Google Coming out with New Nest Home Speaker – Codename Prince

The Google Home has been in the market since 2016. The original design sparked a ton of interest as it showed off a pedestal type smart speaker with all the smarts of Google Assistant. Well, now Google intends to market its Smart Home ecosystem under the Nest brand. So maybe it will be called the Nest Home? It makes sense, but we’ll see… Read More Google Coming out with New Nest Home Speaker – Codename Prince

What’s up with these services being no longer supported? Do this instead.

Has the business model changed? or is it just a revenue thing, period. Why is there a generalization that monthly subscription models are the way to go? It might mean steady revenue, but does it really encourage growth? Is it of value to the consumer to be paying a monthly fee for service?Why do we say that it is just the way it is when it’s not what is needed… Don’t needs drive business?
Who drives business? The consumer or the business?… Read More What’s up with these services being no longer supported? Do this instead.

New Google Home Updates, Features and Products…and a New App!

We have all of the latest Google Home, Google Nest, and Google Assistant updates, features, and products for you. We also have a brand new Google Home application to walk through, and there’s a ton to talk about with the new Nest Aware subscription plan. YouTube Music conversions, Android TVs in speaker groups, a wait command for routines, and so much more, all in today’s Google Home and Google Nest new updates video!… Read More New Google Home Updates, Features and Products…and a New App!

Spring is in the Air – Smart Home Automation Projects

There are a ton of outdoor smart home automation projects that could be worked on, like lighting, extending home monitoring to the fence gates outside your property. I would really, really love to get my hands on (off really) a smart lawnmower…. ‘oooohhh Snap!’ or a drone that can prune my tree. Ok, nothing that extreme, but we’ll think of some simple practical ways to extend your smart home to other rooms in the house or yard that could save you time and money.… Read More Spring is in the Air – Smart Home Automation Projects

IKEA TRÅDFRI LED E26 11W Zigbee Smart Bulb Review

I’ve been experimenting with a number of Smart Bulbs over the past year, including the IKEA TRÅDFRI 1000 lumens. I’ve had been looking for ways to light up my entryway from the garage, and the garage for my Garage Automation Experiment, you’ve been reading about. I had a few questions surrounding these TRÅDFRI Smart Bulbs… Read More IKEA TRÅDFRI LED E26 11W Zigbee Smart Bulb Review

Pixel 4A, Pixel 5, Pixel Buds, and Google Local Home SDK

Google is poised to release its Pixel 4A, its Pixel Buds, and Google Local SDK. Oh, wait: Can’t forget Pixel 5! The Pixel 4A is the awaited budget model of the recently Pixel 4. Google showed off their Pixel 4 and all their future announcements like the Pixel Buds in the madebygoogle event last October. It looks like they close to release. However, there are also rumors of what the Pixel 5 will look like.… Read More Pixel 4A, Pixel 5, Pixel Buds, and Google Local Home SDK

Amazon Future Engineers: CoderZ, Free Coding STEM Education for Your Kids

I learned of the Amazon Future Engineer’s program after watching Brian talk about some of the things I can do with the kids. In the last couple of weeks, we have been in the ‘shutdown’ mode. They have their school work, however, but being at home has its advantages – we can focus on other skills to develop such as logic and coding. I asked the kids if I was a robot, how could they make commands to move me around the room. What needs to happen first? Then I got our laptops set up on the dining room table and setup the accounts on https://gocoderz.com/amazon-future-engineer/. CoderZ by Amazon Future Engineer gives you FREE ACCESS during this time when affected by the current crisis.… Read More Amazon Future Engineers: CoderZ, Free Coding STEM Education for Your Kids