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 […]

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 […]

Nest has added the brand new Nest Thermostat E to its line-up. While the changes might seem a little disappointing on first glance, the “E” isn’t meant to replace Nest’s standar Thermostat. Instead, it supplements the standard thermostat with a cheaper offering that creates a new, lower price-point for folks considering purchasing a smart thermostat. […]

ecobee4 and nest thermostats

When it comes to upgrading your home to make it “smart” (or “smartish”), it makes sense to start with the low-hanging fruit. In today’s smart-home environment, a new smart thermostat like the Nest Thermostat or the Ecobee4 Thermostat is a great entry-point that allows you to dip your toes into the world of home automation […]