How to set up Philips Hue Entertainment and recommended indirect lights

There have been some third party apps that offered Philip Hue light sync feature with music, movies, and so on. But, none of them are reliable. Now, Philips added a new feature called Philips Hue Entertainment and released Hue Sync app for Windows PC and Mac. This app connects to Hue Bridget and performs the …

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Philips Hue Bluetooth Light Bulbs work without Hub or Bridge

New additions to Philips Hue bulbs have built-in Bluetooth. This allows the bulbs to be controlled by a smartphone’s app without a hub. Although there have been some ways to control Philips Hue bulbs without Hue Bridge by using Amazon Echo or Google Assistant devices, you can change limited colors. A multicolor version of Philips …

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A variety of Remote Control Organizers, Ideas and Solutions for cluttering remote controls

You may have a lot of media devices in your living room. Unlike a half-century ago, a TV is not the only device to entertain people in a house these days. There are DVD player, AV receiver, streaming player, cable box, and so on. You may have purchased a TV rack to store all these …

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What should you do when you broke or lost remote control of your TV, DVD player, Cable box, etc?

If you lose or break a remote control of your electronics such as TV, DVD player, streaming play, cable box, and so on, don’t panic. These days, you have several options to get a replacement. Here are the solutions when you broke or lost remote control. Buy the original remote from manufacturer and third-party seller …

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Amazon Echo Show 1st and 2nd Gen comparison

Size 1st: 7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5” (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm) 41.0 oz 2nd: 9.7” x 6.9” x 4.2” (246 mm x 174 mm x 107 mm)  62.2 oz Since the 2nd has a larger display, the 2nd is bigger and heavier than the 1st. However, it’s interesting that the height is actually …

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Amazon 2nd Gen Echo Plus (2018) Review – premium sound with built-in smart hub and temp sensor

The new Amazon Echo Plus (2018) ditches a tall cylindrical design which was from the very first Echo debuted in 2014. It has become squatter and shorter. Now, it looks more like the 2nd gen Echo (2017), but have fabric on the side and rounded edge on top and bottom. The price $149.99 is the …

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Amazon Smart Plug Review – What is it different from TP-Link and Wemo?

Amazon has released a smart plug along with a new lineup of Echo devices in 2018. Amazon Smart Plug is the first official smart plug by Amazon. Amazon Smart Plug is similar with TP-Link MIni and Wemo Mini What it does is the exactly the same as other smart plugs. Plug some dumb devices like …

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Amazon 3rd Gen Echo Dot 2018 Review

It’s been two years since Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen released. Amazon launched a new version (3rd Gen) Echo Dot in 2018. Design At about 4 inches in diameter and weighing over half a pound, the new Dot got bigger and heavier than the predecessor. That’s because it has a more powerful 1.6-inch speaker, which …

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How to turn your old smartphone into a security camera

Many people upgrade their smartphone every a few years. What do you do with the smartphone you’re previously using? Isn’t it all the way inside a drawer with others you were using before that? As long as they are operational, you can put them to many uses. There are various usages such as a dedicated …

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Wemo Bridge makes it compatible with Apple HomeKit and Siri

The Belkin, Wemo’s manufacturer, first promised Apple HomeKit support for their Wemo smart home devices back in May 2017. After a delay, Wemo bridge is now available to purchase.The bridge is simple enough. It connects to your home WiFi network using an Ethernet cable and then allows you to control Wemo devices with the Home …

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