by Blake Kozak After less than a decade of existence, the smart speaker market is already mature. But unless smart speakers are released with services or features that bridge industries, they risk becoming the next digital photo frame. Since … [Read more...]
When Marie Kondo meets the smart home
As many of y'all know, we're preparing for a move to Seattle in June. As part of the prep work, I'm getting rid of some of the clutter we've picked up in our 16 years of marriage and life in Texas. To inspire me, I've started watching "Tidying up … [Read more...]
This is why data privacy matters!
Did you know your television is watching you? Specifically, that most smart TVs are sending data off to their makers and in certain cases, to marketers. Consumer Reports showcased the security flaws and the lack of privacy inherent in connected TV in … [Read more...]
Control your TV from Amazon Alexa or Google Home
Handheld remotes? Those are so 2016. In a recent video, Stacey Higginbotham of Stacey On IoT shows you how to control your TV using an Amazon Alexa or Google Home. You can ask them to "Turn on Netflix" or "Turn off Entertainment System". Your … [Read more...]