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How to Prepare for an Eventual Power Outage

Power outages don’t happen too often, but when they do, you’ll want to make sure that you, your gadgets, and your house are prepared. Here are some things to keep in mind when the lights go out....

How to Set Up the Canary Home Security Camera

The Canary home security camera is an easy-to-use camera that connects directly to your Wi-Fi network (or over ethernet) and lets you see what’s going on while you’re away from home. Here’s how to set it u...

How to Power a USB-Powered Device Over Ethernet

Many devices—like Wi-Fi cams—get power by being plugged into a nearby outlet through USB. But if you want to place that device somewhere where an outlet isn’t nearby, you can use existing ethernet drops (or...

What Happens If My Philips Hue Lights Go Offline?

Installing Philips Hue bulbs is a great way to boost your lighting game, but since they heavily rely on an internet connection, you might be wary of going all in and blanketing your house with smart lights. The good news is t...

How to Customize Nest Cam Notifications

Depending on where you have your Nest Cam set up, you might receive more notifications than you really need. However, you can customize your Nest Cam notifications so that you only the receive the ones that you truly care abo...

How to Automate Your Favorite Apps with IFTTT

If This Then That (IFTTT) is an online service that can connect all sorts of different products and services together, so you can automate just about anything your heart desires. Whenever someone tags you on Facebook, send t...

How to Turn Off Night Vision on the Nest Cam

Lots of burglars come out at night, which means night vision can be a great feature for your security camera. But if it’s not really something you’ll need, you can easily turn it off on the Nest Cam....
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