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New Video – Amazon Echo: Change Alexa’s Flash Briefing News & Weather To Suit You

The Flash Briefing feature on Amazon Echo devices is quite useful, unless you dislike the news or weather provider – in which case a very useful feature quickly becomes wasted….

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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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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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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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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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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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New Video – Four Amazon Echo Show Features That I Like (#shorts YouTube video)

A YouTube #shorts video covering four features that I like on the Amazon Echo Show in less than a minute. The four features I cover on my Amazon Echo Show…

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New Video – Ring Smart Alerts (Rich Notifications) – A Really Useful Feature

Ring have recently released a new feature called ‘smart alerts’ or ‘rich notifications’, which basically sends an image (snapshot capture) alongside any alerts it sends out. So if someone clicks…

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New Video – ZigBee (& WiFi) Smart Light Strip Options – When Philips Hue Is Just Too Expensive!

If you’re looking to add smart light strips to your home but you find that Philips Hue’s Lightstrip Plus options are too expensive, what options are open to you? This…

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New Video – Kitchen Smart Lighting: Ideas, Considerations & What I’m Planning To Do

This video explores adding smart lighting within your kitchen, looking generally at what you need to consider and different ideas based on other people’s kitchen smart lighting projects. I also…

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