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Streaming Media Services: A Short Guide to Cutting the Cord
Ready to cut the cord? Apple TV+ begins streaming in November 2019 at $4.99 per month. Image: Apple.

Streaming Media Services: A Short Guide to Cutting the Cord

If you’re in the middle of modernizing your TV den, consider swapping your cable and satellite providers with a streaming video service. More and more consumers are cutting the cord and going with internet-delivered movies and live TV over traditional services. That’s because streaming offers…

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Why Home Warranties and Smart Appliances Don’t Mix
Smart refrigerators, such as those in the Samsung Family Hub line, will be a forcing function for home warranty providers as these appliances become more commonplace and homeowners are seeking to protect their investment. Image: Samsung.

Why Home Warranties and Smart Appliances Don’t Mix

Home warranties are an effective way to protect yourself from having to pay a huge repair bill for your appliances. However, this protection is limited when it comes to smart devices. As the popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected homes grows, home…

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How Facial Recognition Technology Is Changing Our World
Facial recognition security is built into all of the latest iPhones from Apple. Image: Digitized House.

How Facial Recognition Technology Is Changing Our World

The hot topic in today’s surveillance industry is ​facial recognition technology​. Not only is this groundbreaking tech being utilized for security purposes, but it’s becoming more common on smartphones, banking apps, and even social media platforms. The power and convenience of facial detection have made…

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Infographic: Primer to 12 Top Connected Home Accessories
Where do you start building your connected home? Scroll down for an infographic. Image: MyMemory.

Infographic: Primer to 12 Top Connected Home Accessories

When you walk into a consumer electronics store or do a web search, the number of connected home accessory choices out there can be dizzying. So where do you begin with outfitting your connected home? In this infographic from our colleagues in the UK at…

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Infographic: Google Assistant Versus Amazon Alexa
In this infographic, learn about how Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compare. Image: Digitized House.

Infographic: Google Assistant Versus Amazon Alexa

The competition between voice assistants and smart speakers is accelerating, as we can see with the latest announcements of Google Nest Hub Max and Amazon Echo Studio. The range of smart home ecosystems have exploded in recent years, primarily attributable to the Google versus Amazon…

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How to Incorporate Organic Elements Into Your Kitchen
Looking to add more organic elements to your kitchen? Read on for our suggestions. Image: Rene Asmussen from Pexels.

How to Incorporate Organic Elements Into Your Kitchen

In most households, the kitchen is the heart and hearth of the home so when the time comes to remodel it, it's imperative you remain guided by your style and convenience. Preparing delicious meals for your family takes both skill and inspiration so the overall…

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Best Air-Purifying Indoor Plants for Your Home
Low-maintenance indoor house plants can help to purify the air in your home. Image: Kari Shea on Unsplash.

Best Air-Purifying Indoor Plants for Your Home

Back in the 1980s, a series of studies by NASA found that plants have the potential to purify the air. However, enormous amounts of plants would be needed to rid an average home of mold spores, bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other pollutants. Still,…

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Apple to Stream Launch Event on YouTube for First Time: How to Watch
For the first time, Apple will stream a Special Event via YouTube. Image: Apple.

Apple to Stream Launch Event on YouTube for First Time: How to Watch

Apple September launch events are a mainstay in the tech world, and these annual events typically usher in the latest iterations of the iPhone, Apple Watch, and other technology advancements the Cupertino company wants to make a splash about. The 2019 iteration of this event…

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Google Nest Launches Nest Account to Google Account Migration
Are you ready? Google has quietly rolled out the Migrate to Google Account capability for Nest Account users. Image: Digitized House.

Google Nest Launches Nest Account to Google Account Migration

It's happening. Google Nest has quietly rolled out the capability for current Nest Account holders to migrate to Google Accounts, as part of their plan to fully integrate the Nest and Google Home brands under one device ecosystem. However, current Nest users should not be…

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Setting Up a Home Workstation for Freelance Success in the Gig Economy
Are you a freelancer? Getting your at-home workstation just right is key to productivity in the gig economy. Image: Twelve South.

Setting Up a Home Workstation for Freelance Success in the Gig Economy

As a freelancer in today's gig economy, you have the advantage of being able to work from anywhere. Sometimes it's just you and your laptop in your favorite coffee shop, the next day it's on your phone in the park, and sometimes even in the…

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4 Most Common Password Attacks and How to Protect Against Them
Hackers work hard to get around security, but you can thwart them by being smarter with your credentials. Image: Pixabay.

4 Most Common Password Attacks and How to Protect Against Them

Password thieves operate very covertly and most people do not even realize they have been scammed until it’s too late. Being one step ahead of the hackers is the only way you can protect your data from these unscrupulous thieves. First, you have to know…

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Forthcoming Features in Apple iOS 13 You Should Care About
The forthcoming iOS 13 will include a new Sign in with Apple feature for websites and apps. Images: Apple.

Forthcoming Features in Apple iOS 13 You Should Care About

Whenever Apple announces a new operating system, people immediately start assessing which features are the most important and which might be mere hype. iOS 13, slated for release in September, is no different. Here's a rundown of some of the offerings that seem to be…

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How to Brighten Your Home Using Glass
Whether you are building from the ground up or remodeling, consider adding more glass surfaces to your home. Image: Digitized House.

How to Brighten Your Home Using Glass

Out of all the materials out there, glass is already used in most of our homes. The use of glass in home decor is rarely thought of as decorative and is thought to be more utilitarian. Glass can come in several forms, from the glazing…

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5 Best Smart Technology Upgrades to Boost the Value of Your Home
What are the best smart home upgrades to add value to your dwelling? Read on.

5 Best Smart Technology Upgrades to Boost the Value of Your Home

Smart homes are becoming a more affordable reality for many Americans. According to statistics firm Statista, the smart home market is expected to grow by 12 percent annually to reach a market value of $43.7 billion by 2023, which is nearly double its current market…

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No Assembly Required: Sonos and IKEA Smart Speakers Begin Shipping
IKEA Symfonisk speakers, developed with Sonos, are in IKEA stores now. Image: Digitized House.

No Assembly Required: Sonos and IKEA Smart Speakers Begin Shipping

It’s no secret Sonos and IKEA have been working on integrating Sonos speaker technology into IKEA home furnishing designs. With the latest news from these two companies, it has been confirmed consumers can now purchase the first fruits of the collaboration through the new IKEA…

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How to Choose the Ideal Smart Gadgets for Your House
Just beginning your smart home journey? A smart speaker is a great place to start. Image: John Tekeridis on Pexels.

How to Choose the Ideal Smart Gadgets for Your House

You’ll be surprised how far technology has come in recent years, and the latest gadgets for the home are slick and super useful. Move over, sandwich toaster, and make way for smarter and more utilitarian devices that are internet connected and can be controlled remotely.…

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Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery Launches with Chamberlain myQ Technology
The Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery service has launched in 50 U.S. cities. Image: Digitized House.

Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery Launches with Chamberlain myQ Technology

Zeroing in on doorstep package theft, Amazon has partnered with garage door opener maker Chamberlain in the launch of the Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery service. Available now to Prime customers in 50 U.S. cities—including our home base of Austin, Texas—the service requires a Chamberlain myQ…

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5 Elements of a Truly Healthy Home Exterior
You can take steps to make the exterior of your home healthier for you and the environment. Image: Digitized House.

5 Elements of a Truly Healthy Home Exterior

While there’s usually a lot of talk regarding the interiors of our homes, not much is being said about their exteriors. However, in as much as a beautiful interior is something all of us strive to achieve, the exterior of our homes is equally important. …

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