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,… Read More Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) FAQ
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… Read More MadebyGoogle 2019 – Nest Mini, Nest WiFi, Pixel 4, Pixel Buds, and Sustainability.
In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving – October 14, 2019. I hope you can take a moment to think of at least one thing you are thankful for, to celebrate it and carry on with a heart of thankfulness. Here at Automate Your Life, we wanted to say Thank YOU, the automation community. You may not… Read More Happy Thanksgiving from Automate Your Life
There is a multitude of ways to ensure your smart home is equipped with the best products in 2019. We’ll be taking a quick look at three products: SmartDry Laundry Wireless Laundry Sensor Aeotec Garage Door Controller (Gen5) SmartThings WiFi Plug or SmartThings WiFi Outlet SmartDry Wireless Laundry Sensor The SmartDry Wireless Laundry Sensor is… Read More Review of the Smart Dry Laundry Sensor, Aeotec Garage Door Controller, and SmartThings WiFi Plug
I had the opportunity to see the Ikea SYMFONISK: I was taking my kids to Ikea to eat some meatballs and fish and chips. They love it. Ok, I was going to eat at Ikea and I decided to take the kids along: It was fun: Both statements are true. As we were walking to… Read More Ikea SYMFONISK WiFi Table Lamp and Bookshelf Speaker
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.” I just gave it a try today, it’s pretty slick. In the meantime, Google has said that you can… Read More Move Music or Video to Other Devices with Google Stream Transfer
Google is set to announce the Pixel 4 and a number of new ‘Connected Home products on October 15, 2019. Stating that there will be a number of new products may not subside your insatiable expectations of Google. However, I think that we will see Google’s hard work pay off into some amazing ways to… Read More What New Products Are Coming From Google On October 15th!
Microsoft announced a number of new Surface products today including: the Surface Laptop 3; Surface Pro 7, Surface Earbuds, Surface ProX, the NEW dual screened Surface Neo, and a surprise to many, the dual screened communication device, the Surface Duo. Microsoft has found ways to ensure that you stay in ‘Flow’. That you are able… Read More Microsoft 2019 Surface Event announces the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Earbuds, Surface Neo, Surface Duo
If you’re in the middle of deciding whether or not you should upgrade to the Google Nest Hub Max from the Google Nest Hub, or if you’re trying to decide which of these smart displays to put in your smart home, then this is the comparison review for you. We will walk you through the… Read More Google Nest Hub Vs The Nest Hub Max
You’ve probably already been reading about Amazon’s latest push for Smart Home Automation-Domination. Amazon announced a number of new devices on September 25. These new products definitely bring more intrigue to how many items Amazon can integrate into. It also brings up another point, about how the technology behind the devices, are improving too. Microsoft,… Read More Amazon is reading the Playbook