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Starting out with Philips Hue Lights & Google Home

By Erin L / August 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Starting out with Philips Hue Lights & Google Home

One of the best new features of Google Home is the ability to use it to control your smart home devices, like smart Philips Hue lighting. It means you can turn lights on and off and more just by asking. Here’s how to do it easily.

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How to talk to Philips Hue & Google Home

By Erin L / August 2, 2017 / 1 Comment

Do you need special words or phrases to get Google Home working with your Philips Hue coloured smart lights? No! Here’s our handy list of commands.

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New Playbulb Candle S; now rechargeable & brighter

By Erin L / July 31, 2017 / 3 Comments

Playbulb has re-launched its electronic colour-changing Candle with a brighter, more colourful and now rechargeable version. Check it out here: Candle S

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Google Home Review – what a digital assistant can do for you

By Erin L / July 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

Heard about smart home speakers that are also digital assistants & wonder what they can do for you, if they’re worth it? I recently had a chance to spend a couple weeks with Google Home. Find out what surprised me about it.

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How to set up smart lights & home control with Google Home

By Erin L / July 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

Need to know how to set up your smart home or smart light devices with Google Home? Follow our easy step-by-step instructions.

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Review: Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link fan, heater & air purifyer

By Erin L / July 11, 2017 / 1 Comment

Tired of lugging the fan from storage every summer & bringing out a rattling, stinky smelling heater in winter? Dyson’s Pure Hot+Cool Link is the all-in-one device that can solve all your home heating & cooling issues, and it purifies the air too. Check out the review to see if it’s worth its hefty price tag.

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D-Link Omna home security camera review

By Erin L / July 8, 2017 / Comments Off on D-Link Omna home security camera review

Home security cameras can do more than spy on creepy neighbours. Want to know if kids made curfew? Did the lawn guy arrive on time? Read our review: D-Link Omna home security camera.

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Linksys Max-Stream Router review (AC2200)

By Ron Leung / June 14, 2017 / Comments Off on Linksys Max-Stream Router review (AC2200)

A router is no longer a hidden piece of technology relegated to the basement. Routers are key components to our home networks, whether it’s for surfing the web on a computer, running smart home gadgets, or streaming 4K video. You need something powerful and fast. We review the Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Router to see if it’s worth the price.

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Apple HomePod smart speaker announced

By Erin L / June 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Apple HomePod smart speaker announced

News release supplied by Apple Inc. Apple HomePod announced SAN JOSE, California — June 5, 2017 — Apple today announced HomePod, a breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers amazing audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio.

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Google Home is coming to Canada

By Erin L / June 2, 2017 / 2 Comments

Goofle Home is finally coming to Canada – in both English and French. Google Home is a voice-activated smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant that helps you control the connected things in your life.

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