The Best Apps To Keep Your Smart Home Humming

Smart devices are meant to make our lives easier.But as homes become filled with more connected devices, things can get confusing—and complicated. The key to smart home bliss? Streamlining the way homes are run with the help of apps.These smartphone apps allow you to control multiple devices in your

40+ Cool Games To Play With Your Alexa

Amazon Echos are one of the hardest-working smart home hubs available, but your Alexa can do a lot more than turn on and off your lights or play music. One of the most fun ways to use it is to play one of its many great games. We’ve put

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How To Grow a Smart Garden in Your Kitchen

There's nothing like having fresh herbs and produce on hand when you cook, but if you live in an apartment, or where the weather doesn’t always allow for outdoor gardening, home-grown produce might seem out of reach. That’s where a smart indoor garden can come in.What is a smart

Home Robots and Amazon Astro: Exploring Next-Gen Smart Tech

You know all those smart connected devices in your home? Those smart hubs, electric outlets, video doorbells, vacuums, dog-monitoring cameras, smoke detectors, thermostats, security cameras, voice assistants, lightbulbs, appliances and more? Always more. One day soon, a single home robot will likely replace them all. The technology to simplify

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The Best Smart Home Gifts and Tech Gadgets for Everyone on Your List in 2021

Who doesn’t love the gift of tech? From kitchen gadgets that make meals more delicious to new smart home devices that bring the family together, a gift that incorporates the latest and greatest tech brings a smile to anyone’s face.Best tech gifts for working from home The remote office

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Creating a Smart Home Wine Cellar

Collecting wine is almost—almost—as fun as drinking it. But if you’re going to get the most from the bottles you put away for a few months or even years, you need to store them correctly. Most of us don't have the setup for a regular wine cellar, but you

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Smart Tools for Your Next DIY Project Around the House

If working from home has motivated you to redecorate or remodel, you may be thinking about doing it yourself. About three out of five homeowners have tackled a home improvement project since March 2020, according to a NerdWallet survey. Adding a kitchen island or building a home office is

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How Your Smart Home Devices Can Help You Go Green

The smart devices that automatically control your home's temperature, lighting, sprinklers and more are also a very smart way to conserve energy and create an eco-friendly home.The gas and electricity our homes use each day produce greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in the environment, contributing to climate change.

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Alexa-Compatible Devices for Your Smart Kitchen

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can do a lot to help out in the kitchen. Some of the best features baked in are:Set multiple timers, so you know when to check the oven or take your pasta off the heat.Find out how many grams of flour are in a cup,

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Creating a Smart Bedroom for Kids

Smart home technology can do a lot to make parenting easier. Smart baby monitors can tell you when your infant is moving around, smart speakers can play soothing music while they drift off and smart lights can enforce a bedtime routine (or scare away monsters under the bed). Your child may