Does your home have several Echo or Echo Dot speakers setup? Or are you looking for a relatively more affordable way of keeping your home safe when you’re asleep or if you’re away? If you are, then you might be interested to learn that Amazon has since announced its new Alexa Guard Plus subscription service.
In addition to announcing the new Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, Amazon has also taken the wraps off their brand new Echo Show. For those unfamiliar, the Echo Show is an Alexa-enabled smart display where it will come with all the features you might expect from an Alexa-enabled device, with the added bonus of having a display so that you can use it to watch videos.
Due to the fact that home security cameras are becoming cheaper, easier to install, and easier to use, it’s not surprising that more people are starting to use them. For the most part, they get the job done, but who’s to say that it cannot be improved upon? That’s what Amazon is trying to do with its latest Ring home security camera.
Want to setup a home security camera but you’re intimidated by the potential wiring of it? If you’re the sort that does not like to get too technical nor do you want to pay an electrician to help you figure it out, Arlo has you covered as the company has announced a couple of new Essential wireless security cameras.
When Google announced the Pixel 4a, they also announced that they would be launching both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 later on, but they did not state when this would happen. However, it seems that we now have a date to look forward to as Google has since confirmed that they would be hosting an event on the 30th of September.
One of the benefits of smart home appliances and gadgets is that it lets you monitor them from a computer or a mobile device, essentially giving you more control over them. However, it would not necessarily be possible to furnish your entire home with smart appliances because it can be expensive, not to mention given that there is no existing standard, it can be troublesome.
When it comes to smart lighting products, there are many options that one can choose right now, but a brand that typically comes to mind is none other than Philips Hue. At IFA 2020, Signify (who makes the Hue system) has unveiled a bunch of new smart lighting products that might be worth checking out.
Chances are over the years, you’ve probably gone through a few smartphones. If you’re the type that keeps your old phones around, how about maybe giving them a second life? One of the things you can do with your old smartphone is that you can actually turn it into a security camera of sorts.
One of the reasons for creating electric cars is to help reduce the negative impact of mining for fossil fuels that power more traditional cars. Combine that with solar panels that can generate energy to charge our electric cars and it seems like a winning scenario, but now Audi wants to take things one step further with bi-directional charging.
The problem with a lot of smart home devices is that they all come with their own apps. This can be a pain if you have multiple devices and need to open individual apps to control them, which is why companies like Apple have developed their own platform in the form of HomeKit, which allows users to control all HomeKit compatible devices through a single interface.
We have evolved from smart speakers to smart displays, which basically integrates the smarts of a smart speaker with a display. We’ve seen how this makes such devices infinitely more useful, like being able to watch a cooking video while in the kitchen, while also being able to control your smart home devices like light bulbs.
If you’re looking to turn your home into a smart one, it can get pretty expensive once you start adding things up. However, if you’re not looking for anything too major, maybe you just like the idea of being able to remotely control your appliances like your lights, then you might be interested in checking out Belkin’s latest Wemo WiFi Smart Plug.
To watch deleted movie scenes or director’s cut, some people will buy a DVD version even if they have already watched the movie in theater. Of course, there’re many other reasons for people still buying discs, such as for collection or for a sense of ownership of the movie.
Solar panel installations don’t necessarily come cheap, but the idea is that because they’re designed to potentially save you money on your electricity bills, it will eventually help offset the initial costs. For those who are looking to hop on board the solar bandwagon, then Tesla’s solar panels might be of interest to you.