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Meet the Amazon Echo Family

The Amazon Echo Family consists of a number of smart speakers, many now in their 2nd and 3rd generations. With the enduringly popular Echo family with the ubiquitous digital assistant Alexa onboard, Amazon has already exerted a stranglehold…
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Smart Home Lighting Saves Energy

Smart Lighting Solutions A smart home lighting solution is a clear win in many aspects. When it comes to energy efficiency, you have plenty of options. However, many homeowners overlook a key energy-saving opportunity – lighting. It accounts…
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Smart Lighting

Along with shading, lighting control has become an enormous part of contemporary residential design. It cleans away wall acne, lets the homeowner arrive in style and depart with ease, and centralizes control across every fixture with their…
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Have Smart Homes Finally Caught Up to Science Fiction?

Living in a smart home used to be a concept that was only possible in science fiction movies. Fast-forward to the present day and the amount of science fiction concepts that are already being used by regular homeowners is staggering. In this…
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Your Smart Home just got more secure with Alexa Guard

"Alexa, I'm leaving." "OK -- I'll be on guard." That's the gist of Alexa Guard, a new feature from Amazon that lets your Echo devices keep an ear out for trouble when you're away from home. If Alexa hears something after…
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12 home Automation Tips for the Holidays

While Thanksgiving is put to bed for another year, the holiday season proper is only just getting started. What better than the best home automation tips for gifts and holiday decorating? The run-up to Christmas is the ideal time to invite…
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7 Things Every Homeowner Needs in a Smart Home Today

Manufacturers of do-it-yourself “smart” devices often claim that having a smart home is as simple connecting a few gadgets like light bulbs and electronic door locks. But as any custom install pro will tell you, smart homes aren’t…
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How to be a Smart Airbnb Host

Being an Airbnb host can be simply great fun and rewarding, or leave you in disgust with a 'never again' feeling. Very few hosts will feel worry-free without having at least some insight into their guests' stay. As a host, one thing you…
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Essential Health Apps Every Senior Should Have

    Seniors have found that, with the right repertoire of apps, smartphones and tablets can promote major lifestyle improvements. Smartphone and tablet apps allow seniors to: Keep their minds active and…