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

Samsung SmartThings Updates and New Features

Automate Your Life is going to talk about the latest smart home news on Samsung SmartThings, the SmartThings platform, and all kinds of new connecting services and products. There are a ton of new updates, new features, and new products that you can use with Samsung SmartThings, including Tuya or Smart Life, Smart Dry, Wyze, SwitchBot, and many others. You will need to watch the video for the full synopsis of SmartThings Updates. I’m going to fill you in on two things right away: Smart View, and SmartThings Groovy IDE. … Read More Samsung SmartThings Updates and New Features

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

SwitchBot Wi-Fi Smart Ultrasonic Humidifier Review

The SwitchBot Ultrasonic Smart Humidifier (W0801800) has been keeping my children’s room comfortable for the past couple of weeks. I have been keeping an eye on how it functions. Over the past couple of years, our family has gone through a number of humidifiers. Some have not lasted a year, and some are good at filling the room with mist, but require constant cleaning. I am going to go through the review of the SwitchBot WiFi Smart Ultrasonic Humidifier to see if this humidifier is the right one for you!… Read More SwitchBot Wi-Fi Smart Ultrasonic Humidifier 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