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Smart Home Dimmer Switch Buying Guide: Which is best?

Stark Insider's buying guide for smart home dimmer switches. If you're on the hunt for dimmer switches for your current or planned smart home, there's a beguiling selection -- a quick check on Amazon reveals hundreds of products. What to buy? You may be tempted to grab a $35 Leviton Decora...
Smart Home News: Google Home now supports Spotify Free music streaming

Smart Home News: Spotify Free accounts now works on Google Home

Good news. Today, free Spotify accounts are now supported by the Google Home hub. That means even if you don't pay for a Spotify subscription you can still enjoy one of the best music streaming platforms, even if it will be with some restrictions. As you might expect, supported voice-activated commands...
Insteon Dimmer and Keypad Tips Review

Smart Home: Top 10 tips for getting started with Insteon

Already own or considering buying a smart home hub? Clinton Stark shares 10 tips for the Insteon Hub that might help you get the most out of your existing Insteon system or help you understand the hub market and some of the options on the market today. It's the year of...
Google Pixel Phone Colors

Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 phone might not feature bezel-less design

Bezels be gone. In 2017, I was expecting most new smartphones to not have bezels. At least, the premium, flagship models. I think it would be fair to expect as much. Samsung has been leading the charge towards less bezel and more screen. Phones like the Edge used slick wrap...
RED Hydrogen One

With $1,200 holographic Hydrogen phone can RED disrupt the market yet again?

We all know Elon Musk. Steve Jobs. Bill Gates. Jeff Bezos. But have you heard of Jim Jannard? You might not instantly recognize the name, but you'd likely recognize his first big home run: Oakley sunglasses. He founded the company in 1975 and over time turned it into a billion dollar...
Android Wear and Pebble

Android Wear 2.0 availability – where in the world is Google’s latest wearable OS?

First there was fragmentation on the smartphone version of Android. Now, it looks like the same curse is striking the smartwatch version. Android Wear 2.0 was announced in 2016 at Google I/O at the Shoreline in Mountain View. Yet, today, over a year later, few Wear watches are actually running...

10 ways Amazon can use Whole Foods acquisition to bolster its shopping stranglehold

From Drone Airports to AmazonBasics and Apple-like Genius Bars, here's how CEO Jeff Bezos and team can make use of its 430+ Whole Foods stores.
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Amazon Dash Wand: Convenience or another step towards transforming our living spaces into retail spaces?

It's either incredibly amazing. Or it's astonishingly creepy. Possibly a bit of both. Amazon today announced a new product that makes it even easier to tap directly into your bank account. The cynic in me might suggest they also took another step towards transforming our living spaces into retail spaces. How many...
Apple HomePod: Music is the key

Apple emphasizes music with HomePod – but it’s still an assistant

The assistant wars are heating up. Apple has officially entered with fray. Apple HomePod joins Amazon Echo and Google Home in the battle for the rest of our non-mobile lives. We have search with us on the go, thanks to our Androids and iPhones. But what about the home? Apparently,...