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LIFX smart light bulbs & Z light strip review

By Erin L / December 27, 2017 / Comments Off on LIFX smart light bulbs & Z light strip review

Adding colour and ambiance to your home has never been easier. Smart app-controlled light bulbs can give your house a whole new look. One of the original smart light companies, LIFX, has recently released a new generation of smart light bulbs. Here’s my review…

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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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Philips Airfryer review

By Erin L / July 11, 2017 / 10 Comments

Deep fried food is good, but it’s so unhealthy. A new kitchen device promises deep fried flavour &crispness without fat &calories. Meet Philips Airfryer.

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Tooth Technology: Philips smart Platinum Connected & sexy DiamondClean

By Erin L / April 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

In this series we’re looking at all the options for smart toothbrushes. This article focuses on two models in the Philips Sonicare line; the smart connected Platinum and the sleek and modern Diamond. What’s the difference between them and which one might be right for you? Find out by reading the article or watch the video.

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How to Reset Your WeMo, LIFX, Philips, Osram/Lightify Light Bulbs

By Erin L / March 3, 2017 / 3 Comments

I ran into a wee problem with one of my WeMo LED smart light bulbs.  It was easily cleared up with a reset, but it took me some surfing to find out how to do it. That got me thinking, you might someday need to know how to do this yourself, and possibly for other…

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Top 10 tech gadgets of 2016

By Erin L / December 7, 2016 / 5 Comments

I’ve tested a lot of gadgets and gear this year. Picking favourites is hard, because unlike previous years, many of the items that have come into the tech test kitchen in 2016 are really high quality, and work well, so picking the cream of the crop is a challenge. Nevertheless, here are the Top 10…

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Top picks for smart lighting

By Erin L / December 5, 2016 / 22 Comments

Smart lighting can make your holiday decorating easier. Today on CTV Tech Talk I showed a selection of smart lighting:

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6 smart light hacks for Christmas holiday decor

By Erin L / November 24, 2016 / 2 Comments

There are two types of people when it comes to lighting up the house for the holidays; the gung-ho Clark Griswold types, and those for whom the thought of climbing a ladder in the cold inspires dread. If you’re in the latter camp, know there are easier ways to make your home festive thanks to…

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Carpets that glow; the future of flooring

By Erin L / November 23, 2016 / Comments Off on Carpets that glow; the future of flooring

It can be hard for a business to stand out. Signs and email marketing campaigns are old school. How about making an impression from the ground up? What are Luminous Carpets? Brand new lighting technology is allowing for LED lights to be imbedded in carpet, meaning companies can display directions or even advertisements to people…

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