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Holiday Gadget Guide with Carley Knobloch

As we hit the home stretch of the holiday season, do you happen to be one of the many shoppers that are scouring the stores and searching online for the perfect techie gift for that special someone on your list? Need some gadget guidance? Tech Lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch and TechGifts.TV partnered with a few of our favorite brands to give you the scoop on what made the must-have list this year! Here are 5 great gift ideas! For the person that spends a lot of...

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The best treadmills of 2018

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Best deals on electronics gifts under $100 for high-tech homes

The holiday season is in full swing with Christmas just around the corner. New deals on interesting, fun, and practical electronic gifts under $100 from major online retailers can convert last-minute shoppers to savvy... More>>

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How to change your mouse cursor in Windows

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Rocco wants to rock out. Parrot learns to use owner’s Amazon Alexa

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Your Christmas tree might be bright, but here’s how to make it smart

Did you know you can make your Christmas tree smart, just like many of the other electronics and gadgets in your home? You can even create routines involving your tree. Here’s how to make a smart Christmas tree this... More>>

How to partition your hard drive in Windows

If you don't want all of your files stored in one place but only have one drive to work with, partitioning is your best way forward. Here's how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10, step by step. More>>

Learn how to easily set up speech-to-text in Windows 10

Looking for the dictation, speech-to-text, and voice control options in Windows 10? Here's how to set up speech-to-text in Windows 10 and use it to go hands-free in a variety of different tasks and applications within... More>>

Best deals for smart home plugs that control your lights and appliances

Smart hubs and speakers play central communication and management roles in your home, but smart plugs let you add lights and appliances to your system. Any smart plug you buy must support one feature or anything you plug... More>>

Amazon sent me a Christmas tree. Did it leave me pining for more?

Is driving to a Christmas tree lot or farm to get some fresh pine a daunting task that you dread every year? Good news: Amazon is now selling real Christmas trees with free shipping. We decided to order one to see how it... More>>

Holiday sales on mattresses, linens, and pillows

We've rounded up some of the best discounts and sales happening right now, so you can buy yourself (or your loved ones) new bedding without breaking your budget. Trust us when we say these are deals worth losing sleep over. More>>

These accessories take your already awesome Instant Pot to a whole new level

If you're familiar with the Instant Pot, you know that this bad boy acts as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, cake maker, egg boiler, and a lot more. Here are some must-have accessories to make Instant Pot cooking even better. More>>

The best Keurig coffee makers of 2018

Keurig machines simplify the process of making that important morning cup of coffee, but picking the right model for you can be difficult. Here's a detailed breakdown of the best machines in Keurig's current lineup. More>>

How to fix a dead pixel

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Dear Instant Pot Smart: I love you. Thank you for changing my life

After taking the Instant Pot Smart WiFi Programmable Pressure Cooker for a spin, one long-time product reviewer finds much to love about the device she long coveted, despite that it’s not really that smart. More>>

Brew, drip, or press a fresh cup of joe with today’s best deals on coffee makers

To kick off the day with a fresh cup or upgrade your home coffee machine to accommodate the preferences of dinner guests, check these hot deals for drip coffee makers, espresso machines, and single-serving devices on... More>>

Ring Alarm vs. Nest Secure: Which one is right for you?

Thanks to the advance of technology, it's become really easy nowadays to secure your home and protect it from thieves, intruders, and unwanted guests. Which one of these two top contenders is right for you? More>>

Clean up with robot vac, upright vacuum, and spot and stain remover deals

Whether you're gift shopping or need to get your house ready for the holidays, deals on household cleaning appliances are always welcome. We found Walmart's best deals on robot vacs, upright vacuum cleaners, and spot and... More>>

Breathe easy, stay warm with Amazon’s one-day deal on a Dyson air purifier fan

Dyson is a leader in bringing consumers the latest in heating, cooling, and air purification. Its Pure Hot + Cool Link HP02 does all three — and for today only, it’s on sale on Amazon for $359. That’s $241 off the... More>>

