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Smart Home

Give your house a brain by digitizing the various components within it. Everything from your lights to your electronics can be programmed to adjust to your living habits and controlled right from your mobile device! Having a smart home not only makes you the coolest kid on the block, it can also save you money and help with security purposes. Learn how easy it is to create a more connected home to make your life smarter and more convenient.

Google Home vs Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod: What Is the Best Smart Speaker?

Three smart speakers side by side

How do you want to use your smart speaker? Do you plan on using it with other apps, having your own personal DJ, learning a wealth of knowledge or something else? Your answer to this question will determine the best smart speaker for you. We’ve taken a stance on which one we think is best, but that doesn’t mean the other speaker might not be a better fit for your household. Read our Google Home vs Amazon Echo comparison and decide which speaker is best for you…

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Best Smart Scale: Qardiobase vs Withings vs Fitbit Aria vs Yunmai vs Weight Gurus vs Garmin

Smart scale and workout gear

Have you jumped on the smart fitness bandwagon and are looking for a scale to measure up to your high-tech standards? Smart scales go way beyond just recording your weight. Many take multiple readings of everything from your body mass index to bone mass — and these scales sync with apps on your smartphone to help you keep a more complete handle on your overall fitness. So, what’s the best smart scale for your money? Read our reviews below to get the skinny!

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Amazon Echo Reviews: Alexa, What Can You Do for Me?

Alexa on table

Are you looking for a friend who can tell you the answer to anything? Maybe Alexa can help you out! Amazon Echo, aka Alexa, can answer questions you have by using a wake word. Most people use Alexa as their wake word, however, if someone in your household is named Alexa you may want to choose a different word! 😉 Alexa can also help you order things online, call your friends, play music and more. Check out all the cool features Alexa has to offer and how she can help make your home smarter…

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Nest Thermostat Review: Is It Too Smart for its Own Good?

Nest Thermostat E on wall

Nest is one of the best Wifi thermostat products on the market. It continuously learns about your heating and cooling preferences, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting the thermostat multiple times throughout the day. After one to two weeks of use, the thermostat will remember your habits and begin to set the temperature automatically. You also have the ability to make changes from the Nest app, so if you want to make any adjustments when you’re away from home, you can. Read the rest of our Nest learning thermostat review to see if it’s a good fit for your household…

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16 Smart Home Statistics & Predictions

Smart Home Statistics illustration

From appliances to lighting to speakers, everything is connecting to the internet, and there’s no stopping it. Smart home equipment is becoming more affordable and less avoidable on the market. Everything from our dishwasher to our cars will be “on the grid”, ie. connected to the internet (and many devices and appliances already are!). Read some astonishing statistics about home automation as well as where the market is headed…

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Cujo Smart Firewall Review: The Best Guard Dog Against Home Hackers?

Cujo Smart Firewall in office

You likely heard the buzz earlier this year when WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA has been spying through Samsung smart TVs and other devices. While most of us don’t necessarily have to worry about the CIA, we do need protection from hackers looking to steal our identity or financial information. And this threat isn’t just to our laptops, PCs and smartphones. If you have smart devices connected to your home’s network, they’re all susceptible to hackers and malware. Yes, this includes everything from baby monitors and security cameras to smart dishwashers and microwaves. In fact, hackers look specifically for vulnerable devices — and every smart device is up for grabs. That’s why protecting your entire smart home network is invaluable. So, what can Cujo do for you? Keep reading to learn more…

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What Is the Best Home Robot? Zenbo vs Jibo vs Buddy & More!

Couple with smart robot on counter

Are you a smart-home tech junkie just waiting for your next fix? Can’t wait to kick up your Alexa-enabled home a notch? Well, 2017 could be a jackpot year, when the promise of home robots finally hits the market. We’re not there just yet, but the market’s closing in quickly. Read our take on the best home robot products, some of which will be consumer-ready by the end of the year… 

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Internet of Things Security Devices: Bitdefender Box vs Cujo vs Dojo & More!

Cujo at home on counter

Are you arming your home with smart gadgets but worried about hackers infiltrating your high-tech lifestyle? Would anyone really try to hack your smart washer or dryer? The unfortunate answer is yes. Any device connected to your home’s network can be vulnerable to an attack, and once hackers find a way in, your entire home network is up for grabs. Fortunately, the market is on your side. A new line of security devices is available to protect your home from intruders. Here, we’ll give you our recommendations for the best smart home security devices to keep your information safe from prying eyes…

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Best Smart Home Hub: Insteon vs SmartThings vs Wink vs WeMo & More!

Wink smart hub: Best Smart Home Hub

You wake up to start your day and the lights automatically dim on, the window blinds open, the coffee pot starts brewing and the thermostat is adjusted — all before getting out of bed. Is this heaven? No, it’s just a smart home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have certain aspects of your life automated? Thanks to smart home hubs you can do so affordably and easily. What is a hub exactly? Read on to learn more about how they can be the brains of your home and work with a growing list of products within each room…

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