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5G: What It Is and Why (and Why Not) It’s Worth Your Time

The system cell phones use to transmit data is about to get a major upgrade. You may have already heard of this new 5G technology, especially if you’ve seen any recent advertisements for a big cell phone network, but what is it exactly?  What is 5G? 5G stands for fifth generation. It is a new… Read more →

How to Simply Create Alexa Routines

Many time management experts have recommended using routines to keep your life organized, and now you can use Alexa for extra help setting up those routines. Alexa routines can be simple or complex. You can set your routine to play music, adjust the temperature on a smart home thermostat, send a message to your spouse, and many other useful actions.

How to Create an Energy Efficient Environment for Your Smart Home

We enjoy the comforts of an electronically-integrated home while still trying to find ways to minimize our impact. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do that even while living a good life. But it takes a little bit of effort and a little research. That’s why we’ve done the legwork for you. Here are several ways you can create a more energy-efficient environment for your eHome:

The Right to Repair Electronics

The right to repair refers to both an idea as well as proposed legislation that allows a consumer to repair, modify, and improve the devices they have purchased and own rather than being forced into using the manufacturer’s limited approved repair services, parts and accessories.

Everything You Need to Know About the New Mozilla Firefox Private Network Extension

Regular people and technology-savvy power users alike can benefit from its features. But with increasing emphasis on online privacy, Mozilla has spent its time trying to refine a set of privacy tools for Firefox.

Google Calendar Spam Events: What They Are and How to Block Them — Permanently

These scams can be full of viruses and malware, or they are phishing schemes that are meant to trick you into providing personal information that can be used to steal your identity. Luckily, we have the information you need in order to be informed and stop these threats.

How to Block Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant from Recording, Logging and Analyzing Your Conversations

Voice assistants are always listening, unless you tell them not to. If you have privacy concerns, it can be hard to find how to opt out of some of the more intrusive listening. If you’re one of the people that’s concerned about privacy with some of these voice assistants, there are ways to turn them off—here’s how:

The Capital One Data Breach: What It Is, Who It Impacts, and What to Do About It

The security breach affects more than 106 million individuals who have, or have applied for, accounts with Capital One between 2005 and early 2019. This includes consumers, small businesses, and applicants. Which means that even if you didn’t get approved for a Capital One credit card, simply applying for one may still put you at risk.

How to Setup, Connect, and Use Amazon Alexa with the SmartThings Hub for All Your Smart Devices

When you have multiple devices in your home, they may not all speak the same language, and getting them to work in concert can be hard. Instead of one army of smart little minions ready to carry out your will, they’re often closer to an untrained French Foreign Legion from all different backgrounds and all different languages. That’s why you need a smart hub that can make them march in formation and communicate in a common tongue.