Smart home wine storage

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

Smart home hub device

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

Smart bedroom devices

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 home devices for parents

Smart Home Devices for Your Parents

With a lot of us staying home and staying apart these days, helping out our parents can be a stressful challenge. You may know about the smart home devices and new technologies that are out there to make your own life easier, but for your tech-averse parents? Here are

Smart home hub device

What’s the Best Smart Home Hub for You?

Trying to make your home smarter? You’re not alone. According to TechCrunch, millions of consumers are turning to devices like Wi-Fi-connected thermostats and speakers to make life more efficient. And all that connectivity is controlled with a tiny yet mighty smart home hub. If you haven’t yet decided if a

Toothbrush for smart bathroom

Creating a Smart Bathroom

Your smart home might start at the doorbell, but once you get inside, you can make every room as smart as possible—including the bathroom. Let’s look at what you can do.What to expect from your smart bathroomThere are plenty of good reasons to want a smart bathroom: It’s cool,

Smart speaker device

Which Smart Speaker Is Right for You?

Anyone who listens to music, audiobooks, or podcasts around the house should have a speaker that captures the quality of their audio. And it's even better if that speaker also comes with smart capabilities, like a voice-controlled assistant that can create lists, edit your calendar, and send messages without

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6 Tips for Saving Money and Energy with Smart Home Devices

The path to creating a smart home typically starts as a way to automate tasks and increase control. Take buying a voice assistant, for example. You pick up a Google Home or Amazon Echo, featuring Alexa, just to see what all the fuss is about. Then, you buy a

An internet router

How to Know When You Should Reboot Your Router

We pretty much love our routers because they're quiet, dependable, and don't take much effort to maintain. And then someone will tell you that they reboot their router every day, or every week, or every month. What's that all about? While there’s no one simple answer, we have some

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3 Smart Home Devices That Will Change the Way You Live

Thinking about maybe having a smart home? You’ve heard about all the things you can do—turn on your lights, kick up your speakers, set your thermostat, see what’s on TV. All conveniences, but not life changing.We think home security devices are really worth going smart. We’ve picked 3 that