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A LIFX full RGB bulb in my hand

Do LIFX Bulbs Slow Down Or Disrupt Your Wi-Fi Network?

Because of their wide range of colors and overall ease of use, LIFX smart home LED lights have become increasingly popular. Not only do they offer a variety of customizable…

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YouTube thumbnail showing me looking confused and two Ring app screenshots with no recordings

Ring Devices Without A Subscription: What Still Works (Hint: Not Much) – New Video

Ring devices aren’t exactly cheap, so the thought of paying even more for an additional monthly subscription seems silly. Surely it’s worth just keeping the basic Ring functionality without a…

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Ring camera footage with fogging obscuring the view in the middle

How Do I Keep My Ring Camera & Doorbell From Fogging Up?

Lenses fogging up has been a problem for photographers for over a hundred years. As cameras have been an increasingly common feature for our smart tech, the problem of fogging…

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An LED light strip about to be cut along the cutting line

Can LIFX Z Light Strips Be Cut? (The REAL Reason LIFX Are Vague…)

Smart strip lights have changed how we approach our home lighting setups. These lights let you customize a wide range of lighting options. Whether you are setting up luxury under…

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Help! My Amazon Echo Is Making Random Noises/Beeps/Chimes?! (How To Fix) – New Video

This is a video guide to go alongside my blog post last year which walks you through everything to investigate if your Echo device is making random noises, beeps, chimes…

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Various Ring doorbells and cameras in a UK store.

4K UHD Smart Doorbells (Do Any Exist? Are They Any Good?)

If you’ve ever compared 4K video to standard “full HD” (i.e. 1080p) video, you will have seen a substantial difference. 4K contains four times as many pixels as 1080p video,…

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A LIFX full RGB B22 bulb in its box

Can LIFX Connect To 5Ghz WiFi? Or Is 2.4Ghz Better For Smart Bulbs?

Debuting in 2012, LIFX (pronounced Life – X) introduced a line of smart bulbs that would prove to be a game-changer in the homes of many. Coming to the fore…

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Philips Hue bulb and lightstrip in my study (as a YouTube thumbnail) with Hue Labs screenshot to the right

Hue Lab Formula Examples – Color Loop, Living Scenes (& 12 More!) – New Video

The official Philips Hue app is a little bit… boring, to be honest. Unlike the LIFX app, there are no dynamic effects or scenes. Any scenes or colors chosen within…

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The Ring Alarm base station mounted on a wall above a shelf, with a Ring stick-up cam sitting on the shelf.

Help! My Ring Device’s Battery Is Draining Too Fast (How to Fix)

There are plenty of smart home devices that have chosen rechargeable batteries over your old-fashioned outlet options for power. This allows you even greater mobility and a wider range of…

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The base of the Ring Indoor and Stick up Cam mount

Does The Ring Stick-Up Cam Come With A Mount? (Should You Buy A Third Party Mount?)

Ring Stick-Up Cameras are a great choice for smart home enthusiasts who either want to expand their home security technology as well as people just taking their first steps into…

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