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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 be

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Choosing the Right DIY Security System for When You Go Back to Work

If you’ve spent the last year working from home, you might be concerned about going back to the office and leaving everything unattended and vulnerable to theft—especially any new home office equipment or nifty smart devices you’ve bought during the pandemic. With the right DIY security system, though, you

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The Best Smart Home Devices for Renters

If you’re one of the millions of Americans renting a home, you can still be part of the smart home conversation. There are tons of devices that are affordable, easy to install and portable enough to take with you no matter where you call home next. Here are the best

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6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Smart Hub Could Do

A lot of people know how to use their smart home hub as speakers to play their favorite tunes or as a timer while they’re cooking, but get stuck on going further. Get ready for more, because smart home technology packs a whole lot of power into a small

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Creating a Smart Living Room

If you’re making a smart home, the living room is one of the easiest to turn into a smart room (perhaps only beaten by a smart kitchen). And, as you probably spend a lot of your free time there, you’ll get a good return from your smart device investments.

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Smart Tech for Your Clever Cat

You’ve programmed your lights, you can turn on the TV with your voice and a robot cuts the lawn for you. With all these smart home devices, why are you still changing your cat’s litter box by hand? Having a smart home means you can automate a lot of

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Get a Great Night’s Sleep in Your Smart Bedroom

A good night’s sleep is super important: It keeps you healthier, mentally sharper and better able to face the day. When building your smart home, a smart bedroom should be high on the list. The right smart bedroom devices can improve the quality of your sleep—and, in turn, the

Smart yard devices

5 Smart Yard Devices That Let You Sit Back and Enjoy Summer

According to the team at House Method, depending on the type of lawn mower you have, you could spend anywhere from 7 to 47 full days of your life mowing the lawn. And that includes your precious weekends.There's good news: We are living in "the future" and that means

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Great Smart Gear for Your Good Dog

If you spoil your pet, you’re not alone. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in 2020 Americans spent an estimated $99 billion on their pets. APPA’s surveys show that 67% of U.S. households own a pet, and 63.4 million people have at least one dog.Smart accessories are