Save big on these Braun electric razors and women’s epilators

Amazon and Walmart are currently offering limited-time deals for Braun electric razors and women's epilators. If you plan to make your way through all the festive parties this year with fresh smooth these tools will help. More>>

The best air fryer deals you can still snag before Christmas

Christmas is closing in on us fast, but you still have a little bit of time left for last-minute kitchen gifts. We've searched the depths of Amazon and Walmart to bring you the best air fryer deals going on right now. More>>

These Amazon kitchen deals are perfect for Christmas gifts and healthy eating

Today is day 10 of Amazon’s “12 Days of Deals,” and it’s all about kitchen. From blenders to Instant Pots to KitchenAid mixers and more, practical yet highly coveted small appliances are available for up to 50 percent off. More>>

Best deals on smart locks so you’ll never have to worry about unlocked doors

Is your front door locked? We found the best deals on smart home door locks that take the worry out of wondering if your home is secure. You can lock or unlock your doors remotely and some models let you control locks with... More>>

The best washing machines you can buy

It takes a special kind of person to love doing laundry, but the right machine can help make this chore a little easier. Check out our picks for the best washing machines on the market right now. More>>

How to stop package thieves

The holiday season is fast approaching and the packages are arriving on our doorsteps. Are you worried about porch pirates stealing your gifts this holiday season? Here are some tips to help protect your purchases. More>>

How to talk to Santa on Alexa and Google Assistant

Nothing say "holiday" like talking to Santa. Here's how to talk to Santa on Alexa and Google Assistant, whether he's helping you create a playlist or checking to see if you've been naughty or nice this week. More>>

How to take a screenshot on a PC

Capturing a screenshot of your desktop is easier than you might think, but it's the kind of thing you'll probably need to know. Here are the three basic ways take a screenshot on a PC, using both built-in utilities and... More>>

This freewheeling Army truck-turned-tiny home is a labor of love

Most tiny homes are models of efficiency but one British metal worker has redefined the idea, converting an old Army truck into a mobile tiny home that comes with a bed, a sofa, a shower, and a beer garden. More>>

Keep an eye on things with the Alexa-enabled Ring video doorbell, now only $93

Smart home devices like the Ring video doorbell make it easier to keep an eye on your castle right from your smartphone – no matter where you are. If you want to smarten up your home security, here's how you can grab a... More>>

Best deals on home security cameras to save you from package thieves

Home security camera systems can help keep your home and your family safe. Amazon's deals on Blink security cameras and Ring Video Doorbells also help you save money on devices you can access regardless of your current... More>>

The best coffee makers you can buy

Whether you're looking for a simple coffee maker to get you through the morning or a high-end brewer that will impress your taste buds and your friends, you'll find some of the best coffee makers around on this list. More>>

Save money by controlling your home’s temperature with these smart thermostat deals

With the winter season in full blast, there's no better time to save money with a smart home thermostat. We found the best deals available on smart home thermostats. Control your home's heating via smartphone or voice... More>>

The C By GE Smart LED Bulbs Work Seamlessly With Google Home

The Smart Light Starter Kit contains a smart lightbulb and a Google Home Mini. For those seeking to try out smart lights in their home, it's a great option and is currently on sale for just $35 through Google. More>>

The best mini fridges money can buy right now

Whether you're looking for a dorm room fridge or an addition to your basement bar, you'll find the perfect compact fridge on this list, and your brews will be chilling in no time. More>>

5 Kid Friendly Activities to Check Out in Escondido

Are you looking for kid-friendly things to do in Escondido, California? Whether you live in the county or you’re a visitor there, this amazing city offers so many fun activities and places to go. Though Escondido... More>>

Stay Safe This Season: 10 Holiday Home Safety Tips

Are you looking for the best ways to keep your home safe this holiday season? The holidays are an especially vulnerable time for both home invasions and household hazards such as fires. Not only do many families choose to... More>>

Zumper apartment rental app launches 24-hour acceptance feature

Apartment search app Zumper wants to give prospective tenants relief from long approval times with Book Now, a 24-hour decision turnaround feature. Book Now property landlords agree to approve or decline applications... More>>

