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How to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk

Amazon Sidewalk is a wireless standard that has advantages over a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. However, there are privacy concerns, as it enables your smart home devices (such as Echo and Alexa speakers) to communicate wi…

How (and Why) to Opt-In to Google Recording Storage

It’s no mystery that Google saves a lot of your web activity. However, the company doesn’t save the recordings of audio when you speak to Google services (anymore). You can opt-in to audio recordings if you want to improve th…

How to Set Up and Mount the ecobee SmartCamera

You might know ecobee best for its remarkable smart thermostats, but the company has now entered the home security space with the ecobee SmartCamera. This compact security camera provides a 1080p resolution and a 180-degree f…

How to Update Your Philips Hue Firmware

Your Philips Hue bulbs, bridges, and switches all run firmware you can update. That’s especially critical now, as a vulnerability could allow malware to be installed on a Philips Hue bridge. Here’s how to check for and instal…

How to Set Up a Smart Garage

How often have you asked yourself, “did I close the garage door?” With a smart garage, you won’t have to wonder. That’s just one of the many reasons to bring smart home technology into your garage, too….

Are Smart Homes Worth the Investment?

Converting to a smart home might seem expensive and complicated at first, but do the benefits outweigh the cost and hassle? Let’s check out why setting up a smart home is a good investment of your time and money….
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