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
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
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.
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
We’ll be taking a quick look at three products: 1) SmartDry Laundry Wireless Laundry Sensor
2) Aeotec Garage Door Controller (Gen5)
and 3) SmartThings WiFi Plug or SmartThings WiFi Outlet… Read More Review of the Smart Dry Laundry Sensor, Aeotec Garage Door Controller, and SmartThings WiFi Plug
Review of the Ikea SYMFONISK Table Lamp WiFi Speaker and the SYMFONISK Bookshelf WiFi Speaker. We also look at the Ikea ENEBY Bluetooth Speaker.… 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.” 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
Google is set to announce the Pixel 4 and a number of new ‘Connected Home’ products on October 15, 2019.… Read More What New Products Are Coming From Google On October 15th!
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
We will walk you through the biggest differences and similarities between the Nest Hub and the Nest Hub Max and tell you whether or not I think it’s worth it for you to buy the Nest Hub Max over the Nest Hub, despite it’s $100 USD differential in price. Let’s see who wins the ultimate battle for Google Smart Display: The Nest Hub vs. The Nest Hub Max.… Read More Google Nest Hub Vs The Nest Hub Max