The Dyson Pure Hot + Cold cools, warms, and purifiers the air in your home

The Dyson Pure Hot + Cold is an all-in-one temperature control system and air purifier designed to capture up to 99.97 percent of all harmful airborne particles that threaten the air quality of our homes every day. More>>

How to use Drop In and Announcements on Amazon’s Fire HD tablets

Amazon is giving some Fire HD tablets a big update. The tech giant released a software update that adds Drop In and Announcement modes to the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10. Here's how to enable the new features on your Fire HD... More>>

How to convert M4A files to MP3

Despite its remarkable ability to retain audio fidelity at a smaller size, M4a files aren't the best when it comes to compatibility. Check out our basic guide on how to convert M4a files to MP3. More>>

The best office chairs for supporting your back at home or work

Sitting at the office all day can be tough on more than just your back. Check out our picks for the best office chairs, whether you're in the market for something basic or a bit more luxurious. More>>

How to change your Windows 10 login screen background, desktop wallpaper

Microsoft has made changing your login screen background and desktop wallpaper easy, but if you're new to Windows 10, there are no road signs leading the way. We provide a quick guide on how to make these changes and spice... More>>

How to Sell Your House Fast Without Extra Costs

After a decade of heating up, housing prices are starting to cool down according to real estate experts. Where last year’s year-over-year growth in housing prices was 10%, this year’s was 7% and next year’s... More>>

How to register your drone with the FAA

Before you take to the skies with your new drone, you need to make sure it has been properly registered with the U.S. government. Check our guide for registration requirements and easy, step-by-step instructions on how to... More>>

Next year, Airbnb could change how houses are designed and built

Let the disruption continue: Airbnb's latest initiative is called Backyard and the company describes it as, "An endeavor to design and prototype new ways of building and sharing homes.” More>>

How to download YouTube videos

If you need to learn how to download YouTube videos, this guide will take you through it step by step. We have picked the best solutions both online and off, letting you choose the one that's right for you. More>>

Best Cyber Monday Vacuum Deals

Looking for a great deal on a vacuum cleaner? We have the best Cyber Monday deals on robot vacuums, bagless vacuums, and upright vacuums. Check out our collection of Cyber Monday vacuum deals. More>>

It’s 2018, and Christmas lights still aren’t smart. Philips, where are Hue?

Philips Hue’s been around for years, yet the most ornamental of holidays still relies on lame string lights that just don’t work as intelligently as everything else in our lives. There’s no excuse. It’s time we got smart... More>>

May the force cook with you: New slow cooker sports Star Wars figures

We can't say it will make your pot roast tastier, but Uncanny Brands' $50 Star Wars Slow Cooker, decorated with cartoon figures of Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and other characters, might make cooking it more fun. More>>

Suck up the savings with these vacuum cleaners on sale for $100 or less

Need some help cleaning up around the house? We've picked out 10 great vacuum cleaner deals available on Amazon right now, from full-sized upright models to robot vacs, to give you a hand and save you some money. More>>

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and... More>>

5 Things to do before upgrading to gigabit internet

Are you upgrading to gigabit internet? Here's how to check your standards for gigabit compatibility, make sure your hardware is ready, and get the most out of new, super fast connection. More>>

Amazon’s biggest-selling item on Cyber Monday? Take a guess

Across the five days from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, Amazon said customers ordered a staggering 180 million items via its U.S. site alone, and you can probably guess its biggest-selling item ... More>>

Pick up pre-owned Amazon devices for cheap from Amazon Warehouse

If you're hoping to snag an armload of Amazon devices on the cheap this year, we've found the best savings on open-box, refurbished, and pre-owned tech to help you out. Echos, Kindles, and Cloud Cams are available for low... More>>

Stay Safe This Season: 10 Holiday Home Safety Tips

Are you looking for the best ways to keep your home safe this holiday season? The holidays are an especially vulnerable time for both home invasions and household hazards such as fires. Not only do many families choose to... More>>

