Version 220.127.116.11 for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick this update brings with it the simplistic Alexa interface that we saw in the Fire TV Cube which is … Continue Reading Amazon Fire TV Updates
Pi-hole is a hardware based, network wide ad-blocker that has quickly become one of my favorite things to do with a Raspberry Pi. Well it was recently updated to version … Continue Reading Pi-hole Updated to Version 4.0
As many of you I am sure know by now I am heavily entrenched in the Amazon Echo ecosystem, having them in every room of the house and using them … Continue Reading Big Sky Skill Brings DarkSky to your Echo
I have thought for a while we need an away mode for Alexa to simulate real world conversation in a home when the occupants are not a home and it … Continue Reading Away Mode Skill for Alexa
To say I was excited when the Amazon Fire TV Cube was announced would be an understatement. While I did not really need a new streaming device and I certainly … Continue Reading Product Review: Amazon Fire TV Cube
When I started looking into connected devices that could push buttons for me like the MicroBot Push and Switchbot I came across the Prota Hub S which would work with … Continue Reading Product Review: Prota Hub S
Finally we will be able to “cast” audio from Amazon Prime Music to our Echo Devices! I have never understood why we did not have this feature from the start, … Continue Reading “Casting” Coming to Amazon Echo Device
There once was a time when I was a DirecTV subscriber and I was very happy with the service. Well times changed, I sold that townhouse and bought a new … Continue Reading Alexa Voice Control Comes to DirecTV
In the world of IR controlled devices there are a lot of options for controlling them and connecting them to other services. By far the Harmony Hub leads the way … Continue Reading Product Review: Broadlink RM Mini 3
Amazon has a lot of interesting Prime Day Deals on Smart Home Products. You can check them all out here. Some notables aside from the deals on Amazon Products I … Continue Reading Deal Alert: Prime Day Smart Home Deals
Amazon is pushing Alexa hard this Prime Day with deals on just about the whole line of Amazon Echo products plus dealso on most FireTV and Kindle Products. Check out … Continue Reading Deal Alert: Everything Alexa!
The Amazon Cloud Cam is a very formidable camera that is able to compete with the big dogs. Well today for Prime Day we are getting a heck of a … Continue Reading Deal Alert: Amazon Cloud Cam
Looks like we got Prime Day Deals starting a little early. Amazon has the Ring Video Doorbell Pro on sale for $174.00. That’s is an amazing deal and if you … Continue Reading Deal Alert: Ring Video Doorbell Pro
In my search to automate everything in my home and have as much of it be on Wi-Fi as possible I came across the Basdun Mini Wi-Fi Outlets. I was … Continue Reading Product Review: Basdun Mini Wi-Fi Outlet
Well the day I have been waiting for is finally here, Wyze Cam integration with Alexa is now live! I can finally say Alexa, Show me my Living Room (or … Continue Reading Wyze Cam Gets Alexa Integration!
I have been on a robotic button pusher kick lately testing the Switchbot and the Microbot Push. I was very excited about getting my hands on the Microbot Push as … Continue Reading Product Review: Microbot Push