YAY! It's Cyber Monday! Check out the 13 products I recommend here.

The various parts of a Philips Hue Lightstrip V4 base and extension kit

New Video – Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus: Everything You Need To Know (Does It Justify Its High Price?)

Despite building my own DIY smart lightstrip for my kitchen last year, I purchased Philips Hue’s lightstrip to run around my desk in the black friday sales. Why did I…

Read more »
Philips Hue dimmer switch showing a red (error) light

How To Fix The Red Light On A Philips Hue Dimmer Switch

The Philips Hue dimmer switch is great: it acts as a physical remote, allowing you to seamlessly control your smart bulbs (turning them on/off, changing their brightness, and changing between…

Read more »
Woman Controlling Smart Plug Using App On Mobile Phone

Smart Plugs With A Physical Remote: Why, How & What To Buy

Smart plugs are pretty useful devices – allowing you to easily control your appliances with a phone app, preset timers, and even your voice. But it’s not always practical to…

Read more »
My Philips Hue E14 White Ambiance bulb inside a table lamp, with weird flickering and noise issues.

Do Philips Hue Bulbs Burn Out? (How Hot Do They Get?)

How do you illuminate your home?  Incandescent bulbs are too wasteful, giving off so much energy in the form of heat. Plus, since they burn out relatively quickly, you need…

Read more »
My Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus with the Hue Colorloop lab running

How Philips Hue Lights Can Change Color Automatically

I remember the first time I experimented with a smart RGB (color) bulb. One of the first things I did was use my app to set my room to green:…

Read more »
A table lamp with Philips Hue E14 candle bulb, dimmed to 1% brightness

How To Dim Philips Hue Lights Without A Dimmer Switch

With everyone spending a little extra time at home these days, many people have started exploring smart lighting products like Philips Hue, to add a little extra atmosphere to their…

Read more »
YouTube video showing me, an Echo Dot in listening mode and the textg "Improve Alexa Flash Briefings"

New Video – Amazon Echo: Change Alexa’s Flash Briefing News & Weather To Suit You

The Flash Briefing feature on Amazon Echo devices is quite useful, unless you dislike the news or weather provider – in which case a very useful feature quickly becomes wasted….

Read more »