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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

Ring Camera or Doorbell Shows Pink, Purple or Green Video (How To Fix)

Ring Doorbell screenshot with a purple pink tinge due to an IR filter problem

Ring’s cameras and doorbells are some of the most common smart home devices out there. Whether you have your own home or you’re renting, it’s getting fairly common to find Ring doorbells as a standard feature. These cameras come packed with a few interesting features. One of the coolest capabilities of a Ring camera is … 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

Ring Doorbell or Camera Two-Way Audio Not Working (How to Fix)

Ring footage from the app with microphone and speaker options on display

The Ring Doorbell is one of the flagship devices that brought smart home technology to a wider audience. Being able to see who is at your door even when you’re away from home is a security and comfort feature that many people enjoy. Ring’s camera are equally as convenient for the same reasons. However, these … 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