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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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Google Nest Hub Max Makes its Debut, Nest.com Fades Away
The first new product since the Google and Nest brands merged, the Google Nest Hub Max was on display at an Austin Best Buy store. Image: Digitized House.

Google Nest Hub Max Makes its Debut, Nest.com Fades Away

The Google Nest Hub Max, the bigger brother to the Google Nest Hub (the original Google smart display formerly known as the Google Home Hub), finally made its way into stores this week. The first connected home product debuted since birthing of the new Google…

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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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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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Aoycocr LED Smart Bulb Review
These Aoycocr LED smart bulbs offer a wide color temperature range and broad digital assistant support. Image: Digitized House.

Aoycocr LED Smart Bulb Review

Aiming to offer voice-controllable LED smart lamps at an affordable price point, Aoycocr has launched a line of lighting that brings broad compatibility with the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant ecosystems, while also enabling Apple Siri Shortcuts control. These RGBW color lamps have been designed…

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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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How Google Home Hub Can Help Trim Energy Costs
Google Home Mini + Google Home Hub displaying energy data from Reliant Energy. Image: Digitized House Media.

How Google Home Hub Can Help Trim Energy Costs

Does your relationship with your electrical utility seem grounded in 1995? Anemic websites, cryptic data access, and paper bills can become a relic of the past with leading-edge utilities, where they are using a Google Home Hub and voice activation skills to enable frictionless access…

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Smart and Healthy Features Abound in KB Home ProjeKt: Part 1
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Smart and Healthy Features Abound in KB Home ProjeKt: Part 1

First revealed at CES 2019 in January and carrying over into the 2019 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) in February, the KB Home ProjeKt near Las Vegas strives to deliver on connected home and design features to focus on the long-term health and wellness of…

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Phyn Adds Alexa, Europe Availability to Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant at CES 2019
Phyn Plus. Image: Phyn.

Phyn Adds Alexa, Europe Availability to Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant at CES 2019

In synch with CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Phyn has announced that Phyn Plus—a smart water assistant, leak detector, and automated shut-off valve—has gained Amazon Alexa voice control. Furthermore, Phyn Plus will be soon be expanding beyond the shores of the U.S. to include wide…

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Infographic: 43 Smart Home Facts and Stats
Voice control for smart homes is one of many trends articulated in this new infographic. Image: Digitized House Media.

Infographic: 43 Smart Home Facts and Stats

Given the rapid advancement and broad accessibility to smart home technology, it is becoming inextricably woven into our dwellings and lifestyles. But did you realize that the underpinnings of the technology is also influencing technology spheres far beyond the home, including those in business, science,…

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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 Hub Embraces the Hybrid Connected Home
Google Home Hub aims to be the central command center for your connected home. Image: Google.

Google Home Hub Embraces the Hybrid Connected Home

Making a wager on the existence of connected home life beyond pure voice activation, Google has announced Google Home Hub, a 7-in. touchscreen tabletop display with the Google Assistant built in. As part of the growing Google Home speaker family, the device dutifully processes voice…

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Day 3 of 12 Smart Gifts: Nest Thermostat E
Day 3 of 12 Smart Gifts: Nest Thermostat E. Image: Nest.

Day 3 of 12 Smart Gifts: Nest Thermostat E

When it comes to choosing energy-saving upgrades for your connected home, smart thermostats should be near the top of your list due to their potential for monthly paybacks in the form of reduced utility bills. And when you can buy an exceedingly smart thermostat for…

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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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Product brief: iDevices Dimmer Switch, smart-home switch hitter
iDevices Dimmer Switch and Connected app

Product brief: iDevices Dimmer Switch, smart-home switch hitter

Designed to appeal to do-it-yourself homeowners as well as professional integrators and builders, smart-home device manufacturer iDevices has released the iDevices Dimmer Switch, an in-wall dimmer that is equally suited for retrofit or new construction installations. As one of the first-out-of-the-gate purveyors of Apple HomeKit…

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