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How to Set a Room’s Mood with Smart Lighting

Color can affect your mood. Businesses spend thousands of dollars each year researching which colors of decor will encourage customers to drop the most dough when…

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The 5 Best Video Doorbells to Keep an Eye on the Outside While You’re Inside

Video Doorbells are among the best smarthome devices you can own. And these days, there are more choices than ever, each with different benefits and…

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Logitech’s Circle View HomeKit Secure Video camera works inside and out

Logitech has added a new connected security camera to its lineup, with the Circle View not only weatherproof but supporting Apple’s latest HomeKit protocol for…

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Tips and best practices for optimizing your smart home

You’ve figured out the basics of setting up your smart home, now it’s time to raise your game. I’ve spent years installing, configuring, and tweaking…

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Amazon Smart Oven Review: Don’t Let It Anywhere Near Your Kitchen

Connected kitchen gadgets are supposed to streamline cooking, but this one just gave me a headache. Source: https://www.wired.com/review/amazon-smart-oven/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared…

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Tesla Powerwall knows when to stop charging your EV during power outages

Tesla’s Powerwall can ironically create problems if you’re all-in on the company’s ecosystem. What happens if there’s a power outage and the battery pack has…

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8 Signs Your Smart Security System Has Been Hacked

How often do you check your smart security system? You hooked everything up, and unless something happens, you probably just assume everything’s working normally. But,…

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How to Turn Your Wyze Security Camera into a Webcam

Thanks to COVID-19, more people are working from home than ever before. The only problem is you might not have a webcam to use. If…

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Nest is Currently Down for Some Users

Right now, with much of the world staying at home, your services might fail you. If you’re a Nest user, you may be experiencing that…

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Amazon’s latest Blink camera costs just $35

Amazon’s Blink is known for making affordable, easy-to-install cameras like the XT2. Its latest camera continues the trend. At $35, the Blink Mini is Blink’s most affordable…

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Wyze Releases Webcam Firmware for Its Cameras, a Thermometer, and More

Wyze Right now, more people are working from home than ever. Because of increased called for virtual conference calls, webcams are now a hot commodity…

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What You Should Know Before Setting Up a Smart Home

While many buyers may think setting up a smart home is easy, it’s really anything but. To do things right, you need to make sure…

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The Best Smart Bathroom Devices to Try Today

Imagine a luxurious bathroom that knows your perfect water temperature for your morning shower, adjusts the lighting as you walk in and a mirror that…

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How to Use Google Nest to Find Your Phone

Did you know that you can use a Google Nest to find your phone? It doesn’t matter what kind of Nest you have; as long…

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A new app will help you identify IoT-connected devices around you, and tell you what data they’re collecting

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with this new IoT Assistant app (available for both iOS and Android) that will supposedly inform you about what Internet-connected…

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What’s the Difference Between Programmable, Smart, and Learning Thermostats?

People rarely spend their free time reading about thermostats. So, when its time to actually buy one, words like “programmable,” “smart,” and “learning” can be…

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The best smart locks

By Jon Chase This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may…

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All Nest accounts will require extra sign-in security this spring

It’s not just Ring committing to improving the security of its smart home systems in 2020. Google’s Nest has announced that, as of this spring,…

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How to make Alexa lower her voice to a whisper

If you’re leery about chatting with Alexa late at night because her blaring replies might wake the whole house, you can turn on a setting…

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How to Play PC Games On a Smart TV

Both Android TVs and Samsung TVs now let you play your PC games on a smart TV via the free Steam Link app. Here we’re…

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Why All the Smart Home Platforms Suck and How They’re Going to Fix Them

If you buy a smart home device right now, it’s more than likely it’ll work with Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant, or maybe even both—but…

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