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New Website Checks Security of Smart Home Devices

New Website Checks Security Risks of Smart Home Devices

Smart home and mobile devices connected to the Internet can pose certain security and privacy risks. Consumers are rarely aware of these risks when installing their latest smart home device. A website, YourThings Scorecard was developed and launched by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]

“Alexa, refill my prescription.”

Alexa can now refill your prescriptions

Alexa can control the temperate of your home, brew a pot of coffee, turn on your lights, play your favorite song, and more. As a part of Amazon’s newly integrated health initiative, the AI can now refill your medication and set medication reminders. Amazon partnered with Omnicell, a pharmaceutical automation company and the pharmacy chain […]

Top Tech Gifts Of The Last Decade

Top Tech Gifts Of The Last Decade

Over the past decade, technology has evolved more than we ever thought possible. From saving lives to changing the way we listen to music and watch television, tech has integrated every part of our lives. Gadgets and various tech have become the most popular gifts over the past ten holiday seasons. Take a trip down […]

4 Smart Home Devices You Might Not Know About

4 Smart Home Devices You Might Not Know About Edit |

Every home has gotten smart in the last few years. Thanks to devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, smartphones and their iterations the convenience of technology in our homes is more accessible and affordable than ever. These devices are a major aspect of having a smart home. Once you’ve said your first “Hey, Google” […]

Amazon Announces New Alexa Skills

Psychology and Tech Addiction

Amazon’s annual Fall product announcement is a highlight for many and has been growing each year. From Echo, Echo, Auto, the failed Fire Phone, Amazon is never at a loss for new tech. The successful and well-established Echo has a few new features such as… “Alexa, tell me what you heard?” and “Why did you […]

Should you put your plumbing online?

Should you put your plumbing online?

There are connected products for nearly every corner of your home. Security, lighting, cooking, cleaning and entertainment are all voice-enabled, if you’re willing to spend the money and swap out your dumb systems. Smart plumbing isn’t any different. There’s a steady stream of products that aim to smarten your water supply from all angles, but […]

“Hearables” Are Tech’s Next Big Thing

“Hearables” Are Tech’s Next Big Thing

In October 2016, a group of tech industry royalty took the time to get a demonstration of a product from a startup called Doppler Labs. Bill Gates and other tech leaders were present and were given samples of the startup’s wireless headphones.The Here One wireless earbuds cancelled out background noise, amplified voices, and could speak […]

Amazon Echo tells everyone in your house what you buy. This is how to make it stop.

Amazon Echo tells everyone in your house what you buy. This is how to make it stop.

You buy everything on Amazon, like birthday and holiday gifts. But do you want everyone else in your house to know what you’ve bought them? Of course not, and fortunately you can switch that setting off in the Alexa app. When you have a house full of people who talk to the same Echo Device, […]