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How To: Easily Change Your Play Store Country to Download Region-Locked Apps & Games

What you see when you open the Play Store is completely dependent on your country settings. Search results and top charts are specific to each region …

Apps

Turn your old iPad into a photo frame for $2

Got an old tablet lying around? I'm a huge fan of repurposing it into a full-time digital photo frame. (Indeed, it's at the top of my list of new uses for old tablets.)<p>I say this as someone who's owned an actual, dedicated photo frame for years -- one that cost around $150 when I bought it. I love …

Gear & Gadgets

The best DIY home security systems

So you want to protect your home, but you’re not interested in getting a hard-wired system installed. We get it – why have someone else do it when …

Home Automation

What Are Google Assistant Routines? Here is Everything You Should Know

Since the invention of smart speakers, living in a smart home is no more a dream. They have legit made it easier to control other smart devices by …

Smart Homes

How Liquid Electrical Tape Can Rescue Your Broken Phone Charger

Charger cables for cell phones usually last only a few years before the insulation starts fraying on the ends. Replacement cables cost $8 to $30, but …

Gear & Gadgets

Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system nails simple home security - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The $199 Ring Alarm Security Kit is quick to install, its app is easy to use and the system itself is simple to manage. The price is excellent and you can add extra accessories a la carte as needed.<p><b>The Bad</b> Ring's home security system doesn't currently work with Alexa, despite being an …

Smart Homes

This wire-free home security camera has 6-month battery life for half the price of an Arlo Pro 2

Arlo wire-free home security cameras are amazing, but they’re also amazingly expensive. Luckily there’s a ton of competition out there right now, and …

Batteries

40 Google Home apps for a better home with more pizza

Google introduced Actions for Google Home, third-party integrations that work a lot like skills for Alexa, back in 2017. Since then, the list of available services -- now called Assistant apps -- has grown, giving users access to additional news sources, food or book recommendations and much …

Raise your game with this portable MSI Vortex desktop: Just $900

Prepare for a shock: There are stores other than Amazon! I know, right? So while I'm sure you're closely following my frequently updated top Prime Day picks of 2018, I thought I'd mention a couple deals happening elsewhere.<p>Starting with this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Newegg has …

Save $30 on This Portable Battery That Can Charger Your Devices at Lightning Speeds

Always be ready with extra charge.<p>With our constant reliance on our devices comes constantly draining batteries, which is why it's become …

Nest X Yale Lock With Nest Connect

<b>Pros</b><p>Stylish design. Easy to install. Works with Nest Secure. Very quiet.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Doesn't work with IFTTT. No voice activation support.<p><b>Bottom Line</b><p>The Nest …

TP-Link’s new Deco M9 Plus Mesh router is also a smart home hub

Everyone expects you to be able to multitask, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t have the same expectation for your devices. Here to live up to that …

Apple Begins Selling Danalock V3, First Retrofit HomeKit-Enabled Smart Lock Available in Europe

Danalock today announced that the HomeKit version of its Danalock V3 smart lock is now available for purchase from Apple's website and retail stores in more than 20 other countries across Europe, after limited availability in April.<p>Danalock V3 is said to be the first and only retrofit smart lock …

How To: Watch YouTube Red Content for Free

For a while, YouTube Red original content was a joke, lagging behind other services like Netflix and Hulu in terms of quality, so breaking down the …

US$139 KeyWe smart lock is how all locks should work from now on

Korean company KeyWe has launched what it's calling the "smartest lock ever" on Kickstarter. And with Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, a touchpad and an …

Lenovo's Legion C530 and Legion C730 Cubes are compact desktops made for esports

Lenovo’s Legion C530 Cube and Legion C730 Cube are compact gaming desktops made with esports in mind. They’re truly portable, with heavy-duty carrying handles. To offset the close quarters, they feature perforated panels to maximize airflow. They have ports galore, and for personality, they feature …

This DIY smart mirror is small, stunning and full of features

Several years ago Google X engineer Max Braun published a medium post on a smart mirror he made and now he’s back with a new version that’s smaller and smarter. This is a smart mirror I can get behind though I still find smart mirrors completely frivolous.<p>He published his project on Medium where he …

The new Wyze Cam Pan is only $30

Regular readers know of my mad love for the Wyze Cam, a versatile, high-quality Wi-Fi camera with a seemingly impossible $20 price tag.<p>Of course, it's a fixed-position camera, because for $20 you wouldn't expect motorized panning, right? Right.<p>But how about $30? The new Wyze Cam Pan adds that …

Hate Burpees? It’s Time You Tried These 7 Fat Burning Exercises Instead

It’s pretty common knowledge that when it comes to fat burning exercises, burpees are the go-to move.<p>But what do you do if—god forbid and shh don’t …

Azulle’s Access3 Pocket PC Turns Any HDMI Display Into A PC

Sponsored :<p>We have featured number of Azulle PCs previously on Geeky Gadgets. The company is well known for making quality PCs at an affordable …

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia games, watch YouTube or Netflix and more -- all with simple voice commands.<p>Google has …

7 tips and tricks for the $20 Wyze Cam

A $20 home security camera that live streams video to your phone seems too good to be true, I know. But that's exactly what the Wyze Cam V2 is and does.<p>This tiny camera and its phone app allow you to talk through the camera's microphone, keep tabs on your pets or watch as your children tear apart …

How to set up Routines on your Google Home device

Your Google Home device is an extremely capable smart speaker. It can play music, let you make hands-free calls, and adjust your thermostat, to name …

Make Any Headphones Wireless with The World's Smallest Bluetooth Receiver

Wireless headphones are in, but you don't need to get rid of your wired headphones entirely before buying wireless ones. Just turn them wireless with …

Praise be — Google Home now works with other Bluetooth speakers

Google Home is learning how to play nice with the other kids on the playground. Only when we say “kids,” we mean Bluetooth speakers, and when we say …

You won't beat 'A Way Out' without help from a friend

<i>A Way Out</i> from Hazelight games is a dinosaur of a game and I mean that as a compliment. Set in the 1970s, <i>A Way Out</i> follows a pair of convicts -- Vincent, who is serving time for embezzlement, and Leo, a hardened jewel thief -- as they escape from a fictional California prison, go on the lam and …

How To: Set Up Google Voice to Get Visual Voicemail on Your Unlocked Android Phone

Buying an unlocked phone is usually the correct move. By doing so, you bypass a lot of bloat that carriers put on your phone, and you can also use …

The best smart home devices that work with Google Home

Google Home, the search giant’s series of smart speakers powered by Google Assistant, is a pretty impressive hands-free helper. You can ask it when …

August's Google Assistant updates deliver less talk, more lock

August Home is improving support for Google's Assistant in its August Smart Lock and August Smart Lock Pro, the company announced in a blog post on Thursday.<p>August's line of locks began including support for Google Assistant speakers last year, allowing you to control the lock using voice commands. …

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …