Your life changes when you buy a voice-activated home assistant like a Google Home Mini. Don’t believe us? Believe some of the surveys that show how frequently people begin to use those devices. But many people never make it past the surface level. There’s an incredible depth of functionality to smart home assistants that most… Read more →
If you’ve yet to experience the artificial intelligence (AI) of Google Home, you’re in for a treat. Essentially, Google Home is a compact computer that is accessed through voice technology.
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 →
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.
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 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.
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:
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.
Amazon’s Alexa is one of the most remarkable pieces of technology in today’s world. With just your voice, you’re able to control your home, search the entire world’s information systems, play music, listen to the news and any number of other things.
First things first, the Nest is so user friendly someone with little to no background in technology installation can put it up with ease. Everything you need to start using the thermostat will come in the Nest’s box; they even include a screwdriver with the system.