Smart Home Tech for Parents

We’re always looking for ways for smart home technology to improve our lives. One area that I think that smart tech can bring value to is the world of parenting. Here are a few product categories to look into if you are interested in smart home tech for parents. Baby Monitors Baby monitors have been around for a long time.…

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The Apple HomePod Mini: Why Isn’t This a Thing?

The two most popular smart assistants are on a first-name basis with most everyone today. The Google Assistant (“Hey Google!”) and Alexa are everywhere. But before either of them were around, iPhone owners had Siri as their personal assistant. Today, if you want Siri in your home, you need an Apple HomePod. Here’s a few reasons why I’d like to…

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Zmodo Outdoor Cameras: A Product Overview

There are so many different security cameras on the market today. The pricing starts very low, around $30 per camera, and goes as high as $200+ per camera. So where do we find a camera that is both affordable, and effective? I was able to find both affordability and effectivity in Zmodo 720P HD Outdoor IP sPOE Network Camera. The…

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Smart Home Technology For Pet Owners

Smart home technology brings benefits to modern consumers in many different ways. Here’s a few ways that smart home technology for pet owners can make life a little bit easier. Indoor Security Cameras Keeping an eye on your pet has never been easier with indoor security cameras. Many indoor cameras also feature two-way audio so that you can talk to…

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Deal of the Week: July 24th, 2019

Walmart is currently offering two Google Home Minis for the price of one. If you don’t own a smart speaker, this is a great way to get started. Check it out! Google Home Mini – Chalk, 2 Pack

Amazon Continues It’s Disregard For User Privacy

Once again, Amazon appears to lead the pack in using their smart home products to invade your privacy. According to a CNET report, Amazon keeps user data collected by their Alexa products indefinitely, and doesn’t always give it’s users an option to delete it. When US Senator Chris Coons asked Amazon about how long it keeps user data and how…

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Six Months In: A Half Year In Review

Bear with me on this one. I’d like to put together brief review of the first six months of this blog, and some goals for the rest of the year. In the past year, I’ve written way more than I have in the past decade. I’ve covered the best and worst of trade shows and product introductions. Writing overviews of…

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Smart Displays Are Getting Smaller!

For quite a long time, the old adage “the bigger, the better” has applied to smart technology. For smart displays, however, a race in the other direction has begun. Google and Amazon are both unveiling new products with smaller display screens in the first half of 2019. Here’s an overview of the newest smaller displays. Echo Show 5 Amazon’s Echo…

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Product Breakdown: Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Alexa was the first smart assistant to make a splash in the smart speaker world. Still today, Alexa is at the top of it’s game in the smart speaker market. In January of 2019, an Amazon executive reported to The Verge that over 100 million Alexa devices have been sold. Between Echo smart speakers, smart displays, and third party…

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Smart Displays: An Overview

The two leaders in the smart display game – Amazon and Google. Amazon has one product out on the market, the Echo Show. The Google Display interface is available on a few different smart displays made by different manufacturers. Here’s a breakdown of the similarities between the two. Amazon Echo Show Amazon has one display available on the market –…

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