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My Amazon Smart Plug Says “Provisioning Failure” (How To Fix)

Amazon Smart Plug provisioning error

Smart plugs have some of the coolest potential when it comes to smart technology. These little devices bridge the gap between smart technology and yesteryears electronics. For the smart home wizard, a few smart plugs are a must. This isn’t to say they aren’t without their tech issues. What tech isn’t? There are a few … Read more

Philips Hue White vs White Ambiance vs Color Ambiance – New Video

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The three Philips Hue color types (White, White Ambiance, and full Color) might seem confusing at first – especially if you are new to smart lighting. Thankfully the differences aren’t all that difficult to understand, as this video covers. I also cover which of the three color types I prefer. 0:00 Intro 1:11 Philips Hue … Read more

Does Amazon’s Smart Plug Work With Google/Nest, HomeKit and More?

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Since its introduction, the Amazon Smart plug has become increasingly popular with smart home users around the world. These simple, easy-to-operate smart plugs have helped many turn their normal or ‘dumb’ appliances into smart appliances, making it possible to integrate these appliances into their already functional smart homes. Being manufactured by Amazon, this smart plug … Read more

Ring Camera & Doorbell Signal Strength (RSSI) – How To Fix Poor WiFi Connections – New Video

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Ring cameras and doorbells are great… when they have a strong Wi-Fi signal strength, that is. When they have a weak signal, you may experience a range of issues from missing recordings to poor quality video. Thankfully the Ring app makes it easy to see whether a weak Wi-Fi signal is at fault due to … Read more

Why Does My Smart Plug Turn Off By Itself?

Philips Hue smart plug unboxed - but not yet plugged in

Smart plugs have limitless potential for getting your smart home fully integrated. These plugs can instantly transform any device into a smart device with some basic features. With that said, there are a few problems that these devices face. Smart plugs are pretty simple when it comes down to it. They interface between the wall and … Read more

Does Ring Have A Thermostat (Or Support Other Thermostats)?

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Back in 2013, a small company appeared on Shark Tank: a company called DoorBot, who later rebranded as “Ring”. In their appearance, Ring outlined their smart doorbell – one of the first smart doorbells on the market. Since then, Ring have released smart cameras, an alarm system, a range of smart lights – along with … Read more