Posts in Smart


Why is Smart Lighting so Insanely Expensive?

Posted on 4th Sep 2020 19:34:26 in General, Smart

Many will agree that smart lighting is super convenient, but many will also ask why it is so expensive. The short answer is that it's not! While there are plenty of outrageously priced smart lighting devices out there, there are also many very affordable ways to implement it. First, we'll take a look at why smart bulbs are expensive in the first place and then we will check out various much cheaper alternatives.

Why is smart lighting so expensive?

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When Should you Really Use a Smart Hub?

Posted on 31st Aug 2020 19:42:53 in General, Smart

On this site, we talk a lot about building your own smart devices and other DIY technologies of the like, but when should you use a smart hub and what are the benefits? To find out, we're going to look at some of the benefits a smart hub can bring compared to using standalone devices along with some of the disadvantages you might discover with them.

The Google assistant

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The Meross Smart Humidifier: Finally a True Smart Humidifier?

Posted on 30th Aug 2020 05:05:19 in General, Review, Smart

The Meross Smart Humidifier 320ML is an exciting product as it's both small and compact while also providing a broad set of "smart" features out of the box. In this review, we're going to take a look at some of this unit's strong points as well as some of its weaknesses. More importantly, though, we're going to see why this isn't really a humidifier and for who exactly this product was designed. 

Meross smart humidifier

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How to Easily Improve WiFi for your Smart Home

Posted on 26th Aug 2020 04:02:10 in General, Smart

So many smart devices are sold as being hubless and being super easy to set up via a mobile app, to then connect to the WiFi network. This model works really well because most homes contain a WiFi network these days, and this technology aims to take advantage of this existing wireless connectivity to reduce the cost of creating a smart home. This means that your WiFi network better be up to the task though, as an inadequate network will result in poor smart home performance! Find out how to tune up your network today!

WiFi network tuneup

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How do Smart Assistants Work Under the Hood?

Posted on 19th Aug 2020 01:44:57 in General, Smart

It seems every device these days include a virtual assistant, from mobile phones to desktop computers and more recently even regular looking speakers. All this is very nice and can surely come in handy now and then but what are they really and how do they work?

How voice assistants work

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