To better assist its customers during the height of wildfire season, Google is rolling out an update to its Nest Hub displays that will feature an Air Quality Index (AQI) badge. This will help sensitive groups know if if and when it's safe to be outside.
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SmartThings motion sensors can keep better watch over your home, send you important alerts on your phone, and even keep the lights on from afar. Here are some of our top choices in the SmartThings ecosystem.
Picking the right printing paper is as important as using the right ink and printer. Unfortunately, the paper options available can be overwhelming. So we created a list of the best printer paper for both inkjet and laser printers to keep things simple.
Smart lighting is great, but hubs can be an annoying prerequisite for some brands. They're often sold separately and required before you can unlock all smart features, but the good news is that you can easily ditch the hub and go with a different brand that doesn't require one.
If you've been having trouble with Wi-Fi on your streaming stick, an Ethernet adapter may be a good investment. A wired connection avoids signal interference or bandwidth competition and gives your cast or stream priority access to data. Some adapters do just that, while others take advantage of the direct access to your Chromecast or Fire TV Stick to add other useful features.
The Netgear R6700AX and the TP-Link AX21 are both AX1800 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 routers under $100 with plenty of features for most people with easy app setup and plenty of speed. The TP-Link includes OneMesh support for coverage expansion but the Netgear comes with better parental controls and security options.
There are so many advantages to switching over to LED lighting in the home, namely longer lifespan, more energy efficiency, and overall cost savings. These are some of the best-LED light bulbs out there to replace your old, energy-hogging bulbs.
Netgear Armor and Bitdefender are adding new features to Netgear Armor to better protect your entire network including smart home devices like security cameras. Netgear Armor has a new price at $99.99 per year compared to the previous $69.99 and is available on most Nighthawk and Orbi routers.
Smart dimmer light switches are a fantastic way to transform your home lighting without having to replace every single bulb you already have. We explain what a smart dimmer light switch is and why you need one in the first place.
There are a few ways you can upgrade your home lighting but one of the most cost-effective happens to be by installing smart dimmers. These switches let you control your lights and adjust their brightness on the switch, through an app, or with voice commands.
You don't have to stay in the dark — it's actually probably better that you don't. A bright smart LED bulb is a great way to battle the darkness with lumens. These are the best bulbs that offer both smart controls as well as the highest luminosity ratings.