How to root Android phones or tablets (and unroot them)

Wondering whether to root your Android smartphone or stick with stock Android? Perhaps you’ve decided to do it and you just need to know how? Here, you'll find an explanation and a quick guide on how to root Android devices. More>>

Confused about all the Amazon Echo Alexa Devices? Here’s the entire lineup

Not sure just what Amazon Echo device with Alexa voice assistant you're looking for? Whether you're looking for great sound, smart home control, or a screened device, we've got you covered. Here are all the Amazon Echo... More>>

How to get EPUB books on your Kindle

Amazon's Kindle is an exceptional device with one notable drawback -- it doesn't support EPUB, one of the most popular ebook formats. If you have some EPUB books you would love to read, here's how to get them working on a... More>>

The best outdoor smart plugs

Want to get those holiday lights up, but don't want to have to go outside to turn them on or off? Outdoor smart plugs are a great solution. Check out these protected plugs and what smart features they offer before... More>>

The crazy and weird chandeliers you can buy on Amazon

Your lighting fixtures can have a huge impact on your home’s overall design. We found some weird and outrageous chandeliers you can buy on Amazon. More>>

How to check your CPU temperature

Need to learn how to check your CPU temperature? You've come to the right place. Whether you plan to delve into your UEFI/BIOS or just need a software recommendation, we have you covered. More>>

Massive Amazon announcement brings 12 new smart devices. Here’s how to order

Amazon's hardware announcement meant a whole bunch of new Amazon Alexa gadgets. From a microwave to stereo equipment, here is the complete list of devices that were announced, as well as reviews for some. More>>

Master your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR with these tips and tricks

If you're one of the lucky folks that managed to snag an iPhone XS, XS Max, or iPhone XR, you may be wondering how to use your new phone in a post-home button world. Here are a few of our favorite iPhone XS tips and tricks... More>>

Save $100 on an Anova Sous Vide and cook with professional precision

Anova is one of the most recognized names in the sous vide game right now, and if you're hoping to pick one up for cheap, the company has a few of its most popular models on sale at Amazon right now. More>>

How to send large files for free

Need to transfer a large file to somebody over the internet, but don't know how to do it? Learn how to send large files -- using the cloud or an FTP client -- with this simple guide. More>>

Second-gen vs. third-gen Echo Dot: What’s the difference?

Amazon's third-generation Echo Dot was just released. Is it worth upgrading your second-generation Echo Dot? Here, we take a closer look at the two devices to see how much Amazon has improved its flagship Alexa voice... More>>

How to open RAR files

Few things are more bothersome than not being able to open a file when you need it most. Check out our quick guide about how to open RAR files in Windows and MacOS. We will walk you through the process, step by step. More>>

Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show

The Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show: which is better? Both are smart displays that control your smart home, but that's where the similarities end. We compare design, features, price and more to find out which is right... More>>

Here’s how to easily zip and unzip files on a Chromebook

Chromebooks support file compression, though they work a little differently than on Windows or Mac. Here's the step-by-step process to zipping files on a Chromebook, and then unzipping them again for extraction. More>>

How to forward calls

Whether you’re out and about and want to forward calls to your mobile, you’re home and want mobile calls to come to the landline, or you want to forward calls from one smartphone to another, we cover it in our guide on how... More>>

How to protect yourself from cell phone phishing attacks

Scams and phishing attacks are on the rise around the world, and it's easy to fall prey if you're not aware of particular types of attacks. Here's how you can protect yourself from cell phone phishing attacks. More>>

Thermador comes out with a slew of connected cooktops and ovens

Thermador, veteran purveyor of high-end home kitchen appliances, is reaching out to tech-savvy chefs with a bevy of new cooktops and ovens outfitted with its signature connected home technology. More>>

Walmart echoes Amazon with steep Google Home discounts

Would you rather have Amazon or Google as a guest within your home? We've found the best Google Home and comparable Amazon Echo deals going on for Cyber Monday, so you can be fully informed when you decide. More>>

