Tag Archive: Works


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…]

Google cancels ‘Works with Nest’ program as it launches Google Nest rebrand

The company’s aiming for a renewed focus on privacy.

In early February 2018, it was announced that Nest was officially merging with Google’s hardware division after operating independently following the Alphabet restructuring in 2015. Now, at this year’s Google I/O, we’re starting to see the real effects of that decision.

Most notably, the “Works with Nest” program that highlighted smart home gadgets which work seamlessly with Nest devices is being killed off. Works with Nest allowed devices  [Read More…]

Android Q has a hidden “back” gesture that almost works

Google may be taking a clue from MIUI and the iPhone to deeper integrate horizontal gestures in Android Q.

We’ve speculated that Google may be shaking up navigation gestures in Android Q to make up for the bland and boring system it revealed with Android Pie. Companies like OnePlus and Xiaomi have used their own gestures for awhile, and their mature offerings made Google’s attempt look a little weak. This hidden gesture discovered by XDA member paphonb  [Read More…]

Works With Ring unites your smart devices and home security system

Ring has never been better.

Ring has announced a new Certified addition to the Works With Ring program, which gives certain items that already pair on a superficial level with Ring the ability to do even more. Imagine you’re using the Live View of your Ring Stick Up camera when you see someone suspicious approaching your front door. If you also happen to have a Certified smart lock like the Schlage Encode deadbolt, you’ll be able to  [Read More…]

Test your DNA and find a weight loss plan that works for you!

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight or are currently in the midst of a weight loss journey, you know just how hard it can be to find a diet or workout plan that gives you the results you want. We know that everyone’s bodies are different, yet we all have been told that fad diet after fad diet is the ultimate answer to all our weight loss angst. Why not take a smarter approach?

Weight loss is different for  [Read More…]

Save 50% on Minger’s 16-ft LED light strip that works with your smart home

Custom lights and custom control.

The Minger Govee 16.4-foot waterproof wireless smart app-controlled LED light strip kit is down to $ 14.78 with code WEHZL3GH on Amazon. You’re getting the kit for a super low price thanks to a direct price drop to around $ 25 and the extra bonus from the coupon code. It normally sells for $ 29 and has never gone this low before.

This light strip kit is super easy to use. It  [Read More…]

Roku now works with Amazon Alexa

With what certainly is worthy of a “finally!!!”, you can now use your voice via Amazon Alexa to control any of your Roku devices.

Roku today announced that at long last — finally, even! — that its TVs and Roku Players now are officially Alexa-enabled. That’s been a major miss for Roku in recent years as it’s grown in popularity. Now? All you need is to hook up the Alexa Skill.

So what can you do with your Roku  [Read More…]

We threw this speaker 4 floors into a pool and it still works perfectly

Meet my new favorite shower-buddy, with NFC pairing, USB-C charging, and True Wireless Stereo.

If you think it’s hard to get excited about Bluetooth speakers unless they’re shiny, shimmery colors or have big name brands behind them, think again. The Tronsmart Force may not be the flashiest on the market, but I guarantee you, this is the Bluetooth speaker that will fit into your life and your tech better than speakers twice its price. From the latest  [Read More…]

Save 30% on this AmazonBasics microwave that works with Alexa

Reheat last night’s sweet and sour chicken!

The AmazonBasics small 700W Alexa-enabled microwave is down to $ 41.99 on Amazon. This microwave’s street price is $ 60 and it has never dropped below that before. Today’s deal is the best we’ve seen.

Use the microwave to defrost veggies, pop popcorn, cook potatoes, reheat rice, and mostly eat takeout leftovers as is tradition. Combine it with an Alexa-enabled device like the Echo Dot to activate quick-cook voice presets  [Read More…]

Amazon may own Ring, but does that mean the Amazon Cloud Cam works with it?

Best answer: Amazon and Ring products can work together through Alexa, but you can’t directly integrate your Amazon Cloud Cam into your Ring system nor have them talk directly to each other. Amazon Cloud Cam is its own separate security system.

Amazon: Amazon Cloud Cam ($ 120)

Two systems, one master

Amazon bought Ring near the beginning of 2018, and while it’s taken Amazon a while to build and begin executing its plans for the platform,  [Read More…]