Home & Appliances posts

EDF Smart Home Automation worth it?

August 26th, 2019 by

Before getting into this, I do need to let you know that I did have an ‘EDF Smart Home’ prior to recently moving over to Bulb (UK) which resulted in much cheaper electricity bills. What does EDF have to do with Smart Homes? EDF has partnered with a lot of Smart Home companies, some of

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Magic mirror Raspberry Pi 3 / 4

July 25th, 2019 by

At the start of 2019 I promised myself I would make a Magic Mirror on my Raspberry pi 3, I put it off for so long, a few nights ago I sat down with the intention of staying up and getting it done. How to connect Alexa to your new smart TV Turn your dumb

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How to download & store Wyze camera videos locally

July 5th, 2019 by

Sadly, It’s not easy to do this remotely, as of the moment, the only way to do this is to take the SD card out and download the videos to your PC which effectively makes the task redundant. However, you can concatenate the smaller 12-second to 1minute clips into one big file and I will

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How to connect Alexa to your new smart TV

July 2nd, 2019 by

“Alexa, Play Friends” Whilst I don’t actually watch TV very much as I use it mostly for my Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 and RetroPi (I may actually cover this on my blog as it’s a cool home addition for you and your friends!), I do have a tendency to go back and watch older films

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How to make an Epic Smart Kitchen

June 26th, 2019 by

What is a smart kitchen? Your kitchen is becoming ‘smarter’ thanks to high-tech appliances from Samsung, Miele, and LG Electronics. The Smart Kitchen is likely to be the biggest part of your home in the future, a lot of Smart refrigerators like LG’s allows you to scan your receipt after grocery shopping so that it

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Alexa won’t delete all your Amazon Echo data. Here’s the best you can do

June 14th, 2019 by

Amazon keeps everything you say to your Echo device and you can’t actually delete all the data from your end. The only way to completely remove everything from your Amazon account in terms of data is via a formal request which requires you to call Amazon Customer Service. This will remove all voice recordings and

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The Risks of Smart Home Technology & How to stay safe

June 11th, 2019 by

Are Smart Devices Dangerous? What are the risks of smart home technology? The risks of smart Home Technology are queried as often as finding the definition of a ‘Smart Home’. In the grand scheme of things, everything which is an internet-connected device is potentially dangerous. In the grand scheme of things, everything which is an

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Complete Ikea Tradfri + Google Home Guide

June 9th, 2019 by

Ikea, the masters behind making your home completely flat pack now offers its own branded smart lights, Tradfri + Google home, which are pretty cheap and what’s great is that they work with Google Assistant & Google Home devices! My Best Smart Lights 2019 Comparison Make a magic mirror with a Raspberry Pi The Ikea

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PDF – What are the benefits of Home Automation?

June 3rd, 2019 by

There are a ton of benefits for home automation and luckily for us, they fall into a specific set of categories which we can break down into how much money can be saved with home automation, how safe you can make your home with tools like Ring & Nest and lastly if not the most

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How to turn any TV into a Smart TV – DIY

May 31st, 2019 by

With this guide, I’m going to show you how to convert your tv to smart tv. It’s 2019, everyone who buys a new TV will expect it to be a Smart TV, but what’s the point in swapping out a perfectly good dumb TV that works with an expensive inclusive smart TV? There is no

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