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Wyze USED To Send Your Data and Videos To China – Do They Still?

Various IoT internet of things devices interacting with the cloud

Talk to just about anyone and they’ll agree that the privacy of their personal information is of the utmost importance. From using complex passwords, keeping important documents locked up and encrypted, and even using special wallets to prevent skimming, it’s easy to see that people go to great lengths to ensure the security of their personal information. … Read more

Which Smart Lights Support Thread and CHIP/Matter?

Screenshot of the Thread Group homepage

Smart lighting is one of the most popular parts of the modern smart home. With more and more brands popping up, the industry continues to grow exponentially. Smart lighting is essentially lighting of various types that can be controlled wirelessly, using a wireless communication protocol such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, or LoRa – just to … Read more

Are Philips Hue Bulbs Bright Enough?

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

Philips Hue has an extensive line of smart lighting products that provide varying degrees of lighting for the modern smart home. Their diverse range of lighting products includes a variety of bulbs for both the inside and outside of your home.   Their line also includes floor lights, light strips, pendant lights, and even their lighted … 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

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

Will Ring Doorbells and Cameras Work With a Mobile Hotspot?

Samsung S10 screenshot showing the mobile hotspot options on Android

With everything opening up, more people are on the go. Perhaps you yourself are planning on traveling soon. For added security during their travels, many decide to take one or more of their Ring security devices with them. But being these devices require an internet connection in order to be able to operate, is this … Read more

Will Ring Doorbells And Cameras Work Without WiFi or The Internet?

Ring screenshot showing a device being disconnected from the internet

More than ever, our world is heavily dependent on the internet. It’s to the point that most smart home devices manufactured today rely on Wi-Fi and the internet in order to operate properly.  Ring devices are one such example of smart devices that rely heavily on Wi-Fi and the internet. While there are a couple … Read more