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Turn your home smart for less than $100

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Building a smart home from scratch might sound like a daunting and expensive process to undertake, but since smart speakers from Amazon and Google came onto …

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Smart home tech for millionaires: Top devices to buy when money is no object

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At GearBrain we have already covered how to build a smart home for various budgets – from as little as $100, up to the $1,000 range, …

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Google Pixel Watch rumors and leaks: Everything we know so far

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The company is tipped to release its first own-brand smartwatch later this year. Unless you are completely clued-up on the ins and outs of the smartwatch …

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Amazon Alexa can now wake up with music. Here’s how

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“Alexa, wake me up before you go-go.” Amazon Alexa can add an alarm clock to her list of tricks, able to wake people up with music …

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How to play music in several rooms at once with Amazon Alexa

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As we explained in our recent Alexa guide, there are several reasons why two Amazon Echo smart speakers are better than one. For this feature, we …

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Installing automated smart blinds in your home: 5 options to consider

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It’s one thing to have your lights, music, and television switch on with voice commands or the tap of a smartphone app, but to give your …

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These 10 companies are racing to make the flying car a reality

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Not long ago, the idea of traveling by flying car was pure science fiction. The Jetsons made the concept famous, but turning such a machine into …

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Alexa Drop In: How to turn your Amazon Echo speakers into a home intercom system

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You probably know how Amazon Echo’s microphone and speakers communicate with Alexa, the virtual assistant. But that same hardware — and the Echo’s always-on internet connection …

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Amazon Echo Spot, Dot & Show: Here’s how they stack up

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On Dec. 19, the latest member of the Amazon Echo smart speaker range goes on sale. Called the Echo Spot, the device has a circular 2.5-inch …

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8 ways Google will supercharge your smart home with new Home and Assistant features

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Google is about to make your smart home even more intelligent, with a whole range of updates set to hit Assistant, Android phones, and Google Home …

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How to use Google Assistant to turn your TV on and off

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As you will surely know by now, the Google Home and Home Mini smart speakers can do much more than play music, look up things on …

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Protect your home with these smart security systems

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As fun as smart home technology can be, there is a more serious side: Security systems. These can start off as simple as a single camera …

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Half of US adults think smart home devices record their conversations

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Almost half of smart home device owners believe their private conversations are being recorded so they can be sent targeted advertisements. This is the result of …

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These 6 companies are making the self-driving truck a reality

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It is easy to be distracted by the autonomous car industry as shiny, self-driving vehicles from Waymo, Tesla, GM, and others navigate without (much) human guidance. …

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Amazon Echo 2 vs. Echo Plus: What’s the difference?

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The Echo Plus is now the flagship of Amazon’s smart speaker range. The new device boasts a shiny silver finish, a larger design than the Echo …

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How to upgrade your car stereo to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: 5 of our favorites

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CarPlay is Apple’s answer to the car infotainment system. Run by your iPhone, CarPlay replaces the navigation, media, phone, and messaging controls of your car with …

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The Amazon Echo starter kit: 6 Alexa devices to kickstart your smart home

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The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers are fun, useful and entertaining devices in their own right. They play music, answer questions, read the news, …

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Best smart security camera options for renters

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Home security cameras have been around for a long time, but the recent boom in the smart home market means they are simpler and smarter than …

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Best road-trip gadgets: Don’t leave home without this car-friendly tech

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With summer here, it’s time to start planning your next road trip. And, whether it’s to see family in the next state, explore somewhere new with …

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7 of the best Android AR apps to download today

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Augmented reality, as tech giants like Apple boss Tim Cook keeps saying, is the next big thing in consumer technology. Just as virtual reality (VR) feels …

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7 of the best augmented reality apps for iPhone you should download right now

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Augmented reality (AR) apps for smartphones can be as useful as they are fun. The technology allows developers to blur the lines between fiction and reality …

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The best smart devices to give your kitchen a high-tech makeover

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Gone are the days that the height of kitchen technology meant a shiny new microwave and an ice dispenser. In 2018, the smart kitchen is a …