Alexa can be a really helpful assistant at times, but remember she does have full access to your Amazon account and can therefore easily be a source of problems. Below are a few really simple steps that everybody […]
Google made a big push at the CES 2018 in January for its new range of screen-enriched smart speakers, now we are one step closer to a release date.
Partnering with Lenovo, LG, and Sony as well a […]
Alexa can now be your voice assistant on a variety of Android phones, however the change only works for the home button and you won’t be able to access Alexa directly via your voice.
Alternatives like […]
Lego has unveiled an Alexa story skill that guides younger children (aged 2 to 5) through playtime with Duplo blocks. The new LEGO Duplo Stories allows your child to fuse technology and hands-on play and now LEGO […]
Google has launched a new investment programme (similar to Amazon’s programme launched back in 2015) to back early-stage startups building capabilities and devices using the Google’s digital assistant, and a […]
A few weeks ago one of our readers asked – “How can I use Echo to call a land line?”
Well, it appears others have been asking the same question, including some of them in the Amazon think tank department! And […]
Amazon announced last week it’s introducing a new software package called FreeTime intended for parents who want more control over their kids’ use of the Echo–plus a new Echo Dot Kids Edition.
These are smart […]
Voice-activated home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant are some of the most exciting “new” tech to appear in a very long time. It’s not what they can do, but how they do it that makes them so […]
Well, I found this on the web the other day and ….. humm …. just not quite sure the world is or should be ready for this yet!…
Let me know what you think. The article is from npr.org who are financially […]
The Sonos One introduced direct Alexa voice control to Sonos’s range of music speakers. Now it looks like Amazon’s assistant is coming to the brand’s home cinema range too, with an update to the Playbase or […]
When Google Assistant debuted with the Google Home, the features were quite different between the new home speaker and the phones it was available on. Many of the most practical and desired features were reserved […]
Chris Davies commented on the post, New Feature – Say goodbye to saying “Alexa!” over and over again 10 months, 1 week ago
Really useful post Jimmy, didn’t know I could do this!
Thanks for the comment. It always boosts the day knowing that others appreciate the site. Please keep spreading us around as everything voice helps.
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There’s 3 voice devices that are fighting for a space in your smart home! Today we’ll be looking at the battle between Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.
So, let’s start by exploring the obvious — as well as […]
This instructional video is a must watch for developers who wish to integrate their Smart Home Devices with the Google Assistant!
In this video, Nick Felker shows us how to build a webhook for the HomeGraph to […]
These devices are always listening to obey your commands. Utter the wake word – Alexa, Cortana or Hey Google, and they spring into life. But what if you don’t want your voice data recorded and stored on Amazon’s s […]
Chris Davies replied to the topic Does anyone have any suggestions for a good in-wall switch/relay replacement? in the forum Smart Home Buying Advice / Guidance 11 months ago
There are a couple of options. Firstly when these things fail it’s usually just the relay that sticks.
If you can still talk to the unit from your controller and you have some electrical skills (soldering iron) you could just change out the relay with a replacement from Maplin.
Another option would be to use the Sonoff basic switch without the p…[Read more]
Ever thought of creating a ‘Smart Home’ without the hefty price tag? This article will guide you through a potential Cheap Home Automation solution using Sonoff remote switches, taking you through some of the […]
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