Your home internet connection has a numeric IP address that changes over time. Dynamic DNS (DDNS) lets you assign an easy-to-remember address so you, your friends, and your family can access your home network with a simple we…
If you’re a fan of Plex, you might have wondered if you really need Plex Pass, the premium upgrade to the popular free home media server platform. Let’s take a look at the major and minor benefits that come with upgrading….
You might assume that smart blinds are all battery-powered, but there are more than a few ways to power the automagic of a smart blind assembly.
Every now and then, you might run into a problem with your Hue smart lighting system that seems unsolvable, a veritable ghost in the machine. Before you reset your individual bulbs or even your entire system, try one of these…
With the increasing number of streaming services offering ad-supported tiers, you might be curious how much time you’re wasting on ads with the less-than-premium streaming packages. Here’s a breakdown….
Whether you’re considering a massive two-stage electric snow blower or a petite snow sweeper, there are plenty of ways to clear away snow around your home with the power of electricity.
If you’re shopping for smart home gear, you’re bound to come across products with little logos that say “Built on Thread” often with adjacent text like “Required Border Router.” Here’s what you need to know….
Your smart home gear isn’t just for your comfort and enjoyment when you’re home. It’s absolutely invaluable when you’re on vacation. Here are common features and benefits you should set up before you head out the door….
Most smart blinds on the market aren’t hard-wired but use an internal battery, which begs the question: how often do you have to swap or recharge the batteries in your smart blinds?
In a continued push to make USB branding more consumer-friendly, the USB Implementers Forum—the organization that oversees the standard —has a new set of logos. We think they’re the best ones yet.
Call then can lights, pot lights, recessed lights, or high hats. Whatever you call them, they can eat LED bulbs for lunch if you don’t shop carefully. Here’s what you need to know.
There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of space on a power strip long before you’ve run out of available power. Here’s how to avoid buying a bigger power strip or UPS unit while safely adding more devices….
Unplugging electronic devices and appliances to save money seems like a proposition with an obvious outcome, but it’s actually much more nuanced than you might think. Here’s the inside scoop on when you will save money—and …
It might seem like a question with an obvious answer, but LED bulbs don’t burn out the same way traditional incandescent bulbs do. Here’s what happens instead.
At first glance, it might seem like you only need a UPS for your computer or other electronic equipment if you’re dealing with frequent power outages. But there are some really compelling reasons to use one, even if your powe…
EcoFlow has made a name for itself with robust and user-friendly power stations, and now they’ve taken that to the next level. Forget powering your laptop during a power outage, EcoFlow’s new battery kit can power your house….
Roborock has updated its popular robot vacuum line with the sales pitch “Forget about cleaning, really.” With the number of features they’ve packed into the S8 Pro Ultra, you just might be able to do that….
When you own your home, mounting a video doorbell is pretty straightforward. If you’re in an apartment or rental, it can be a bit tricky, though. Here’s how to use a video doorbell without losing your deposit….
If you’re looking for secure local removable storage and you’d prefer something that works with the sleek USB-C ports on your laptop, then the new IronKey from Kingston is just what you’re looking for….
One of the biggest smart mower hassles is the amount of prep work and setup required. The newest addition to Worx’s Landroid smart mower line does away with all of that.
If you already have roller blinds in your home and want to smarten them up, Eve’s new upgrade kit fills the gap between dumb blinds and a costly total overhaul.
For the folks who love Nanoleaf’s versatile modular smart lights and wish there was a solution for ceiling lights, well, you’re in luck. Nanoleaf’s newest offering brings its colorful modules to the ceiling….
You might not have “travel router” on your vacation packing list, but after reading this article, you just might. Here’s why we always pack a router with us when we’re headed to a hotel.
Smart home gear isn’t just for showing off to friends and automating your life. It’s also really handy for making your home look occupied when you’re away. Here’s how to use your smart home gear to fool burglars….
The bell part of the doorbell equation seems like an immutable part of the experience, but video doorbells are mixing things up. Here’s what you need to know about using a video doorbell without a chime….