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Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

Ooma, one of the biggest names in VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service, is expanding into the DIY home security market. Ooma Telo owners will soon be able to install motion, door/window, and/or flood sensors in their homes, and add a new tier of service that provides home security monitoring. “The Ooma Telo is essentially a Linux computer that ... Read More »

Lenovo moves into the smart home market with an Amazon Alexa-powered speaker and a 6TB NAS box

Lenovo is dipping its toe into the smart home market with two new product announcements at CES: a new smart speaker that will be powered by Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, and a wireless NAS box that that promises to help organize your digital photo library using onboard facial-recognition software. The Lenovo Smart Assistant ($130) looks like a mashup of an ... Read More »

Android TV home screen bloat and how to fix it

MORE LIKE THIS Xiaomi Mi Box review: Android TV elevated with cheap 4K HDR streaming Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks HDMI-CEC: The secret to streaming-remote simplicity VIDEO How to repair Windows 10’s Master Boot Record When I reviewed the Xiaomi Mi Box last week, one of my complaints was about the layout of the home screen. Instead ... Read More »

Smoking hookah at home pollutes indoor air more than cigarettes

Smoking hookah at home pollutes indoor air more than cigarettes People smoking hookah in their homes generate carbon monoxide, a toxic gas, and tiny pollution particles known as PM 2.5 at levels at least double those produced by cigarettes, according to a recent study in Dubai. Even in the rooms adjacent to where people smoked hookah, air pollution levels were ... Read More »

Hands on with Google Home: Your Google universe in a home-appliance wrapper

It’s impossible to discuss Google Home in a vacuum. It’s a direct, blatant, so-obvious-it-hurts competitor to the Amazon Echo—and if you spend just a few minutes with it, you may come away feeling it’s got the Echo’s number. Like the Echo, Google Home can start playing music with simple voice prompts. But itsounds better than the Echo, with much deeper ... Read More »

Here’s the salary you have to earn to buy a home in the biggest US cities

For many prospective homebuyers in the U.S., earning enough to pay for even an average-priced home can be a struggle (not to mention saving enough or a down payment). A new report from mortgage site HSH.com backs up that assumption. Median home prices rose in most of the country’s 27 largest metro areas, even as incomes remained stagnant. Their analysis ... Read More »

New warning lights for rising home prices

Housing affordabilityWednesday, 22 Jun 2016 | 1:51 PM ET|01:46 Home prices are crossing the line again. After an epic housing crash, where values plummeted nationally by almost 35 percent, the nation is seeing new highs again. The median price of an existing home sold in May hit a record $239,700, according to the National Association of Realtors, which began tracking ... Read More »

Dell stops selling Android devices to cognizance on home windows

Dell has stopped promoting Android devices as it steps away from slate-fashion capsules to cognizance onhome windows 2-in-1 gadgets. The business enterprise isn’t clean the Venue line of Android capsules, and will now not offer the Android-primarily based Wyse Cloud join, a thumb-length laptop that could turn a display into a pc. differentAndroid gadgets have been discontinued some time in ... Read More »

20 fixes for a home windows 10 update meltdown

in case you’re having troubles with home windows 10’s compelled updates, you’re no longer on my own.luckily, with eleven cumulative updates behind us, we’ve gathered a few coping enjoy. each cumulative update is one of a kind, however there’s a handful of hints which can help jolt your devicereturned into attention while a troubling cumulative update strikes. if you’re having ... Read More »

AdBlock, AdBlock Plus arrives for home windows 10 Insider users

AdBlock for Microsoft facet is still officially “coming quickly.” however in case you’re jogging the present day windows Insider construct of home windows 10, you could strive AdBlock and AdBlock Plus before all people else. according to WinBeta, users of windows 10 Insider construct 14332 can now installation the famous ad-blockers for home windows side. each AdBlock and AdBlock Plus ... Read More »