Five must-have eco-friendly products for your smart home
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Five must-have eco-friendly products for your smart home

We’re all trying to make smart decisions to ensure we don’t slow-cook humanity on the spit of climate change. At home, this means using less power that relies on fossil fuels. You can use LED lighting and smart thermostats to that end. Food waste produces loads of methane globally, not to mention the lost resources Read more

Cana One aims to one-up SodaStream with bevy of smart features
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Cana One aims to one-up SodaStream with bevy of smart features

A new smart home beverage machine is heading to store shelves early next year called the Cana One. This system uses recyclable flavor cartridges and a carbon canister to recreate your favorite drinks. Caffeine, alcohol, vitamins, and sugar can also be independently mixed into the user’s preferences. A mobile app and 7-inch touchscreen provide all Read more

Tuya Ambient Light Bar review: Functional but not secure
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Tuya Ambient Light Bar review: Functional but not secure

Tuya Ambient Light Bar review: Functional but not secure MSRP $50.00 “For such an inexpensive light, the Tuya Ambient Light Bar offers plenty of functions. A lack of brand recognition drags down confidence in security, however.” Pros Great price Even, diffuse light Feature-rich, responsive app Works with Google Home and Alexa Cons Security concerns No Read more

Best smart lights for Google Home
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Best smart lights for Google Home

If you’re all-in with Android and the Google ecosystem, there are some smart lights that may work better with your setup than others. Once set up, these smart lights play nice with Google Home, so you can manage all of your connected devices under one roof, and issue hands-free commands by way of Google Assistant. Read more

How much money can you save with solar panels?
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How much money can you save with solar panels?

Solar panels can be a big investment if you need to renewably power your whole home. Of course, since you’re generating your own power, you stand to cut down on your electrical bill. Figuring out whether one cancels out the other is a bit of a challenge, so we’re going to run through the factors Read more

How smart lighting affects your health
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How smart lighting affects your health

The advent of smart lighting has provided a wealth of new opportunities for tweaking personal health. The right color temperatures and timing can optimize focus during the day and ease sleep schedules at night. Let’s dig into the many health factors that smart lighting touches upon. Note: None of us here at Digital Trends are Read more

How to program the Amazon Smart Thermostat with Alexa Hunches
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How to program the Amazon Smart Thermostat with Alexa Hunches

If you’ve ever wished that your home could just read your mind and give you what you want, you’re going to like Alexa Hunches. These are push notifications that tie to your smart home devices in an attempt to predict the kinds of actions you might be considering. If you’re turning off devices for the Read more

Best air purifiers at CES 2022
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Best air purifiers at CES 2022

CES 2022 has come and gone, and we’re still sorting through the piles of announcements from the show. Air purifiers remain a popular category for those wanting to keep their homes healthy and clean. Though we’re thinking more about air quality in a pandemic, remember that air purifiers can’t protect against COVID-19. LG PuriCare AeroTower Read more

What is Matter and how does it fit into the smart home?
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What is Matter and how does it fit into the smart home?

While perusing smart home products, you might have seen the name “Matter” being tossed around. It can be challenging figuring out what that means without being sucked into an interesting (albeit unrelated) Wikipedia rabbit hole in physical sciences. We’re going to give you the details on what Matter is and why you should care about Read more