All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Amazon may be an online-only retailer, but that doesn’t mean its Black Friday sales are anything to sniff at. In fact, due to its online status, Amazon has huge flexibility with the range of products and deals it can... More>>

Pick up the all-new new Echo Dot for under $25 for Cyber Monday

When smart home technology first hit the market, it was anything but cheap. However, after years of perfecting the technology, you can pick up a smart home hub for as low as $24. More>>

How to speed up your Mac

Time wears on nearly everything — and Apple's flagship products are no exception. Check out our guide on how to speed up your Mac using 11 tips and tricks for clearing the clutter and optimizing your apps. More>>

Top tips to make the Huawei Mate 20 Pro your best friend

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the most feature-packed smartphones available, and there is plenty to learn before it becomes your perfect everyday companion. Here are our top tips and tricks for your Mate 20 Pro. More>>

This Black Friday Roomba deal gets you a robot vacuum at a dirt cheap price

If you're looking to pick up some robotic vacuum technology for cheap this Black Friday, the Roomba 675 is your best bet since it's on sale on Amazon right now. It can integrate with your smart home flawlessly. More>>

Best Black Friday Vacuum Deals

Check out our collection of Black Friday robot vacuum deals. We've also included a few non-robot vacuums in the mix, just in case you're looking for a deal on a cordless or bagless upright vacuum. Here the best 2018 Black... More>>

The best Google Home-compatible devices

Google Home is a voice-controlled speaker built to compete with the Amazon Echo. It can currently control lights, switches, and thermostats from select partners. Here's a list of Google Home-compatible devices. More>>

The best cheap but awesome Black Friday appliances under $25

If you're in the market for some brand-new appliances this year, there's really no better time than right now to buy. Blenders, slow cookers, mixers, choppers, and many other kitchen gadgets are receiving discounts through... More>>

Best Black Friday Instant Pot Deals

The Instant Pot is one of the most versatile kitchen appliances to come along in years and this Black Friday it looks like the popular multi-cooking unit is going to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. More>>

Get a Logitech Harmony Hub now at Amazon’s Black Friday sale

The Logitech Harmony Hub allows you to control up to eight devices at one time seamlessly. It's also compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant for added voice command abilities. This deal won't last. More>>

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Which is better?

We put the two most popular smart home speakers -- the Google Home Mini and the 3rd generation Amazon Echo Dot -- together and tested them on appearance, audio, and abilities. So which should you buy? Find out how they did... More>>

Forget about the jack: How to use Bluetooth AptX HD on the OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T does not have a headphone jack, meaning it may be the right time to make the leap and embrace some AptX HD Bluetooth wireless headphones. Here's our guide on how to activate AptX HD on your new OnePlus 6T. More>>

Steep Black Friday discounts on TP-Link smart plugs

TP-Link smart plugs allow you to add smart integration to your appliances that are not smart. For Black Friday only, you save big on TP-Link smart plugs and light switches at Amazon. More>>

Most completely unnecessary ways to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving

Cooking the ol' Thanksgiving Day turkey in the oven can take hours. That said, why use a traditional oven when you can just as easily incinerate the bird with a jet engine? Here are the most insane ways to cook a turkey. More>>

Ward off porch pirates with these best outdoor security cameras

Worried about porch pirates stealing your packages, or intruders entering your home? Always be in the know about who or what is on your property by installing one of these outdoor security cameras. More>>

Save $50 on the Facebook Portal+ today only with this Black Friday deal

With the Portal+, Facebook is dipping its ever-widening toe in the hands-free video-calling waters. If you shop on November 22, you can save $50 off your purchase (while supplies last). More>>

How Alexa and Google Home can lend a hand over the holidays

Voice assistants are great helpers in the kitchen, so Alexa and Google Home are extra useful for holidays. Here are some ways your smart speakers can keep you in the holiday spirit. More>>

The Deebot Ozmo 930 vacuums, mops, and is $200 off for Black Friday

The Deebot Ozmo is more than just a robot vacuum -- it's also a robot mop. With the help of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can draw virtual boundaries, select specific areas to clean, and set schedules for regular... More>>

