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Battle of the smart screens: Lenovo and Amazon’s latest compared

Amazon’s Echo Show was the only smart display on the market in 2017, but fast forward a couple years later and devices like these have…

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Nest: Which of the two big smart platforms is right for you?

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and snap up your first smart speaker or display (trust us, you’ll love it). Here’s the big question,…

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Google Nest Wifi Review: The Best Mesh Network System Just Got Better

Cameron Summerson Google Wifi has been my favorite mesh Wi-Fi system since it launched at the end of 2016. The next generation, which takes on…

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Amazon Echo speakers may have witnessed suspected murder at couple's home, police say

Adam Reechard Crespo has been charged with murdering his girlfriend Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/amazon-echo-florida-murder-adam-reechard-crespo-silvia-galva-police-a9183226.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article…

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How to Keep Your Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant Voice Recordings Private

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant now all give you ways to opt out of human transcription of your voice snippets. Do it. Source: https://www.wired.com/story/keep-siri-alexa-google-assistant-recordings-private/ Proactive…

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Should People Be Obligated to Tell Guests If There Are Smart Devices in the Home?

We’ve learned a lot in the past year or two about the possible ways the privacy of Internet of Things products can be breached. We…

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Italy strike: Hundreds of flights grounded by wave of worker walkouts

Tens of thousands of passengers are trying to find alternative departures Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/italy-strike-cancel-flight-alitalia-easyjet-british-airways-ryanair-a9170366.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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It’s dismayingly easy to make an app that turns a smart-speaker into a password-stealing listening device and sneak it past the manufacturer’s security checks

German security researchers from Security Research Lab created a suite of apps for Google and Amazon smart speakers that did trivial things for their users,…

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Week in Review: The ‘smart home’ is still so, so stupid

Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. Last week was a short one, but I talked about the merger of…

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Forget Smart Bulbs, Buy a Smart Switch

sommart sombutwanitkul/Shutterstock Smart bulbs are easy, convenient, and great for many smarthomes. But do you know what’s even better? Smart light switches. They fix all…

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Promising Smarthome Tech That’s Still Too Challenging to Install

Moen Smart lights, plugs, and voice assistants are easy to install and use. But some promising tech isn’t ready for the average person, even if…

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Apple Music for Android finally works with Chromecast

Apple’s been busy adding new elements to Music, including a dark mode and real-time lyrics. Now, one of the most frequently-requested features finally has support:…

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Wyze Smart Plugs Are Cheap and Have Superpowers

Josh Hendrickson Wyze already offers some of the best and least expensive cameras, light bulbs, and smarthome sensors you can buy. Now it wants you…

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How to Set Up a Smarthome Without the Cloud

weedezign/Shutterstock The easiest smarthome tech uses the cloud to do the heavy lifting. But that means you give up your privacy. And if the company…

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Smart Toilets Make More Sense Than Most Smarthome Tech

Ove Decors Smart toilets are the butt of all smarthome jokes, but they may be the solution to hygienic, environmental, and accessibility issues. In fact,…

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Report: Google Wifi 2 is half Wi-Fi router, half Google Home

Enlarge / The first-gen Google Wifi. (credit: Google) With Google’s big 2019 hardware event set for October 15, we’re starting to zero in on what…

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Six Common Smarthome Mistakes Beginners Make

sdecoret/Shutterstock Smarthomes are becoming more common with each passing year, and smart devices are finally accessible enough for the average person. But creating your smarthome…

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How to Set Up a Child’s Smart Bedroom

Josh Hendrickson You may have set up your own smart bedroom, but what about your children? Kids have different needs, so you’ll want to take…

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The Only Problem with Cloud Cameras Is the Cloud

Amazon, Sabphoto/Shutterstock Cloud-connected cameras are convenient and easy to use. They’re also chock-full of features that (obviously) use the cloud, which can be problematic. Before…

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Why Nest Accounts are Becoming Google Accounts and What You Can Do About It

It’s official: If you’ve got a Nest account, you can now swap everything over to your Google account. But should you do it right away,…

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How to Migrate Your Nest Account to a Google Account

Justin Duino Nest users can now migrate their account over to Google. Doing so allows for a more secure sign-in process and better integration with…

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