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

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

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 do this? Well, I wanted to compare the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus to my own ZigBee DIY one. Is Hue’s offering really worth the high … Read more

How To Dim Philips Hue Lights Without A Dimmer Switch

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

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 living space. If you’ve chosen to purchase Hue smart lights, you may have considered purchasing the popular Hue Dimmer Switch in order to dim and … Read more

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

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

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. Thankfully it’s quite easy to change the news and weather provider used for your flash briefing, along with adding loads of other briefing sources – … Read more