Too many people, too little bandwidth. With so many people on a single internet connection in some homes, it’s quite normal to start noticing lags or connectivity issues. Not to worry though, we’ve pulled together some of the best ways to make your internet connection faster and more stable. The truth is that our Wi-Fi […]
There is no need to pay someone to set up your smart home for you. This is easily something you can do yourself, one device at a time. DIY smart home projects tend to be enjoyable for most people and don’t usually require any special skills or tools.
I try to cover some of these projects for you. I figure I’ve already had to do a lot of the troubleshooting, so why should you have to learn the hard way.
In these articles, we’ll cover Alexa and Google Home smart hubs. These will be the central component of most of our systems. We’ll learn how to interact with them and exactly what they’re capable of.
We’re also going to dive into how they communicate with other devices through your home WiFi. We’ll talk about connecting smart devices to your smart home hubs one by one and go into specific features of some of these components.
These smart home devices will include video doorbells, smart thermostats, smart lights, smart sockets, smart tv components and much more.
Take a look at your digital space. Chances are, you have more than one ‘smart’ device – phone, watch, TV, or home assistant. That’s in addition to any computers, printers, or tablets you use for daily tasks. These devices can make life easier, but can too many devices slow down or crash your wi-fi router? […]
Broadcasting To Chromecast With Your Google Home Device Google Home devices are so wonderfully convenient because they give us the option to link all our smart devices at home to one system. Along with browsing YouTube and getting updates on the weather, sports or finance Google Home is also compatible with Chromecast or Chromecast-supported TV. […]
Ring Video Doorbells have steadily gained popularity in recent years, thanks to the added safety and convenience they can provide to homeowners. Their easy installation, along with the potential to be completely wireless, certainly hasn’t hurt their cause any. Video doorbells can act as a deterrent for thieves, and vandals while also providing video evidence […]
The Amazon Fire Stick is a fantastic streaming solution that allows you to turn just about any TV into a complete smart media station. All you need is a decent WiFi connection and high-speed internet. But, what if you wanted to use a Firestick with your computer? First of all, this question could be interpreted […]
Using a computer monitor as a TV screen can save a few bucks and save on space as well. We are getting so used to multipurpose devices in our lives. Technology is starting to merge in a beautiful way. When I was a kid (in the 90’s), I used to daydream about everything being connected. […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you have an Ecobee thermostat and you’re looking for the best smart vent, it may be hard to decide which direction to go. I’m here to tell you that there are only a couple of viable options. Here we’ll review two of the best smart vent products that can integrate with Ecobee from their […]
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 […]