up as thousands of devices get out to people and were put to use. Some of the complaints are due to the fact that Pixels are hyper-analyzed by the Android enthusiast crowd, but there are still many legitimate gripes that  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 live wallpapers have leaked, and you can download them now!

Can’t wait for the Pixel 3 to be announced? Well, while you wait for that, you should know that you can already download the entire collection of wallpapers from the soon-to-be-released flagship.

These are all high-resolution images (1080p or up) that can be set as a static background on your device. You can get them following this Google Drive link here.

There’s also the option of using them as a live version, but you’ll have to install a separate APK  [Read More…]

The Google Assistant gets some unique voice commands, but not everyone will be able to use them

The Google Assistant is one of the most popular and well-known virtual assistants out there. Taking advantage of Google’s search function and knowledge base, the Assistant can do a lot of things.

From opening apps with your voice to cueing up your favorite Netflix shows and movies, the AI-infused virtual helper is a force to be reckoned with. But did you know there are some unique Google Assistant commands that aren’t available to everyone?

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