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Want to track your sleep with your Fitbit? Here's how to do it.
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Want to track your sleep with your Fitbit? Here's how to do it.

Christine Persaud

While many people use fitness trackers to track fitness and activity, they can be just as useful for monitoring the times when you aren't moving. Most notably, your sleep. The Fitbit trackers and app can tell you not only how many hours of sleep you had, what time you went to bed, and when you woke up, but also your sleep stages, including light, deep, and REM, and more. Here's a look...

Here are 5 reasons you shouldn't buy the Fitbit Blaze, the Versa is better
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Here are 5 reasons you shouldn't buy the Fitbit Blaze, the Versa is better

Christine Persaud 1

If you're looking at buying a fitness tracker or smartwatch and can't decide, the Fitbit Blaze might sound like the perfect option. As a hybrid device, it's more than a fitness tracker but not quite a full-fledged smartwatch which makes it seem like the perfect option for the person who wants to track exercise but also get some smartphone notifications, right? For the price, feature set...

These are the best Android apps to use for recipes and cooking help
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These are the best Android apps to use for recipes and cooking help

Christine Persaud

We could all use a little help in the kitchen, whether you're a novice or expert cook. And there are plenty of apps that provide assistance, whether it's through inspiration for new recipes to explore, step-by-step directions on how to cook certain dishes, or even just helping you organize favorite recipes and set up grocery lists. We're rounded up some of the best apps for cooking and...

The best kitchen products you can control by voice using Google Assistant
Google Assistant in the kitchen

The best kitchen products you can control by voice using Google Assistant

Christine Persaud

Voice control is prevalent in the home these days and one place in particular where it can come in handy is in the kitchen. Imagine rolling dough, chopping vegetables, or tending to several pots and pans on the stove while still being able to control playback of a video recipe, adjust songs on your playlist, and find out how many grams are in an ounce. All without having to lift a...

The best smart LED light bulbs for your home from Philips Hue
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The best smart LED light bulbs for your home from Philips Hue

Christine Persaud

Philips Hue is a leading brands in smart lighting thanks to the versatile system of lights, lamps, and other LED products that all communicate seamlessly with the Philips Hue Bridge, allowing you to control them remotely from a smartphone or tablet and, in the case of many of the newest products, by voice as well. You can add up to 50 lights to a single Hue Bridge and connect many...

Here are some great smart LED light bulb kits to get you started
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Here are some great smart LED light bulb kits to get you started

Christine Persaud

Smart lights are a great way to get started with a smart home or expand one that you've already begun creating. Some require a hub or bridge while others connect directly to Wi-Fi or devices via Bluetooth so you can control them by a mobile device and even with voice. Handy kits could with everything you might need, including multiple bulbs and/or hubs, and sometimes even some extra...