After using a gaming console as my primary media streaming device for years, I have finally retired the device in favor of a more modern streaming device. While there are several competitors in the streaming device market, these entry-level streaming sticks are probably best identified by three devices: Google’s Chromecast, Amazon’s Fire Stick, and Roku’s […]

Every year, thousands of tech enthusiasts attend CES to discuss technology and new consumer devices. Folks show up to see the fanciest new TVs, computers, and smart home products. Some of those products will turn out to be ground-breaking and exciting. Most of them will turn out to be shiny but ultimately not very useful. […]

Technology enthusiasts probably view the holy grail of smart home technology to be an fully-fledged intelligent digital assistant: the assistant that you don’t have to ask to turn on your lights because it already knows to turn on the lights for you. Those same enthusiasts probably view products like the Amazon Alexa, the Google Home, […]

nest camera

Adding a security camera to your list of smart home devices opens up some interesting possibilities. Users can remotely know what’s going on in their home, see if a package has been delivered, and even have some handy video evidence in case that package goes missing. There are, however, a huge number of manufacturers to […]

amazon blink purchase

The news today is that Blink has been purchased by Amazon. Blink, the builder behind the popular connected Wi-Fi home security cameras bearing their name, was started in 2014 after a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised over $1 million for its products. The purchase of Blink adds additional connected devices to Amazon’s growing stable of […]