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Top 10 Best Home Security Systems in 2018 | SaveDelete

With the advent of Internet of Things, it has become quite easier to setup a smart home where you can control your door locks, lights, thermostats, …

Home Automation

Samsung's fridge of the future will let you check spoilage from your phone

Yesterday, the first photos of Samsung's new smart refrigerator appeared on the company's official Flickr page. Now, a Korean version of the product announcement has appeared on Samsung Korea's official site. The translation is a little unclear, but the text hints at a number of powerful new …

Why The Amazon Echo Is The iPhone Of The Smart Home

If you’re like me, remembering how different using a mobile phone was back in 2006 is getting increasingly difficult. That’s because today we live in a world so completely transformed by the iPhone, it seems as if it’s always been that way.<p>But looking back, things were indeed very different. If you …

Amazon Echo

Connected Home Security Market to Grow Almost 50% Through 2020

The global connected home security system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 48.06 percent during the period 2016-2020, according to a report by …

Amazon Brings Artificial Intelligence To The Smart Home

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) are each pursuing unique visions of the smart home, the home as …

Smart Home Terms You Need to Know (part 2)

Last year we published a list of smart home terms that are important for anyone interested in the space. Since then, we’ve received a number of …

Google is secretly working on an Amazon Echo competitor

Google is working on a device that will compete against Amazon Echo, according to a new report. This is the first instance of the project — which is …

Smart Homes

It's no coincidence that Amazon and Microsoft are rethinking the computer

Both companies were established out of their founders' garages. Both make their homes in the larger Seattle area. Both are leading the cloud-computing market.<p>And with gadgets like the Microsoft HoloLens holographic goggles and Amazon Echo digital-voice assistant, both companies want to redefine the …

Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Echo: Always Listening, to Everything

The Amazon Echo is an internet-connected device introduced by the online retailer in 2014 that lets homeowners play music, call up traffic reports, …

Smart Homes

25 fun games you can play with Alexa

An Alexa speaker is an amazing addition to any smart home. It not only makes controlling your home a breeze, it also makes it easier to order pizza, check how much gas is in your car's tank and helps in the kitchen.<p>With the help of some of Alexa's third-party skills, Alexa can also become the life …

Fitbit comes to Amazon Echo, Alexa can now track your activity

It seems as though there is a constant flow of new features and capabilities arriving on Amazon's voice-enabled platform Echo. You can play Jeopardy, …

Amazon Tap vs. Amazon Echo - 2018 Smart Speaker Review

Unveiling the Tap<p>A couple of days ago, Amazon released two new products: Amazon Tap, and Amazon Dot Echo. These two products belong to the same …

Smart Homes

How the Amazon Echo became an unlikely leader in the smart home war

When Amazon.com Inc. first unveiled its voice-controlled cylindrical speaker, the Echo, in late 2014, it was met with delight — and a lot of …

Amazon Tap – Everything You Need To Know

Alexa, the “smart voice” assistant from Amazon, expanded her reach yesterday as the company introduced two new Echo products. The Echo Dot and the …

Smart Homes

How to connect Lifx bulbs to the Amazon Echo

You may have heard that the Amazon Echo recently received a massive upgrade in functionality, adding over 1,000 features, including the ability to order Domino's Pizza, stream Spotify and control your Ecobee thermostat.<p>A new feature you may not have heard about is official Lifx support. Lifx has …

The Myth of Attribution

One of the slides that I discuss in virtually every conversation I have with businesses is one that I call the <i>myth of attribution</i>. In any system of …

Amazon Echo vs. Sonos Play:1

It’s been called popular, revolutionary and groundbreaking. The Amazon Echo is online retailer Amazon’s successful half-speaker, half-home …

The Amazon Echo can now control your thermostat

Starting today, if you have an Amazon Echo and an Ecobee 3 connected thermostat, you can change the temperature of your home by just barking commands at Amazon's connected cylinder. The $249 Ecobee 3 is the first thermostat that works directly with the Echo, allowing you to set specific …

‘Alexa, order me a pizza.’ Amazon Echo adds Dominos ordering in time for the Super Bowl

When you think Dominos, high-tech probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But the pizza chain’s quest to create an easy, seamless delivery …

Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza

In case you needed another reason to buy Amazon’s Internet-connected speaker, the Amazon Echo: the device can now order pizza for you, following your verbal command. Have all my dreams come true? Yes. <i>Yes, they have.</i> The feature is actually being made available by way of a third-party application …

Amazon Echo can now hail you an Uber cab

Why vex your fingers by tapping an app when you can command a smart device to do your bidding? Amazon's Echo can now hail an Uber cab via a simple …

Amazon Echo Is Just What You Need to Get Your Head Into the Super Bowl Tonight

Echo will coach you to pigskin trivia victory.<p>Ladies, get in formation. Your football IQ is about to get a makeover.<p>Amazon has a new device out …

Spotify now on Amazon Echo wireless speaker

Only Spotify Premium subscribers can make use of the new feature, and the speaker itself is still only available in the US.<p>But if you do manage to …

15 incredible things Amazon Echo can do

1/<p>"Alexa, play some Kanye."<p>Dave Smith/Tech Insider<p>Amazon Echo can play thousands of songs from the Prime Music catalogue. It's also way easier and …

Smart Homes

Amazon Echo now works with Vivint home security and automation

Of the countless product announcements that filled the Consumer Electronics Show it was easy to miss many things. One announcement came from Vivint, …

Home Automation

Amazon Echo gains more functionality with latest update

The Amazon Echo speaker just keeps getting better. The latest update adds even more functionality to the device.<p>With the latest update, users can ask …