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.

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:

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.

The Nest Learning Thermostat: A Review, Common User Issues and How to Handle Them

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.

Why Video Doorbells Make for an Excellent Investment (and Which Ones Are Most Secure)

In addition to having a security system, it’s also smart to use other home security gadgets. Although there are many options, a video doorbell is one of the best investments.