Tag Archive: Works


What is Alexa? How it works and what it can do

Best answer: Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service platform that powers an entire smart device ecosystem. With its constantly-improving artificial intelligence capabilities, Alexa can respond to simple queries and perform complex routines to provide information, entertainment, and general assistance to its users.

Smart saver: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) ($ 50 at Amazon) Show me some more: Echo Show 5 ($ 90 at Amazon) What exactly is Alexa?

Alexa is an artificial intelligence (AI) service powered  [Read More…]

Does Visible work everywhere Verizon works?

Best answer: No. Visible doesn’t have the roaming agreements that Verizon Wireless has. Verizon customers can use another provider’s network in roaming, but Visible customers rely entirely on the Verizon network.

A fast and pure Android: Google Pixel 3a ($ 399 at Amazon) No carrier has 100% coverage

Most of the significant carriers rely on roaming to fill in coverage gaps. Paying another company for cellular service can be a waste of money, but for some areas,  [Read More…]

ET2 Lighting’s new collection works with Philips Hue and your smart home

Smart lighting can be beautiful.

ET2 Lighting has joined the Philips Hue ‘Friends with Hue’ program and added four new smart lighting fixtures designed to work with Philips Hue products and your smart home. Unlike most of the Philips Hue lineup that exists to add some smartness to your existing fixtures, ET2 Lighting is “bringing design-focused lighting concepts.”

Looks Good and Obeys your Commands ET2 Lighting iWood LED pendant light

Your smart home doesn’t have to be  [Read More…]

How do I confirm my phone works on Visible?

Best answer: If you want to bring an Android phone to Visible, you can confirm that it works by entering its IMEI number on Visible’s website. Alternatively, if you want to bring an iPhone over to Visible, it’s as easy as selecting your model and carrier it was previously used on.

Bring your own phone: Visible ($ 40/month at Visible) Works with Visible: Google Pixel 3a ($ 400 at Amazon) Use Visible’s compatibility checker

Visible allows you  [Read More…]

Gallery Go is a lightweight Google Photos app that works offline

Gallery Go lets you easily edit and organize your photos, and the app takes up just 10MB of storage.

What you need to know Google has launched Gallery Go, a lightweight Google Photos client for emerging markets. Like Photos, Gallery Go uses machine learning to organize and enhance your photos, but it is designed to work offline. Gallery Go joins the likes of Files by Google and Google Go, a suite of lightweight apps designed for entry-level  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Show 5 works with Ring devices

Best answer: Yes, the Echo Show 5 allows you to interact with several different Ring products including the video doorbell, alarm system, and security cameras. However, you’ll first need to enable Ring abilities in your Alexa app.

Commander: Echo Show 5 ($ 90 at Amazon) Chime in: Ring Video Doorbell ($ 100 at Amazon) Sound the alert: Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit ($ 200 at Amazon) Watch my back: Ring Floodlight Cam ($ 250 at Amazon) What  [Read More…]

Tello’s cell phone plans works for you, not against you

If you own a smartphone, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve signed an agreement with one of the major carrier brands. While these companies have earned solid reputations for their reliable service and pervasive network, they are also notorious for the old “nickel and dime” approach that siphons money from you, sometimes even your consent.

Try as you might, these big players often find a way to tie you up with a long-term commitment. Maybe it’s a two-year contract, maybe  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV with updated Tegra X1 and Android 9.0 Pie is in the works

It looks like the NVIDIA Shield TV is getting a much-needed refresh.

What you need to know New variant of the NVIDIA Shield TV showed up on the Google Play Developer console. Its codennamed mdarcy and is running Pie. We could see an updated Tegra chipset powering the new device.

The NVIDIA Shield TV hasn’t received much in the way of updates following its launch all tthe way back in 2015, and although NVIDIA rolled out a  [Read More…]

1Password two-factor authentication now works with U2F security keys

It’s currently limited to 1Password.com on supported browsers.

What you need to know 1Password now works with U2F security keys for two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication was first added to 1Password in 2018. Keys are currently limited to supported desktop browsers.

1Password, my personal password manager of choice, is getting a big upgrade to make it even more secure than it previously was. After rolling out support for two-factor authentication via authenticator apps in 2018, 1Password now works  [Read More…]

Google confirms ‘Works with Nest’ program will live on past August 31

New recipes won’t be able to be created after the August 31 date.

What you need to know Works with Nest third-party integrations will continue to work after August 31, 2019. After August 31, no new recipes will be able to be added to the Works with Nest program. Google is working to add the popular features from WWN to its Works with Google Assistant program.

Google has announced it will delay the end of the Works  [Read More…]