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How Much Internet (Bandwidth) Does Ring Use?

Ring and Philips Hue internet usage from my BT HomeHub

Ring devices are some of the most common smart technologies out there today. This company makes everything from smart security systems to home lighting. It would be great to have a full home of Ring technology, but how much internet data would that take? Ring systems are dominantly WiFi based. This means that they are … Read more

Amazon Smart Plug Multiple User Guide: How To Make This ‘Work’

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The Amazon smart plug is a great way to transform your pre-smart home technology into something a little more state of the art. You can use these plugs to bring your old lighting, appliances, and most other eclectic devices into the smart home fold. One of the biggest challenges with transforming everything into smart technology … Read more

Can Amazon Echo Identify Songs (Shazam Style)? [Not quite…] – New Video

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Amazon Echo is a useful smart speaker: it has multiple microphones to listen to external sounds, and it can also play music. So… y’know… surely it can listen to playing music and tell you what song is playing, right? After all, Shazam can do this fine? Well as it turns out… NO, no it can’t. … Read more