How Does a Chromecast Work?

How is it that a Chromecast is able to deliver fantastic picture quality on a tiny device, and how is it that users are able to control video playback on their smartphones and tablets without doing anything other than connecting to the same wifi network? We discuss below.

Funny Wi-Fi Names to Make your Neighbors Think you Have a Sense of Humor

Why join the sea of meaningless network names? For an extra three to four minutes, you can set a custom network SSID. This article will help you change your SSID and offer over one hundred clever network names to choose from.

The Best Amazon Alexa Commands

In this article we provide a list of Amazon Alexa commands from around the internet, curated and tested to work by those of us here at Hometoys.

The Best Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs

Amazon Alexa is a great virtual assistant. And, as it turns out, Alexa also has a sense of humor. Enjoy this collection of the best Alexa Easter Eggs we have discovered and collected from around the internet.

How to Delete Apps on The iPhone 7

Below we address the various methods for uninstalling apps on iOS and how to troubleshoot the most common issues people have.

What is the Difference Between the Amazon Echo and Dot?

After introducing the Echo, Amazon further disrupted the smart speaker category by introducing the Echo Dot in late 2016. At a retail price of $50 (and often can be had for as little as $35), Amazon removed the price objection from potential buyers.

Is a Nest Thermostat Worth the Money?

Since its initial release, the Nest Thermostat has evolved, improved, and ultimately become the single most popular thermostat in the world. Indeed, Google confirmed Nest's success when it acquired Nest Labs, Inc. in 2014 for $3.2 billion in cash.

Smart Home Features Emerge as Key Opportunity to Drive Customer Satisfaction with Home Security Systems, J.D. Power Finds

Overall customer satisfaction with home security systems is 834 (on a 1,000-point scale), up 3 points from last year, making home security the fourth highest-scoring product industry of all service industries evaluated by J.D. Power this year.

Ring Unveils Next Generation Neighbor Experience

Ring to release several new features and an updated app experience, providing neighbors with even more effective ways to protect their homes and neighborhoods.

Introducing Walabot HOME: A New Senior Care Smart Home Device for Fall Detection

Vayyar launches its flagship device in a new line of products for senior living designed to help people stay connected in case of a fall - no wearables, no pendants

Marine Corps Major and Paralympic Gold Medalist Receives a Customized ELAN Controlled Smart Home Equipped With an Archery Range

The Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. Program built a specially adapted custom Smart Home for U.S. Marine Corps Major Eric Burkett with technologies provided by Nortek Security & Control.

Somfy's New Situo Remote Elevates the Experience of Controlling Motorized Window Coverings

Somfy's New Situo Remote Elevates the Experience of Controlling Motorized Window Coverings.

CEDIA Report Finds Opportunities for Business Growth for its Members

Housing data indicates nearly half of renovating homeowners are incorporating smart home systems or devices during the renovation.

Are Smart Homes Vulnerable to Malware?

The Smart home has become popular in recent times. With all this technology, however, are owners of smart homes are now faced with the probability of getting hacked, malware attacks, and intrusion of privacy by malicious people or government?

Country Home Receives ELAN Home Automation Upgrade After Natural Disaster Strikes

Panamax® provides power protection to electronics in the 11,000-square foot home

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