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13 clever gadgets to use with your Amazon Echo or Google for a smart home

These 13 items are the perfect way to get started on a smart home or build on your existing one. They work with Amazon...
Tips February 23, 2019

Nest is locking you out of your account unless you change your lame password

Over the past month, Google's Nest smart doorbell has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Many of these have been plucked...
Happening Now February 20, 2019

What you need to know about Amazon, Google, smart homes and privacy

The pace of change in the smart-home arena has sped from a trot to a gallop in the last year, and it's poised for...
Happening Now February 18, 2019

Hacker speaks to baby via Nest cam, turns up thermostat then taunts terrified family

In-home security cameras can give us peace of mind as they allow us to monitor what is happening in our house whenever, wherever. But...
Happening Now February 1, 2019

5 reasons to 'get smart' about your thermostat

Smart thermostats are real – and they are changing lives. They save money. They're kinder to the environment. And they also offer a level...
Columns January 12, 2019

3 easy ways to get free and discounted smart home gadgets

Smart gadgets can allow us to do some incredible things. They can help you keep an eye on your front door, control other devices...
Tips January 12, 2019

New report claims Ring lets its employees spy on its customers

With smart doorbells becoming more popular so are stories of hacks, glitches and security breaches associated with the devices. This latest report suggests a...
Happening Now January 11, 2019

Kim's Take: CES starts today and that means a major tech makeover

The world’s largest tech trade show is underway in Las Vegas. And our lives are set for a major tech makeover. We already have internet connected...
Columns January 8, 2019

7 Alexa commands you should be using right now

Turning your home into a smart home is easier than ever. Now you can control virtually anything in your home using your voice. At...
Tips January 5, 2019

13 Alexa skills that you’ll use time and time again

Amazon's Alexa can perform so-called “skills” to make your life eaiser. Amazon and its partners have developed more than 15,000 skills, and they run...
Columns December 29, 2018