Tag Archive: Works


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…]

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…]