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Plex’s new Amazon Echo support lets you control your home theater with your voice

Plex is getting into the home automation game. The popular media management software just announced it now has an Alexa skill, as well as smart home features that turns off the lights or post a message in Slack based on an action you take with Plex. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Amazon Echo TECHHIVE RATING $179.99MSRP $179.99 VIEW on Amazon Amazon’s ... Read More »

Google Home gets smarter with Belkin WeMo and Honeywell thermostat support

Google Home is bumping up its smart home capabilities to better compete with Amazon’s Echo lineup. The search giant just announced that you can now use Home to turn on Belkin WeMo products such as smart plugs and light switches. Google Home is also supporting Honeywell thermostats for those times you need to turn up the heat without getting off ... Read More »

Vizio adds Google Home support to its SmartCast TVs and home audio gear

In 2016, Vizio was big on building Google Cast support (the underpinnings of Chromecast) into its TVs, home theater displays, soundbars, and wireless speakers via the SmartCast line. For 2017, Vizio’s adding Google Home compatibility. Instead of casting media from a phone or tablet (like a sucker!) Vizio owners can now verbally order Google Home to play music from Spotify ... Read More »

Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

Ooma, one of the biggest names in VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service, is expanding into the DIY home security market. Ooma Telo owners will soon be able to install motion, door/window, and/or flood sensors in their homes, and add a new tier of service that provides home security monitoring. “The Ooma Telo is essentially a Linux computer that ... Read More »

Lenovo moves into the smart home market with an Amazon Alexa-powered speaker and a 6TB NAS box

Lenovo is dipping its toe into the smart home market with two new product announcements at CES: a new smart speaker that will be powered by Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, and a wireless NAS box that that promises to help organize your digital photo library using onboard facial-recognition software. The Lenovo Smart Assistant ($130) looks like a mashup of an ... Read More »

Android TV home screen bloat and how to fix it

MORE LIKE THIS Xiaomi Mi Box review: Android TV elevated with cheap 4K HDR streaming Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks HDMI-CEC: The secret to streaming-remote simplicity VIDEO How to repair Windows 10’s Master Boot Record When I reviewed the Xiaomi Mi Box last week, one of my complaints was about the layout of the home screen. Instead ... Read More »

Hands on with Google Home: Your Google universe in a home-appliance wrapper

It’s impossible to discuss Google Home in a vacuum. It’s a direct, blatant, so-obvious-it-hurts competitor to the Amazon Echo—and if you spend just a few minutes with it, you may come away feeling it’s got the Echo’s number. Like the Echo, Google Home can start playing music with simple voice prompts. But itsounds better than the Echo, with much deeper ... Read More »

6 Life Lessons That We Learn From Our Siblings

Siblings have to share their lives with each other but despite the fact whether you love them or hate them they have become the most irreplaceable part of your lives. They have taught you some of the most amazing life lesson which is going to help you in the near future. You might have ended up in a fight last ... Read More »

Dell stops selling Android devices to cognizance on home windows

Dell has stopped promoting Android devices as it steps away from slate-fashion capsules to cognizance onhome windows 2-in-1 gadgets. The business enterprise isn’t clean the Venue line of Android capsules, and will now not offer the Android-primarily based Wyse Cloud join, a thumb-length laptop that could turn a display into a pc. differentAndroid gadgets have been discontinued some time in ... Read More »

20 fixes for a home windows 10 update meltdown

in case you’re having troubles with home windows 10’s compelled updates, you’re no longer on my own.luckily, with eleven cumulative updates behind us, we’ve gathered a few coping enjoy. each cumulative update is one of a kind, however there’s a handful of hints which can help jolt your devicereturned into attention while a troubling cumulative update strikes. if you’re having ... Read More »