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How to reset a Google Home Hub Mini

June 4th, 2020 by

I keep my Google Home Mini next to my desk so I can cast music straight from Google Chrome, but it had been acting up recently. Extremely high latency, sometimes turning the volume down on its own and cutting out. Why can’t I find anything specific? There is some documentation out there but nothing truly

How do I install the Blink XT2?

June 2nd, 2020 by

I’ve been a huge fan of the Blink XT2 security Camera, if you follow my twitter, you’ll know I use it to watch my rabbit and make sure he doesn’t rip everything up. The Blink XT2 is an absolutely fantasitc camera, but how do you install it? Starting with, no, you cannot zip-tie it to

How to watch a Blink Camera on a Firestick

May 27th, 2020 by

How to watch your Blink Camera on your TV / Firestick Extra security will give you that peace of mind that you have always been looking for in your home. Now, most people already feel secure in their homes, which is a great thing. However, what about the moments that you are not at home?

Does the Chamerblain Myq Work With Alexa?

May 14th, 2020 by

To cut it short, Chamberlain MyQ’s smart home garage doesn’t work natively with Alexa. What is the Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener? A smart garage door opener is a fantastic experience every smart door opener device shopper looks forward to. MyQ is a super excellent intelligent garage door opener, and most shoppers always ask one

How do I change the Alexa Wake Word, Voice and Name?

May 9th, 2020 by

Sick of watching videos where the creator says “Alexa” and your little friend triggers? (Sorry about that). Amazon has allowed you to change the ‘wake word’ for your echo device, even if it is restricted. Unfortunately, you cannot change the Alexa wake word to Jarvis, sorry Marvel fans! Did you know you can also change

Smart Thermostats & How they work

May 9th, 2020 by

The smart thermostat is an intelligent home automation technology used to control the temperature remotely and air conditioning circulation using Wi-Fi. You can schedule the temperature automatically for the whole day. Smart thermostats increase the comfortability of your home day and night. With increased smart technologies, home automation, just like any other industry, has seen

Connect Google Home to TV without a Chromecast – How To

May 7th, 2020 by

Upgrading to the latest TV with an inbuilt Chromecast is out of reach for some. However, they are still looking to move with Smart TV technology and enjoy the streaming convenience that comes with it. What they seek is a way to connect your TV to Google home without a Chromecast. Luckily for you, I

4K Netflix: A complete how to on UHD in your living room

April 2nd, 2020 by

With streaming services being extremely popular during this covid isolation period, it made me wonder. How many films or shows are available in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) on Netflix and do they appear on 4K Smart TVs? Finding out a full list of what was available is frustrating, let alone knowing if it’s actually

Zigbee: A complete beginners breakdown

March 23rd, 2020 by

Before we begin There are two main protocols for any Smart Home, these are Zigbee and Z-Wave. There’s a lot of debate on which is the best option, but in this post we will break down what this technology is, how it’s used and why it’s good/bad. This will be quite an intensive look into

Hands Free LG Smart TV Userguide

March 18th, 2020 by

How do I connect my TV to Google Home? It appears that LG Smart TVs are quite common in having issues connecting to Google Home, it’s worth noting that not all LG Smart TVs on the market support Google Assistant & Google Home. Your LG Smart TV will only allow Google Home & Google assistanct

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