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The Daylight Sensitivity option on a Hue indoor motion sensor from the Hue app

Does The Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor Allow Lux (Daylight) Control?

Lux values, brightness sensitivity, and daylight control all refer to the same setting in your smart motion detectors. This setting is where you pick how bright it has to be…

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A Hue motion sensor pointed at a window/glass

Does Philips Hue’s Motion Sensor Work Through Glass & Windows?

Infrared vision is the stuff of science fiction and spy movies. Being able to see heat signatures allows action movie heroes to see through walls, but why can’t my Philips…

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YouTube thumbnail showing me sleeping with my Hue bulbs and accessories

Why I LOVE Philips Hue (5 Reasons They’re NOT “A Rip Off”) – New Video

Whether it’s Linus (from LTT) or Paul Hibbert (of “Oooh the Zigbee” fame), YouTubers seem to love bashing Philips Hue. As a result, I wanted to give a rare insight…

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The back of the Hue dimmer switch showing the battery cover and setup button

Philips Hue Dimmer Switch Battery Guide: All You Need To Know

Smart home tech is all about balancing your power sources. You want to know how your devices are powered and what you can do to keep the lights on. The…

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YouTube thumbnail showing me looking confused and two Ring app screenshots with no recordings

Ring Devices Without A Subscription: What Still Works (Hint: Not Much) – New Video

Ring devices aren’t exactly cheap, so the thought of paying even more for an additional monthly subscription seems silly. Surely it’s worth just keeping the basic Ring functionality without a…

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Ring camera footage with fogging obscuring the view in the middle

How Do I Keep My Ring Camera & Doorbell From Fogging Up?

Lenses fogging up has been a problem for photographers for over a hundred years. As cameras have been an increasingly common feature for our smart tech, the problem of fogging…

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An LED light strip about to be cut along the cutting line

Can LIFX Z Light Strips Be Cut? (The REAL Reason LIFX Are Vague…)

Smart strip lights have changed how we approach our home lighting setups. These lights let you customize a wide range of lighting options. Whether you are setting up luxury under…

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YouTube thumbnail for weird Amazon Echo sounds

Help! My Amazon Echo Is Making Random Noises/Beeps/Chimes?! (How To Fix) – New Video

This is a video guide to go alongside my blog post last year which walks you through everything to investigate if your Echo device is making random noises, beeps, chimes…

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Various Ring doorbells and cameras in a UK store.

4K UHD Smart Doorbells (Do Any Exist? Are They Any Good?)

If you’ve ever compared 4K video to standard “full HD” (i.e. 1080p) video, you will have seen a substantial difference. 4K contains four times as many pixels as 1080p video,…

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Philips Hue bulb and lightstrip in my study (as a YouTube thumbnail) with Hue Labs screenshot to the right

Hue Lab Formula Examples – Color Loop, Living Scenes (& 12 More!) – New Video

The official Philips Hue app is a little bit… boring, to be honest. Unlike the LIFX app, there are no dynamic effects or scenes. Any scenes or colors chosen within…

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