Kitchen fires, viral turkeys, family knife fights, and more Thanksgiving fails

If you’re dreading small talk with nosy relatives or fearing you might burn down the house while cooking, we hate to say that your fears might not be unfounded. Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest Thanksgiving fails. More>>

Save big on Blink XT home security camera bundles with Amazon’s Black Friday sale

Amazon is currently offering steep discounts on Blink XT home security camera bundles for Black Friday. For the 5-camera system, you can save $150, bringing the overall price down to just $350. More>>

How to mine Bitcoin

Mining Bitcoin today is harder than it used to be, but if you have enough time, money and cheap electricity, you can still turn a profit. Here's how to get started mining Bitcoin at home and in the cloud. More>>

With Personal Food Computers, nerd farmers are finding the best way to grow

MIT research scientist Caleb Harper wants to grow basil designed to prevent heart disease. It involves a personal food computer, climate manipulation, and open sourcing food. One day, your doctor could prescribe you a diet... More>>

Amazon Echo vs. Dot: What’s the difference?

Amazon Echo vs. Dot: Having Alexa answer your questions is nothing short of futuristic, but which device should you get? There are some big differences between the two, especially in size, sound, and cost. More>>

Soon, any wireless headphone maker can put Alexa in your ears

Amazon's popular Alexa voice assistant will be coming to many more Bluetooth headphones as the Internet retailer has opened up its Alexa Mobile Accessory Tool Kit to all headphone developers around the globe. More>>

Here’s how to keep Thanksgiving leftovers edible for longer

Thanksgiving leftovers are tasty and can often feed you for days, but how long before bacteria and mold make the turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce no longer safe to eat? Keeping food fresh is easy as pie -- here's how. More>>

From tornado flushes to remote controls, modern toilets are flush with tech

With the global observance of World Toilet Day on November 19, we take a look at how the modern toilet in our homes and businesses have evolved, and how they are becoming smarter tools in the future. More>>

Make your smart home even smarter with a smart plug for under $20

Smart lighting keeps your home connected, helps you saves energy, and makes for an overall convenient living space. If you're ready to step up your smart home game this holiday season, take advantage of this sweet deal on... More>>

How to deep fry a turkey

Want to learn how to deep fry a turkey? Our guide will cover what you need, what type of deep frying will work, why safety is so important, and how to know when your turkey is the perfect level of deep-fried deliciousness. More>>

How to sous vide a turkey

Thinking of trying something different this Thanksgiving? Don't want to set your yard on fire trying to fry that bird? Try turkey sous vide. Here's our favorite way to sous vide a Turkey. More>>

How to find a lost phone

Need to know how to find a lost phone? We have a simple guide right here that will help you to locate your lost or stolen phone using both native and third-party apps and services, whether it’s a smartphone or an older model. More>>

5 Kid Friendly Activities to Check Out in Escondido

Are you looking for kid-friendly things to do in Escondido, California? Whether you live in the county or you’re a visitor there, this amazing city offers so many fun activities and places to go. Though Escondido... More>>

Abode System’s Iota DIY home security kit is now available

Abode Systems has an all-in-one security kit called Iota, and it's on sale now. It features a 1080p camera, motion sensor, and on-board Wi-Fi and ethernet so it can stay connected no matter where you put it. More>>

These holiday gadgets will make cooking your meal a breeze

Are you dreading the lengthy process of cooking a holiday dinner? Try these holiday gadgets to make the job of cooking much easier. These items will make for an easy, breezy meal. More>>

Hello Fresh vs. Blue Apron: Which meal-delivery service is better?

