Using Google Assistant While Driving: Hands-Free Driving Mode

Using Google Assistant While Driving: Hands-Free Driving Mode

As you probably already know, Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant. It is capable of having two-way conversations, taking on multiple commands at a time and can connect to a myriad of different smart appliances to help you live a little, well, smarter. Now, since this system is so smart and helpful, many…

What Search Engine Does Alexa Use? And Can I Use Google to…

What Search Engine Does Alexa Use? And Can I Use Google to…

Alexa has become the go-to when it comes to smart home speakers. She’s pretty smart, but have you ever wondered what search engine she’s using to access this trove of information? It’s pretty obvious when you purchase a Google Home device, that it’s going to be using Google’s search engine to answer all your questions….

What’s The Difference Between Alexa and Google Home?

What’s The Difference Between Alexa and Google Home?

So, you’re in the market for a smart speaker, but what’s it going to be? Alexa or Google Home? Here’s exactly what you need to know before you decide. First, let’s answer the question as directly as possible. So, what is the difference between Google Home and Alexa? The most literal answer to this question…

Smart HVAC Options Explained: Automated Climate Control

Smart HVAC Options Explained: Automated Climate Control

Smart HVAC systems are growing in popularity and will soon become the new norm. They increase comfort and convenience while saving you money in the long run. Once you make the leap, you realize there’s no other option. Reverting to an old-school thermostat becomes comparable to going back to a flip phone. “Once you go…

Smart Home Controllers: What Are They And Which One Should I Get?

Smart Home Controllers: What Are They And Which One Should I Get?

There is a lot of tech jargon tossed around when it comes to smart home products these days. You may wonder, “what is a smart home controller?” for instance. Well, you’ll come to find out that many of these terms are somewhat synonymous. You’ll also see that some of these products combine the capabilities of…

Smart Windows, Smart Glass, and Electric Window Shading

Smart Windows, Smart Glass, and Electric Window Shading

There are now several options when it comes to shading your windows electronically. You can purchase remote or smart blinds, smart tint and even smart windows with electric shading. For myself, I wanted to keep the traditional look of regular blinds due to my home decor not being that contemporary. If your home or condo…

How to Hide Speaker Wire – Cheap & Easy Solutions

How to Hide Speaker Wire – Cheap & Easy Solutions

So, you have a bird’s nest of wire laying around your living room, home theater, or bedroom. You’re tired of looking at it and trying to decide how you’ll go about hiding and concealing your speaker wire. There are several easy and cost-effective options. Watching movies on your surround sound system is something almost everyone…

Best Smart Vents For Nest Thermostats

Best Smart Vents For Nest Thermostats

Nest Thermostats—now owned by Google—is known as one of the best and most popular smart thermostats available. However, they are also famous (or, notorious) for being quite picky with integrations to products from other brands. So, looking for a smart vent product that can integrate with Nest can be quite a daunting task, especially with…

Small Room Home Theater Ideas For Any Budget

Small Room Home Theater Ideas For Any Budget

So, you have an extra small room in your home and you have ideas of using it as a home theater or media room. You’re ready to design and enjoy the full movie experience, but where do you begin? For most homeowners, these home theater ideas are better executed with a little research. Without careful…

Flair Smart Vents: Everything You Need To Know

Flair Smart Vents: Everything You Need To Know

Flair Smart Vents have, quite noticeably, risen above the competition over the last couple of years.  They provide state-of-the-art smart registers for HVAC that revolutionize the way you heat and cool your home. Flair’s increased popularity could have to do with a number of factors including their price point, compatibility and wide range of features….