Home Automation

Cool Things You Can do with Amazon Alexa (Echo) and IFTTT

Cool Things You Can do with Amazon Alexa (Echo) and IFTTT Above is a quick walkthrough of some of the new Alexa Show Features. Amazon is now shipping the Echo Show! An Echo with a 7″ Screen capable of video calls, displaying camera feeds(so far Ring & Arlo Cameras are mentioned), weather, music lyrics and more!…

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Nest Releases New Cheaper Thermostat E

Nest releases their new cheaper Thermostat E today which is available for $169. This lets them compete with some of the more inexpensive offerings from Honeywell and Ecobee. The previous model Nest Thermostats are $249. The Nest E has most of the same technical features as the Nest’s other models although it differs in its Polycarbonate,…

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You Can Now Control Your Fire TV with Alexa

You probably already know that you can access Alexa on your FireTv by holding down the Mic button on the remote. But now you can control your Fire TV from any Alexa device. Launch apps from Your Apps & Games “Alexa, Open Netflix on my Fire TV” Play a Movie or TV Show “Alexa, Play…

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Father’s Day Gift Guide for Geek Dads 2017

Father’s Day is just around the corner(Sunday, June 18, 2017, here in the States) and being a Dad myself, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a Father’s Day Gift Guide for Geek Dads! *Disclaimer: Most if not all links on this page will be Affiliate Links. It doesn’t cost you any…

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The 8 Best Ideas for Smart Home Security in 2017

Screenshot of Arlo Pro Wireless Security Camera Motion Sensing Video

The 8 Best Ideas for Smart Home Security in 2017 Improve the safety of your home with the best technology can offer. We’re sharing the 8 best smart home security ideas you should use here. Residential home security has changed dramatically for the better thanks to technology. No longer are guard dogs, strong locks and…

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