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Do Smart Smoke Detectors Expire?

Smart smoke detectors are quite a bit more expensive than their “dumb” counterparts, so it’s only natural for people to consider their lifespan and replacement costs. Here’s what you need to know about the lifespan of smoke a…

How to Add a Delay to Google Assistant Routines

Google Assistant “Routines” can be super handy for automating your life. Typically, Assistant performs the actions immediately on command, but what if you don’t want something to happen right away? You can use a delay to do t…

Why You Should Use Google Assistant Family Bell

Google Assistant has many features that are perfect for families, especially those with smart speakers and displays. “Family Bell” allows you to schedule announcements to keep your house running smoothly. We’ll show you what …

Amazon Alexa Now Lets You Speak to a Doctor

“Alexa, I want to talk to a doctor.” This simple phrase adds a whole new level of usefulness to Amazon’s virtual assistant thanks to a partnership with Teledoc. Now, you can ask Alexa to connect you with a doctor, which is a …

How to Turn On Google Assistant

Want to be able to quickly launch Google Assistant and perform your searches with it? Enable an option on your iPhone or Android phone, and then all you will have to say is “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” to launch the virtual as…

Are Smart Speakers Safe for Kids?

Every once in a while, a story involving kids and Alexa or Google Assistant smart speakers hits the news cycle. These stories are often lighthearted, but occasionally they take a nasty turn. Should we let kids use smart speak…

The Amazon Echo Show 5 is Less Than $50 Right Now

Amazon seems to have decided that it doesn’t want Black Friday to end, at least for its own devices. The company currently has the Echo Show 5 and Echo (4th Generation) on sale for the same prices as the biggest deal day of t…
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