As we've added more connected devices to our homes and more connectivity to cars, we’ve become locked into the app economy. What the heck ever happened to the good ol’ web? I recently asked myself that question as I was testing a de-Googled … [Read more...]
Is it time to upgrade that smart home router?
On a recent Internet of Things Podcast, we took a voicemail from Keith about his smart home router. He's been adding and removing hubs, switches, bulbs and security devices from his wireless networks over the years. Keith wants to know if he should … [Read more...]
Picking a low-latency video doorbell in 2023
On a recent Internet of Things Podcast, we took a voicemail from Marianne. She has Amazon and Google devices in her smart home and she's looking for a new video doorbell. The main requirement? Marianne wants a doorbell with low latency as she plans … [Read more...]
TP-Link Tapo Smart Plug with Matter: Simple and mostly smart
After updating an older smart plug to support Matter in November, I tested my first Matter-certified outlet. The $19.99 TP-Link Tapo P125M supports Matter right out of the box. As a result, the setup process was essentially... boring. That's … [Read more...]
Can incoming phone calls trigger routines in your smart home?
On a recent Internet of Things Podcast episode, we took a call from our Voicemail hotline segment with a question about smart home routines triggered from an incoming phone call. Mike doesn't keep his phone in the bedroom when he sleeps at night and … [Read more...]
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