The Difference Between Amazon Alexa and Echo (The “API Mandate” Is Alive!) – New Video

Echo vs Alexa difference YouTube thumbnail with me wearing a cowboy hat

People sometimes use the terms “Amazon Alexa” and “Amazon Echo” interchangeably, as though they are the same thing. But they are actually different. Amazon Alexa is the smart cloud platform used by Amazon, and this can be accessed on our phones, through our smart watches, in our cars – and yes, through Amazon Echo. Amazon … Read more

How You Can Safely Remove Nanoleaf Without Damaging Your Walls

3M command strip tabs which allow for safe removal of wall mounted panels

Because of their innovative technology and the ability to create intricate designs, Nanoleaf lighting panels are quickly gaining popularity. But before investing in the decorative panels, many people want to know whether the adhesive that attaches them to the walls is going to give them any trouble when it comes time to remove them. Whether … Read more

Help, My Ring Camera Or Doorbell Video Is Black! (How To Fix)

Ring motion recording footage showing the blacked out privacy zone.

Ring is still on the top when it comes to smart home technology. Since being acquired by Amazon, Ring has moved to become the leader of smart home security as well as lighting and other smart tech arenas. However, their technology isn’t always totally reliable. Smart home devices rely on complicated networks of apps, physical gadgets, … Read more

Does Nanoleaf Need a Bridge or Hub?

Various Nanoleaf shapes on bedroom feature wall with HomePod Mini

The modern smart home is continually getting upgraded with smarter, more advanced technology. Manufacturers are always developing technology that brings forth newer, more innovative, and even more decorative ways to enhance our smart homes. Nanoleaf is no exception. Since the early 2010’s, Nanoleaf has earned their place as being one of the most innovative when it comes … Read more

All Ring Doorbell Models Explained (Beginner-Friendly Buying Guide) – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me looking confused with 5 Ring Doorbells around me

Ring have come a long way since their appearance on Shark Tank back in 2013. Heck, they now offer 10 different smart doorbells (and over 10 smart cameras). Whilst this is good in terms of choice, it can also be pretty confusing. As as a result, I shot this video to talk you through all … Read more

Are Ring Cameras Best for Recording Wildlife (In Your Yard Or Elsewhere)?

A cat captured during daytime on my Ring Doorbell Pro

You’ve probably seen at least one viral video from a Ring camera that captures the quirky and fun world of wildlife. Because these cameras are motion activated, they’re always getting interesting and exciting footage of our local wildlife. There are Ring camera users who are looking to use their Ring tech for wildlife photography and … Read more