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Digital Needs of the Modern TV Den
Considering setting up your TV den? Big TVs and smart sound form the foundation. Image: Sonos.

Digital Needs of the Modern TV Den

The very concept of a home TV den (or man cave, if you must) seems somewhat old fashioned. It may call to mind worn-in recliners, oversized televisions, sports paraphernalia on the walls, and so on. But the truth is that this image isn’t just old…

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6 Smart Alarm Clocks You Never Knew You Needed
The smallest Amazon smart display, the Echo Show 5 makes an ideal alarm clock. Image: Digitized House.

6 Smart Alarm Clocks You Never Knew You Needed

Although there are some days where it sounds nice to spend the day in bed, that's obviously not feasible for people who have work, school, and family obligations. For most of us, alarm clocks are typically bedroom staples for getting going after a long night…

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How to Use Google Assistant for March Madness Listening
March Madness bliss: Listen to your favorite game on Google Home speakers. Image: Digitized House Media.

How to Use Google Assistant for March Madness Listening

As March Madness rolls into its final days, the drudgery of work can get in the way. But seriously, what's more important than NCAA hoops this time of the year, particularly when your alma mater is still in the mix? Solve that dilemma by asking…

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A Closer Look at Google Assistant and Multilingual AI
Goggle Assistant is taking on the world with its multilingual AI capabilities, enabling users to navigate seamlessly between two languages. Image: Digitized House Media.

A Closer Look at Google Assistant and Multilingual AI

While Google Translate may have a bad and sometimes hilarious reputation for mistranslated text, that doesn't mean Google Assistant won't understand you when speaking another language. The new Google Multilingual AI upgrade for the Google virtual assistant is adding three new Spanish dialects, and earlier…

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Google Home Mini Speaker Turns Blue with Aqua Version
The Google Home Mini voice-activated speaker will soon be available in an aqua shade. Image: Google.

Google Home Mini Speaker Turns Blue with Aqua Version

Moving beyond the original chalk, charcoal, and coral versions, the popular Google Home Mini voice-activated speaker has taken a cue from mid-century modern design with a new aqua version. Clad in the same soft fabric as its sister products released last year, the aqua version…

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4 Smart Home Upgrades for Smooth Entertaining
Getting ready to entertain? The Nativ Vita High-Resolution Music System is a versatile option for easy-to-use music. Image: Nativ.

4 Smart Home Upgrades for Smooth Entertaining

A smart home can be uniquely positioned to create a welcoming atmosphere for guests. Smart home capabilities provide homeowners with the ability to select from a variety of products, all of which can contribute to a fantastic source of entertainment for guests. These products range…

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9 Parenting Tips to Help Kids Use Smart Tech Safely
Kids are immersed in smart tech from a very early age, and its up to parents to help them safely navigate through it. Image: Patricia Prudente on Unsplash.

9 Parenting Tips to Help Kids Use Smart Tech Safely

Today’s children have the luxury of technology at their fingertips. In an instant, they can download a favorite song or catch up on a friend’s day. The digital world is a huge privilege for them—but it comes with some risks. Internet bullying, identity theft, and…

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Smart home tech solutions for summer celebrations
Smart grills and grilling accessories can keep your backyard party going down the right path. Weber offers the iGrill smart thermometer for many of its models, like this Spirit 2 grill. Image: Digitized House Media.

Smart home tech solutions for summer celebrations

Summer is a time filled with celebrations, such as birthday parties, weddings, and family reunions. If you’re hosting such an event, you may feel the stress of all the responsibility resting on your shoulders. You want everything to run smoothly, but you aren’t quite sure…

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Beyond tomes, Austin Amazon Books store a connected home haven
Amazon Books store in Austin, Texas. Image: Digitized House.

Beyond tomes, Austin Amazon Books store a connected home haven

Putting a sharper point on the Works with Alexa mantra, shelves in the new Austin, Texas, Amazon Books store go well beyond books to offer a wide variety of third-party connected home products compatible with the Amazon Alexa digital assistant, making it easier than ever…

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Brilliant Control packs broad smart home powers into walls
Brilliant Control, in a four-gang configuration. Image: Brilliant.

Brilliant Control packs broad smart home powers into walls

Designed in 4 configurations to replace single- or multiple-gang wall switches, the Brilliant Control packs a broad range of smart-home capabilities into a slickly designed wall plate that combines lighting control with accessibility to an expanding array of additional connected home devices. Fitted with a…

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Apple AirPods wireless earbuds
Day 11 of 12 Smart Gifts: Apple AirPods wireless earbuds. Image: Digitized House.

Apple AirPods wireless earbuds

It has been a year since Apple began shipping their AirPods—the Cupertino company’s first wireless earbuds—yet the product is still on a back-order delivery schedule. As we write this just a few days before Christmas 2017, Apple is showing a January 10, 2018 delivery date…

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Day 9 of 12 Smart Gifts: Jasco Cordinate Décor extension cord
Day 9 of 12 Smart Gifts: Jasco Cordinate Décor extension cord. Image: Digitized House.

Day 9 of 12 Smart Gifts: Jasco Cordinate Décor extension cord

A common downside to the hi-tech accessories in our connected homes is their insatiable appetite for plug-in electrical power. And of course, wall outlets are never located where they are most needed, so extension cords, power strips, and surge protectors are the standard, often-inelegant solution.…

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Day 6 of 12 Smart Gifts: Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers
Day 6 of 12 Smart Gifts: The original Google Home speaker. Image: Digitized House.

Day 6 of 12 Smart Gifts: Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers

Maybe we have spent far too much time frequenting the pâtisseries of Paris; every time we see an image of the Google Home Mini voice-activated speaker in coral—a color exclusively available from the Google online store—we instantly crave a strawberry macaron. The at-a-glance resemblance to…

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Sonos and Amazon Alexa make beautiful music together
Sonos speakers gain voice control through the Amazon Alexa assistant. Image: Digitized House.

Sonos and Amazon Alexa make beautiful music together

With the recent launch of Sonos One, an Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker, the company that built its reputation as one of the preeminent multi-room home audio providers took a definitive step to add long-awaited voice-activation services to its system. But almost lost among the Sonos…

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