Category: Tech

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Google Home vs Amazon Echo Dot

Last week, my wife and I decided to pick up a Google Home.  We’ve had our Amazon Echo Dot for about 3 months now and really like it, but were still pretty curious about...

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GoControl’s Smart Light Bulb

For the last few weeks, I’ve been researching different kinds of smart light bulbs.  I have specs on everything from Philips Hue, to TP-Link, to GoControl.  Do they integrate with SmartThings or Amazon Echo?  Do...

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Ecobee vs Nest – Which one is right for you?

Have you been thinking about getting a smart thermostat?  For many people, this is their first smart home device.  It makes sense.  You, like many others, probably still have the original thermostat that came...

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My Favorite Amazon Echo Features

I’ve read a lot of stories of people who have picked up an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and have no idea what to do with it.  What is it capable of?  What are...

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Smart Light Switch Options

There are a lot of smart light switch options out there.  When I was trying to find the right one for us, I came across many good switches.  At first, I wanted wifi only, but...

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Best Smart Garage Door Opener Options

How many times have you driven away from your garage wondering if you shut the door?  Fortunately for us (I am just as guilty), there are many different options out there to help. All...