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New Video – Google Nest Home News – How To Make It Less… Boring!

So… I recently asked my Google Nest Mini device for a news update, and it went on (and on and on…) for over 10 minutes. TEN MINUTES! Luckily I have…

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A marketing image of the 2019 ecobee SmartThermostat black model with the temperature being displayed on screen.

How Ecobee Smart Thermostats Work With Underfloor Heating

If you are someone who doesn’t like stepping onto a cold floor in the middle of the winter and would prefer to wake up with a cup of coffee instead,…

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YouTube video showing my smart light strips in the background of my kitchen, and me in the foreground

New Video – My Kitchen’s Smart ZigBee Light Strip Install (+ Should You Use A Diffuser Channel?!)

So I finally go around to installing the custom DIY light strip that I created in a previous video. These smart light strips are ZigBee based, meaning that I can…

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My Philips Hue motion sensor in its box

Philips Hue Motion Sensor Battery Guide: All You Need To Know

The Philips Hue Motion sensor is a really useful tool because it’ll quickly turn on your lights when it detects someone approaching. However if the battery has any issues, your…

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Philips Hue motion sensor inside its box (marketing image)

When Philips Hue’s Motion Sensors Don’t Work: How To Fix!

Whether you’ve just setup your Philips Hue motion sensor and it’s not working as expected, or perhaps it’s worked for years but it’s now acting up, the issue is usually…

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YouTube thumbnail showing me wearing sunglasses, the Ring Floodlight Cam and the text "Bright enough?"

New Video – Ring Floodlight Cam Brightness: Is 3,000 Lumens Enough?!

The Ring Floodlight Cam should be bright. After all, it’s a floodlight! But is its 3,000 lumen total light output (from two 1,500 lumen lights) bright enough? I wanted to…

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Ring Floodlight Cam wall mounted - bottom view

How Long The Ring Floodlight Stays On (& Other Useful Info)

The Ring Floodlight Cam is a really useful two-in-one smart camera: it has all the usual smart cam functionality that you’d expect from Ring, along with two lights which output…

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YouTube thumbnail showing a Ring Floodlight Cam hanging from its mount ball socket, and the text "Whoops!"

New Video – Ring Floodlight Cam ‘Broken’ Issue: Don’t Make This Mistake

I recently purchased a Ring Floodlight Cam after it went on sale during Amazon Prime Day. I’d been really looking forward to this item, so when I ‘broke’ it by…

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Echo Show easter eggs - beat box - and me

New Video – Funny Amazon Echo Easter Eggs (#shorts YouTube video)

A YouTube #shorts video covering some funny easter eggs that I’ve come across on my Amazon Echo Show (although they’ll work on all Echo devices), in less than a minute….

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Ring Floodlight Cam wall mounted - front view

Can You Adjust The Ring Floodlight Brightness? Or Dim It?

I remember when I first stepped into my backyard at night after installing the Ring Floodlight Cam, only to be half-blinded by the floodlight! Okay, I wasn’t actually blinded –…

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