To save time in the kitchen, some busy people order takeout, some look to devices like slow cookers and pressure cookers, and others try home-delivery meal services. These days, you have several meal-delivery services to... More>>

Common multi monitor problems, and how to fix them

If you're running into multi-monitor problems, you're not alone. Two screens are very useful, but they can present some difficulties. Here are some common multi-monitor problems and how to fix them. More>>

How to stream music from Google Home to Bluetooth speakers or headphones

Want to stream music on Google Home, but listen to it through a different speaker or a pair of headphones? Here's how to play streaming music on Google Home through Bluetooth headphones or a Bluetooth speaker. More>>

Save Smart: The Best Black Friday Smart Home Deals

The number of Black Friday sales can be overwhelming. Here are some of the best bang-for-your-buck deals you'll find this year on the most popular smart home products on the market. More>>

Wynd’s new air purifying bundle lets smart home owners breathe easier

Wynd is already well known in the tech industry for its popular Kickstarter-backed air purifier and now the company is launching two new products designed to improve air quality to inform smart home owners. More>>

Lenovo Smart Display vs. JBL Link View

Looking for the right smart display? We're comparing the Lenovo Smart Display vs. JBL Link View, two excellent smart displays that are made for different audiences. Here's what you need to know about both displays and what... More>>

This alarm clock uses targeted light and sound to wake you, but not your partner

The Wake v2 isn't like your typical bedside alarm. Instead, it wakes you by shining a soft light directly into your face, thereby not disturbing the person sharing a bed with you. Pretty smart, huh? More>>

These Alexa-stuffed retro phones don’t listen until you take them off the hook

Looking for an Amazon Echo with a cool vintage touch? Los Angeles-based Grain Design is taking old, non-working antique phones and transforming them into amazing Alexa smart speakers. More>>

Google Assistant adds smart home bells and whistles in time for the holidays

Just in time for the holidays, Google Assistant is introducing a bunch of new smart home features, including the ability to reply to broadcast messages, create and use cookbooks, and access enhanced storybook content for... More>>

How to password protect a PDF

If you need to learn how to password protect a PDF, you have come to the right place. This guide will walk you through the process of protecting your documents step by step, whether you're running a MacOS or Windows machine. More>>

How to make slime: Which recipes are safest to use?

We researched dozens of different ingredients and tried several slime recipes. While some recipes are generally pretty safe, others are questionable at best. Which recipes should you use, and which should you avoid? More>>

The best Instant Pot recipes for Thanksgiving

Did you know you can cook the majority, if not all, of your Thanksgiving menu items in your Instant Pot? It's all about picking the right recipes. These are our picks for the best Instant Pot recipes for Turkey Day. More>>

Picture this: The Aura packs thousands of photos in a single frame (for a price)

Are you one of those people who miss the good old days of flipping through photo albums to see each and every favorite photo? If so, you might love the Aura digital photo frame. We tested the device and came away impressed. More>>

Best Buy Black Friday 2018 deals for smart home, security, and Wi-Fi

Building the excitement for Black Friday, Best Buy released its first round of deals for smart home, security, and Wi-Fi devices from Amazon, Ring, Lenovo, Philips Hue, Arlo, and Netgear. The deals in the first round... More>>

Best Thanksgiving meal kits

Need a Thanksgiving meal, but short on time or expertise? Here are the best Thanksgiving meal kits to help you out. They either give you all the ingredients and instructions, or provide a full Thanksgiving meal that you... More>>

How to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner in an Instant Pot

We collected some of our favorite recipes and created an Instant Pot Thanksgiving dinner guide. Here’s how to ditch the oven and cook your entire Thanksgiving Dinner in an Instant Pot. More>>

November Gift Guide with Justine Santaniello

The holiday shopping season is just getting underway, and that means the pressure is on for those wondering what to buy friends and loved ones! But don’t worry…we have you covered! Lifestyle Expert Justine Santaniello partnered with some of her favorite brands and the IntheNews.tv website to showcase top gift ideas for the whole family that will get you on the right track this season! Here are 4 cool gift ideas! This powerful laptop is a perfect gift for the techies...

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Amazon Echo Show vs. Lenovo Smart Display

The Amazon Echo Show and Lenovo Smart Display are two popular smart displays, but which one is right for you? Learn about the displays, speakers, capabilities, and other important features before you decide which to buy. More>>

Looking for smart home gadgets? Check out Lowe’s Black Friday deals

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