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What Tools Do You Need to Wire Your Home for Ethernet?

DIY projects can be fun and rewarding, or they can be complete nightmares. Having the right tools for the job help ensure that a project…

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Why Smart Faucets Are a Great Idea But Smart Showers Are Terrible

We’re knee-deep in the era of useless smart devices. But two of the most ridiculous-sounding “smart” products, smart kitchen faucets and smart showers, are growing…

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Attackers can force Amazon Echos to hack themselves with self-issued commands

Enlarge / A group of Amazon Echo smart speakers, including Echo Studio, Echo, and Echo Dot models. (Photo by Neil Godwin/Future Publishing via Getty Images)…

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Matter Will Soon Allow Your Smart Home Devices to Work Together

Smart home devices have undoubtedly affected our lives. Some may say for the worse, but many would probably say for the better. However, what holds…

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Locks

wadstock/Shutterstock.com Smarthomes are increasingly popular, and one of the areas you can smarten up is your door locks. But what are the advantages? Is it…

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A Basic Smart Home Doesn’t Need To Be Complex or Expensive

Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock.com Smart homes are probably the closest we can get to the futuristic dwellings seen in science fiction. The technology powering all of this can…

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How to Use Your Smart Speakers As a Home Theater Sound System

TVs aren’t known for having the best built-in sound, but buying a set of speakers to amplify your audio can be a pain (not to…

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The Best Smart Thermostats of 2021

Upgrading to a smart thermostat is a great way to save money on your annual energy bill and automate your home. Choosing the right one…

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Google Assistant Should Be Ashamed of Its Smart Home Routines

For years I’ve said that automation is the key to great smart homes. Voice controls are nice, but a system that anticipates your needs is…

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Google Takes a Big Step Toward the Unified Smart Home Future

Google Just months after announcing its commitment to Matter, the unified smart home standard, Google is launching a set of tools to help developers integrate…

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iRobot built over 100 models of dog poop to train Roomba’s visual AI

Apparently Roomba owners who also own dogs have long encountered a problem: If the dog poops on the floor, their helpful robot vacuum rides right…

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Segway Fixed The Biggest Issue with Robot Lawn Mowers

Segway, the personal transport company, is moving into lawn care. The Navimow is the brand’s first smart lawn mower, and it looks to fix one of…

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The 6 Best Smart Blinds and Shades

New Africa/Shutterstock.com Smart blinds or shades are a great investment that’ll polish off your smart home and really pull everything together. When you deck out…

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Matter, the Smart Home Unification Standard, is Delayed Until 2022

The Matter smart home protocol (formerly Project CHIP) laid down a gauntlet for itself when it stepped triumphantly into the world: solve all the worst…

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Ring Outdoor Smart Plug review: A tough outdoor smart plug for Ring users

The Ring smart home ecosystem continues to grow with the addition of this outdoor smart plug. It’s a capable but familiar product, offering two independently…

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The Best Smart Plugs of 2021 to Help Light Up Your Home

With smart plugs, you can schedule appliances to turn on and off, control them with your voice, and track their energy consumption. Use our recommended…

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Google’s Overhauled Nest Cams Are Smarter and Easier to Use Without a Subscription

We’ve been waiting quite awhile for Google to refresh its lineup of security cameras, and today’s the day. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/googles-overhauled-nest-cams-are-smarter-and-easier-to-1847423291 Proactive Computing found…

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The Best Smart Light Bulbs for 2021 to Light Up Your Home

Why you should trust us: Our trusted experts use a lifetime of experience to pick the best products. Learn more about our editorial process. Read…

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Resetting Your IoT Device Before Reselling It Isn’t Enough, Researchers Find

As IoT devices like Amazon Echo become more and more popular, it isn’t unusual for users to re-sell them. Indeed, it’s increasingly common to come…

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How to Get a Fullscreen Clock on the Google Nest Hub

Many love using their Google Nest Hubs to show off pictures, but you don’t have to use the display as a photo frame. We’ll show…

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7 Tales of Smart Homes Gone Horribly Awry

As long as science fiction’s been around, and probably longer, the fear of technology has fueled the stories that keep us up at night. One…

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What Is a Simplisafe Smart Home Security System?

SimpliSafe smart home security systems consist of a series of sensors and cameras that can be installed by virtually all homeowners. Is one right for…

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