The Top Smart Home Devices Recommended For Black Friday

We are expecting Black Friday to provide you with some deals on Smart Home Devices this year. We list a number of Top Smart Home Devices that we think would complement your smart home. Some of these devices are the devices Automate Your Life are looking out for. We’ll continue to update the list as we find more smart home products that go on sale.… Read More The Top Smart Home Devices Recommended For Black Friday

Fitbit now Google, Google Pixel 4 Black Friday Sale, Nest Hub Ultrasound Sensing, Tile Sticker 8-pack with Nest Mini, Light Commands on Google Home

Google bought Fitbit, Pixel4 is $400off, Nest Hub now uses Ultrasound Sensing to find you, Tile will give you a Nest Mini when you buy their Sticker 8-pack, and Light Commands can Hack your Google Home… Read More Fitbit now Google, Google Pixel 4 Black Friday Sale, Nest Hub Ultrasound Sensing, Tile Sticker 8-pack with Nest Mini, Light Commands on Google Home

Secure Illumination Inspiration: Using Lighting as a Critical Component to your Home Security

Ever since the dawn of mankind light has been used to protect us from threats. There is no better security to man in the wild than a good shelter and a good fire. Your home should be a place of refuge, and the one place you can go for peace of mind. Incorporating light, properly… Read More Secure Illumination Inspiration: Using Lighting as a Critical Component to your Home Security

SwitchBot Hub Plus FAQ

Wondertech Labs has created the SwitchBot Hub Plus to help you remotely control all your Infrared (IR) devices such as your Air Conditioner, TV, DVD player, Blue-Ray player, media box, Fireplace and so much more. It also uses Bluetooth-Low Energy (BLE) to act as a bridge between your appliances and Switchbots (SwitchBot, SwitchBot Meter and SwitchBot Curtain) and integrate to your smart home ecosystems (Google Home, Alexa, IFTTT). You can turn on the coffee maker or flip a switch with the SwitchBot. The SwitchBot Hub Plus gives you the versatility to take simple switches and appliance buttons and turn them into smart-home devices.… Read More SwitchBot Hub Plus FAQ

LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7 Google Assistant Speaker

There is some value to be gained if you can pick up an LG XBOOM right now. The major competitors announced their big-time smart speakers this year, however, the LG XBOOM already had some of these features; providing you great sound and smart home integration. If you’re lucky, you can probably find these speakers for $99. I hope you can find that type of value for your home.… Read More LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7 Google Assistant Speaker

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) FAQ

The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has some interesting features that compete very well with the Nest Hub Max and make it a solid fixture for your smart home. However, in comparison to Amazon’s other models (Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8), the new Echo Show (2nd Gen) has a larger 10.1″ screen, bigger sound, and has a variety of communication protocols that make it easy to connect to your home automation devices. You don’t need another Zigbee hub; The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has it integrated within their smart display. The Echo Show (2nd Gen) also comes with a button to disconnect the camera and microphones for personal security.… Read More Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) FAQ

MadebyGoogle 2019 – Nest Mini, Nest WiFi, Pixel 4, Pixel Buds, and Sustainability.

Google announced a number of new products from New York City at 10 AM EST this morning. Google made announcements for the new Pixel 4, new Pixel Buds, Google’s commitment to responsible sustainability, the improved Google Assistant, the new Nest Mini, and the new Nest WiFi. Google wanted to ensure that they have done their homework to develop cutting-edge technology for the announced devices. Google focused on Machine Learning and Ambient Computing Technology.… Read More MadebyGoogle 2019 – Nest Mini, Nest WiFi, Pixel 4, Pixel Buds, and Sustainability.

Happy Thanksgiving from Automate Your Life

Here at Automate Your Life, we wanted to say Thank YOU, the automation community. You may not know it yet, but you’re an automater, not a hater. As you watch our videos on YouTube channel, you are helping us provide more relevant content for you and your community. Every time you read and share an article it also helps. But, we’re so thankful for the Community you are helping to build. You sign-in and share your thoughts, ideas, problems, and solutions. People are getting the support they need because of your contribution. Automate Your Life (AYL) wants to help you save your time and money so that you can spend more of it on your passion, your family, and your loved ones.… Read More Happy Thanksgiving from Automate Your Life

Move Music or Video to Other Devices with Google Stream Transfer

Google says that you can move your music and video streams between devices. Google Stream Transfer allows you to play music from one speaker, then ask “Ok, Google, move the music to the family room speaker.” In the meantime, Google has said that you can use the same feature to move your YouTube video stream to other displays in the Google Home environment.… Read More Move Music or Video to Other Devices with Google Stream Transfer

Microsoft 2019 Surface Event announces the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Earbuds, Surface Neo, Surface Duo

You can really buy-into Microsoft’s vision here. They want to keep you ‘flowing’. They don’t want to slow you down. Microsoft is working with so many others to get you the devices you need to keep you going. They want to create a world you want to live in. It will be exciting to see the new applications running in two displays – information and connection.… Read More Microsoft 2019 Surface Event announces the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Earbuds, Surface Neo, Surface Duo

Amazon is reading the Playbook

Amazon released a number of products such as the new Echo Show (8), making it a competitor to the Lenovo Smart Display, and the Google Nest Hub Max. Amazon announced that they would now have their own earbuds (Echo Buds) and integrated smart eyeglasses; Echo Frames (Remember Google Glass – it failed for some reason). But for some reason, we’re finding more ways to integrate Alexa into your daily life. They built a wearable ring, called the Echo Loop.… Read More Amazon is reading the Playbook

Amazon Devices Event 2019 Echo Show, Buds, Studio, Frames, Loop and more announced

Amazon announced lots of products today at the Amazon Hardware Event. From the new Echo dot with a clock to a miniature Echo Flex. Amazon also released some new kitchen appliances such as the Amazon Smart Oven. It’s pretty interesting how Amazon found more ways to get Alexa into your everyday life. You’ll find most… Read More Amazon Devices Event 2019 Echo Show, Buds, Studio, Frames, Loop and more announced

New Hardware from Amazon, September 25

There are rumors of updated Echo’s and how many devices they released last year. The FireTV Cube was announced at IFA. The Google Hub Max Smart Home Display may need some competition based on its new tech. It probably makes sense for Amazon to keep in line or get ahead of Google Nest and Samsung SmartThings and all the other competitors that are starting to add to their repertoire. So, if we are all just speculating on what could happen; we should look at the competition to see what needs to be beaten in the marketplace, no? Right now, it’s about taking another step into the integration of your everyday devices and improving technology, like home appliances, displays, tech gear, and entertainment devices. That’s pretty exciting.… Read More New Hardware from Amazon, September 25

RoomMe – Personal Location Sensor – Released

Imagine walking into a room that knows who is in the room and knows what the person wants to do. Intellithings has released the new generation home automation product – RoomMe. The RoomMe Personal Location Sensor will detect the specific user entering the room, using their presence to activate their devices automatically, rather than on… Read More RoomMe – Personal Location Sensor – Released